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What would the summer semester be without PhD Academy courses?!

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Know-how will be shared by lecturers from a number of countries.

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Exchange of experience and search for new cooperation through FIP Academy seminars.

The Fourth online seminar academic year 2022/23 will take place on 2 February, 2023.

PhD Academy

Welcome to the website of the PhD Academy VSB-TUO, which was created as a support centre for the doctoral students of our University. The PhD Academy aims to be a “helping hand” and assist you in developing your publishing and presentation skills. It will also prepare you for your studies abroad and many other things.

We believe that a comprehensive range of courses focused on acquiring or improving key skills will help you develop your future scientific career and successfully complete your PhD studies. Courses will be available in presenting the results of scientific work in English, producing quality publications, preparing project proposals, undertaking projects, and in many other areas.

Prof. Jana Kukutschová
Vice-Rector for Science and Research

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The aim of the PhD Academy VSB-TUO, through a comprehensive range of courses and a system of support services, is:


  • to stimulate the development of PhD students in the areas of research and publication
  • to increase the efficiency of doctoral studies at VSB-TUO
  • to create an environment to meet the requirements for mandatory international mobility of PhD students
  • to provide support in the preparation of project proposals


  • to improve the social integration of PhD students
  • to strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration among PhD students
  • to support the integration of PhD students into academia and research teams
List of courses

List of courses

Choose from a wide range of courses according to your area of interest and needs.

Course Calendar

Course Calendar

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The FIP Academy webinar will present research on programmable materials and supportless 3D printing
19 January | The world of programmable materials and metal additive technology will be introduced at the first FIP Academy's first online webinar of this calendar year, which will take place on 2 February at 2 pm. Christof Hübner from the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT (Fraunhofer ICT) in Pfinztal, Germany, and Jiří Hajnyš from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at VSB – Technical University of Ostrava (VSB-TUO), Czech Republic, will talk about their research topics.
Scientific Writing Camp - enthusiastic PhD students, interdisciplinary collaboration and valuable advice from mentors
16 December | To step out of the comfort zone and look for collaboration within sometimes quite distant disciplines that could result in a joint publication. This was exactly the task of the nearly two dozen PhD students who participated in the first Scientific Writing Camp (SWC). The event was hosted by the PhD Academy On 13 and 14 December for the first time ever, and students and mentors alike spared no praise.
Researchers shared insights into the use of metal forming or nano-coated materials
12 December | Dieter Weise from the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU and Lukáš Halagačka from CEET and IT4Innovations at VSB – Technical University of Ostrava shared information about the development of modern solar-thermal façade systems and nanostructured thin films with the participants of the December FIP Academy webinar.