VSB – Technical University of Ostrava


VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, has a long tradition in high quality engineering with almost 20,000 students, and is located in Ostrava, in the Moravian-Silesian Region of Czech Republic. VŠB-TUO provides tertiary education in technical and economic sciences across a wide range of study programmes and courses at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral level are offered within seven Faculties. Of the 124 accredited study programmes, 77 are available in a foreign language, including joint, double and multiple-degree programmes. While the quality of study programmes is of a high standard, tuition fees and living expenses are relatively quite low, creating excellent value for the education offered at VŠB-TUO. This is reflected by the rapidly growing number of foreign students in Ostrava.

Research at the University can be grouped into six Research Areas, on which work is carried out in research centres and institutes, including the National Supercomputing Centre. The six Research Areas include:

  • Raw materials, energy and environmental science
  • Computational sciences and information technologies
  • New materials, structures and technologies
  • Modern engineering
  • Safety technologies
  • Modelling of economic and financial processes

VŠB-TUO offers a range of internships and post-doc positions. The Technology Transfer Centre supports scientists at VŠB-TUO and its related institutions to develop the commercial potential of their innovations, helping to bridge the gap between the academic and commercial spheres. VŠB-TUO also runs a dynamic Business Incubator providing substantial support for startups, and complimentary services by the Centre for Innovation Support aid in the establishment of spin-off companies.

Industry funded, applied research forms the basis of scientific inquiry at the University. A complimentary group of focused research institutes, well equipped with EU funded, cutting-edge instruments and machinery deliver world class results. For example, the University is home to the National Supercomputing Centre containing one of Europe’s 10 most powerful computers.