About UJEP

We have ado­p­ted the name of the renow­ned North-Bohemian nati­ve of Libochovice (1787–1869), the one of the foun­ders of sciences such as bio­lo­gy, embry­o­lo­gy, his­to­lo­gy, modern phar­ma­co­lo­gy, com­pa­ra­ti­ve ana­to­my, and anthro­po­lo­gy. Besides, Purkyně ranks among the world´s most out­stan­ding physiologists.

Just as well-roun­ded a per­so­na­li­ty Purkyně in his time was, we too, in these days, offer a wide vari­e­ty of stu­dy pro­gra­m­mes and spe­ci­a­li­sati­ons (55 pro­gra­m­mes and 173 spe­ci­a­li­sati­ons) focusing on the most varied are­as of human acti­vi­ties. Not only because of that are we – with our assor­ted offer – attracti­ve for the current young people.

We are a sta­te-of-the-art scien­ti­fic, peda­go­gic, and cul­tu­ral & edu­cati­o­nal cen­ter of the Ústí nad Labem region.
We edu­ca­te a num­ber of stu­dents exce­e­ding 10 000 and employ a sta­ff of about 900.
We proudly take cre­dit for the muni­ci­pa­li­ty of Ústí nad Labem, and con­tri­bu­te in a sig­ni­fi­cant way to the deve­lo­p­ment of the region.

UJEP University dates back to 1991, and is current­ly known as the umbrel­la term for 8 facul­ties. These are the:

  • Faculty of Social and Economic Studies
  • Faculty of Art and Design
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of the Environment
  • Faculty of Philosophy
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Health Studies

Chapters from history

Our his­to­ry dates back to 1954 when the Higher Teacher Training College was set up – to beco­me the Pedagogical Insititute in 1959, and the Pedagogical Faculty in Ústí nad Labem (1964). Through Act No. 314/1991 Coll., the University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem was set up and solemn­ly inau­gu­ra­ted on 28 September 1991, pri­ding itself with three facul­ties and an Institute. Those were the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, Faculty of the Environment, and the Institute of Slavonic & Germanic Studies.
1993 – The Institute of Art Culture was estab­lished as an art scho­ol of an art & industrial orientation.
1998 – The Institute of Technology and Production Management was set up as part of UJEP
2000 – The Faculty of Commercial Art and Design was estab­lished, being trans­for­med from the then
Institute of Art Culture.
2003 – The Institute of Healthcare Studies, gro­o­ming stu­dents for the­ir career in coo­pe­rati­on with
higher heal­thca­re scho­ol faci­li­ties of the Ústí nad Labem regi­on, was founded.
2005 – The Institute of Humanities and Institute of Natural Sciences were estab­lished. The Institute of
Natural Sciences was trans­for­med into the Faculty of Science
2006 – The Institute of Humanities was trans­for­med into the Faculty of Philosophy.
The Institute of Technology and Production Management was trans­for­med into the Faculty of
Production Technology and Management.
2008 – The Institute of Slavonic & Germanic Studies beca­me part of the Faculty of Philosophy.
The Faculty of Commercial Art and Design chan­ged its tit­le to beco­me the Faculty of Art and
Design.
2012 – The Institute of Healthcare Studies was trans­for­med into the Faculty of Health Studies.
2017 – Faculty of Production Technology and Management was trans­for­med into Faculty of Mechanical Engineering


The deve­lo­p­ment of ter­ti­a­ry edu­cati­on in Ústí nad Labem is tac­kled in The History of Ústí nad Labem Municipality docu­ment, in Chapter Tertiary Schools in Ústí nad Labem.