VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava (VSB-TUO)

About institution

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 branches of study, based on the interconnection of science, research, education, and the creative activity that binds and enhances them.

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. 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. Our University cooperates with educational and research institutions worldwide.

About Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

With its more than 3,200 students, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is one of the largest faculties within the VSB – Technical University of Ostrava. Cooperation with other academic, commercial and state institutions is relatively wide and it is interconnected with the teaching and specialized work of the teachers and students mainly in master and doctoral degree programs. The Faculty closely cooperates with the Moravian-Silesian Region and the Statutory City of Ostrava, in the field of information and communication technologies, and the Faculty is the leader of IT Cluster The Faculty has succeeded in obtaining grants for large and interesting research and development projects. A number of the applied research projects, solving problems in individual electrical engineering and information technology fields of study, is dominated by IT4lnnovations – the Centre of Excellence and the regional research Centre ENET.

Study Programme related to the title of the project

The Master’s programme of Information and Communication Technology includes four branches of study: Computer Science and Technology, Mobile Technology, Telecommunication Technology, and Computational Mathematics. Apart from the knowledge which ensures very good chances of employment in practice, the students are also educated in the relevant theoretical areas. The graduates can continue their studies in doctoral programmes.

Mobile Technology (2612T059)

The graduate of Mobile Technology branch gains an experience in the field of information and communication technologies with a focus on the mobile networks. He can design, operate, modify and optimize mobile wireless networks, he has knowledge of mobile networks, radio technology and software designing of applications for mobile devices. The graduates of Mobile Technology  branch are sought by specialists in the market for their universal knowledge in the field of modern communication technologies.

List of equipment in study branch: Spectral analysers (Rohde&Schwarz), RF generators (Rohde&Schwarz), DVB-T/T2/C/S/S2 Analysers (Sefram), Vector analysers, Antenna analysers MFJ, TEMS analyser GSM/UMTS/LTE, SDR receiver Winradio, PXI, USRP (National Instruments and Ettus Research), Base stations GSM/UMTS (Nokia-Siemens, Huawei).

Our institution will play a key role in the proposed project and provide an assistance in the process of establishing the new study programme in the field of mobile technology. The study branch ”Mobile Technology” has been accredited since 2004 in our Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. We provide many courses closely related to the intent of the new study programme such as the Radio networks, Networks modelling, Wave propagation and antennas,  Radiocommunications Engineering.

When dealing with problems, the graduates of our study branch ”Mobile Technology” can communicate with people, e.g. with other team members or with customers when specifying the tasks and handing over products. They can manage a problem-solving team, define the targets, determine strategies, choose alternative solutions, present and defend their opinions and chosen solutions, bear responsibility for their decisions and the work of the team, educate and themselves in the given branch. All these skills we will trasnfer to the new study programme which is included in the intent of this proposal.