BRNO UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
- Over hundred-year tradition, established in 1899
- 8 Faculties, 3 university Institutes, 7 Research and Development Centres
- More than 55 Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. programmes in English
- International Student Club, member of Erasmus Student Network - buddy programme and Welcome Week for international students
- Excellent sport facilities (stadium of Olympic standard) with wide range of sport activities on offer
- The largest student halls of residence in Brno
- Research and development cooperation (IBM, FEI, Honeywell, Bosch, Siemens, Škoda Auto, etc.)
- Centres of excellence (Central European Institute of Technology, IT4Innovations)
- Favourable placement in the QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings
Brno University of Technology (BUT) is the second largest technical/engineering university in the Czech Republic and one of the leading educational, scientific and research institutions in Central Europe. Its tradition dates back to 1899, more than 125 years later, the university has 17 000 students.Today BUT has eight faculties and three university institutes, five regional research centres (AdMaS, CVVOZE, MRC, NETME, SIX) and it is part of two centres of excellence (CEITEC,IT4Inovation).
BUT programmes cover not only engineering but also the fields of natural science, architecture, fine arts, IT and economics, with a strong interdisciplinary emphasis and close connection with the industrial sphere. With its state-of-the-art research facilities and academic excellence, BUT has a distinguished reputation among students and professionals.
Brno University of Technology received, as one of the first in the Czech Republic, the ECTS and DS Label certificates. Both certificates are proof that BUT meets the criteria of the EU in the area of higher education and in addition, they make a major contribution towards broadening mobility and increasing the internationalization of the university.
The university cooperates with both EU and non-EU partners (currently has over 140 agreements) and is engaged in various mobility programmes (Erasmus+, CEEPUS, Aktion, EEA and Norway Grants, etc.).The university’s long-term plan is to strengthen its position among the leading, internationally-respected research universities. International cooperation is, therefore, one of the strategic priorities of Brno University of Technology. To be able to achieve this aim, BUT undertakes on the one hand activities targeted at recruiting more international students, but also on the other hand hiring researchers and teachers from abroad. As a member of the European University Association (EUA), CESAER and other organisations, BUT is active in joint projects and activities.
BUT has been cooperating with the leading international companies such as Škoda Auto, Siemens, FEI, Honeywell, Bosch and IBM on a long-term basis. BUT links these companies with students who have the opportunity to pursue an internship related to their field of study or even to be supervised by industry experts while working on their theses. Job offers are shared with both students and graduates. University offers a wide range of sports at the CESA sport centre, which is one of the best equipped centres in the Czech Republic including an athletics stadium, whose running track boasts with the certificated surface Mondo. For BUT students most of the sport activities are free of charge.
BUT has the largest student accommodation capacity of all Brno universities. Expenses for accommodation at university student halls are around 170 EUR a month, each room has high speed internet. Almost all services are located in close proximity to the campus – canteens, cafés, sports grounds, International Student Club and university clubs. BUT dormitories were among the TOP three in a competition for the best halls of residence in the Czech Republic, which testifies to their good quality. Most university buildings are situated at the University Campus (Pod Palackeho Vrchem) in the northern part of the city of Brno.
The university has many catering facilities available at faculties and student halls which include: cafeterias, restaurants, pizzerias, cafés, bars and snack bars. There is a broad choice of menus in the form of hot and cold, made-to-order, special diet and vegetarian meals in the cafeterias and restaurants. There is a computerized food services system for on-line ordering and cash free payment with student cards.