Technical University of Ostrava

Technical University of Ostrava The VSB - Technical University of Ostrava also known as VSB-TUO (or ''Vysoká škola báňská – Technická univerzita Ostrava'' in Czech) is a polytechnics university with a long tradition in high-quality engineering education and research. It is located in the city of Ostrava, Moravian-Silesian Region in Czech Republic. 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.

The institution was founded on 23 January 1849 as the Mining Academy in Příbram. In 1894, it was promoted to university status and in 1904, it was renamed to ''Vysoká škola báňská''. In 1945, it was moved to Ostrava, then, the centre of Czechoslovak mining industry.

Today, the university has a total of about 20,000 students and consists of the following seven faculties:

* Faculty of Economics ( – EkF) * Faculty of Civil Engineering ( – FAST) * Faculty of Mechanical Engineering ( – FS) * Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ( – FEI) * Faculty of Mining and Geology ( – HGF) * Faculty of Metallurgy and Material Engineering ( – FMT) * Faculty of Safety Engineering ( – FBI) Provided by Wikipedia
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