Tomas Bata University (TBU) is named after the originator of the shoe industry in Zlín and a world-famous Czech entrepreneur Tomas Bata (1876-1932) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the life and inhabitants of the town as well as the whole country and its economy. TBU is a progressive university, open to all new ideas. TBU is a dynamically growing higher education institution comprised of six faculties offering students the possibility of studying humanities, natural sciences, technology and art. It is one of the most prominent centres of research in the Czech Republic and, in many respects, also abroad. With a current student population of about 13,000, TBU ranks among medium-sized Czech universities. The current Rector of TBU is Prof. Petr Saha who succeeded Prof. Ignac Hoza. Prof. Petr Saha was also the first Rector when TBU was established.
One of the essential parts of the University’s activities is research and development. TBU has developed cooperation with a number of research institutions worldwide, both in the European Union and in the United States, Canada, Russia, China, India, Japan among others. At TBU, considerable emphasis is laid on teaching English and other foreign languages. The offer of its degree programmes taught in English has been continually extended. Maximum support is given to all forms of international cooperation, i.e. student exchanges, lectures and teaching internships, joint research projects among others.
The University uses a unified credit transfer scheme compatible with the other European universities. 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. This year, the University has been awarded the prestigious Diploma Supplement Label by the European Commission (for the second time now), which has raised its reputation among other higher education institutions in Europe.
TBU is a member of numerous international organizations. Its membership in the EUA (European University Association), which associates over 800 universities from 46 countries in Europe, is one of the most prestigious ones. It enables the University to participate in all the EUA’s significant activities aiming to support higher education in Europe and so to present itself to the whole of the European academic community. The University has also signed the Magna Charta Universitatum of Bologna, which among other things 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 associates universities in the Danube region, and of some other institutions.
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