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Ostrava, Czech Republic
The VSB-Technical University of Ostrava is a technical and economic institution of higher education, the principal task of which is the provision of higher education based on free and internationally oriented research. It is an integral part of the higher education structure in the Czech Republic providing for the highest education in the province of its specialization.
The predecessor of the Mining University of Ostrava was the Mining School in Príbram which came into existence by the emperor´s decree in 1849. The VSB-TUO has the right of conferring academic and scientific degrees, and doctor honorary degrees. The scientific and teaching staffs collaborate with research and academic institutions and specialists on national and international levels.
The University has more than 24 thousand students who study at seven University faculties. From the number, about 1100 students are from abroad. Equipped with a wide range of sports and cultural facilities, the modern university campus provides students with excellent conditions for studying.
R&D represents an integral constituent of activities of the VB-Technical University of Ostrava that are crucial for the success of the restructuring process in the region of North Moravia and Silesia. VB-TUO ranks among top technical universities in the Czech Republic. Their RTD potential represents an important factor of the innovative process in the region and all of Czech Republic. The latest results in the field of R&D activities attest to the strength of human and research potential that the University has at its disposal.
VB-Technical University of Ostrava has a long tradition of collaboration with European universities and research institutions. In recent years the collaboration has expanded to Canada, USA, Japan, China and Taiwan. The collaboration has been based on international grant research programmes, exchange of doctoral students and teachers, organization of international science conferences and publishing.
A quality teaching, which would produce graduates fit for their future jobs, represents a principal task for any university. Therefore the VB-TUO co-operates with industrial partners at developing curricula that would incorporate the latest trends.
The Central Library offers access to a wide range of resources to support teaching, learning and research at VB-TU of Ostrava. Our stock consists of some 400,000 items (books, periodicals, standards, theses and dissertation, and other material). These traditional services are complemented by a rapidly growing "Electronic Library" of online information resources delivered via the Internet and accessible through this website.
The Halls of Residence on the University campus in Poruba is located about 11km from the centre of Ostrava (20 min by tram). The Halls of Residence in Ostrava Poruba are the biggest accommodation area for students and employees of the VB-Technical University of Ostrava (VB-TUO). Accommodation capacity is 1819 beds and there is a possibility to choose between 2 beds and 3 beds rooms. The whole campus area is situated close to the VB-TUO Main Building (Rectors Department) and is easily accessible by public means of transport (tram number 7,8,18 tram stop 17.listopadu which is directly next to the main entrance of the VSB-TUO, bus number 37, 40 bus stop Studentská or Studentské koleje- which is directly next to the main entrance of the Halls of Residence or by own car. There are also plenty of cultural and sports facilities in the campus.
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