The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague) is the largest educational institution of its kind in Central Europe with a tradition spanning almost two centuries. With progressive fields of study and a prestigious international reputation, UCT Prague provides every student with an education in advanced technologies and excellent preparation for lucrative careers worldwide.

The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague: Past and Present

UCT Prague is a public higher education university pursuing scientific, research, development, and implementation activities. It is a member of the family of 28 public and state universities in the Czech Republic and is a member of EUA (the European University Association), FEANI (the European Federation of National Engineering Associations) and IGIP (International Society for Engineering Pedagogy). UCT Prague is known for the depth and breadth of its educational and research activities in almost all branches of chemistry, chemical engineering, food chemistry and technology, biochemistry, refining, water treatment, power and biological sciences and technologies, as well as environmental protection, materials sciences, and other chemistry-based fields of study. UCT Prague was founded in 1952 but its origins date back to 1807 when the first course in chemistry was delivered at Prague Polytechnic. Reorganization of the Polytechnic in 1920 resulted in the transformation of the chemistry department into the School of Chemical Technology, one of the seven sections of the Czech Technical University. UCT Prague has produced a number of outstanding alumni, including Professor Otto Wichterle, inventor of soft contact lenses in the 1950s, and Vladimír Prelog, a professor at ETH Zürich who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1975, graduated from the School of Chemical Technology in 1928. Prelog received his doctorate there several years later.

Notable Research

UCT Prague researchers were very successful within the European Community framework programme, HORIZON 2020, and are actively involved in developing many new research projects and collaborations. Notable prior efforts include:

  • RECOBA, Assoc. Prof. Juraj Kosek, Cross-sectorial real-time sensing, advanced control and optimization of batch processes saving energy and raw materials
  • PARTIAL-PGMs, Assoc. Prof. Petr Kočí, Development of novel, high-performance hybrid TWV/GPF Automotive after treatment systems by raTIonAL design: substitution of PGMs and Rare earth materials
  • SElySOs, Prof. Karel Bouzek, Development of new electrode materials and understanding of degradation mechanisms on Solid Oxide High-Temperature Electrolysis Cells
  • SuPER-W, Prof. Pavel Jeníček, Assoc. Prof. Jan Bartáček, Sustainable Product, Energy and Resource Recovery from Wastewater
  • Food Quality Projects: FoodSmartphone, Smartphone analyzers for on-site testing of food quality and safety; MultiCoop, Multidisciplinary approach to strengthen cooperation and establish novel platform for comprehensive assessment of food and feed safety; AUTHENT-NET – Food Authenticity Research Network, Prof. Jana Hajšlová, Monika Tomaniová, PhD
  • Science education: SCICHALLENGE, Petr Holzhauser, MSc, Next generation science challenges using participatory techniques and digital media

Faculties

UCT Prague (in addition to departments accommodating the needs of the entire university) has four faculties:

  • Faculty of Chemical Technology
  • Faculty of Environmental Technology
  • Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
  • Faculty of Chemical Engineering

UCT Prague in Numbers

UCT Prague has 871 staff members (2014 Annual Report data), including 510 academic staff and 361 research staff. UCT Prague is accredited to provide three-year Bachelor (BSc) programmes, two-year Master (MSc/Ing.) programmes, and PhD programmes. Total enrollment at UCT Prague in 2014: 3,606 Bachelor and Master students and 843 PhD students (2014 Annual Report data).

Worldwide Cooperation and Collaboration

UCT Prague cooperates with more than 100 universities and institutions worldwide. The university is the most active Czech university participant in the Erasmus+ student exchange programme and has also participated in other programmes such as the 5th and 6th framework programme, COST, EUREKA, and Leonardo da Vinci.

Computing Facilities

UCT Prague maintains high standard computing facilities with a gigabit network. Computers are available to students, researchers, and professors in almost all of the several hundred laboratories and workrooms.

