Prague: University Town

Prague: University Town
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Josef Petráň, Lydia Petráňová

Prague: University Town


Prague has been a centre of college education for almost seven centuries. It was on 7th April 1348 when Czech king and the future Roman Emperor Charles IV founded the first higher education institution north of the Alps and east of Rhine. Charles University lost its privileged standing in Central Europe after the founding of universities in neighbouring countries and in the 16th century the Jesuit Academy in Klementinum started to compete with it in Prague - until their merger in 1654. The need for education in technical and agricultural fields lead to the founding of Engineering College, later Czech Technical University in Prague in 1718.
The end of the 18th century saw the founding of Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, later joined by  the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. Other public universities in Prague were founded after World War II: AMU 1945, Czech University of Life Sciences 1952, University of Chemistry and Technology 1952 and University of Economics 1953. In 1993 they were joined by the Police Academy of the Czech Republic.

Contents:

Prague: University Town

Prague: University Town - An Illustrated Guide

Number of Students at Universities in Prague
Abbreviations of Universities in Prague
Eminent Persons
Acknowledgements
Map References
List of Illustrations
About the Authors

Karolinum, Prague 2018, 200 x 260 mm, 216 pages, ISBN 978-80-246-4053-2