University of Prague

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The University of Prague (in English) generally refers to either:

  • Charles University in Prague. Founded in 1347. From 1622 to 1882 this university was named Universitas Carlo Ferdinandea (in Latin). Beginning in 1882 it was called Univerzita Karlo-Fernandiva (in Czech). In 1920 it changed its name to its present name Univerzita Karlova v Praze (in Czech).
  • Karl-Ferdinands-Universität. In 1882 the Universitas Carlo Ferdinandea split into a Czech part and a German part. Initially the German Karl-Ferdinands-Universität was dominant but as the city of Prague became more nationalistic in the twentieth century the German part declined until it disappeared at the end of World War II.

Other universities in Prague