Charles University
#59 Overall Influence

Charles University

Oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic

About This School

How does this school stack up?

Charles University, known also as Charles University in Prague or historically as the University of Prague , is the oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic. It is one of the oldest universities in Europe in continuous operation. Today, the university consists of 17 faculties located in Prague, Hradec Králové and Pilsen. Its academic publishing house is Karolinum Press. The university also operates several museums and two botanical gardens.

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this school influential?

#26 World Rank
Physics
#35 World Rank
Literature
#41 World Rank
Mathematics
#44 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#47 World Rank
Philosophy
#52 World Rank
Psychology
#55 World Rank
Chemistry
#72 World Rank
Law
#88 World Rank
Economics
#91 World Rank
Sociology
#92 World Rank
History
#96 World Rank
Biology
#127 World Rank
Computer Science
#129 World Rank
Anthropology
#136 World Rank
Medical
#142 World Rank
Religious Studies
#158 World Rank
Social Work
#204 World Rank
Engineering
#238 World Rank
Education
#296 World Rank
Political Science
#579 World Rank
Communications
#1242 World Rank
Business
#1961 World Rank
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Influential People

Who are Charles University's Most influential alumni?

Charles University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Physics, Literature, and Mathematics. Charles University’s most academically influential people include Franz Kafka, Nikola Tesla, and Carl Menger.

Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka

Bohemian novelist and short story writer

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Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla

Serbian-American inventor

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Carl Menger
Carl Menger

Founder of the Austrian School of economics

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Rainer Maria Rilke
Rainer Maria Rilke

Austrian poet and writer

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Gerty Cori
Gerty Cori

Austro-Hungarian-American biochemist

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René Wellek

Czech literature reviewer

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Max Wertheimer
Max Wertheimer

Co-founder of Gestalt psychology

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Stanislav Grof
Stanislav Grof

Czech pychiatrist

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Jan Hus
Jan Hus

Czech theologian and philosopher

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Carl Ferdinand Cori
Carl Ferdinand Cori

Czech Nobel prize laureate and scientist

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Bernard Bolzano
Bernard Bolzano

Bohemian mathematician and priest

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Hans Selye
Hans Selye

Austro-Hungarian scientist

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