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Prague (Cz)
Ljubljana (Si)
Heerlen (NL)


City of Prague (Cz)
The Czech Technical University in Prague was established on the initiative of Josef Christian Willenberg, on the basis of a foundation deed signed by Emperor Joseph I and dated 18 January, 1707.
In the 2012/2013 academic year, about 24 000 students studied at CTU, and about 1,500 academic workers taught and carried out research at the university.
CTU in Prague contains 8 faculties and 5 higher education institutes including UCEEB (University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings).
Scientists, professors, young researchers and Ph.D. students from 3 faculties (Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty of Electrical Engineering) are involved in the research projects of UCEEB.
UCEEB is an interdisciplinary research facility. The main focus is on environmental friendly energy efficient buildings providing healthy indoor environment.
UCEEB is a unique sustainable building research facility in the region, bringing together a critical mass of knowledge from civil engineering, mechanical engineering, material science, electrical engineering and biomedicine needed to fulfill its mission – to support market introduction of environmental friendly energy efficient buildings providing healthy indoor environment.
UCEEB will be localized close to main Prague campus at Kladno–Buštěhrad. Start of full operation is scheduled for the second half of year 2013.

Research groups on UCEEB

Architecture and interaction of buildings with environmentEnergy systems of buildings
Quality of indoor environment
High performance building materials and structures
Monitoring, diagnostics and smart control of buildings

City of Prague

Prague, a city with over a thousand-year history, was established and developed at the intersection of strategic routes connecting key centres on the European continent. Its leading position and favourable climate led to successful development of trade, arts and crafts, scientific research and knowledge.
The past centuries have left their mark primarily in art and architecture. Through the course of time, Prague has gained a reputation as a major European centre of culture, education and humanism. In recent years, Prague has become a top tourist destination and has been recognised by UNESCO as a gem of the world’s cultural heritage. The unique magic of the city is down to the outstanding quality of its architectural sights and to a harmonious relationship between the various historical styles. It is this harmony that helps to create an environment of mutual understanding, tolerance, respect and partnership.

For further information on Prague, its history and tourist information we recommend to visit:
Prague at Wikipedia
Prague at CzechTourism – official travel site of the Czech Republic
Prague city center tourist map
Prague city center – interesting places map

Czech Republic

When planning to visit other great locations in the Czech Republic, you can find valuable tips at Czech RepubLIKE – official travel site of the Czech Republic.

Social Life

Prague is a marvellous city and offers a great deal for students. In particular, it is inexpensive for foreign students. The city itself is, without any doubt, the greatest asset of the university. The city centre is only a few minutes away from the main campus, while most of the other parts of the university are located right in the city centre.You will get the detailed information about staying in Prague at these webpages:International Student Club at CTU in Prague (transportation info, currency etc.);
CTU webpage with information for incoming students.



City of Ljubljana (Si)
The University of Ljubljana was founded in 1919 on the basis of centuries of educational tradition. It ranks as a very large university, with more than 51.000 graduate and postgraduate students. Approximately 4000 higher education teachers are employed in the 3 arts academies and 23 faculties. The university provides more than half of Slovenian’s bachelor’s degrees, more than two thirds of the master’s degrees and specialists, and about 95% of all the doctoral degrees in Slovenia.

The University of Ljubljana is renowned for its quality social and natural sciences and technical study programmes, structured in accordance with the Bologna Declaration. It is listed amongst the top 500 universities in the world (ARWU Shanghai, Times THES-QS and WEBOMETRICS rankings).

