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Interconnecting European regions: University of Ostrava is part of a European University Alliance

NEOLAiA European University Alliance, University of Ostrava is part of, has received funding for its development in the European University Initiative Call. In a fierce competition of 39 emerging consortia, NEOLAiA is one of the seven alliances that have won a grant.

The inventor of the PARO robot, Professor Takanori Shibata, visited the Faculty of Social Studies

The Faculty of Social Studies, University of Ostrava welcomed a special visitor—the inventor of the PARO therapeutic robot. The robotic seal pup is used at FSS UO both for research and for teaching. It is even possible that in the future one of PARO robots will keep astronauts company in space.

Academics from around Europe attended the International Spring School of Social Work, hosted by the UO Faculty of Social Studies

The UO Faculty of Social Studies hosted the 16th International Spring School of Social Work last month. Contributions were submitted from different areas of social work, such as family social work and social work with people at risk of social exclusion.

UO on the Use of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Teaching and Research

he University of Ostrava supports the use of tools with artificial intelligence elements as long as their use is in accordance with the principles of ethical and responsible behavior, i.e. the use of artificial intelligence that does not harm or disadvantage anyone and whose use is not concealed on purpose. The UO recommends ethical use of AI to improve and streamline the acquisition of knowledge and skills in education and research.

Czech President at the University of Ostrava. Petr Pavel Visited Our City Campus

On Tuesday, March 28, 2023, symbolically on Teachers’ Day, the Czech President Petr Pavel arrived at the campus of the University of Ostrava, which is a particularly significant event for our university. We hosted a presidential visit at the UO after many years.

UO Scientist Developing a New Type of Cell Therapy

Read more in an interview with Michal Šimíček, immunologist and a biologist at the UO

Project LERCO worth 1,8 billion CZK is getting wrapped up. Construction of the research hub starts this autumn

The University of Ostrava has announced a public procurement for the general contractor for the construction of a new science research centre LERCO worth nearly 700 million CZK. The total budget of the strategic project amounts to 1,874 billion CZK.

The UO Doctoral School continues in the summer semester!

The Doctoral School includes such courses that significantly increase the general competencies of doctoral students in the field of creative activity and are suitable for virtually all doctoral study programs.

UO City Campus Officially Open! Prime Minister Himself Attended

Huge interest of both media and public. Ceremonial unveiling of the bench named in the honor of Václav Havel, tours of both campus buildings, series of thank you speeches, and above all, high hopes for the future. This is what the opening ceremony of the City Campus looked lik

Summer School for International Students

The second edition is coming soon!

“Internationalization at home” –⁠ Foreign experts lecture social work students

During the winter semester, the FSS UO welcomed several foreign professors. The students discussed with foreign experts, for example, the non-profit sector and volunteering in the USA or child welfare and protection services in the UK.

The international SEKEHE project has started. FSS UO will be a leader of collaboration in the implementation of experiential knowledge in higher education

Ostrava, together with three foreign institutions, will become one of the key locations on the map of social innovation in higher education. FSS UO, the project leader of the international consortium, will gradually work on introducing new forms of co-teaching involving people with lived experience.

A German expedition dealt with digital accessibility at the UO. They were impressed with the work of Pyramida Centre

The University of Ostrava was visited by representatives of the German project SHUFFLE, which deals with the digital accessibility of not only study materials. They learned about the wide range of activities of the Pyramida Centre and also met with students with special needs from the UO.

University of Ostrava Through the Eyes of Our Degree Students

We were wondering what the student life at the University of Ostrava and in the Czech Republic in general looks like from the point of view of our international students from countries far away and asked them a few questions. If you want to hear their experiences and opinions, read bel

The New Rector Will Be Associate Professor Petr Kopecký

The Academic Senate of the UO elected him as a candidate in the first round.

University of Ostrava appeals on the academia and the public to support human rights in Iran

Today the management of the University of Ostrava published an Open Letter by Iranian People Living in the Free World on the global petition platform change.org to appeal on the international academic community as well as the general public to join the Ostrava Initiative for the Support of Freedom and Human Rights in Iran.

An Interview with Salvatore Alaimo, the second Fulbright Scholar at the Faculty of Social Studies

Salvator Alaimo was born and raised in New Jersey and has worked in the business and nonprofit sectors, so academia is his third career. He works now in his thirteenth year as a professor at Grand Valley State University, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

Health Wisdom From Our Students: Impostor Syndrome

Read an article about the impostor syndrome from a student of our Faculty of Medicine.

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ostrava Opens a New Simulation Centre

Although there are no patients in the hospital, it is equipped with beds and the latest medical technology. We are talking about a new training hospital worth more than a quarter of a billion CZK which was inaugurated today by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ostrava. The modern Simulation Centre will prepare both future doctors and medical students.

UO International Summer School 2022

As the summer nears its end and the next academic year and semester begin, read a little bit about the adventures of students, who attended our very first international summer school titled “Entrepreneurship and Creativity for All”.


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