College of Polytechnics Jihlava
The College of Polytechnics Jihlava is the only public higher education institution in the Vysočina Region. It offers accredited Bachelor´s study programmes with the standard length of six semesters and follow-up Master´s programmes of four semesters. The study programmes provide a well-balanced combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in accordance with the needs of the regional labour market. The theoretical background allows the graduates to follow on in a subsequent Master´s degree study of similar orientation while obtained practical skills and competences enhance their employability. Students gain practical experience through a work placement (12 - 32 weeks in total, depending on the study programme).
Nearly 2000 full-time and part-time students are enrolled in the programmes at present.
Old hall was reconstructed in 2014. Its capacity is 96 persons.
A new buiding with the Education center hall was opened in 2020.
Its capacity is 350 persons.
Jihlava and Vysočina Region
Jihlava is an ancient town in the heart of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, 550 metres above sea level, about 130 km south-east of Prague. Jihlava, founded more than 800 years ago, boasts a long and colourful history. Being the administrative, industrial, commercial and cultural centre of the Vysočina Region, it is home to more than 50 000 inhabitants.
The Vysočina Region is renowned as “an island of health”, far from busy life of city centres; well-known for its hills and valleys, its wealth of woods and groves, streams and ponds. Here you will find dozens of protected landscapes, hundreds of protected areas and natural monuments. It is a perfect place for outdoor activities and recreation.
Three UNESCO World Heritage monuments are located within 30 km from Jihlava (the Historic Centre of Telč, the Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč and the Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora in Ždár nad Sázavou). Not only these are worth visiting in Vysočina, however. You will soon discover - as anywhere in the Czech Republic, rich in history and culture – an abundance of historic sights such as medieval castles, magnificent palaces, picturesque country houses and peaceful old town squares.