Life on BUT
A university with a proud tradition
On 19 September 1899 the Austrian Emperor and Hungarian King Franz Joseph 1 signed a decree bringing into existence a Czech technical university in Brno.This was the first Czech higher education institution in Moravia.
It became an important centre of teaching and research, greatly enriching the life of Czech society, a role that it has continued to play down to the present.When it opened, the university had with four professors and forty-seven students. In the course of more than 110 years is has matured into an internationally recognized institution offering a cutting-edge education based on the latest scientific and professional knowledge delivered at eight faculties and Institute of Forensic Engineering covering a broad spectrum of fields ranging from technical and scientific disciplines through economics to the arts.
World university ranking
According to the Quacquarelli Symonds Limited (QS) prestigious world university rankings, BUT has been among the best universities of the world for several years in succession.
Prestigious ECTS and DS labels
For the period 2009–2016 the Brno University of Technology has been awarded the European Commission’s prestigious ECTS and DS Label certificates, issued in recognition of quality higher education.
BUT was one of only two Czech universities to be granted the ECTS Label. This label recognizes the proper introduction of the European credit system in all Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in line with the implementation of the aims of the Bologna Process. BUT was awarded the DS Label in recognition of the proper provision of the Diploma Supplement to all its graduates free of charge. Both certificates are proof that BUT meets the demanding criteria of the European Union in the area of higher education; in addition, they make a major contribution towards broadening mobility and increasing the internationalization of the university.
At the present time BUT has 22,000 students, 8 faculties and 3 university institutes:
- Faculty of Architecture - FA
- Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication - FEEC
- Faculty of Chemistry - FCH
- Faculty of Information Technology - FIT
- Faculty of Business and Management - FBM
- Faculty of Civil Engineering - FCE
- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering- FME
- Faculty of Fine Arts - FFA
- Institute of Forensic Engineering - IFE
- Central European Institute of Technology - CEITEC
- Centre of Sports Activities - CESA