Palacký University, founded in 1573, is the second oldest University in Czech Republic. Thanks to its tradition and today´s performance it occupies significant place in Czech and Central European education, culture and research. The University comprises eight faculties, specialized research centres and institutes. With almost 23 000 students the University provides quality education in many academic disciplines. It offers more than 250 accredited Bachelor´s, Master´s and Doctoral study programmes.