The Charles University - one of the oldest universities in Europe - was founded in 1348 in Prague by the Roman Emperor Charles IV. The Charles University is tightly connected to the life of the Czech Nation and of the World. It is following in the tradition of European education it has helped to establish, as it has been host to many enlightened men such Jan Hus, Jan Amos Komensky, Tycho de Brahe, Albert Einstein and Jan Patocka.
Masaryk University was established 1919 and was named after T. G. Masaryk, the first Czechoslovak President.
Palacky University was founded in 1573 by Emperor Maximillian and Pope Gregor XII. A glance of Palacky University is famous with founder of modern genetics, Johann Gregor Mendel.