Brno University of Technology (BUT)
Why study in Brno?
- popular city with many international students and foreigners
- breath-taking architecture and vibrant culture - theatres, cinemas, galleries, museums, live music, festivals and cultural events
- Brno City among TOP 100 students cities in the world according to QS Best Student City Index - 59th
- centrally located among three European capitals - Vienna (Austria), Bratislava (Slovakia) and Prague (Czech Republic)
- second biggest city in the Czech Republic with 90 000 students – 6 public and 6 private universities
- centre of science, research, high-tech and start-ups (known as Czech Silicon Valley)
- Brno Technology Park is a leading business and technology development project in Central Europe
- excellent and affordable cuisine and nightlife
- safe and smart public transportation system 24/7
With almost 400,000 inhabitants, Brno is the second largest city of the Czech Republic and the capital of the South Moravian Region, home to 90,000 students studying at 6 public and 7 private universities. It is a vibrant city with a young and inspiring spirit, a great place to live, study and do research. Huge investments in infrastructure, along with high-tech institutions, make it an attractive hub for international technological corporations and innovative companies that choose Brno for their branches.In addition to that, Brno enjoys its selection as one of the best places to live according to the New York Times and Numbeo.
What makes Brno so special?
A combination of its technology industry with immense employment potential, world-respected architecture ranging from stunning historical palaces to functionalist jewels like the famous UNESCO-listed Villa Tugendhat, and citizen-friendly services are only a few elements for all who seek a modern lifestyle with perspective. Residents and guests find that Brno is also a very safe place to live.
Considering Brno’s strategic location in Central Europe it is easy to travel abroad and get inspired by the neighbouring countries. Beautiful landscapes, the nearby Moravian Karst and unique cultural, folk and wine making traditions in the South Moravian Region astonish visitors searching for rest and outdoor-oriented activities.
Why study at Brno University of Technology?
- over hundred-year tradition, established in 1899
- more than 25 Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. programmes in English
- International Student Club, member of Erasmus Student Network - buddy programme and Welcome Week for international students
- excellent sport facilities (stadium of Olympic standard) with wide range of sport activities on offer
- the largest student halls of residencein Brno
- research and development cooperation (IBM, FEI, Honeywell, Bosch, Siemens, Škoda Auto, etc.)
- centres of excellence (Central European Institute of Technology, IT4Innovations)
- favourable placement in the QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings
Brno University of Technology (BUT) is the largest technical/engineering university in the Czech Republic and one of the leading educational, scientific and research institutions in Central Europe. Its tradition dates back to 1899, more than 115 years later, the university has 21 000 students.Today BUT has eight faculties and three university institutes, five regional research centres (AdMaS, CVVOZE, MRC, NETME, SIX) and it is part of two centres of excellence (CEITEC,IT4Inovation).
- Faculty of Architecture - FA
- Faculty of Business and Management - FBM
- Faculty of Civil Engineering - FCE
- Faculty of Chemistry - FCH
- Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication - FEEC
- Faculty of Fine Arts - FFA
- Faculty of Information Technology - FIT
- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering- FME
- Institute of Forensic Engineering - IFE
- Central European Institute of Technology - CEITEC
- Centre of Sports Activities - CESA
BUT programmes cover not only engineering but also the fields of natural science, architecture, fine arts, IT and economics, with a strong interdisciplinary emphasis and close connection with the industrial sphere. With its state-of-the-art research facilities and academic excellence, BUT has a distinguished reputation among students and professionals.
Brno University of Technology received, as one of the first in the Czech Republic, the ECTS and DS Label certificates. Both certificates are proof that BUT meets the criteria of the EU in the area of higher education and in addition, they make a major contribution towards broadening mobility and increasing the internationalization of the university.
The university cooperates with both EU and non-EU partners (currently has over 600 agreements) and is engaged in various mobility programmes (Erasmus+, CEEPUS, Aktion, EEA and Norway Grants, etc.).The university’s long-term plan is to strengthen its position among the leading, internationally-respected research universities. International cooperation is, therefore, one of the strategic priorities of Brno University of Technology. To be able to achieve this aim, BUT undertakes on the one hand activities targeted at recruiting more international students, but also on the other hand hiring researchers and teachers from abroad. As a member of the European University Association (EUA), CESAER and other organisations, BUT is active in joint projects and activities.
BUT has been cooperating with the leading international companies such as Škoda Auto, Siemens, FEI, Honeywell, Bosch and IBM on a long-term basis.BUT links these companies with students who have the opportunity to pursue an internship related to their field of study or even to be supervised by industry experts while working on their theses. Job offers are shared with both students and graduates. University offers a wide range of sports at the CESA sport centre, which is one of the best equipped centres in the Czech Republic, with stadium of Olympic standard.For BUT students most of the sport activities are free of charge.
BUT has the largest student accommodation capacity of all Brno universities. Expenses for accommodation at university student halls are around 170 EUR a month,each room has high speed internet. Almost all services are located in close proximity to the campus – canteens, cafés, sports grounds, International Student Club and university clubs. BUT dormitories were among the TOP three in a competition for the best halls of residence in the Czech Republic, which testifies to their good quality. Most university buildings are situated at the University Campus (Pod Palackeho Vrchem) in the northern part of the city of Brno.
The university has many catering facilities available at faculties and student halls which include: cafeterias, restaurants, pizzerias, cafés, bars and snack bars. There is a broad choice of menus in the form of hot and cold, made-to-order, special diet and vegetarian meals in the cafeterias and restaurants. There is a computerized food services system for on-line ordering and cash free payment with student cards.