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1 History and Future of Technical Education Prof. Ing. Ivo Vondrák, CSc. Rector VŠB-TUO

2 About Us 2 1

3 Our Vision … 3

4 Our Mission  Create a roadmap to the future through education, research and collaboration. 4

5 Our Strategy Our strategy contains the following basic tenants: 1.Excellence in Research – 6 poles of excellence 2.Excellence in Education 3.Collaboration with industry 4.Entrepreneurial spirit 5.Campus development 5

6 Strategic Goals and Objectives 6

7 University Management 7 Prof. Ing. Jaromír Gottvald, CSc. Vice Rector for Development and Social Affairs Prof. Ing. Radim Čajka, CSc. Vice Rector for External Affairs Prof. Ing. Bohumír Strnadel, DrSc. Vice Rector for Science, Research and Doctoral Studies Prof. Ing. Petr Noskievič, CSc. Vice Rector for Study Affairs Prof. Ing. Ivo Vondrák, CSc. University Rector

8 Key Figures  Number of accredited study programmes: 127  of which 70 are in a foreign language  Number of students: 23.558  of which 1.341 are non-Czech students  Number of academic staff: 1.087  Number of laboratories and research centers: 115  The area of university campus: 42.500 m 2  Certification: ISO, EFQM 8

9 Graduate Employment  Graduates of our universities are very employable in the labor market. 9

10 Education 10 2

11 Offer of Study Programmes 11 Engineering BusinessTechnology IT Nano Environmental Sciences Economy Management Finance Mining Geology Mechanical Electrotechnical Civil Safety

12 Education System  Credit and diploma system compliant with EU standards defined by the Bologna Process:  Bachelor’s degree (3-4 years)  Master’s degree (2 years)  Doctoral degree (3-4 years)  Education process is structured within 7 Faculties and also two All-University Study Programmes:  Nanotechnology, Mechatronics  Combined form of the study  Technical support  Web-based information systems, e-Learning  Support for disabled students  Tuition €3,500-5,000/year (living expenses: €350/month) 12

13 Faculties 13 Faculty of Mining and Geology Faculty of Safety Engineering Faculty of EconomicsFaculty of Civil Engineering Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Faculty of Metallurgy and Material Engineering

14 Research and Development 14 3

15 Research and Development 15  Strong emphasis on applied research and development  Cooperation with industry as a base for research  Interconnecting the traditional fields such as mining, metallurgy, mechanical and materials engineering with new technologies such as supercomputing, nanotechnology and environmental science  Success in building new research infrastructure funded by the EU (150 mil. €)

16 Key Areas 16  Raw materials, energy and environmental science  Computational sciences and information technologies  New materials, structures and technologies  Modern engineering  Safety technologies  Modelling of economical and financial processes

17 Centre of Excellence – IT4Innovations 17  Centre of Excellence IT4I is the only Centre of Excellence in the IT field in the Czech Republic. Ostrava is becoming not only a national but also a global IT centre. That is, among others, involved in PRACE Initiative (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe)  The supercomputer will be used for research purposes – modelling of various behaviours such as floods, pollution simulation, design and optimization of materials, development of new drugs, etc.

18 Centre of Excellence – IT4Innovations 18  IT4I Research Programmes:  IT for crisis management  Numerical modelling for finding solutions to engineering problems  Libraries for parallel computing  Modelling for nanotechnologies  IT for knowledge processing  Methods of soft computing with supercomputer applications  Detection and presentation of information obtained from multimedial data  Safe and reliable architectures, networks and protocols

19 Research Centres VŠB-TUO 19  Nanotechnology Centre  Centre for Advanced and Innovative Technologies  Energy Research Centre  Centre of Environmental Technologies

20 Transfer of Technology Office 20  Regional Technology Transfer Centre  Business Incubator  Projects of Technology Transfer

21 Campus Life 21 4

22 Campus Life  The University has one of the best equipped campuses in the Czech Republic  Accommodation facilities are an integral part of the University campus 22

23 Campus Life  A broad range of sports and cultural facilities are available at the University. The modern University campus provides students with excellent study conditions  The various social events such as concerts and balls take place at the University  University sports club and Sporting Days... 23

24 Alumni 24 5

25 Our Famous Students 25 Roman Šebrle Olympic gold medalist in decathlon, 2004 Lukáš Bauer Olympic medalist in Torino and Vancouver Ivan Lendl Former world #1 tennis player

26 Where to Find Us  Ostrava, Czech Republic  26

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