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Palacky University

has a long-standing tradition and considered as one of the ancient & Top Medical Universities of Czechia. It was founded in the 16th Century (1573), earlier located in Moravia as the second-oldest University of Czech Republic. According to International Rankings, it ranks among the best Universities of the World.

Palacky University has acquired many rankings in International & Regional Level-

  • The Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) 2018 - #601–700
  • QS World University Rankings (2018) - #651–700
  • The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE) 2018 – #601–800
  • U.S. News Best Global Universities Ranking (2018) – #489
  • The Center for World University Rankings CWUR (2018) – #610

The University is one of the most significant Central European Centres of Education & Research, boasting about achievements at the European and Global levels in a number of disciplines.

The University relies on a mission of promoting the involvement of students in all areas of research, cultivating their critical & creative thinking, and providing them high-quality University education in a broad range of natural, medical and social sciences & humanities at every higher education level.

Not only internal development, but University has also established international collaborations with many hospitals, private institutions across the globe by initiating certain projects. It has a hospital at the same place, where the medical school is located, as it believes all teaching should be at one place).

The University constitutes around 5,359 experts from the professional sector in Teaching, approx. 3,432 accepted international students staying at University campus, 15,667 students received scholarships, 5 professors in the proposal of the UP scholarly Board and 21 associate professors, etc.  

Palacky University is renowned for its medical education in the world. It is stated as one of the best University to pursue MBBS in Czech, especially for international students.


Departments under the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (MBBS)-

  • Department of Laboratory Animal Resources
  • Department of Foreign Languages
  • Department of Infectious Diseases
  • Center for Telemedicine, Simulation and Clinical Skills
  • Center for Emergency Medicine
  • Maintenance services


Palacky University provides modern housing facilities in Olomouc to its full-time students. Palacky University Accommodation and Dining Facilities offer accommodation to the public for a good price.

It is available all around the year and can accommodate all kinds of requirements. It is available year-round and can accommodate all kinds of requirements. All canteens and cafeterias offer a large variety of ready and short order meals.

Student Life

The Palacky University Library encompasses specialized faculty libraries and the British Centre, specializing in books, textbooks and teaching materials in English and providing English language assessment certificates. The main library situated in the historical building of Armoury offers dozens of thousands of books and other publications in a comfortable study environment.

University has also allocated a Support Centre for Students with Special Needs, Academic Support Centre, Computer Centre, Science and Technology Park.

Interesting facts about the city- Olomouc

  • Olomouc is a city in Moravia (East of Czech Republic). In the Imperial Period, the site of Roman fort was occupied by Olomouc.
  • The climate in Olomouc is warm and temperate. There is a great deal of rainfall in Olomouc, even in the driest month.
  • Public Transport in Olomouc is availed by Trams, Buses and local railway services.
  • Major attractions in the city are Holy Trinity Column, Saint Wenceslas Cathedral, Olomouc Zoo, etc.
  • Famous food of Olomouc is Tvarůžky (surface ripened round cheese or put simply – cheese with a really strong odour).
  • There are many restaurants famous in Olomouc; some of them are Indian also like Aroma Indian Restaurant Olomouc, Entrée Restaurant, Drapal Restaurant, etc.

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