altUPCES professors are leading scholars in their fields and hold distinguised teaching credentials. Faculty members are drawn from the university and also include government leaders and industry specialist. The academic environment is further enriched through small class sizes, stimulating course excursions, and the attendance of Czech and other European students.



The UPCES curriculum infuses Central European topics into a wide variety of liberal arts courses. Students are required to take five courses, including Czech Language, for 16 academic credits. Students are asked to list their course preferences on their UPCES application. New courses are reviewed and added each year.

Charles University and CERGE-EI


Charles University was founded in 1348 by Charles IV, King of Bohemia. It currently ranks as the most prestigious school in Central and Eastern Europe. CERGE-EI, a joint workplace of Charles University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, contributes to progress in the region by providing an intellectual environment that emphasizes free and open inquiry.