22. 7. 2020  |  News

VSB - Technical University Ostrava - international interuniversity cooperation

The series of working meetings, consultations and deliberations took place at VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava on 14th and 15th July. The CSOK delegation led by the President of the Chamber and the Vice-President of the Chamber for Education, Science and Research Mgr. Vlasta Bohdalová has met with representatives of the university management.

On behalf of VSB Ostrava, the meeting was chaired by the Rector of the University, Professor Václav Snášel, CSc., Head of the International Relations Department JUDr. Michaela Vráželová, Ph.D., Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Mining and Geology Associate Professor Václav Zubíček and Head of the Department of Mining Engineering and Safety Associate Professor Pavel Zapletal.


The cooperation of CSOK and Faculty of Mining and Geology is stable for a long time. Concrete successes have been achieved, for example, in cooperation with Chinese subjects.
Representatives of the chamber and the university addressed joint plans and concrete progress in the new era, brought by the coronavirus pandemic, into the environment of international university education.

Due to existing risk of  an annual outage in the participation of foreign self-paying students, both parties agreed on the alternative solution through the creation of a university virtual learning platform, which will allow the provision of distance learning.

The Chamber has submitted specific proposals for education topics that will be part of the offer for the abroad students through the Chamber. These are, for example, language courses, short-term or long-term study programs - bachelor's accredited programs or courses specializing in occupational safety.

Furthermore, with the help of CSOK, the university will implement an "offshore campus program" at foreign universities in selected countries, where this form will be not only meaningful, but also beneficial for all participants.

The transition to new forms of distance learning for foreign students is a solution to the state of emergency, in which universities appears through no fault of their own.

The Chamber Cluster and the Network of Permanent Representatives of the Chamber in 12 countries of the former Soviet Union and Central Asia aredoing their best to cover the deficit that Czech universities now feel significantly.