Video about the University of Ljubljana: http://www.youtube.com/embed/qIjwWUujyig

More information can be found here: http://www.uni-lj.si/en/about_university_of_ljubljana.aspx

City of Ljubljana

The University of Ljubljana is based in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, a relatively large Central- European city with over 300.000 inhabitants. Students account for more than one-seventh of the population, giving the city a youthful and lively character. Ljubljana is classified as a mid-sized European city, but it has preserved its small-town friendliness and relaxed atmosphere while providing all the facilities of a modern capital. Ljubljana has preserved evidence of a five thousand year history including, among others, the remains of the Roman city of Emona and the old city centre with its medieval castle, Baroque façades, decorative portals and uneven roofs. Other significant bits of the city mosaic are picturesque bridges across the Ljubljanica river and the vast Tivoli park, which stretches into the very city centre. Distances between places in Slovenia are short, which makes Ljubljana a perfect base for exploring the country’s diverse beauty. Within a single day you can visit the Slovenian coast and high mountainous regions, and experience the Mediterranean, Alpine and continental climate.

A short video about Ljubljana can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjZ0bQQLhCo

More information about Ljubljana can be found here: http://www.visitljubljana.com/

Social life

Ljubljana is a student-friendly city, especially in terms of inexpensive accommodation and food. The cheapest way to get a good meal is to use student food coupons in any of about hundred restaurants around Ljubljana that offer students meals. It’s an easy and elegant way to get a good lunch twice the value of your money. Price for one coupon (meal) is between 3 and 5 €. With a student identification card foreign exchange students can purchase 20 state-subsidized meal coupons per month.

Ljubljana is a great place for entertainment. Its lively nightlife atmosphere is due to not only the usual clubs and trendy late night bars, but also to a number of vibrant centres of alternative culture.

A good way to put your finger on the pulse of nightlife in Ljubljana is to hang out at the little riverfront cafés and other old city centre’s popular hang-outs for the locals. Many of them organize DJ nights and live music events to liven up the atmosphere. On the one hand, the night scene in Ljubljana is fuelled by clubs based on the concept of combining a bar or restaurant with a dance club and occasional live music venue.



City of Heerlen (NL)
Zuyd University is a regional institution of higher education, which aims at the development and transfer of high-quality and practically-oriented knowledge, for the development of professions and our region.

In our method of working we connect education, research and the environment. We focus on themes that are relevant to our region, such as Technology in Care, New Enery, Built Environment, Renewables and European Artistic Skills, and strive for excellence in these fields.

We continue to improve our performance in close cooperation and interaction with our environment, our clients and stakeholders and other educational institutions and exchange expertise. This means that we believe in cooperation: in innovation beyond the borders of our disciplines and in international partnerships across geographical borders.

Zuyd university has three centers of expertise. The center of expertise (CoE) for New Energy, Built Environment and Renewables is called CoE NEBER. Elianne Demollin founded this center in January 2013. CoE NEBER exists out of five people, each with their own expertise.

City of Heerlen

Parkstad Limburg is one of eight metropolitan regions in the Netherlands. It consists of four urban communities (Brunssum, Heerlen, Kerkrade and Landgraaf) and four rural municipalities (Nuth, Onderbanken, Simpelveld and Voerendaal). With a population of 255,000, it is one of the most urbanized and densely population regions in the country. At the same time, it has a large amount of open, green space that is closely linked to the countryside, making it a genuine “urban parkland”.

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Picture: Culturnova in Heerlen

Heerlen is a city and a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands. After its early Roman beginnings and a rather modest medieval period, Heerlen became a centre for the coal mining industry in the Netherlands in the late 19th century. In the 20th century, architect Frits Peutz played a major role in shaping the city as we know it today. His most famous design, and a distinctive building in the city centre, is the so-called Glaspaleis (Glass Palace), listed as one of the world’s thousand most architecturally important buildings of the 20th century. For more information, visit Wikipedia Heerlen.

City of Maastricht

Maastricht is the capital city of the Dutch province of Limburg. It is located on both sides of the Meuse river at the point where the Jeker River joins it.


Picture: City of Maastricht

The town is popular with tourists for shopping and recreation, and has a large growing international student population. Maastricht is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network and is part of the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion, which includes nearby cities Aachen, Eupen, Hasselt, Liège and Tongeren. For more information, visit Wikipedia Maastricht.

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