Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague

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Template:Infobox University Institute of Chemical Technology Prague (ICT, Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická - VŠCHT in Czech) is the largest university specializing in chemistry in the Czech Republic. It was founded in 1952 and since that time it has been one of the leading research spots in Central Europe. More than 2,000 students are accepted every year. Academic staff comprises 780 teachers including 84 professors, 119 associate professors and 265 assistant professors and 28 assistants.

The university consists of four faculties:

  • Faculty of Chemical Technology [1]
  • Faculty of Environmental Technology [2]
  • Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology [3]
  • Faculty of Chemical Engineering [4]


The history of the institute goes well into past centuries and is connected to the beginning of chemistry education in Bohemia. Fast development of industry during 18th century, which is connected to many important technical and natural discoveries, resulted in the founding of the Prague Polytechnic, where on 10 November 1806 began education in mathematics and chemistry. On the chemical part was apart from general chemistry taught also practical chemistry oriented to glass-working, metallurgy and dyes. Later, brewing processes, sugar-processes, analytics, analytics of minerals and technical gasses and other subject fields were added.

After reorganization of the Prague Polytechnic in 1920, the School of Chemical Technology was formed as one of the seven sections of newly formed Czech Technical University. The level of the school was at the end of 19th century very high and during beginning of 20th century got professor Emil Voto?ek (1872-1950) great international resound. The highest appreciation for students of the institute and exceptional personalities in chemistry carry his name. The present institute was formed in 1952 by detachment from the Czech Technical University in Prague.


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