University of the Third Age - U3V

The U3V started its activities in 2011 and provides general, leisure and non-vocational education at university level to people in later life, which universities traditionally include in their lifelong learning offer. The University of the Third Age also provides the opportunity for education to the seniors of Vestec in the form of virtual lectures on the Internet. The University of the Third Age is a project of the Czech University of Agriculture in Prague.

Citizens of retirement age (i.e. eligible for a retirement pension) or disabled pensioners can apply. The price remains long-term 400 CZK/ student/ semester. The semesters start in February and October and include 6 video lectures. Prerequisites for successful completion of the course: 80% attendance, completion of tests. For more information about U3V and study requirements, please visit:

Students who complete the entire study programme in the prescribed six semesters will receive a "Certificate of Graduation from the University of the Third Age", which is handed over at graduation in the auditorium of the ČZU Prague-Suchdol. Since its establishment, we have already had several graduates in Vestec.

Spring semester 2024

Topic: Santini

Teaching sponsor: doc. Mgr. Martin Pavlicek, Ph.D.

The course is dedicated to the important Czech Baroque architect of Italian origin, Jan Blažej Santini Aichel, whose unique work can be seen in many places in our country. In six lectures we will gradually learn about Santini's life and follow his professional career. The places associated with his work, which we will visit together in the course, can also be a tip for an interesting - not only holiday - trip. Let's follow in the master's footsteps together!

Price of the Czech course: 400 CZK / student / semester

Dates: (spring 2024)    6/2     20/2     5/3     19/3     2/4    16/4


Those interested in studying at U3V can apply at:

  • tel.: 313 035 501 (municipal office)
  • tel.: 724 211 721 (Libuše Jarolímková)
  • e-mail:


In the summer semester 2022/2023, lectures on Everyday life in Baroque Bohemia and Moravia, Early Renaissance Art in Italy

In the winter semester 2022/23 lectures were held on the topics of ICONOGRAPHY and BAROQUE CLENOTES; CHINESE MEDICINE IN OUR GARDEN.

In the summer semester 2022 the following lectures were held on the topics ARMY NEAR REMOTE, CZECH HISTORY IN RELATIONS II

In 2020, the spring semester of the U3V was held on the theme: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519): the Renaissance uomo universale. In 2019, the spring semester of the U3V was held on the theme: Gems of Baroque Sculpture in the Czech Lands, and the autumn semester on Gian Lorenzo Bernini.