A university is not made up of apparatuses and buildings. It is made up of people. For us, the University’s third role is also comes first. When our entire University moved from Příbram to Ostrava after the Second World War to be closer to the largest centre of industry, it was its personalities who built the “steel heart of the republic”. And this heart continues to beat even though the Moravian-Silesian Region and Ostrava are no longer dominated by mining and metallurgy.
Ostrava has become a green city with IT, engineering and construction companies. The University helps all of them to cope with the rapid development of trends from all over the world. In addition to the day-to-day operations of the University, the topics of ecology and sustainable energy sources are also a priority in our teaching, science and cooperation with industry.
“The commitment to social responsibility at all levels is intertwined in the daily activities and long-term strategy of VSB – Technical University of Ostrava”, says the University Rector Prof. RNDr. Václav Snášel, CSc.