Discover the University of Hradec Králové
UNIVERSITY OF HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ
Meet the dynamic and youthful environment of the University of Hradec Králové – an institution founded in 1959 that has borne its present name since 2000. At present, the Alma Mater of more than 7300 students, the University of Hradec Králové provides high-quality tertiary education within a large scope of study fields that comprise Social Sciences, Humanities, Educational Studies, Natural Sciences, Economics and Information Technology Studies. A large number of applications submitted to the University every year demonstrates the high demand for the studies at the University, and it confirms its excellent name. The University of Hradec Králové is a vibrant institution, and its constant development is reflected both in academic and construction activities: new faculties and institutes are being established, new study programmes are being accredited, and the construction of the University campus is in unremitting progress. The University campus is situated conveniently in the town center within walking distance of the other university buildings, the Educational and Scientific Library, and the old town. Graduates. The University of Hradec Králové prepares qualified specialists that succeed on the local labor market as well as abroad. In 2010, the University received the Diploma Supplement Label, a certificate issued by the European Commission confirming that the University meets all standards of European tertiary education institutions. The document is given automatically to all graduates, and it guarantees worldwide recognition of the diploma from the University of Hradec Králové. The university consists of five parts: Faculty of Education, Faculty of Informatics and Management, Philosophical Faculty, Faculty of Science and Institute of Social Work.
THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION
The Faculty of Education of the University of Hradec Králové offers 64 courses of life-long education, the number of attendants of these courses is higher than 1,300. Courses offered by the University of the Third Age are very popular; more than 600 students were enrolled in them in 2014. The courses at the Faculty of Education of the University of Hradec Králové are given by 172 academic employees, out of whom there are 12 professors and 33 associate professors. The Faculty´s scientific and research activities are developed in several levels. One of them is involvement of the Faculty´s experts into various types of projects – projects supported by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic and projects supported by the Faculty itself (the focus is concentrated on the development of the research potential of young academic employees and on the research and scientific activities of students). The Faculty´s employees are actively involved in some ESF projects. Publication activities of academic employees are realized within the framework of national and international journals; the University Publishing House “Gaudeamus” successfully publishes reviewed monographs and study materials. The academic staff participates in numerous national and international conferences. The most important event aimed at professional meetings of experts and specialists are Days of Pedagogy held every year during the last week in March. This event has already established its tradition.
The academic year is organized into 2 semesters. The winter semester usually starts the third week of September and ends in December; the summer semester begins in February and ends in July. The semester is always followed by a 6 week period of exams. Our university has very well established Buddy System. The mission of ESN Buddy System HK is to help with the integration of Erasmus and other foreign students into the local environment. Students of the University of Hradec Králové are provided with accommodation at the university dormitory Palachova. VISA (Non-EU citizens): Foreign citizens who are subject to visa requirement are obliged to apply for a visa prior to their entry into the Czech Republic at the authorized Czech embassy. Visa is not required for EU citizens. It can take 2 months to get a visa, so don’t forget to apply on time! A residence permit for the purpose of studying is mandatory for all foreign students staying here for more than 90 days. Non-EU countries: It is obligatory for students from non-EU countries to have a residence permit/visa before coming to the Czech Republic - it doesn’t matter how long they will study here. Students must apply for a temporary residence permit at the Czech embassy, consular or diplomatic mission at home or in the nearest country. The international offices at the respective faculties provide assistance for incoming foreign students.
WHY STUDY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC?
1. Because it offers free education at public universities! Education in the Czech Republic has a significant advantage - it can be free of charge, for those wishing to get a diploma from the University in Czech, i.e. for those who study in the Czech language. 2. Because of the high quality of education. Today, diplomas from the Czech universities are highly rated around the world, along with English and American, and are recognized in every country of the European Union. 3. Because of the ability to travel throughout the European Union. The Czech Republic is a member of the EU, and in 2007 joined the Schengen area, which allows students to move around without a visa to all countries of the Schengen agreement. 4. Because of the prospect of a successful career! Foreign students after graduation can get a job in Czech or European public as well as in private institutions and companies equally as the Czech citizens. 5. Because of the high quality of European life and low prices. Due to its political and economic openness, the Czech Republic today is one of the most developed countries of Central Europe. Living standard is comparable to Western Europe but prices of food, accommodation, and goods are much lower. 6. Fast adaptation of our students in the Czech environment. Nowadays the Czech Republic is a multicultural and open country where the majority of citizens can speak at least English.