Library: ChemTK

UCT Prague operates the superbly equipped library, ChemTK, situated in the modern National Library of Technology (NTK) building. The ChemTK collection includes more than 100,000 books, handbooks, encyclopedias, periodicals, and other publications. ChemTK subscribes to 300 professional periodicals and provides electronic access to scientific journals. Over 2,500 journals from prestigious scientific publishing houses are currently available in electronic format. ChemTK also provides access to SciFinder, the Chemical Abstracts Service, and other specialized resources (see the full list of eResources) that enable research across scientific specialities. The complete collections of Beilstein's Handbuch der organischen Chemie and Gmelin's Handbuch der anorganischen Chemie are also available in both print and electronic formats. Print editions are available in NTK's Rare Books and Special Collections in the reading room.

Central Laboratories

UCT Prague's Central Laboratories consist of eight laboratories:

  • Laboratory of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy
  • Laboratory of Infra-Red (IR) and Raman Spectroscopy
  • Laboratory of Mass Spectrometry (MS)
  • Laboratory of Organic Elemental Analysis
  • Laboratory of X-Ray Diffraction
  • Laboratory of Thermal-Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Laboratory of Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) and Laboratory of Surface Analysis

The laboratories provide high-quality equipment for use by students, professors, and research staff members and are equipped with modern instrumentation. Laboratory personnel is experienced in routine as well as specialized experiments. The laboratories are used for student projects, grant-funded research, and industrial applications. External customers (universities, private companies, and others) can also use the facilities. Laboratory personnel also teach several courses, workshops, and other seminars for members of the UCT Prague community. The courses include practical techniques as well as methods for spectra interpretation.

Programs taught in:
English
Czech

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University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

The PhD program in Analytical Chemistry is focused on the determination of the chemical compositions, molecular structures, and molecular conformations as well as on the ... [+]

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The PhD program in Analytical Chemistry is focused on the determination of the chemical compositions, molecular structures, and molecular conformations as well as on the development of the corresponding experimental and computational techniques. The developed techniques and methodologies are applied for chemical analyses of macro and micro-objects of diverse origins, including objects of living nature, cells and sub-cellular structures, advanced technological materials, and objects of cultural heritage from archaeology and anthropology. For research and development, modern analytical methods like molecular and atomic spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, separation methods as well as advanced sensor techniques are used.... [-]

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The doctoral program is drawn to prepare experts for independent creative work applying a high level of knowledge in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, geneti ... [+]

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The doctoral program is drawn to prepare experts for independent creative work applying a high level of knowledge in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology and advanced instrumental techniques. The graduates are prepared to work in various types of biochemical research in medical, food, environmental and agricultural areas, in biotechnological, pharmaceutical and food industry, as well as in various types of analytical laboratories. Thanks to their deep knowledge in life sciences they are also prepared to adapt to work in various related professions.

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The graduates are prepared to provide top research-oriented on life sciences in medical, food, agricultural and environmental areas and to serve in leading positions in research institutions and biotechnological industry. They will find a job in academic institutions, in biotechnological, pharmaceutical and food industry, in governmental institutions and supervisory bodies.... [-]

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The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare graduates with the ability of independent creative work and deep knowledge in the field of biotechnology and other related subjects. The study is focused on the scientific and research work in biotechnological processes and is based on comprehensive knowledge of the chemical, biological, engineering and economic disciplines, and the knowledge of the specific properties of the plant, animal, and microbial cells.

Careers

Graduates are able to work in science and research or directly in the biotechnology industry, as well as in the related fields like food processing, pharmaceutical and chemical industry, including the processing of waste and protection of the environment. They may hold management positions in development, production, control, and projection in commercial firms or state institutions. Due to the broad concept of expertise the graduates are ready not only for professional action in their specialization but also for the adaptation for possible application in other technical and scientific fields.... [-]

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This PhD program study deals with the education and development of highly qualified persons interested in many branches of chemical engineering. Students solve practical ... [+]

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The aim of the Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering is to lead students to independent research and to provide them the appropriate qualifications. Every study programme is organized in a full-time (internal) or a part-time (external) mode of study.

Standard length of a full-time study course is four years. The maximum length of (a part-time) study course is seven years. Graduates are awarded a PhD title (a Doctorate, „doktor“ in Czech).

