CHARLES UNIVERSITY Estd 1348
( The 676 YEAR OLD University in the World )
Charles University is the 676 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. Pilsen and Hradec Kralove are two among them. 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).
The University hospital is a 1,500 bed facility with a staff of 4,790 of which 800 are physicians.
The University hospital is a 1,500 bed facility with a staff of 4,790 of which 800 are physicians. In the 22 inpatient departments of the hospital more than 41,000 patients are admitted every year. In the outpatient clinics and other specialised departments of the hospital more than 7,00,000 patients are treated yearly. With 37 departments the University Hospital provides a broad range of health care with extensive professional activity.
Services include the full range of contemporary medical treatment such as a broad variety of neurosurgical operations, cardiosurgical operations, complex oncological and hematological treatment including the transplantation of bone marrow, endovascular radiological intervention etc.