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Czech Technical University in Prague
České vysoké učení technické v Praze
Logo cvut.png
Motto Scientia est potentia (Latin)
Motto in English Knowledge is power
Established 1707
Type Public
Rector Professor Václav Havlíček
Staff 3,954 (2008) (3,370 FTE)
Students 23,363 (2008)
Location Prague, Czech Republic (main campus), additional 4 smaller campuses

Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU, České vysoké učení technické v Praze – ČVUT in Czech) is one of the largest universities in the Czech Republic and the oldest technical university in Central Europe. The university was established in 1707 by the Emperor Joseph I.[1]. According to the THES-QS World University Rankings for the year 2009, the CTU is the world's 171st best university in technology [2], and was the 228th in 2008 [3].


Constituent parts of CTU



Higher Education Institutes

  • Klokner Institute
  • Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies

Other Institutes

  • Computing and Information Centre
  • Technology and Innovation Centre
  • The Research Centre for Industrial Heritage
  • Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics
  • Centre for Radiochemistry and Radiation Chemistry
  • Division of Construction and Investment

Service Facilities

  • CTU Rector's Office
  • Service Facilities
  • Publishing House

Student clubs, CTU Student Union

Student clubs within the CTU are integrated in the Student Union. It has 27 members and covers wide range of free time activities and gives opportunity to do more than only study. The Student Union also organizes social events for students through the year.


Along with other research centres of the university, a high quality research is held at the Center for Machine Perception and the Gerstner Laboratory, both of which constitute the MIRACLE - Centre of Excellence. The centres participate in many EU and US funded projects[4][5] with focus predominantly on Computer Vision and Agent Technologies.

Notable alumni



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