Doctoral studies are presumed for university graduates who have achieved a level of study corresponding to MSc. For applying you need a nostrification of your degree.

In order to be able to assess the student´s previous study results, the Faculty requires a copy of the diploma testifying to previously attained education and a list of courses passed during their university studies with corresponding marks to be attached to the application form. Based on these materials, the Faculty verifies whether the applicant qualifies for the pertinent branch of the Doctoral Degree Program.... [-]

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The aim of the PhD study is to provide the graduates with a deep knowledge of classical and modern technologies for processing of different types of fossil fuels and also ... [+]

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The aim of the PhD study is to provide the graduates with a deep knowledge of classical and modern technologies for processing of different types of fossil fuels and also their usage in power and energetic engineering respecting environmental protection. Environmentally friendly methods of energy utilization of biomass and the use of alternative fuels in transport and energy is another important area of the PhD students training. The classical technologies of oil, coal and natural gas treatment and processing are discussed together with modern methods of their chemical use. Environmental aspects of different fuels processing and fuel products utilization are studied. Students are encouraged to work independently in the laboratory, to study the scientific and professional literature and to present their results. Student participation in national and international conferences is required and supported by the Faculty.... [-]

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The aim of the PhD study program is to train experts with deep knowledge of environmental and related chemical and biochemical disciplines, informatics and mathematical m ... [+]

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The aim of the PhD study program is to train experts with deep knowledge of environmental and related chemical and biochemical disciplines, informatics and mathematical modeling. PhD studies build on this foundation and deepen knowledge in a wide scale of environmental areas such as analytical methods for monitoring the of water and air quality and soil contamination; technologies for drinking water production, wastewater treatment; sludge treatment, solid waste management, and soil decontamination technologies; removal of air pollutants. An important part of the study is also the prevention of all forms of waste, recycling and recovery as renewable resources. Students are trained in a solution of complex research projects.... [-]

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The goal of the study is to educate specialists with a deep knowledge in the field of food chemistry, food/feed analysis, and human nutrition - reflecting the current sta ... [+]

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The goal of the study is to educate specialists with a deep knowledge in the field of food chemistry, food/feed analysis, and human nutrition - reflecting the current state of the art in the respective scientific field and with the vision of future developments/challenges. The students will get not only an extensive theoretical knowledge but also broad practical experience in laboratories equipped with the modern instrumentation. The courses provided to a future specialist are focused on reaction occurring in food during processing transportation and /or storage. The major parameters of foodstuffs such as nutritional value, sensory properties and safety are under focus, food supplements are also an issue of concern. Special attention is paid to advanced analytical strategies applicable for efficient control of chemical contaminants/ residues/toxicants, attention is also paid to modern omics strategies enabling fighting food fraud and studies of biologically active food components. As regards human nutrition, some courses are concerned also with medical aspect associated with this area.... [-]

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The main aim of the doctoral program is to prepare graduates with the ability of independent creative work and deep knowledge in the field of food technology and other re ... [+]

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The main aim of the doctoral program is to prepare graduates with the ability of independent creative work and deep knowledge in the field of food technology and other related subjects. The study is focused on the scientific and research work in technological processes and is based on comprehensive knowledge of the chemical, biological, engineering and economic disciplines, and the knowledge of the solution of the specific complex problems of chosen food branches (cereal, baker and sugar technology, dairy and fat technology, meat and meat products technology, technology of fruit and vegetables, technology of surfactants and detergents and cosmetics).

