Although the independent Tomas Bata University was established on 1 January 2001, the first engineers have studied in the Czech Republic since 1960. At that time, a branch office of the Slovak Technical University was established in Zlín, where chemical and engineering technology was taught.
An integral part of the activities of Tomas Bata University are creative activities. In some areas, such as in polymer engineering, chemistry or automation and process control, TBU is among the world leaders. At present, several research centers operate at TBU. All of them are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and serve as a quality background for teaching students, for a rich scientific and research activity, and also for cooperation with companies.
Since April 2012 the Job Centre has been offering its counselling services to TBU students and graduates. At present, it offers also free career and employment counselling.Activities of the Job Centre are orientated particularly towards searching and mediating appropriate jobs for self-motivated students and graduates. It gives advice on how to write a CV or a cover letter, it organizes workshops for TBU students and graduates and the career opportunities fair – Business days, etc.
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We offer accommodation at university dormitories to students, employees and visitors of the city . We provide quality and affordable accommodation including beds for disabled in single, double and triple rooms. The dormitories are within a 10-minute walk of the city center. We offer free internet access in the rooms, guests can also use the Internet study room, TV room or laundry room with drying rooms.
The Library and Editorial Board of TBU in Zlín acts as an advisory body to the TBU Rector, and coordinates all activities associated with operation and development of the TBU Library and TBU Editorial Centre. It articulates recommendations in the areas of librarian, informatics, and publishing activities, and submits them for review and approval to the TBU Rector’s Advisory Council.
Both gyms involve the area of a standard indoor sports ground with a high-quality non-skid surface. Equipment for sports activities such as floorball, soccer, volleyball, aerobics, yoga, martial arts, etc. is available in the gyms. The gyms include high-quality facilities with spacious dressing rooms and sanitary facilities.
The Student Club offers a venue for informal gatherings including the possibility of going to a separate bar. The rooms of the Club are equipped with standard tables and chairs as well as various types of armchairs for comfortable gatherings in a modern environment.
The university is a member of the Association of European Universities, with more than 800 universities in 46 countries.The Faculty of Management and Economics of the University is ranked first among the economic faculties of universities in the Czech Republic.
Zlin is a small, industrial city. At first, it seems not good for socializing because of the limited leisure activities but in time you get used to it. Also if you stay in a dormitory you will have lots of friends both Czechs and international students. Overall, the education is very satisfying here.
Individual approach, educated lecturers, dialog between dean's office and students is beneficial
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