Charles University in Prague is the most prestigious higher educational institution in the Czech Republic and the oldest university in Central Europe. It was founded in 1348 by the Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV.
Charles University is a member of the Association of European Universities, along with Oxford, Leiden, Bonn, Sorbonne, Bologna and the University of Geneva.
Students from 48 states study here, and among them there are quite a lot of Americans, Englishmen, Germans, Austrians and representatives of other countries, which have a high level of social and economic development. This is facilitated by high international prestige, international recognition of diplomas and the quality of study.