Careers

Graduates are able to work in science and research or directly in the food industry, as well as in the related fields like cosmetics and chemical industry, including the processing of waste and protection of the environment. They may hold management positions in development, production, control, and projection in commercial firms or state institutions. Due to the broad concept of expertise the graduates are ready not only for professional action in their specialization but also for the adaptation for possible application in other technical and scientific fields.... [-]

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The field of study of Inorganic chemistry is focused on the synthesis of advanced inorganic compounds and materials and studying the relationship between their chemical c ... [+]

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The field of study of Inorganic chemistry is focused on the synthesis of advanced inorganic compounds and materials and studying the relationship between their chemical composition, structure and physicochemical properties using a variety of instrumental characterization methods and theoretical tools. Based on this knowledge it is possible to design synthesis routes targeted on special inorganic materials and coordination compounds with predefined physical, electrochemical, catalytic and biochemical properties. With a focus on structural chemistry, material research and bio-coordination chemistry this field of study has an interdisciplinary character ranging from physics and physical chemistry to biochemistry. The acquired knowledge and skills can vary according to the particular thesis topic from preparative and analytical chemistry to quantum chemistry and other theoretical approaches used for the description of the molecular or crystalline structure.... [-]

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The programme is focused on the deepening theoretical and practical knowledge of the processes used in advanced inorganic technologies. ... [+]

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The programme is focused on the deepening theoretical and practical knowledge of the processes used in advanced inorganic technologies. During working on research projects students gain experience with operating as a part of the team. At the same time, they practice skills such as planning and administration associated with project management.

During the study, the students grow in the context of the selected objects and the focus of doctoral thesis in following branches: technical electrochemistry, photocatalysis, catalytic and membrane processes or heterogeneous non-catalyzed reactions. Integral parts of the doctoral study are pedagogical activities including teaching and guiding younger students.... [-]

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The field of study is concerned with a synthesis of macromolecular substances and modification of natural polymeric compounds and understanding relation polymer structure ... [+]

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The field of study is concerned with a synthesis of macromolecular substances and modification of natural polymeric compounds and understanding relation polymer structure - properties. During the study and research work, the students obtain knowledge about methods for polymer characterization. They will adopt advanced analytical methods for polymer characterization, a composition of materials as well as the mathematical method and models for description the technological processes of polymer production.

Careers

The graduates find employment in basic and applied research in the fields of macromolecular chemistry, processing of polymer materials, polymer recycling and pharmaceutical chemistry at universities, research institutes in the Czech Republic and abroad.... [-]

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Material Engineering is focused on a very complex area of research, development, preparation, processing, characterization, and use of materials for various applications. ... [+]

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Material Engineering is focused on a very complex area of research, development, preparation, processing, characterization, and use of materials for various applications. This includes both the theoretical bases of material processes, particularly physics and chemistry of heterogeneous systems, kinetics of solid-state reactions and transport phenomena and the area of evaluation of functional properties of various kinds of materials for specific applications. As for the materials applications, dissertation theses are focused primarily on materials for electronics, photonics, and materials for bio-applications. Considerable attention is also paid to nanostructured materials, their preparation, properties, analyses, and evaluation of toxic effects. During the study and own research work, the students obtain thorough knowledge about the preparation and properties of various kind of materials. They will meet the advanced analytical and characterization methods for a study of dependence among materials composition, structure, and properties of materials (including of biocompatibility), as well as the mathematical methods and models for describing the technological processes and properties of materials.... [-]

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The field of study is focused on various kinds of advanced metallic materials like high-strength and thermally resistant light-weight alloys and intermetallics for highly ... [+]

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The field of study is focused on various kinds of advanced metallic materials like high-strength and thermally resistant light-weight alloys and intermetallics for highly demanding applications, metallic biomaterials for permanent and temporary medical implants, nano-crystalline alloys, highly corrosion resistant materials for power and building industry, historical materials for objects of cultural heritage etc. In addition, processes of metal recovery from wastes and advanced surface treatment processes of metallic materials improving corrosion resistance, mechanical performance and biocompatibility are studied. During the study and experimental work, students obtain fundamental knowledge on the relationships between preparation of materials, their internal structure, mechanical and chemical properties. Kinetics and mechanisms of corrosion reactions, phase transformations, mechanical strengthening processes, physical phenomena of metallic materials and chemical reactions during waste processing are studied. Students meet advanced experimental methods for preparation of novel materials and surface layers, as well as for complex characterization of their internal structure, mechanical and physical properties, corrosion behavior.... [-]

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This field of study is focused on education of specialists competent to work in a wide spectrum of microbiology. A study is targeted on the complex mastering of several b ... [+]

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This field of study is focused on education of specialists competent to work in a wide spectrum of microbiology. The study is targeted on the complex mastering of several branches of contemporary microbiology, including environmental, clinical and food microbiology together with principles of molecular genetics.

