University of Economics Prague

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Group.png University of Economics Prague  
HeadquartersPrague, Czechia
It is the largest university in the field of economics, business and information technology in the Czech Republic,
The Old Building (Stará budova) of the University in Žižkov.
The Rajská Building of the University in Žižkov.
The Vencovský Auditorium (Vencovského aula)

The Prague University of Economics and Business' (originally: the University of Economics, Prague; Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze) is an economics and business-oriented public university located in Prague, Czech Republic. It is the largest university in the field of economics, business and information technology in the Czech Republic, with 15 000 students across its bachelors, masters, doctoral and MBA programmes.


Vysoká škola obchodní ("Business School") was established in 1919 as a department of the Czech Technical University in Prague, specialising in wholesale trade, banking and the organization of industrial companies. In 1949 the Vysoká škola politických a hospodářských věd (University of Political and Economic Sciences) was established, which was finally renamed the University of Economics in 1953. The University underwent a significant reform in 1989 after the Velvet Revolution.[1] In 2020, the University of Economics, Prague was renamed in English - new brand name of VŠE in English is Prague University of Economics and Business.

International co-operation

Over 1000 students spend a semester abroad every year, at institutions including Duke University (Fuqua School of Business), Copenhagen Business School, University of St. Gallen, and Vienna University.

14% of students are foreign nationals, typically from other European Union member states, the United States and East European countries. In 2010/2011, VŠE cooperated with 250 partner universities, including Sciences Po Paris, University of Cologne, Tilburg University, Stockholm School of Economics, University of St. Gallen, London School of Economics, Tel Aviv University, University of Queensland, McGill University, Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The school issues a number of international degrees, including joint and double degrees. Each year, around 60 visiting professors come to teach at the university, and more than 90 courses are taught in English.

Since 2000 the Gary Becker Prize for the best student's thesis in economics (a prize previously associated with IMADEC of Vienna) was awarded at the university.[2]

The university is a member of the Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS), Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA),[3] and Partnership in International Management (PIM) networks.[4]

In addition, over 1100 students from institutions overseas come to VŠE each semester. In 2005, a new International Learning Center was established as part of expansion of university premises. Courses for these students are run in Czech, English, German, French and Russian languages.

Notable alumni


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