Palacký University Olomouc is a university with long-standing tradition. Founded in the 16th century, it is the oldest university in Moravia and the second-oldest university in the Czech Republic.

Today it is a modern higher education facility with a wide range of study programmes and copious scientific and research activities. Almost 22 000 students are enrolled at its 8 faculties. Palacký University Olomouc is one of the very top Czech universities, and ranks among the best universities of the world, according to international rankings.

Prestige and Quality

Palacký University Olomouc (UP) is one of the most important Central European centres of education and research, boasting achievements on the European and global levels in a number of disciplines. UP also plays a significant role in the region. It is one of the largest employers in the Olomouc Region and the City of Olomouc. The economic growth and development of the region would not be possible without the University.

The eight faculties of Palacký University ensure 237 Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral study programmes. Applicants may choose from a broad variety of programmes, ranging from theology, education, physical culture and sports, through the humanities, social sciences and arts, to natural, medical, and health sciences. The credit system at UP is fully compatible with ECTS – The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. The prestigious status of the University in Olomouc is confirmed each year by the vast numbers of young applicants, as well as mature students such as seniors and other interested persons.

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