Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague is one of the oldest technical universities in the world, and the most important technical university in the Czech Republic. CTU conducts research in multiple disciplines including mathematics, physics, computer science, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, nuclear and physical engineering, architecture, transportation science, and many interdisciplinary areas as well.
CTU was founded in 1717, when Emperor Charles VI established the Institute of Engineering Education. In 1806, the Institute was transformed into Prague Polytechnic, modeling I'Ecole Polytechnique de Paris, and became the only school of higher technical education in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Many people famous for their work in the sciences worked and taught at Prague Polytechnic.
In 1863, Prague Polytechnic was transformed into a technical university with studies in four specializations: mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemistry, and architecture. It was in 1920 that the name of the school was changed to the Czech Technical University in Prague.
The emphasis in all of the educational and research activities conducted at CTU is on international co-operation. CTU has entered into written agreements with more than 60 universities in Europe, the USA and other countries for the specific purpose of promoting cooperation in education and research. Make sure to check out their survival guide for additional information on going to school at Czech Tech.