Campus and Departments

Charles University consists of 17 faculties (14 in Prague, 2 in Hradec Králové, and 1 in Plzeň). The Faculty of Science was established in 1920 as the fifth faculty of Charles University. 

The Faculty of Science is divided into four sections — Biological, Chemical, Geographical and Geological - and Institute of Environmental Studies, which is too small to be a section itself but too unique to be incorporated into one of the existing sections. The Faculty also has a large Botanical Garden and 3 museums (Hrdlička Museum of Anthropology, Chlupáč Museum of Earth History, and Mineralogical Museum). 

Head of the Faculty of Science is Dean prof. RNDr. Jiří Zima, CSc.

The next important persons are:

Biology departments Vice-dean prof. RNDr. Petr Horák, Ph.D.

Section of chemistry Vice-dean prof. RNDr. Ivan Němec, Ph.D.

Geographical institute Vice-dean doc.RNDr. Martin Ouředníček, Ph.D.

Geology institute Vice-dean prof. RNDr. Martin Mihaljevič, CSc.

Institute for Environmental Studies Prof. Mgr. Ing. Jan Frouz, CSc.


The Erasmus coordinator for the Faculty is RNDr. Jakub Hraníček, Ph.D. (erasmusatnatur [dot] cuni [dot] cz). In this link, you can find important contacts of the Erasmus department and Erasmus Office Hours.


The Campus of the Faculty of Science 


The Faculty


We recommend checking out the guidebook to the Faculty of Science with maps and plans of the faculty´s buildings.

The Faculty plan



The biology department is located on Viničná street. There are 2 buildings. The main building is Viničná 7, where you can find a Library of the Biological Sciences (first floor, n. 102). 

There is a link, where you can see a map of Viničná 7 and Viničná 5.


Section of chemistry is located on Hlavova 8 street. It is a part of Albertov. On the ground floor, there is a Library of the Chemical Sciences. In this building, you can also find a bistro called Golda and a student club named Chladič, where you can spend your free time. In Chladič there is a kitchen, some tables where you can sit, and a computer. Moreover, many events organized by the Erasmus club are happening in Chladič!

There is a link where you can see a map of this department.

Geography and Geology

The building of Geographical and geology institutes is on Albertov 6 street. There are two libraries. The first of them is the Library of the Geological Sciences on the Ground floor, the second one is the Library of the Geographical Sciences on the 2nd floor. Chlupáč museum of the History of the Earth is located in the basement. On the Ground floor, there is also a bistro student club.

There is a link where you can see a map of this department.

Environmental studies

If you walk through the Botanical Garden, you will come across the building of the Institute of Environmental Sciences. The second entrance is from Benátská 2 street. There is a Library of Environmental Sciences and also a Library of Botany.

There is a link where you can see a map of this department.