University description (as per official university website)
The University of Economics, Prague (Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze) is the leading university in the field of management and economics in the Czech Republic. The University of Economics, Prague has six faculties - five in Prague and one in Jindřichův Hradec in South Bohemia. These include: the Faculty of Finance and Accounting, the Faculty of International Relations, the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Statistics and Informatics and the Faculty of Economics and Public Administration. The faculty based in Jindřichův Hradec is specialized in management. VŠE is composed of more than 19 000 students who are served by about 650 academic staff as well as about 500 non-academic staff
History of the University of Economics, Prague
The Commercial College (VŠO) was founded as an independent department of the Czech Technical University. It had specializations in Wholesale Trade, Banking and the Organization of Industrial Companies.
The VŠO was reorganized and incorporated into the Czech Technical University. The study course was also lengthened to four years.
The VŠO gained the right to award the Doctor of Commercial Sciences degree (RCDr).
1939 to 1945
Along with all other universities the VŠO was closed down by the Nazis.
The University of Political and Economic Sciences was founded containing the faculties of Economics, Politics and Diplomacy and Social Sciences.
The University of Economics (VŠE) was established consisting of five faculties: General Economics, Finance and Credit, Statistics, Production Economics and Commerce.
1990 to 1991
Following the "Velvet Revolution" the VŠE experienced a general reorganization.
The VŠE became a full member of CEMS (Community of European Management Schools).
The VŠE became a full member of PIM (Partnership in International Management).