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Past and Present of the Department

Department of Graphic Arts was established at the then College of Chemical Technology in 1984 and Graphic Arts were one of specializations of the Chemistry and Technology of Wood, Fibrous Materials and Composites, a four-year university degree study. In 1992, in connection with the reversion to a five-year study and change in focus on the separate field of Graphic Arts, there was a substantial change in the study programme of the discipline. In 1994, a three-year Bachelor's degree study of Graphic Arts was opened up. Nowadays, it is possible to study the Bachelor's degree programme as well as the Master's programme of Graphic Arts at the Department. Both programs were in 2019 newly accredited for the next 10 years.

The research work of the Department is focused on research of materials in various fields which include both basic and applied research. Details can be found here.

The Department is actively involved in international cooperation with similar institutions abroad, both in research as well as exchange programs of students and academic staff. Details can be found here.

The Department is building a testing laboratory for printing and printed materials, provides maintenance services for the printing industry in terms of evaluation and analysis of the characteristics of printing materials and characteristics of printed materials. For more information please contact Instrumentation of the Department can be found here.

Along with the professional printing library, the Department of Graphic Arts and Photophysics offers information services to those interested in the field of printing. The library is open to all interested parties from the printing industry.

DRUPA 2021

Joined to DRUPA 2021


Information for applicants

Currently it is possible to study at the Department the three-year Bachelor's degree programme of Graphic Arts and Printing Technology, and subsequent full-time study two-year Master's programme of Graphic Arts and Printing Technology. In 2013, both forms were newly accredited for a further period of 8 years.

Study programs

Bachelor's degree - "Graphic Arts and Printing Technology"

Master's programme - "Graphic Arts and Printing Technology"

Research and Development

International Cooperation

Since 1993 the Department of Graphic Arts has been a full member of IARIGAI (International Association of Research Institutes for the Printing, Information and Communications Industries), a global organization bringing together research and higher education centres in the field of printing. 


Scientific and research activities at the Department of Graphic Arts and Photophysics are focused on several areas.


Lots of interesting projects are being solved at the department.

Inventory list

Special devices in laboratories in the field of printing.