The University of Hradec Králové was established in 2000 in the Czech Republic. It was established by renaming the University College of Education which can trace its roots back to 1959.
The university is split into five faculties: education; informatics and management; philosophy; science and social work.
Fields of study cover the social sciences, humanities, educational studies, natural sciences and information technology studies. Students can choose from many study programmes that cover almost one hundred disciplines.
Some 36 programmes are taught in English while the rest are taught in Czech.
The university campus is located in the town centre with many of the classrooms and lecture halls within walking distance. It is also in close proximity to the old town which is full of restaurants and bars.
The campus includes the university library, the Gaudeamus Publishing House, a textbook shop and an art gallery.
A lot of research rakes place in the university across a wide variety of disciplines. A few examples of research projects include biology and plant ecology; IT applications in biomedicine; African culture and history; and social work.
The university has partnerships with more than 200 universities around the world and participates in a number of international exchange programmes. The majority of European partnerships are conducted under the Erasmus+ programme.
The city of Hradec Králové hosts Hip Hop Kemp, one of the biggest European hip hop festivals as well as Rock for People, which is the biggest rock festival in the Czech Republic. It is also home to one of the Czech Republic's leading orchestra's the Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra.