Founded in 1953, the Technical University of Liberec is one of the Czech Republic’s best-ranked institutions. Nowadays it consists of 7 faculties and 1 specialized research institute. TUL achieves strong showings in research, science and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Based in a region famed for textile, chemical, glass, mining and automotive industries, the TUL has focused much of its strategy around these areas forming strong links with local industries, particularly automotive. More than 120 of the TUL’s programmes are taught in Czech, while a selection of programmes is available in English.
Why choose the TUL?
100km north of Prague, Liberec is a diverse city situated under the picturesque Ještěd mountain. The hilly region is very popular among tourists, skiers, lovers of nature, and history enthusiasts. The entire city centre is accessible on foot, including the university, which is only metres away from the Harcovská Dam, a popular destination for swimmers.
Science and research make up more than 25% of the total activity of the TUL. Most significant areas of research include among others nanotechnology, textile engineering, material engineering and automotive.
Students work in first-class laboratories. The TUL has been making great progress to improve the accessibility of its premises for students with special needs. The TUL is proud of its excellent sports facilities. There are 3 dining halls on campus and in the Halls of Residence area. The university guarantees international students rooms in its Halls of Residence which received the award for the best ones in the country several times.
The TUL has almost 200 Erasmus+ Bilateral Agreements and more than 50 MoUs signed with international institutions outside of the European Union. Around 600 international students take part in student exchange programmes or degree programmes in Liberec each year.
Being located close to the German and Polish border, the TUL also works closely with a number of universities in both countries. In 2001, it co-founded the Neisse University, an academic network run in conjunction with Wrocław University of Technology in Lower Silesia and Zittau-Görlitz University of Applied Sciences in Saxony in which students take a multiple degree study programme with one year spent in each of the three countries.
Being a smaller-size university, the TUL is known for its individual approach to students, family-like atmosphere and provision of helping hands whenever needed. International students at the TUL can easily find support and help within their communities and also from the Erasmus Student Network club. An Orientation week and a number of other events for international and local students are a regular part of the academic calendar. A very popular event is the Summer Festival of Foreigners and Minorities organised jointly by local institutions of the town of Liberec and the Liberec region.
The Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technology and Innovation