Tradition of Brno University of Technology goes to 1899, when it was established after signing a decree by Emperor Franz Joseph I. Over more than hundred years of its existence the number of study areas has increased and at present university offers studies in technical, natural scientific, economic and artistic disciplines.
With about 23,000 students, 8 faculties and 3 university institutes, Brno University of Technology is one of the largest universities in the Czech Republic. Throughout its existence it has made numerous contacts with universities, research institutions and companies all around the world. To support internationalization BUT participates in EU projects such as Erasmus, Tempus, Leonardo, CEEPUS, Aktion, DAAD partnership etc., it offers double-degree studies, courses for English speaking students, organization of international conferences etc.
University is also focused on research and development. It has established several regional research centers and it also cooperates with other institutions at centers of excellence.