The University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně celebrates its 30th birthday. Our roots go all the way down to the year 1954, when Higher Teacher Training College was established. After five years, it was transformed to the Pedagogical Institute, which was renamed to the Faculty of Education in the year 1964. We opened our gates as the University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně 28th of September, 1991. The university consisted of the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, the Faculty of the Environment, and the Institute of Slavonic & Germanic Studies.
Come, join us and let’s all celebrate this anniversary together!
Dear employees, students and graduates, this year belongs to all of you! It will be full of video-stories, podcasts, texts and photography.
Story of UJEP
For 30 years, we have been educating, inspiring and leaving a mark in our region.
This is only possible thanks to the people from our university. Some of them are introduced within the Story of UJEP (at this point, all the stories are in the Czech language only). These stories are made specifically to celebrate our anniversary. You can read them, listen to them, or see them in a form of videos and photographs.
We want you to meet these real people – scientists, artists, sportsmen and graduates, who you can meet in our campus on a daily basis. We want you to know their stories and who these people are, because that helps you to create the overall image of UJEP.
Thanks to our well-known project U21, a new university podcast studio was founded. We intend to use it to spread the information in a popular form among all the people occupying the halls of our university and beyond.
We are planning to conduct various interviews, talks and also to spread the word of travel possibilities for students and employees, such as ERASMUS + programme. It gives us a unique opportunity to show even more new faces and discover new stories.
Illustrations made by Patrik Antczak
The unique illustrations were created to celebrate the anniversary by a graduate of the Faculty of Art and Design, Patrick Antczak.
Each creation is based on a story and in this specific case, on various stories of people. These people work here, study here or have already graduated in the past and they continue to live their lives elsewhere. Everyone is different, but they all have one thing in common – UJEP.
MgA. PATRIK ANTCZAK
He is a graduate of the Faculty of Art and Design. Patrik
works as an illustrator and a graphic designer. He was awarded
a series of various prices for his ALFABETA set (2016) and
got nominated for a Czech Grand Design price in a category
of the Illustrator of the year (2019) for his illustrations
in the book called Left and Right (Emmemm Publishing).
He is interested in projects with the educational and
interactive overlap. He tries to help children see the beauty
of the paper and work connected with it during workshops, that
he organizes. He lives in Prague and he comes to the city
of Ústí to paint his grand murals.
Graphics for this occasion