The University

Tomas Bata University in Zlín

Tomas Bata University in Zlín (TBU) is a progressive and modern university following current trends in European and world higher education. With a current student population of over 9,000, TBU ranks among medium-sized Czech universities. Since its establishment, hundreds of highly-qualified professionals have received education from the University.

The University is named the after world-renowned entrepreneur Tomas Bata, founder of the shoe industry in Zlín. He played a significant role in transforming life in the town of Zlín, as well as the whole of the Czech Republic and its economy. The multicultural, dynamic and youthful environment at TBU provides base for an excellent studying experience for each student.

TBU comprises of six faculties offering to students the possibility to study technology, economics, management, natural sciences, informatics, humanities, art, logistics and health care. Students in all levels of education are provided with modern facilities to advance their personal development and skills. The university puts great emphasis on the development of internationalization. Every year, hundreds of international students study at TBU in degree programmes accredited in Czech or English to get their Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree or in exchange programmes. Our student body is multicultural and comes from more than 40 countries worldwide, creating a valuable environment for intercultural interaction, knowledge sharing and enriching experience for all. Moreover, students have the opportunity to meet and interact with some of the world´s finest academic minds.

In 2012, a prestigious certificate – the ECTS Label – was awarded to TBU by the European Commission. The ECTS Label is the most significant European certificate awarded in the sphere of tertiary education and is recognized as a proof of high quality of an institution of higher education. 

The Czech Republic

The Czech Republic (Česká republika in Czech) is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is often said that the Czech Republic is located in the ‘heart of Europe’ and this unique location makes the country accessible to major European cities. The capital city is Prague. The Czech Republic is a democratic country and a member of the European Union and NATO.

With a population of 10.5 million and total area of 78,866 sq km, the Czech Republic is a relatively small country. However, the history of the country spans over a thousand years. The Czech Republic is well-known for its historical sights, some of which have been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Historical monuments are certainly not the only reason why the Czech Republic is worth visiting. Our country can offer many different types of landscape with wonderful scenarios and amazing beauties of nature and greenery. The Czech Republic offers lots of places where to take a trip and discover Czech heritage, all providing numerous opportunities to relax but also to pursue sporting activities. Czech people are very friendly and most of them speak English.

The Town of Zlín

Tomas Bata University is located in the town of Zlín, the administrative centre of the Zlín region. Zlín lies in Southeastern Moravia (approximately 300km east of Prague, 100km east of Brno, and 220km north of the capital of Austria, Vienna). It is known as the birthplace of the founder of the Bata shoe empire, Tomas Bata (1876-1932); his company flourished in Zlín in the first half of the 20th century. First-time visitors to Zlín are usually greatly impressed by the town’s beauty, greenery and friendly environment. The advantage of the town is its layout, because all important places, buildings and institutions are located within easy walking distance. The green areas in the centre, but also in the closest surroundings offer lots of possibilities to relax, do sports activities or spend a great day avoiding noise and air pollution. The town of Zlín also fascinates its visitors with its unique functionalist architecture. Even though the town has a relatively small size, there are lots of possibilities for everyday activities. During the TBU Summer School, an international motor race – Barum Czech Rally – part of the World Rally Championship, takes place in Zlín. In addition, the large number of students makes Zlín a university town full of young people.