University of Ostrava

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University of Ostrava
Ostravská univerzita
Ostrava dekanat PrF OU 20080426.jpg
Faculty of Science
TypePublic
Established1991
RectorProfessor Jan Lata
Students8543
263
Location,
49°50′17.61″N 18°17′26.57″E / 49.8382250°N 18.2907139°E / 49.8382250; 18.2907139Coordinates: 49°50′17.61″N 18°17′26.57″E / 49.8382250°N 18.2907139°E / 49.8382250; 18.2907139
CampusUrban
Websitehttp://www.osu.eu/

The University of Ostrava (Czech Ostravská univerzita) is a public university in the city of Ostrava, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic. Founded in 1991, it is the newest public university in Ostrava. It consists of six faculties and two institutes providing university education.

History[edit]

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. The range of degrees was later extended to include a five-year programme for future teachers of higher year groups.[1] Gradually, other faculties, departments and research centres joined the University of Ostrava, shifting the focus from teachers to research and innovation in general.

Faculty of Medicine[edit]

The Faculty of Medicine was established in 2010. Its history is closely connected with the Medical-Social Faculty of the University of Ostrava, which was founded in 1993. In 2008 the Medical-Social Faculty was divided into two faculties: the Faculty of Social Studies and the Faculty of Health Studies. The Faculty of Health Studies was renamed as the Medical Faculty on 1 September 2010.[2][3]

Rectors[edit]

Faculty of Science Building
rector's name term of office appointed by
prof. PhDr. Jaroslav Hubáček, CSc. 1991–1995 Václav Havel[4]
prof. RNDr. Jiří Močkoř, DrSc. 1995–2001 Václav Havel[4]
doc. Ing. Petr Pánek, CSc. 2001–2004 Václav Havel[4]
doc. RNDr. Vladimír Baar, CSc. 2004–2007 Václav Klaus[5]
prof. RNDr. Jiří Močkoř, DrSc. 2007 – 2015 Václav Klaus[5]
prof. MUDr. Jan Lata, CSc. 2015 – till now Miloš Zeman

Rankings[edit]

University rankings
Global
THE World[6] 801-1000

In 2017, Times Higher Education ranked the university in the 801-1000 band globally.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of the University of Ostrava". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09. Retrieved 2012-06-12.
  2. ^ Historický úspěch: Ostrava má svou lékařskou fakultu
  3. ^ V Ostravě budou studovat medici, první nastoupí na podzim
  4. ^ a b c "Jmenování rektorů vysokých škol". old.hrad.cz. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Životopis". Archived from the original on April 16, 2010. Retrieved June 13, 2012.[dead link][not in citation given]
  6. ^ a b World University Rankings 2017-2018