University of West Bohemia

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University of West Bohemia
Západočeská Univerzita v Plzni
Seal of University of West Bohemia
Established 1991
Type Public
Rector Miroslav Holeček
Administrative staff
1,172
Students 18,151
1,055
Location Pilsen, Czech Republic
49°43′25.28″N 13°21′5.55″E / 49.7236889°N 13.3515417°E / 49.7236889; 13.3515417Coordinates: 49°43′25.28″N 13°21′5.55″E / 49.7236889°N 13.3515417°E / 49.7236889; 13.3515417
Website http://www.zcu.cz/en/

The University of West Bohemia (Czech: Západočeská Univerzita v Plzni, ZČU) is a university in Pilsen, Czech Republic. It was founded in 1991 and consists of nine faculties.

History[edit]

The University was formed by merge of College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Faculty of Education in Pilsen. College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering was established in 1949 as a part of Czech Technical University in Prague. It became independent School in 1953. The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering were formed in 1960. The Faculty of Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Economics were formed in 1990. Faculty of Education was formed in 1948 as a Pilsen subsidiary of Faculty of Education, Charles University in Prague. It became separate in 1953 as a jCollege of Education and later renamed to Institute of Education. It became independent Faculty of Education in 1964. Both Schools merged in 1991 as University of West Bohemia.

Faculty of Law was established in 1993, The Faculty of Philosophy and Art in 2001, The Faculty of Art and Design in 2013 and The Faculty of Health Care Studies in 2008 when Private College in Pilsen merged with the University.

Organization[edit]

Campus Bory

The faculties are the basic units of the university. The units implement their own academic programs. Departments and institutes are responsible for the delivery of courses and for conducting research.

  • The Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • The Faculty of Economics
  • The Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • The Faculty of Philosophy and Arts
  • The Faculty of Education
  • The Faculty of Law
  • The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • The Faculty of Art and Design
  • The Faculty of Health Care Studies
  • Institute of Applied Language Studies
  • New Technologies - Research Centre in the West Bohemia region

Rectors of ZČU[edit]

  • doc. RNDr. Jiří Holenda, CSc. (1992–1998)
  • prof. Ing. Zdeněk Vostracký, DrSc.(1998–2004)
  • doc. Ing. Josef Průša, CSc. (2004–2011)
  • doc. PaedDr. Ilona Mauritzová, Ph.D. (2011-2015)
  • doc. Dr. RNDr. Miroslav Holeček (since 2015)

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