Technical University of Liberec
The Technical University of Liberec (TUL) is a dynamic university of medium size that joins forms of technical and university education.
We are the only university in the Liberec Region. We have seven faculties and one professional institute. Despite the name, we do not only focus on technical fields, but we also educate economists, teachers, architects and other experts. We work with approximately 200 similarly focused institutions around the world. Our university was founded in 1953 under the name of the University of Mechanical Engineering in Liberec, originally with the aim of educating qualified engineers for the local industry. Gradually, our scope expanded, the number of fields and faculties increased, which in 1995 led to the renaming of the Technical University of Liberec.
The Technical University of Liberec reaches excellent results in the fields of science and research. Let us mention the world-wide unique discovery of industrial manufacturing technology of nano-textiles – the Nanospider. These results, well-known to the public, only increase the reputation of TUL. The Technical University of Liberec can also be proud of its good social, cultural and sports background. Only a few universities can offer such broad sporting possibilities. The University Sports Complex is available, in addition to the excellent facilities and public transportation in Liberec, and its surroundings, for summer and winter sports. As one of the few universities in the Czech Republic, TUL can satisfy all demands of accommodation in modern halls of residence.
The Czech Republic is located in Central Europe. It is surrounded by Germany to the northwest, Poland to the northeast, Slovakia to the southeast and Austria to the south. It has no coastline. The Czech Republic consists of three main parts: Czech Lands (or Bohemia) to the west, Moravia to the southeast and Silesia to the northeast. The capital, Prague, is located slightly to the northwest. The Technical University in Liberec is about 100 kilometres to the north of Prague.
There is perhaps only one place in the world where it takes only 15 minutes by tram to transport yourself from a natural ski resort to a magnificent, traditional theatre. A city where it takes just a few moments to swap a unique mountain hotel for a tropical glasshouse filled with orchids. A city that gave the world one of the most famous car constructors in history. A city on the outskirts of which a traditional cross-country skiing race is held, one of the biggest in Europe. This is Liberec, our town.