Tomas Bata University in Zlín (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 more than 12,000 students, TBU ranks among medium-sized Czech universities.
TBU follows the forty-year tradition of the Faculty of Technology, which was founded in Zlín in 1969 and since than has educated hundreds of highly-qualified professionals. 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 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, etc. The University offers a three-level study based on a credit transfer system compatible with 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. 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.
• 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)
TBU Technology Park
The park offers innovation companies laboratories, offices and special workrooms with equipment of the highest standards. Its main priority is to develop cooperation with the companies engaged in the development of plastic materials, the technology of their processing and product development, and also with food-processing companies. All of these fields play an important part in the industry of the Zlín region as well as the research undertaken at TBU.
In June 2008, the University launched its new University Centre. The unique building, designed by a world-renowned architect and Zlín native Prof. Eva Jiřičná, has become the seat of the modern TBU Library offering 450 study places and the new seat of the University’s Rectorate.