About VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava
The VŠB-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 Příbram which came into existence by the emperor’s decree in 1849. The VŠB-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.