VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava was founded in 1849, and has since grown into a modern institution of higher learning, offering the highest levels of education in technical and economic branches of study, based on the interconnection of science, research, education, and the creative activity that binds and enhances them. Ostrava has long been a hub of major industry in central Europe, and study and research at VŠB-TUO is informed by historically close ties with major international companies, as well as by joint research and mobility programmes with university partners the world over. VŠB-TUO is the fourth largest university in Czech Republic with over 20,000 students studying in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in seven faculties and two all-University study programmes. In November 2011 VŠB-TUO was awarded the prestigious ECTS Label, a mark of the quality of implementation of the credit system in bachelor and master study programmes according to European standards. This label ensures that our administration of international students has undergone rigorous examination by an agency of the European Commission in order to receive this Label.