Intensive practical activity in the sciences is one of the faculty’s main priorities. This is the foundation for the high standard of education that has made it the most productive faculty at the university over the years.
Academic activity is supported by technical facilities at the individual departments, which are of top international quality in many cases. Cooperation between Czech and foreign research centres is strongly emphasized. The main goals of basic research are to acquire knowledge, and learn procedures and techniques that can be used in this country and elsewhere in applied research and development.
At present there are nearly 4500 students studying at the faculty, along with about 320 academic employees who also take part in research work.