International Cooperation in the Shadow of Pandemic and War

Four years ago, the Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava (UO) joined forces with partners from different continents. Although the extensive student and staff exchanges between Czechia, Canada, Vietnam and Ukraine were significantly disrupted by the pandemic and the war, the future is promising.

The UO opens the Jacques Rupnik study room. The world-famous political scientist himself has contributed with his book collection

A unique space suitable for studying, but also for educational and social events is located in the University Library building on Bráfova street. The study room also houses over 1500 books donated by the political scientist and historian Jacques Rupnik himself.

URBAN SOS: Let’s play a game! – The multiplier event at the Faculty of Social Studies

Ms Samira Shadid and Mr Jeroen Gradener from the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam (Department of Social Work) visited the Faculty of Social Studies of University of Ostrava to introduce the URBAN SOS game to the staff members and students.

Our University takes you to the world of high diplomacy

Study at the Department of Human Geography and Regional Development includes diverse excursions. For example, the Erasmus students have now swapped their class in Ostrava for Prague and headed straight to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Czernin Palace.

Intensive Czech Language Courses for Applicants from Ukraine

Are you Ukrainian and want to study at UO? Register for intensive Czech language courses!

Scholarship Information for Ukrainian Students

The UO will support new and current students in the wake of the situation in Ukraine.

On 7 March, 2022, the management of the University of Ostrava decided to terminate its cooperation with Russian state universities with immediate effect

This is a response to the statement of the Russian Rectors' Union (similar to the Czech Rectors' Conference), which is not in line with European values, particularly humanity and the promotion of democratic principles. Russian students currently studying at the UO will not be affected by this move.

Help for people affected by the war in Ukraine

On this page, you can find an overview of available information and contacts you can turn to if you need help or would like to get involved.

The University of Ostrava expresses its solidarity with Ukraine

The University of Ostrava has already condemned Russia's unprovoked aggression against Ukraine, expressed its solidarity with Ukraine and its people, and joined the statement of the Czech Rectors' Conference on the war in Ukraine.

Students and Staff of the Faculty of Medicine Help in the Large-Capacity Vaccination Centre

Students and employees of the Faculty of Medicine UO have also started helping to vaccinate the public in the large-capacity vaccination centre at the Ostrava Exhibition Centre Černá louka.

Study English Philology at University of Ostrava

Explore English in depth, discover American and British literature, find out what eco-criticism is or, for example, how Native Americans influenced the development of English. Daniel Kopitz, the student of the Department of English and American Studies Daniel Kopitz, is well-acquainted with the Programme and will introduce it to you.

My dream job. My dream students

Meet a Minnesota native, Amy Sagrado. She cannot be overlooked, with her blond dreadlocks and a baby in her arms,strolling in the corridors of the Faculty of Arts this year. Although she had never heard of Ostrava until last year, she decided to join the University of Ostrava as an English lecturer in the English Language Fellow project.

New Creative Centre of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

Top quality instruments and the most modern digital technologies for students of fine arts.

International Success of UO Researchers

Researchers from the fuzzy institute, Petr Hurtík and Marek Vajgl, focusing on the artificial intelligence succeeded in two competitions organized by Signate and the Japanese ministry in 2020.

COVID-19 testing

Students from COVID-19 high-risk countries are required to show the PCR testing result certificate within 72 hours from their entry into the territory of the Czech Republic.

Quality of Life: Success of Ostrava in the international survey

Ostrava ranks among the European cities with the most noticeable improvement when it comes to the quality of life. 66 % of the respondents said that the quality of life has improved in the city during the past five years which is the third best result out of all the surveyed cities.

COVID-19: Overview of Current Restrictions at the UO

In connection with the persistent occurrence of COVID-19, we have prepared for you an overview of the currently valid restrictions.

The University of Ostrava among the best world universities for the first time

The University of Ostrava has been ranked among the 1500 best universities in the world. The ranking has been published at the U. S. News website – Best Global Universities Rankings 2021.

Operation of the University of Ostrava Has Been Governed by the University Traffic Light

From 8th September 2020, the operation of the UO has been governed by the University Traffic Light of which colour is currently yellow, derived from the epidemiological situation in the Ostrava-City District. The individual faculties and workplaces may declare higher alert level or other regulations beyond the recommendations for the current level of risk. Follow the faculty websites and the colour signs of the UO buildings.

Wellbeing in the face of crisis: Tips and Strategies

A professional psychologist Jessica Price has prepared some tips as her personal response in the face of the coronavirus outbreak which our students as well as employees might find useful.

Mental Health (not only) in Times of Pandemic

The closure of schools, shopping centres and restaurants, the cancellation of cultural events, restricted personal contact and movement; the busy schedules of many of us were suddenly replaced by unexpected amount of free time. Instead of clear plans, the insecurity and fears have come. Here you will find some tips on how to take care of your mental and physical well-being and how to manage your free time effectively.

Rector's letter to the students: update on study matters and volunteer activities

Considering the current epidemiological situation and the government’s attitude, we assume that the contact teaching will not be possible till the end of this semester.

Emergency telephone line & help for international students

An emergency line operated by the Centre for International Cooperation UO is available for the international exchange students of the University of Ostrava.

Students of the Faculty of Education are looking after the children of nurses and doctors

The students from the Faculty of Education are helping to look after the children of the University Hospital in Ostrava staff. They are ready to take the day care of the children that cannot attend the school during these days. Individual pedagogical work will take place directly at the children's home.

Protective measures against the coronavirus

Students are instructed to call 112 in the case of health problems.

The university of Ostrava in velvet attire

An overview of events organized during the 30 years of Velvet revolution anniversary

Study at the UO!

The University of Ostrava offers wide range of study programs at 6 faculties. Top quality research-driven education, leading figures in their fields of expertise, individual teacher-to-student approach, young and open-minded spirit and strong emphasis on individual growth of each student are some of the main advantages of the UO that attract students and academics from all over the world.