University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague) was founded in 1952 as more than just an institute of higher learning, but also as a solution to our world’s most pressing challenges. Its students and graduates are proof of that.

The doors did not magically open for Thea Baum when she graduated from university in 2015. It was the prestige of her qualification that made the process ever so smooth. Recruiters and decision-makers were immediately impressed.

“It was relatively easy to find a job after my studies,” she says. “I found a number of job opportunities and went to a few interviews which allowed me to make a decision based on which job opportunity was the best fit.”

She chose PharmInvent, where she could serve as a scientific and regulatory specialist in the pharmaceutical regulatory affairs sector and apply all the knowledge and skills she acquired as a master’s student in biotechnology at UCT Prague .

“My current position at PharmInvent is strongly related to my field of study at UCT Prague,” she explains. “The training I acquired at university gave me a good understanding of the technologies currently used in the biotechnology industry. I am able to understand the current European legislation relating to food, chemical or microbiological industries, which helps me to take into account the regulatory requirements that must be met in pharmaceutical products. »

UCT Prague is one of the largest educational and research institutions in the country. Source: University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

Such confidence is typical of budding changemakers who choose UCT Prague. The theme of sustainability persists through its Faculty of Chemical Technology, Faculty of Environmental Technology, Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology, Faculty of Chemical Engineeringthe Department of Physical Education and Sport, Department of Education and Humanities, Language Departmentand the Department of Economics and Management (also known as UCT School of Business).

Within them,students can choose from a wide range of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs taught in English. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 20:1, classes are productively intimate. As a result, the programs are hands-on and plenty of guidance awaits you in state-of-the-art, facility-filled spaces. Essentially, everything one could need to prepare for a future of change is ready and waiting. Paths abound for such results.

Take the MSc in Sustainability and Environmental Engineering, for example. This program provides learners with in-depth knowledge of environmental chemistry, microbiology, hydrobiology, water and atmospheric technologies, decontamination technologies and waste treatment technologies – all of which are crucial for green heroes of tomorrow.

Its interdisciplinary nature guarantees students a comprehensive training to take advantage of water technologies and air protection technologies. Additional lessons illuminate industrial toxicology, ecotoxicology, environmental analysis, decontamination technologies, and environmentally focused legislation. All of the above develops graduates capable of thriving in the fields of process engineering, research and development, design, as well as production control, among others.

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

UCT Prague has many state-of-the-art laboratories open to all students. Source: University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

the MSc in Biotechnology and Food Science is equally impactful – a program designed to train experts with high-level knowledge in biotechnology, bioengineering and food science, with an emphasis on food quality and safety.

It enhances the general knowledge acquired at the undergraduate level in biochemistry, organic and physical chemistry, biology, microbiology, food technology and analysis, as well as the fundamental principles of biotechnology and bioengineering. Upon successful completion, graduates are prepared to take on high-level positions in biotechnology companies, food production plants, agricultural commodity-oriented organizations, the healthcare industry, or pharmaceutical companies.

Business-oriented aspirants also easily find a place at UCT Prague. His business school houses a Master’s Program in Sectoral Management which prepares professionals for middle and senior management positions in industry, industrial policy, innovation policy, trade policy and finance. At the same time, it lays a solid foundation for academic advancement or research careers through a Ph.D. The program offers two majors: Innovation Project Management and Chemical Industry.

The first option is ideal for students wishing to master financial management, project management, process management, or logistics and supply chain management. As for the latter, it is aimed at those who are looking for more technical expertise that is particularly relevant for positions in the chemical, agri-food, fuel, rubber or environmental protection industries.

Anything is possible at a university where graduates have gone so far as to develop vaccines in the Czech Republic. To find out how you could have a similar impact, click here to learn more about UCT Prague.

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Berta D. Wells