Established in 1899 by Emperor Franz Joseph I, Brno University of Technology (BUT) is the city's oldest university. Today it offers high-quality studies in engineering, scientific, economic and artistic fields. With its 24 thousand students and 8 faculties, BUT is the nation's largest technical university. Focusing on science and research, the university now has five of its own research centres being engaged in two centres of excellence. In recent years, BUT has been among the world's best universities according to QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, a prestigious international ranking. As an EU member, Brno University of Technology was the country's second university in to receive both ECTS Label and Diploma Supplement certificate.
Brno University of Technology offers three degree program levels — Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral full-time and combined courses. BUT has almost 80 accredited programmes, 26 of which are taught in English. These include theoretical and practical courses in engineering, architecture, fine arts and economics. The students are equipped with knowledge and skills that make them competitive in rapidly changing global labour markets.
According to the Quacquarelli Symond Limited prestigious world university rankings, BUT has been among the world's best universities for several years in succession. Overall it ranked 651-700th position in 2014/2015 and had several further successes:
It is the result of the top research conducted at BUT as well as its good reputation recognised by academics and employers both at home and abroad. Among others, the ranking also reflects the degree of internationalization of a university.