The University of Zurich has run a student exchange program with the Univerzita Karlova for over 20 years. In addition, as a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the University of Zurich explicitly supports the initiative for closer cooperation between the LERU universities and selected universities in Central and Eastern Europe (referred to as CE7), of which the Univerzita Karlova is one. In 2017, a strategic alliance between the two was conducted and the longstanding partnership for student mobility is since then complemented by increased cooperation in the areas of research and teaching.
The UZH Global Strategy and Partnerships Funding Scheme supports faculties, departments and professional service units in pursuing activities that strengthen the impact of the global UZH network in line with the Global Strategy. The funding scheme is open to joint initiatives with specific UZH partner universities, such as the Univerzita Karlova. Find out more here.
The Univerzita Karlova in Prague, founded in 1348, is the oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic. It was the first university to be established in Central Europe and takes its name from its founder, King Charles IV, King of Bohemia and King of the Romans. The university was modelled on the first European universities, Bologna and Paris in particular, and its original faculties were in theology, liberal arts, law, and medicine.