The City Campus will push Ostrava among the leading student cities and will spark further development of Ostrava. It will make the region more attractive to young people, who will be educated in the study fields that the transforming region needs.
To the campus for new degree subjects
The classrooms, gyms and music halls of the new City Campus of the UO will open to students after the exam period. From February 2023 future coaches, teachers, musicians, producers and graphic designers will be educated at the campus in Černá Louka.
“We are looking forward to welcoming new students here in the autumn, in both master’s and bachelor’s programmes such as Teaching for Secondary Schools, Teaching for Primary Schools, Recreation and Health, Coaching, Health, Sport and Technology, Graphic Design, Chamber Music or Production in the Cultural and Creative industries,” says Adam Soustružník, Head of the Centre for Marketing, Communication and Popularization and adds that the study applications for the academic year 2023/2024 are open until March 15, 2023 (for the Czech study programmes, English degree programmes may vary).
Reviving the centre of Ostrava
The campus will open a new, pleasant part of the centre in the immediate vicinity of the river Ostravice to the public. “The courtyard, greenery, bleacher stairs and a roof oval with sports facilities, a running track, two workout areas, a yoga post, as well as a bench named in the honor of Václav Havel will be fully open to the public from February,” added Adam Soustružník.
The courtyard, greenery, bleacher stairs, a roof oval with sports facilities, a running track, two workout areas, a yoga post, as well as a bench named in the honor of Václav Havel will be fully open to the public from February.
What is unique about Ostrava is that the oval also has its own roof section, where you will be able to run in beautiful weather. Then you can stretch on the rooftop workout area or do yoga with a view of the river Ostravice and the scenery of the landmarks of Ostrava’s centre.
Culture and sport
From March, the wider public and local sports clubs will also be able to come here to run on the unique “levitating” oval, take a dance class, climb the climbing wall or use the counselling room for movement programmes. “With a certified gymnastic hall or a hall for ball sports with the size of three basketball courts, there will certainly be many opportunities to visit,” says with an invitation Daniel Jandačka, Dean of the Faculty of Education of the UO.
It will also be another attractive place where anyone from Ostrava can visit for culture. The campus includes a white-cube style gallery and a concert hall for 242 spectators. “It will bring listeners a truly magnificent musical experience, not only because of the excellent acoustics, but also thanks to the performers and musicians who graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, study here currently or prepare promising talent as teachers. You will be able to hear top-quality instruments, including Steinway & Sons concert grand pianos worth nearly 5 million CZK, which the university has purchased specifically for concerts here,” says Dr. Michal Bárta from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music and adds that the faculty is planning to prepare its own concert season for the concert hall just as the philharmonic or the theatre does.