VSB-TUO VSB – Technical University of Ostrava

Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral study at VSB-TUO

High quality, English taught programmes. World class education and research for 160+ years

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Services for International Students and Academics

VSB-TUO is home to International Contact Point, a service centre for international students and academics.

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We are VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

VSB - Technical University of Ostrava draws on 160+ years of research and academic excellence to provide world class education in 7 Faculties offering Bachelor's, Master's, PhD, and exchange programmes to students from six continents. State of the art research facilities, cooperation with leading companies, and partnerships with universities and research institutions the world over provide excellent opportunities for student, teachers, and researchers alike.

Faculty of Mining and Geology

Faculty of Mining and Geology uniquely fuses natural sciences together with technical and economical fields of study, and its history dates back to 1716, at the time this mining university was established, being one of the oldest in Europe. This faculty currently has more than 4,000 students, studying fields ranging from geology and geoinformatics to mining and environmental studies. The Faculty actively cooperates with many Czech and foreign universities, research institutions and companies. Its multi-disciplinary approach is evident from its research and educational characteristics, where the scope of studies not only supports practical applications of knowledge, but also emphasizes a creative and innovative approach to education, science and research.

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Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering

The Faculty of Metallurgy and Material Engineering first started at the time when our university was established in 1849, when it was an integral part of the then mining and metallurgy profession, and of highly developed local industry. For more than 60 years this Faculty has helped to form highly educated graduates in the field of metallurgical industries, as well as in the fields of material engineering, chemical technologies, thermal engineering and industrial ceramics economics and management in metallurgy, quality management, automation and the management of industrial systems, and the protection of the environment. The Faculty carries out basic and applied research, and is a reliable partner for a wide variety of industries in consultation and research areas.

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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering was founded more than 60 years ago, focusing on machines and equipment for the mining and metallurgical industries. Thanks to the rapid development of industrial production and the needs of the society this Faculty nowadays offers a broad spectrum of branches in education science and research. Its research is aimed inter alia at mechanical technology, control systems, robotics and machines and their designs. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is a reliable partner for the regional automotive industry and also other industrial sectors, which it cooperates with, aiming to strengthen industrial innovations through applied research. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering also provides the opportunity for students to practice their knowledge via means of internships.

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Faculty of Economics

The Faculty of Economics is one of the largest of its type in the Czech Republic with approximately 5,000 students in bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and MBA degree programmes. The Faculty offers a wide range of study opportunities in cooperation with many international partners. Students have the opportunity to spend part of their studies abroad, whether in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme, or also in the framework of Double Degree programmes. This Faculty also offers an MBA study program provided in cooperation with John Moores University in Liverpool. The Faculty of Economics is situated in an attractive location on the banks of a river directly in the city centre, and you can find a large and rapidly increasing number of international students.

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Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Since its establishment in 1991 the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has been an important partner in the successful transformation of the industrial economy of the region. The Faculty works closely with the business sector, both on the level of research and on the level of education in the form of providing internships for students, as these internships provide an efficient combination of theoretical and practical education. Demand for its graduates has been recorded not only from the Czech IT companies and businesses from the automotive industry, but also from some foreign companies. The campus houses the National Supercomputer Centre IT4Innovations that offers students of the Faculty a unique opportunity for research and for their applications in practice.

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Faculty of Civil Engineering

The Faculty of Civil Engineering conducts research and provides general education in areas concerned with civil engineering, construction and architecture. At the same time the Faculty offers courses in fields which derive from expertise acquired from the needs of our region, well-known for its high concentration of mining and heavy industry. Graduates from the Faculty of Civil Engineering are sought-after experts for the positions of the engineers and architects in the field of construction and in related industries, at architectural firms, at building authorities and other organizations. This Faculty offers full-time and part-time forms of study in 10 fields, aiming its research at industrial activities, the production of building materials, and also at geotechnics.

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Faculty of Safety Engineering

The Faculty of Safety Engineering is a promising faculty that offers unique fields of studies focused on safety engineering and fire protection. In the Czech Republic this faculty is of one of its kind, and therefore its graduates are sought after by experts both in public administration and in the private sector. The core activity of the Faculty of Safety Engineering is focused on expert and consultancy activities, pedagogical activities or contracted research. In particular the above stated activities are provided by this Faculty in the fields of population protection, occupational safety and processes, the prevention of major accidents, the protection of the critical infrastructure, and last but not least, the safety of nanomaterials and nanotechnology.

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University Study Programmes

The connection linking science and engineering has been strengthened over the years, so that it has been necessary to adapt the organizational structure of education at VSB-TUO to meet the real needs of research and industry. The university study programmes provides education in cooperation with the faculties and research institutions of VSB-TUO, and provide training at the level of the bachelor's, and following master's and doctoral degree programmes in a number of fields. The programme of Applied Science and Technology prepares students for further studies in the field of Technology Processes in Power Engineering of in Computing Science. Applicants may also choose the study in Mechatronics, which they can apply in the automotive industry, or in the rapidly developing sector of Nanotechnology or in Physics.

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