The Czech Republic is home to some of the oldest universities in Europe, and widely regarded as having one of the most attractive quality/cost ratios in all of higher education.
Founded in 1849 VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava is one of Czech’s largest public universities, and offers programmes at the bachelor's, master's and PhD levels to over 16,000 students in engineering, technical, and business related areas. It was promoted to university status in 1904.
Study is organised into seven faculties and three all-university study programmes. These faculties include economics, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, mining and geology, metallurgy and material engineering and safety engineering.
The university has close ties with many other universities across countries in six continents including Columbia, Vietnam, China and India. The university regularly recruits students from overseas, participates in and organises international conferences and continues to deepen existing partnerships with foreign universities and institutions.
The university is also home to its own art gallery, library and the Johann Palisa Observatory and Planetarium which offers programmes related to astronomy, holds public observing sessions on a regular basis, projects films, hosts art exhibitions in the Gallery Mira.
Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic, and there is plenty to do there for students. The nearby mountain ranges provide a beautiful destination for weekends away, and there are many towns and cities to explore within the region.
The city is also home to many festivals including the "Colours or Ostrava" Festival which is an annual international music festival, with over 16 stages and more than 300 concerts, theatres, movies, workshops and discussions.