SCIENCE AND RESEARCH
If a university wishes to be known as a research university today, it has to have science and research among its chief priorities. Charles University has many top research teams that work extensively with centres abroad. Their results are published in international journals and monographs and they have won prestigious international awards.
Currently 29 major overall research plans started in 2005 are being implemented at Charles University. According to an assessment undertaken in 2007 by specialist commissions of the Ministry of Education, 19 were rated in Category A, i.e. the best.
Another eight major overall research plans were initiated in 2007.
At present Charles University is directing research involving other institutions in 13 research centres, while it is contributing to research projects in further 28 centres based outside the university.
At Charles University the student/staff ratio is 12:1, which corresponds to the usual ratio in many of the world's advanced universities.
CU Priorities in the Field of Science and Research
The building up of Charles University as a Research University – an important research institution in the Czech Republic and on the international scene.
The involvement of students in science–research projects and application of research findings in teaching.
The use of the funds of European Framework Programmes for the support of top research and research staff mobility.
The systematic development of innovative activities at CU, especially in the framework of the CU Centre for theTransfer of Research Results andTechnologies