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