Careers

The graduate is prepared for research, but also for the leading position in many branches of technological, clinical, environmental and food microbiology laboratories. It guarantees a deep knowledge of basic microbiology and contemporary arrays of molecular biology and biochemistry.

Selection of recent theses Isolation of antimicrobial peptides from p... [-]
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The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare professionals with deep knowledge in the field of organic chemistry and related subjects from biochemistry, biology and mathem ... [+]

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The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare professionals with deep knowledge in the field of organic chemistry and related subjects from biochemistry, biology and mathematical modelling. The study is focused on acquiring comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge applied to bioactive organic natural compounds and their analogues. Theoretical computation chemistry helps in the understanding of biomolecular interactions and stereochemistry of both synthetic and natural compounds. An integral part of the study is independent creative work as well as mentoring students of Master and Bachelor degree programmes.

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Graduates are prepared for independent scientific work and are experienced in managing small research groups. Consequently, they can become members of research teams, hold leading positions in the production or control sector or in government institutions and in the private sector, may become teachers at secondary schools, colleges or universities. A multidisciplinary approach is emphasised during the whole course of study which makes the graduates adaptable to utilise their education in different areas as well.... [-]

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Organic Technology sub-programme builds on Master sub-programmes Engineering and Technology and Applied Chemistry. The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare graduates f ... [+]

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Organic Technology sub-programme builds on Master sub-programmes Engineering and Technology and Applied Chemistry. The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare graduates for management and optimization of processes in the chemical industry as well as for research and development of chemical specialties. Therefore, this sub-programme is principally oriented at modernization of current technologies of organic substances as well as the development of new ones, from basic intermediates and products that are produced in large scale to small tonnage fine chemicals, e.g. biologically active substances, fragrance, and flavor substances, surfactants. Chemical transformation occurs in the majority of cases in catalytic reactors and therefore requires detailed study of preparation, properties, and behavior of various homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts.... [-]

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This field of the study is focused on the scientific and independent progressive creative work in the broad field of advanced physical chemistry including both theoretica ... [+]

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This field of the study is focused on the scientific and independent progressive creative work in the broad field of advanced physical chemistry including both theoretical and experimental studies. The topics comprise advanced theoretical and experimental chemical thermodynamics (both chemical and phase equilibria), various computer simulations mainly of biologically relevant systems, theory of fluids, theoretical photodynamics and photochemistry, experimental plasmonics and near-field/surface enhanced spectroscopies, study of membrane properties and development of their use for separation processes and physicochemical description of multicomponent fluid-phase systems.

The graduates from this field of study will gain deep general knowledge of physical and computational chemistry; experimental and interpretative skills in the specialized fields like thermodynamics; photochemistry and photophysics; surface and interface chemistry; membrane separation science; vibrational spectroscopy; plasmonics and optical nanoimaging; molecular electrochemistry and molecular beam reactions. These special skills are determined by the topic of the thesis and may range from the theoretical computational chemistry to experimental studies related either to unique instrument development or to precise and reliable data acquisition of physicochemical characteristics of matter.... [-]

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The field of study is focused to research in information and control engineering, data acquisition technologies, measuring systems, computational intelligence and statist ... [+]

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The field of study is focused to research in information and control engineering, data acquisition technologies, measuring systems, computational intelligence and statistical signal and image processing. The interdisciplinary research in these areas allows to integrate separate disciplines and to use similar mathematical background in different applications. Topics studied include chemical sensors, measuring techniques, analysis of multichannel and multidimensional data, image analysis, data modelling, artificial intelligence and robotics. Applications are related but not limited to sensor systems, biomedical data processing, biotechnology and control of engineering systems.

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Technická 5
166 28 Prague 6 – Dejvice

Prague, Prague, 166 28 CZ
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