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07/04/1348 Charles University is founded in Prague


Charles University in Prague


Institute of Political Studies Faculty of Social Sciences Charles University

Charles University is the oldest and largest university in Czechia and it was the first university in Central Europe. It is one of the oldest universities in Europe in continuous operation and ranks in the upper 1.5 percent of the world’s best universities. Charles University consists of 17 faculties.
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    • Essentials 

    • Medieval university (1349–1419) 

    • Protestant academy (1419–1622) 

    • Charles-Ferdinand University (1622–1882) 

    • Split into Czech and German universities 

    • Present-day university (since 1945) 

    • Location 

    • Faculties 

    • Academic Institutes 

    • Joint research centres of Charles University and the Czech Academy of Sciences 

    • Rankings 

    • Subject rankings 

    • International cooperation 

    • Leadership