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Learning facilities

Libraries and computer facilities in Opava

Libraries and computer facilities in Karvina


Leading departments/laboratories

(in 2013)


Institute of Creative Photography (Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava)

One of the two of its kind in the Czech Republic, with international renown.


Photographic ateliers (see, also offering high-quality scanners for digitalization of slides, negatives, films from electron microscopes, etc.


Department of Finance and Banking (School of Business Administration in Karvina)

The Department of Finance represents one of the very few excellent research centers focused on financial economics in the Czech Republic. It is successful in obtaining research grants from external sources such as Czech Science Foundation or Universities Development Fund. The Department maintains international cooperation with numerous research institutions across Europe. Research activities concentrate mainly on financial integration in the European Union, efficiency, competition and risk management in banking, exchange rates and foreign exchange markets, and foreign direct investment.


Department of Economics (School of Business Administration in Karvina)

Research activities of the Department of Economics focus on the issues of regional disparities and the labour market. The department collaborates with researchers from other universities and the results of its research activities are presented in scientific journals and conferences indexed in world-renowned databases. The department is also successful in obtaining external research grants. An international scientific conference is organized every two years.


Institute of Historical Sciences (Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava)

Leading center in the Czech Republic specializes in Czech and Czechoslovak history, museology and conservation science.


Conservation laboratory – featuring equipment for a wide range of conservation and restoration techniques, especially for metal, ceramic and glass artefacts, as well as for collection protection:  Olympus Bx 51 optical microscope, X-ray diagnostics (XYLON Smart 160E/0.4), scanner, negatoscope (Cool&Life 1417), UV lamp,  stereomicroscopes, ultraviolet needle, high-speed microgrinder, moisturizing/demoisturizing devices (Brune and Ekotez) and others.


Informatics (Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava)

The Institute of Computer Science concentrates on scientific research and monitoring in the field of theoretical and applied computer science with a special focus on the theory of formal languages and automata, artificial intelligence (including artificial neuronal networks) and field of information and expert systems and bio-inspired computer science.


The Robotic Laboratory has offered various robotic platforms for educational and research purposes since 2001. Recently it has been equipped with the automotive platform Koala, small humanoid-like platform and heli robots. In the near future it will be equipped with a UAV heli platform and a small research automotive platform for the multi-agent robotic research in cooperation with the EU-funded research project IT4Innovations Centre of Excellence.


Mathematics (Mathematical Institute in Opava)

Specializes in dynamical systems and functional equations, integrable systems (currently a member of the Eduard Čech Institute for Algebra, Geometry and Physics, – the only „Centre of Excellence“ in the Czech Republic in the area of mathematics), and other branches of mathematical analysis, geometry and mathematical physics. In the last five years, over 2/3 of its budget was obtained from grants and similar external funding (excluding EU programs). Carries out long-term and extensive international collaboration with many institutions worldwide (USA, Austria, Spain, etc.).


Two computer laboratories equipped with 24 Apple iMac Intel Core2Duo or Core5 computers, Apple Xserve QuadCore server, Technology Fusin R800 harddisk array, colour scanner, printer, and software including Maple, Statistica, IBM SPSS Statistics, Maxon Cinema 4D, ArcGis, Terex and Riskan (risk assessment/management packages), and other.


Public administration and regional policy (Faculty of Public Policies in Opava)

In the field of research, development and innovation the Institute of Public Administration and Regional Policy specializes in three main directions of scientific activities: “The sustainability of community development and quality of life“, “Development and dynamics of social justice“, and “Gender equality and life changes“. The institute collaborates with universities in Poland and the Slovak Republic.


One computer laboratory with capacity of 20 seats equipped with Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM and 22" LCD monitors for students and teachers. A widescreen SMART Board with an interactive whiteboard equipped with the SMART response voting system is installed. Additional equipment includes sound system, LCD flat TVs, DVD recorder, VHS recorder and multifunctional color laser printer. The software packages installed include MS Office, IBM SPSS Statistics, Nova Mind Platinum, Vensim Professional, SMART Notebook, Adobe Flash Pro, and ArcGIS, run under the Windows 7 Enterprise operating system.


Theoretical physics and astrophysics (Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava)

Oriented on a wide range of areas including the theory of gravitation, theory of elementary particles, quantum field theory or the quantum physics of molecules. Attention is paid to applications of the above-mentioned fundamental theories in astrophysics and cosmology. The research is particularly focused on collision processes of highly interacting particles, inflationary cosmology, behaviour of particles and fields in the vicinity of compact objects and the theory of accretion discs. Essential component of the research is represented by computer implementations of numerical methods, statistical data processing and realistic physical simulations.


The Computational Simulations Laboratory provides a computational environment for profound teaching of numerical programming, computational simulations and modeling, parallel programming, computer graphics, scientific visualization, and multimedia processing. The heart of the laboratory is the server (fitted with 6 Quad-Core processors) shared by eight thin clients connected through 1 Gbps wiring.

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