Institute of Chemical Technology Prague (ICT, Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická - VŠCHT in Czech) is the largest university specializing in chemistry in the Czech Republic. It was founded in 1952 and since that time it has been one of the leading research spots in Central Europe. More than 2,000 students are accepted every year. Academic staff comprises 780 teachers including 40 professors, 100 associate professors and 280 assistant professors and assistants.
The university consists of four faculties:
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Faculty of Environmental Technology
Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Faculty of Chemical Engineering
The history of the institute goes well into past centuries and is connected to the beginning of chemistry education in Bohemia. Fast development of industry during 18th century, which is connected to many important technical and natural discoveries, resulted in the founding of the Prague Polytechnic, where on 10th of November 1806 began education in mathematics and chemistry. On the chemical part was apart from general chemistry taught also practical chemistry oriented to glass-working, metallurgy and dyes. Later, brewing processes, sugar-processes, analytics, analytics of minerals and technical gasses and other subject fields were added.
After reorganization of the Prague Polytechnic in 1920, the School of Chemical Technology was formed as one of the seven sections of newly formed Czech Technical University. The... Read More