About the school
Publikováno: 17. 4. 2024 08:44
Autor: Ivan Horák

College of Polytechnics Jihlava

Basic Information

The College of Polytechnics Jihlava (VŠPJ) was established by Act No. 375/2004 Coll. of 3 June 2004 as the first public non-university type university in the Czech Republic and is the only public university based in the Vysočina Region.

VŠPJ is a solid part of the tertiary education system in the Czech Republic, about which you can learn more on the website of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

University colleges have the same status as university colleges under Act No. 111/1998 Coll. (the Higher Education Act). It differs only in three attributes - it cannot provide education in doctoral programmes, it does not divide into faculties and its scientific council is called the academic council.

Mission of the College of Polytechnics Jihlava

The Jihlava University of Applied Sciences and Technology is a professionally oriented public university focused on applied education, whose mission is to provide professionally diverse study programmes based mainly on the needs of the regional labour market, to promote intensive cooperation with the application sphere and its innovative development, to cultivate appropriate creative activity and applied research, to provide lifelong learning programmes and to assist the cultural and general educational development of the region.

Values of the College of Polytechnics Jihlava

As a polytechnic college, the College promotes the principles of the modern concept of polytechnic STEM education, which connects four areas of education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The values of the College are:

  • S        S synergy, collaboration with the application sphere
  • T        T transparency, teamwork
  • E        E ethical behaviour, efficiency, excellence
  • M      M mindset: creative, critical and independent

Degree Programmes

VŠPJ implements professionally oriented study programs of bachelor and master type in full-time and combined form of study and lifelong learning courses.

The diverse range of bachelor's degree programmes in the fields of economics, healthcare and engineering, and the master's degree programme meet the needs of the regional labour market and is in line with the name of the school. The word polytechnical is taken from ancient Greek and expresses in the broadest sense proficiency in an art or craft, experience, skill, dexterity, mastery, a range of skills. And this is the direction that the relatively young regionally oriented school is taking.

The overall goal of study in accredited degree programs is to provide students with the opportunity to receive a career-oriented education with distinctly practical outcomes. Long-term internships of at least 12 weeks are an important part of the study. After passing the state final exam and defending the bachelor's / diploma thesis, the graduate receives a diploma and the title of bachelor (Bc.) / master (Mgr.) / engineer (Ing.) as well as the possibility of further study in follow-up programs at other universities in the country or abroad. The study in accredited bachelor's degree programmes lasts three years and takes place in full-time and combined form. Studies in accredited master's degree programmes last two years and are conducted in the combined form of study. The study offer is continuously expanded as new study programmes are accredited in the administrative procedure. 

Continuing education is provided in lifelong learning courses including the University of the Third Age.

As a research organization on the list of the Ministry of Education and Science, VŠPJ is involved in various research and creative activities, participates in solving assignments from corporate or public sphere, organizes conferences with international participation, publishes its own journals and students and academic staff participate in international exchange visits. It is also the only university in the Czech Republic to operate its own travel agency.

Get in touch with us

Vysoká škola polytechnická Jihlava
Tolstého 16
586 01 Jihlava

IČ: 71226401
DIČ: CZ71226401

Phone: +420 567 141 111
Fax: +420 567 300 727
E-mail: vspj@vspj.cz
Mailbox ID: w9ej9jg

Contact point of the Rector's Office
Monika Jonášová
E-mail: monika.jonasova@vspj.cz

Study Department
Phone: +420 567 141 181
E-mail: studijni@vspj.cz

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