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Brno University of Technology
Vysoké učení technické v Brně
Established 1849
Type Public
Rector Karel Rais
Students 22 479
Doctoral students 2 157
Location Brno, Czech Republic
Campus Urban

Brno University of Technology (abbreviated: BUT; in Czech: Vysoké učení technické v Brně – Czech abbreviation: VUT) is a university located in Brno, Czech Republic. Being founded in 1899 and initially offering a course in civil engineering, it grew to become a major Czech university with over 20,000 students and 8 faculties.



Origins of the university date back to 1849 when the German-Czech Technical College was founded in Brno, preceded by Emperor Ferdinand I's approval in 1847. In November 1899, the Czech Technical University was officially opened and detached from the Technical College, initially offering a course in civil engineering and starting with 50 students. In 1900, a course in mechanical engineering was opened, followed by courses in cultural engineering, electrical engineering and chemical engineering. After the World War I, architecture course and other courses were also opened.

After the German occupation of Czechoslovakia and installing the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, all Czech universities, including the Czech Technical University, were forced to close. After the end of the war in 1945, the university was restored to its pre-war state. In 1950 the university was restructured into separate faculties, and in 1956, it changed name to the current "Brno University of Technology". After the Velvet Revolution in 1989, the university began to undergo a major reorganisation, among other things forming three new faculties, last of which was the Faculty of Information Technology in 2002.


  • Rectorate — prof. Ing. Karel Rais, CSc., MBA [1]
  • The Academic Senate — current chairman of the senate is doc. Dr. Ing. Petr Hanáček. [2]
  • Bursar — Ing. Vladimír Kotek is the university bursar. [3]


Faculty of Information Technology

List of BUT faculties with the years of foundation, or the foundation of their respective courses:

  • Faculty of Civil Engineering (1899)
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (1900)
  • Faculty of Chemistry (1911)
  • Faculty of Architecture (1919)
  • Faculty of Business and Management (1956)
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication (1959)
  • Faculty of Fine Arts (1993)
  • Faculty of Information Technology (2002)

Selected alumni

External links

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