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The University of Ostrava Is Planning the Celebrations of the 30th Velvet Revolution Anniversary

Ostrava lives to see a dignified commemoration of the Velvet Revolution.

The University of Ostrava Stirred up the Colours of Ostrava

Ostrava is no longer a “black star in the sky”! Each year, our university works together with other local organisations to entertain and educate the public in Ostrava. And we did it again this year at the legendary Colours of Ostrava festival!

Ande Nesmith: I hope the University of Ostrava will host as many of us as possible

Interview with Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Ande Nesmith, about research in social work and differences between Czechia and Minnesota, USA.

Why Not Only Urban Historians Find Ostrava Interesting?

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Ostrava could become the organizer of the most prestigious congress of urban historians in 2022.

The University of Ostrava Will Open a New Research Centre for SMART Technologies

The University of Ostrava wants to focus more on the future of SMART technologies. In cooperation with research and non-profit organizations, businesses and public administrations, the University will explore their use in cities and municipalities on a more massive scale.

The University of Ostrava as a part of the World Para Ice Hockey Championship

The world's best para ice hockey will be seen in Ostrava in April and May. Eight elite teams of the world group will compete for the world champion title. The University of Ostrava is taking care of the educational activities that will precede the tournament.

The University of Ostrava has acquired the institutional accreditation

As only the 6th university in the Czech Republic the University of Ostrava has acquired the so called “institutional accreditation” which confirmes its quality and it gives the university considerable freedom. It has succeeded in seven areas of education, by which it has covered majority of its study programmes.

Doctors from Ostrava Save Lives in Malawi

With every breath they took I was worried that it would be their last,” says Rastislav Maďar about the children he helped treat in Malawi.

100 Million Year Old Amber Tells the Story of a Unique Hunting Method

During evolution, predatory animal species developed various mechanisms used for hunting and processing the prey. Our biologist Petr Kočárek from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Ostrava discovered and described a unique method of hunting for prey developed in an extinct insect species that lived a hundred million years ago.

Adéla Odrihocká: “You can never discover the true heart of a country until you learn its language”

The University of Ostrava offers a two-semester module of Portuguese, both for complete beginners and advanced students.

Czech Language Summer School Ostrava: Czech Is Going Abroad

The Czech Language Summer School brought people from all over the world to Ostrava this year. Students from India, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands came here to study Czech.

ČAH 2018: University of Ostrava Won 9 Medals

Athletes from the University of Ostrava brought back a total of 9 medals from this year’s Czech Academic Games. Congratulations and many thanks for the great representation!

Young Doctor Palička: “Sudan Is a Country of Paradoxes”

Martin Palička went to Sudan as an exchange student. While there, he signed up for a weeklong mission where he visited remote areas with experienced doctors lacking any electricity. How did the doctor cope with such an adventure?

The University of Ostrava Again Excels at Colours of Ostrava

The University of Ostrava participated in the Meltingpot discussions held at the Colours of Ostrava music festival held from 19 to 21 July this year. In addition to the discussions, the University organised great workshops in the Science and Technology Centre.

New buildings of the University of Ostrava: A collection of art and design and a site for sport, health and technology

Two new buildings from the architects Kuba and Mrva are planned in the city center at Černá louka, and will serve both students and the public.

Jánáček Ostrava 2018

The University of Ostrava is a partner of the 100th anniversary celebrations.

University of Ostrava ranks top 30th within the new EU countries

The University of Ostrava succeeds in the Times Higher Education New Europe 2018 ranking.

New virus discovered: Biologists from Ostrava have scored!

Scientists from the University of Ostrava discovered a new virus that nobody had ever seen before. They gave the surprising discovery a symbolic name: OstraVirus.

Rapid Re-Housing: social support model developed by Ostrava’s researchers was awarded European FEANTSA Prize

Researchers from the Faculty of Social Studies of the University of Ostrava (FSS UO) have prepared a model of so called ‘rapid re-housing’ for the city of Brno. The model is supposed to solve the problem of homelessness and other related issues, such as criminality. They have received RegioStar Award, awarded by the European Committee and FEANTSA – the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless.

The meeting of wolves at the genetic junction in Central Europe

The number of wolves is increasing in Europe and, consequently, in Czechia. Thanks to its central geographic position, Czechia further facilitates the interconnecting of wolf populations. A scientific research has been carried out of contemporary grey wolf population structure in Central Europe by, among others, associate professor Pavel Hulva and his students at the Department of Biology and Ecology of the Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava.

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