We asked a Turkish student who chose Ostrava as his destination for the Erasmus programme in 2018. This year he returned for an internship. He told us what the city enchanted him with, how he enjoyed the student life and he described the differences between studying here and in his country as well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.