Liberec, the 5th city of the Czech Republic in terms of size, is only a few kilometres away from Germany and Poland. On October 1953 the Technical University of Liberec opened its doors to its first 259 students. In its more than 60 year history the centre has undergone major transformations.
When founded, it was called “Institute of Mechanical Engineering” and its first classrooms were in the attic above a secondary school. Today, it has 6 faculties and 2 specialized institutes: the Institute of Nanomaterials and the Institute for Advanced Technologies and Innovation. In the University’s introductory letter, the provost states that students who attend this centre aspire to a high-quality education, to be able to study in a friendly atmosphere with the best facilities, to learn different subjects and practice a variety of sports.
In contrast to most universities in the Czech Republic, the TUL offers students the possibility to stay on campus, fully equipped with modern student halls and residences. The TUL is also renowned for its excellent results in the fields of science and research. E.g., industrial manufacturing technology of nano-textiles was discovered in its laboratories. This new generation of materials allows changing the properties of body tissue to prevent contamination or to repel bacteria and viruses. These results only increase the renowned reputation of the institution.
The over 9,000 students who currently fill the University’s classrooms created the need to continue progressive expansion of the campus. In one of the latest extension, a new building was constructed and URSA TWP 1 was chosen for the insulation of all interior partition walls. This insulating material, in the form of boards, was developed primarily for its use on lightweight partition walls and pitched roofs. It is a non-combustible product with an excellent fire class: A1.