Tomas Bata University in Zlín (TBU)

Year of establishment: 2001

TBU offers a wide range of attractive degree options, including at its well-known Faculty of Technology, and has a strong international reputation for research and development.

Zlín (Czech Republic)

nám. T. G. Masaryka 5555

Tel. +420 57 603 2238

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The University is named after the originator of the shoe industry in Zlín and a world-famous entrepreneur Tomáš Baťa (1876-1932). At TBU, considerable emphasis is placed on teaching English and other foreign languages, and the choice of English-taught degree programmes on offer is been continually extended. TBU also has a strong international outlook and international cooperation in all its forms - student exchanges, lectures and teaching internships, joint research projects - is strongly encouraged.

The University offers three levels of study based on the European Credit Transfer System. Its graduates are issued the Diploma Supplement, the aim of which is to enhance their position in the European labour market. It is recognized all over Europe. In 2009 the University was awarded the prestigious Diploma Supplement Label by the European Commission (for the second time), which has raised its reputation amongst other higher education institutions in Europe. In 2012 TBU was awarded the ECTS Label by the European Commission, which is the most prestigious European certificate awarded in the sphere of tertiary education.

TBU is a member of numerous international organizations, including the prestigious EUA (European University Association), which is made up of 800 universities from 46 countries in Europe. It enables the University to participate in all the EUA’s significant activities, which are designed to support higher education in Europe. The University has also signed the Magna Charta Universitatum of Bologna, which aims to support scientific development and freedom, and to remove boundaries when gaining and transferring knowledge. The Charta signatories undertake to create conditions for teacher and student mobility. TBU is also a member of the Danube Rectors’ Conference, which brings together universities in the Danube region along with other institutions.

The University offers a wide range of attractive degree programmes, which can be studied at the following six faculties: Faculty of Technology (FT) Faculty of Management and Economics (FaME) Faculty of Multimedia Communications (FMC) Faculty of Applied Informatics (FAI) Faculty of Humanities (FHS) Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management (FLCM). A high quality university is characterized by advanced research and development. Some areas of research, such as polymer engineering, chemistry or automation and technology process control, have earned TBU an excellent reputation abroad.