The Faculty of Informatics and Statistics
The Faculty of Informatics and Statistics is one of six faculties at the University of
Economics, Prague. Subjects taught in this Faculty include information technologies, information
management, knowledge systems, and quantitative methods (statistics, econometrics, operational
research and demography). These are dynamically developing fields propelled by the intense
development of computer technology.
The Faculty of Informatics and Statistics offers a particularly demanding course of study
combining knowledge of information technologies with knowledge of economics, statistics and
mathematical sciences. Students who complete their studies in the Faculty are highly valued on
the labour market. Nearly 1,800 students are enrolled in this Faculty, which hosts over 100
The orientation of international relations of the Faculty is grounded on the strategy of international relations of the University, via its integration in multilateral co-operation with world-known universities and top foreign schools and research institutions. In this respect the most important fact is the integration into European network CEMS (Community of European Management Schools), worldwide network PIM (Program in International Management) and a co-operation within Socrates/Erasmus program.
Most of the nine departments of the Faculty provide professional education to students. The
Departments of Mathematics and Philosophy supply the main professional theoretical elements of
the study programme. In addition to regular departments, the scientific-research department, the
Laboratory for Intelligent System (LISP), has been established. This department focuses on
research in the field of artificial intelligence. The scientific research activity of the
Faculty of Informatics and Statistics corresponds to the specialisation of individual
departments. Activities in this area are aimed at carrying out various department research
programmes and acquiring and implementing grant projects administered by various grant agencies,
including foreign ones.
The Faculty also co-operates with institutions such as
ÚTIA (Institute of Information Theory and Automation),
ČVUT (Czech Technical University),
Czech Statistical Office, as well as a number of foreign universities.