CHARLES UNIVERSITY EST IN 1348
(The 668 year old university in the world)
Charles University is the 670 Year Old University in the World and was founded by Charles IV, the Czech King and Roman Emperor, on 7 April, 1348. From the very beginning, Charles University was characterized as a “studium generale” and the King awarded it all the privileges enjoyed by the other old Universities. It has the distinction of producing Nobel Laureates. The University has 5 Medical Colleges affiliated to it. The standard of education is comparable to that of USA and UK. Charles University in Prague consists of 17 faculties of which five are faculties of medicine. Three of them are located in Prague, one is in Hradec Králové, and one is in Pilsen (Plzeň).
First Faculty of Medicine with almost 1 200 staff members and 3 400 students represents the largest medical faculty in the Czech Republic.
The teaching facilities are modern and comfortable, from auditoriums and seminar rooms through laboratories, study rooms and computer rooms. Most teaching facilities are located in historical buildings in the center of Prague, near Karlovo náměstí, I. P. Pavlova and Albertov. Clinical (practical) teaching occurs mostly in the General University Hospital, with some clinical rotations in the Motol Hospital, Thomayer Hospital, Hospital Na Bulovce, and General Military Hospital.