The University of Zurich has run a student exchange program with Charles University for over 20 years. In addition, as a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the University of Zurich explicitly supports the initiative for closer cooperation between the LERU universities and selected universities in Central and Eastern Europe (referred to as CE7), of which Charles University is one.
On 19 December 2017, the presidents of both universities, Tomas Zima (Charles University), and Michael O. Hengartner (University of Zurich), along with UZH Vice President Christian Schwarzenegger, signed a cooperation agreement for a joint strategic partnership. The longstanding partnership for student mobility between the universities will now be complemented by increased cooperation in the areas of research and teaching.
About Charles University
Charles University 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.