Prague University of Economics and Business

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Year of foundation: 1919
Approx. number of students: 15,500
Period of study: Mid September-End December; Early February-End June
MCI partner since: 2008

The City

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Situated on the River Vltava in central Bohemia, Prague has been the political, cultural, and economic center of the Czech state for more than 1100 years. The city proper is home to more than 1.2 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of over 1.9 million.

Since 1992, the extensive historic center of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

The University

In 1919 Vysoká škola obchodní (the Commercial College) was established as a department of the Czech Technical University in Prague. It specialized in wholesale trade, banking and the organization of industrial companies. In 1949 the Vysoká škola politických a hospodářských věd (University of Political and Economic Sciences) was established, which was finally renamed to the University of Economics in 1953.

The university is located at three campuses. Its main campus is in Prague at Žižkov. A secondary campus is found in Jižní město. The Faculty of Management is the only faculty located separately from the others, at its own campus outside Prague in Jindřichův Hradec.