Thanks to the presence of important groups
of humanities and natural sciences (Czech studies, philology, historical
sciences, astrophysics, informatics, gastronomy, creative photography,
multimedia and audio-visual fields), scientific collaboration across
disciplines is enabled, which also makes it possible to experiment with the
latest knowledge and establish new contacts abroad.
Individual scientific workplaces have a
large range of foreign contacts that enable us to host major world experts and
hold international conferences. Most of the conferences are with international participation;
therefore, scientists from all over the world come to Opava. The faculty is
also involved in organizing cultural and social events for both students and
the general public (lectures by experts in the field of historical sciences,
workshops focused on gastronomy, theatre and student film festivals, physical
lectures or observation of the night sky at the observatory).
In addition to scientific and
research workplaces, particular institutes also develop scientific activities
where talented students are primarily given space. They are also involved in
other activities under the guidance of their teachers, such as grant
competitions and projects.