On 19 September 1899 the Austrian Emperor and Hungarian King Franz Joseph I signed a decree bringing into existence a Czech technical university in Brno. This was the first Czech higher education institution in Moravia.
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.
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.
Research and development activities at BUT centres around non-specified research receiving funding from the state budget. Attention is also given to research projects that are clearly defined and supported by contracting authorities such as the Czech Science Foundation, grant agencies of the Czech government ministries, international grant agencies, and scientific and research programmes.
The South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC) supports innovation businesses and commercial applications of research and development. It also serves as a go-between for research departments at universities and commercial companies maximising the research and development potential at regional and national levels.
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.
International Relations Department in cooperation with International Students Club BUT organize Welcome Week for all international students coming to study at BUT.
The Welcome Week provides you with the information you will need to make your stay and study as an international student at Brno University of Technology as easy and enjoyable as possible.
International Students Club will provide you help and advice concerning everyday matters and problems you may deal with before, during and after your arrival. Also during the whole semester ISC will organize trips, excursions and free time activities of all kinds.
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. BUT dormitories are among the TOP five each year 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.
Librarian and information services are provided by BUT libraries and information centres at faculties.The libraries' basic activities include managing and offering the collections that libraries build to meet the requirements of degree programmes and research plans of faculties.
Students with health insurance are entitled to visit any general practitioner. Further information is provided during Welcome Week.
Almost all services are located in close proximity to the campus – canteens, cafés, sports grounds, International Student Club and university clubs.
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.
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.
The Student Chamber represents students of all BUT faculties being part of the BUT Academic Senate, which is the supreme academic representative body according to the University Act.
Local branches of international organizations:
· Erasmus Student Network (ESN) – International Student Club (ISC) BUT
· Board of European Students of Technology (BEST) Brno
· International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (AESTE) Brno
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.
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