Charles University, founded in 1348, is the oldest university in Central Europe and today belongs to the most eminent educational and scientific establishments in the Czech Republic, recognized in both the European and global contexts. It is an outstanding cultural institution as a result of its scientific and pedagogical achievements and its unique historical tradition.


Charles University now contains 17 autonomous faculties ( 14 in Prague, 2 in Hradec Králové, and one in Plzeň), 3 collegiate institutes, 6 additional establishments for educational and scientific research, developmental activities, other creative activities and for information service, 5 university-wide facilities and the vice-chancellor’s /rector’s office which serves as an executive establishment for the Charles University management.

The university has more than 7,500 employees, 4,000 of these being academic and research staff. Over 51,000 students are studying at CU (which is roughly a sixth of all students in the Czech Republic), in more than 300 accredited degree programmes and 660 study disciplines. More than 18,000 are studying in bachelor's programmes, 25,000 in master's programmes and more than 7,000 in doctoral programmes. Over 6,000 students are from abroad. Various courses in lifelong learning programmes organised by CU attract more than 15,000 people each year.

The university is dedicated to international co-operation with prestigious educational and research institutions.  


 The Faculty of Arts is one of the original four faculties established in 1348. It is now one of the largest and most important humanities institutions in the Czech Republic, and currently offers  full BA, MA and doctoral programmes in 89 subjects of study run by 46 departments and institutes.  With almost 8,000 students and 700 members of teaching staff, the Faculty ranks among the largest at the University. 

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Namesti Jana Palacha 2, Praha 1

How to get there

The faculty is located in centre of Prague, near metro station Staromestska (line A), ot tram station Staromestska (trams 17, 18).

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