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. 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.
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.
The campus of VSB-TUO offers a wide range of sports facilities for students, employees, but also for the general public. Within the campus there are outdoor badminton and volleyball courts, a climbing wall, indoor basketball and volleyball courts, and a football pitch with an artificial turf. You can play table tennis, try to practice martial arts, go to fitness centers, or to our aerobic hall where you can choose between fast or slow forms of exercises. A public swimming pool is within reach - only one tram stop away.
The main campus of VSB-TUO is situated in the very pleasant surroundings of Poruba - in the vicinity of a forest, with paths for in-line skating or cycling. The campus is linked by the public transport to other parts of Ostrava, even at night. Ostrava is very well accessible not only by train, but, now that the motorway has been completed, also by bus and car.
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Services in the campus (Full list here)
Campus offers wide range of sports activities for students - tennis courts, football ground, table tennis rooms, gym, etc. Check online reservation system (only in Czech).
As regards other services, there are several groceries in the campus and also right in the dormitory. For larger purchases, there is Globus shopping center reachable by walk or Tesco shopping centre a few tram stops from the dormitory. If you need to buy some clothes or shoes, you can also find them in the mentioned Tesco, but if you prefer modern shopping centers, head the city center and visit Karolina, the newest mall in Ostrava (Tram no. 8, tram stop Karolina). If you decide to furnish your room, you can try IKEA which is to be found in Avion Shopping Park (Tram no. 7, tram stop Zábřeh, Obchodní centrum).
There also is a post office in the campus if you wish to send something to somebody. The packages and letters people send to you will be delivered to your own box in the dormitory. There also are several places where you can withdraw money - at the main reception of the dormitory, there is one ATM and two more are at the main entrance of the university A building (that big green one).
There is quite a lot of options for students: the most usual place to eat lunch or dinner is Menza - student canteen. The meal costs up to 2 euros and you can choose from about 4 various meals every day. You can also buy extra soup, cake or salad for very cheap. Another option is Snack Bar (the same building as Menza) - the meals cost about 3 euros and they are more or less the same every day (about 6 or seven options). There are also other canteens and buffets in the grounds of the school - you just have to try them all and get to know which one fits you. To eat in all of these, you need to have a student card of VSB and you have to charge it. You cannot pay cash. Therefore, if you arrive before the OD, you must be patient and try eating at other places because you cannot get your student card before the OD. Check FAQ section to learn how to order a meal in canteens.
It is possible to pay cash in Pizzeria which is right next to the dormitory - they can also deliver your pizza to your room. The prices are very fair, affordable for students.
Those from the Faculty of Economics can also use Snack bar right at faculty.