Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem

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Jan Evangelista University in Ústí nad Labem
Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně v Ústí nad Labem
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Latin: Universitas Purkyniana Ustensis
RectorMartin Balej

Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem (UJEP) is a public university in the Czech Republic. The institution was established on 28 September, 1991. It bears the name of famous Czech scientist Jan Evangelista Purkyně who was born in nearby Libochovice. More than 10,000 students are studying at the university. UJEP has around 400 academic and 300 non-academic employees.[citation needed]


Originally, in 1954, the pedagogical high school was established; in 1964 it changed to the Faculty of Education. With Act No. 314/1991 of the Czech National Council, the university was established. The formal inauguration ceremony was held on 28 September 1991.

This university consists of nine faculties of which the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, the Faculty of the Environment and the Institute for the Slavonic and Germanic studies were the first parts of the university.


University is near the German border in Ústí nad Labem. It is in the centre of the town with its many faculties and halls of residence. The city cooperates with UJEP with aims to create a new university campus that will take the place of the former Masaryk Hospital.


The self-governing academic bodies of the University include:

  • Academic Senate
  • Rector
  • Scientific Council
  • Disciplinary Board
  • Board of Trustees
  • Bursar (University Bookshop, Economic Department, Administration of Residential Halls and Canteens)
  • Faculties and Institutes

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Coordinates: 50°40′31.88″N 14°2′7.44″E / 50.6755222°N 14.0354000°E / 50.6755222; 14.0354000