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University of Ostrava

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The University of Ostrava was founded on 28 September 1991. Its origins can be traced back to 1953, when a training college for future primary school teachers was opened in the nearby town of Opava. In 1959, all teacher training within the region was streamlined into a single institution – the newly established Pedagogical Institute in Ostrava. Five years later, the institute was awarded university status and became an independent Faculty of Education, offering four-year degree courses to future primary school teachers. Ostrava was now a fully-fledged university city. The Faculty’s staff became actively involved in academic and cultural life not only within the region, but on a national level. The range of degrees was later extended to include a five-year programme for future teachers of higher year groups.


  • The faculty of Social Studies
  • The faculty of Fine Arts,
  • The faculty of Arts
  • The faculty of Medicine
  • The pedagogical Faculty
  • The faculty of Science


The University of Ostrava incorporates two independent research institutes. The Institute for Research and Application of Fuzzy Modeling develops specialist new mathematical methods, while the European Research Institute for Social Work supports the professional growth of young researchers in order to develop knowledge and skills among social work managers and practitioners across the continent. A cornerstone of research in Ostrava is the University Library, a public institution which holds specialist stocks and information resources on all key areas of teaching and research across the University. Besides its standard lending services (including loans of books to and from other institutions), the Library also provides a range of other services including literature searches, reference resources, consultation, training courses and small-scale publishing; many of these services are available on-line. The Library has a meeting room for 50 people, with 28 PCs plus full Wi-Fi coverage.