Who we are
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 the industry. VSB-TUO has strong links to industry and thrives on applied research, in cooperation with companies and institutions worldwide, in finding innovative solutions to modern-day issues.
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.
We are among the foremost European universities offering technical and economic education, conducting applied and basic research and ensuring necessary technical guidance, consultation and expert service to society.
We are a part of the university system that is the highest level of the educational system in the Czech Republic. We pass on knowledge, develop skills and create a space for the professional growth of individuals and the development of the whole society in areas with technological and economic specializations. We cooperate with governmental organizations, local authorities, domestic and foreign universities, scientific institutions, organizations, and individuals. Our fundamental task is:
- Providing higher education
- Develop research and development
- Develop cooperation with practice
Code of Ethics
With the Code of Ethics VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, as a bearer of European culture and education, proclaims the moral values resulting from the European cultural environment and thus strives for a high standard of ethical conduct beyond the mandatory legal norms.