{{phone.Value}}

1000+

successful admissions

94%

of students enter the university of their choice

4400+

students consult Education Index when applying for universites

University of West Bohemia

Overview

The University of West Bohemia, UWB, in Pilsen was launched in 1991 being a result of the Mechanical and Electric Engineering College and the Faculty of Education in Pilsen merging. These both institutions were set up at the end of the 1940s.

As well as education and engineering programmes the university teaches applied sciences, design and art, economics, philosophy and arts, law and public administration, languages, health care and technology and many other subjects. Recently the institution have extended research in education, economics, law, philosophy and arts.

Nowadays the university is a modern fast growing institution. The educational activities at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen include lifelong learning programs for general public in the form of lectures, courses and comprehensive training programs, including the popular Third-Age University. In addition to its educational activities, the University is also an important centre of Research and Development with great investment in University development and construction activities on the University campus. 

The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, ECTS, Label awarded to the University certifies compliance with European standards. Each graduate receives a Diploma and a Diploma Supplement confirming international recognition of education.

In 2016 the UWB is ranked 94th by QS EECA University Rankings among universities in Emerging Europe and Central Asia.

Among the university’s notable alumni are politicians Karla Slechtova and Jiri Pospisil,  poet, writer, and actor Milan Chovanec and academic Milan Kohout.

  • Year established
    1991
  • Registered students
    19000

Academic specialism

The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen provides a wide variety of courses for both Czech and international students. It is the only institution of higher education in this part of the country which prepares students for careers in electrical and mechanical engineering, science as computer science, applied mathematics, physics, mechanics, primary and secondary education, economics, philosophy, politology, archaeology, anthropology, foreign languages, law and public administration, art and design.

Free consultation

Get free 15 min consultation about this University

  • {{rerrors.FirstName}}
  • {{rerrors.Email}}
  • {{rerrors.Mobile}}
  • By providing your details you are consenting to Education Index sending you information about its services and the university that is relevant to your interests, such as: courses and subjects, events, funding, student life, accommodation and careers. Education Index will never sell, rent, or give away your data for third-party marketing, however they may work with partner organisations to send you relevant information about University of West Bohemia. If you do not wish to receive further information, you can opt-out at any time using links provided in their communications. Education Index privacy policy applies.
    {{rerrors.UserTerms}}
    I agree to comply with the Terms and Conditions of Use and the Privacy Policy. I confirm that I am 16 years of age or older *
  • {{rerrors.Message}}
University of West Bohemia
Univerzitní 2732/8,
Plzeň 3, Czech Republic
306 14
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
View Location
Telephone:
+420 377 631 111
Website

Featured universities

  • Dublin City University
  • Durham University
  • Lund University
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Reading
  • Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
  • London South Bank University
  • Swiss Institute for Management and Hospitality
  • University of New York in Prague
  • University of Strathclyde
Show all

Location

Plzeň, also called Pilsen in English and German, is a city in western Bohemia in the heart of Europe. It is about 90 kilometres west to Prague and is the fourth most populous city in the Czech Republic.

Plzeň was a European Capital Of Culture in 2015, along with Mons, Belgium.  It is also known worldwide for Pilsner beer created by Bavarian brewer Josef Groll there in 1842.