Jan Evangelista Purkyně University (UJEP) was founded in 1991. It is situated in the regional capital of Northern Bohemia, Ústi nad Labem. It adopted the name of the famous anatomist and physiologist of the 19th century, Dr. Purkyně (1787–1869), who was born in the region.
Currently, UJEP represents the cultural, educational and scientific centre of the region. It consists of 8 faculties covering the wide range of social and natural sciences, including philosophy, economics, art, mechanical engineering and environment. It serves almost 10,000 students annually. It is appreciated national-wide for its Art and Design programs. Strong internationally recognized research teams are situated at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Institute for Economic and Environmental Policy of the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies and the Department of Geography of the Faculty of Science.
PLPR 2020 is situated in the university campus (MFC center) at Pasteurova 1, Usti nad Labem.