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VSB - Technical University of Ostrava


Founded in 1849, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava (VSB-TUO) is a Czech public university with a long tradition in high-quality engineering education and research. These traditional core values have been continually updated to reflect current state-of-the-art technologies and the ever-evolving needs of industry. 


Study at VSB-TUO places an emphasis on practical training, whilst investigating real problems from today’s state-of-the-art industries, using the latest software and instruments. In many subjects 50% of the coursework is practically oriented, perfectly complimenting the advanced theoretical instruction, and ensuring that graduates have gained the education and experience sought by employers the world over.


Research and Development are integral to the activities at VSB-TUO. Our focus on applied research and close cooperation with industry informs the teaching activities at the University.

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Student services

VSB-TUO provides not only facilities for both its students and employees, but also offers its services to the public.

Housing services

Poruba Dormitory has been the second home to students of the VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava for 50 years. They were inaugurated on September 7, 1967, as one of the most modern and comprehensive university colleges in Central Europe.

Double or triple rooms with an anteroom were built for 670 students, equipped with fitted furniture, showers and phones. There was also a small kitchen and a clubroom with TV on each floor.

Library services

Welcome to the VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava Central Library's web pages which provide information about:

  • library resources and services
  • links to electronic resources that the Library subscribes to
  • and other links to freely available Internet resources that might be useful to library users

Medical services

All international students must arrange health insurance before their arrival to the Czech Republic. When they do so, they are entitled to visit any general practitioner. A valid insurance card is required in all cases of medical care.

Campus life

The Campus of VSB-TUO houses all kinds of facilities for students, employees, but also for the general public. Our campus can be a second home for you.

The campus of VSB - Technical University of Ostrava is one of the largest in Central Europe. Apart from accommodation it also offers catering services, sports and cultural facilities and a number of other services. On this campus you can also find a post office, student shops, and a free wifi connection for all students. Within the campus there is also a gallery, a library and a PC pavilion. Students can use the services of a local doctor, a psychologist or a career consultant.

Sports facilities

Not only lifelong learning education is possible at VSB-TUO. Diverse sorts of sport activities are also offered for international students at the University.

VSB-TUO is one of the best-equipped universities in the Czech Republic that offers all foreigners sport activities at its campus. The positive approach of the school management allows students to use all sports facilities for compulsory and non-compulsory education, and it provides Department of Physical Education and Sports (KTVS) with excellent conditions to fulfil its main aim: to make physical education and sports an integral part of the lifestyle of VSB–TUO students and graduates. 

In collaboration with Nanotechnology Centre of VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, an accredited analytical laboratory no. 1611 by Czech Accreditation Institute, IET analytical aboratory is entitled to perform accredited analyses according to ISO 17025 in air matrices for the following groups of analytes: Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), Volatile organic compounds (VOC) and organic compounds in range of C10-C40.

Ostrava, Moravskoslezský Kraj, Czech Republic

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