Realization of the project “Nanotechnology” (granted by the Ministry of Sport and Education, ROZP2006/411) allowed the accreditation of the new bachelor and master study programme Nanotechnology which has both been realized as a institution-wide programmes since 2007. VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava was the first University in the Czech Republic to offer such a study programme. In 2012, first students were accepted to a doctoral study programme in the same field. Nanotechnology Centre provides most of the education taking place in all these three programmes. Furthermore, it secures the education in the chemistry-related subjects for three VŠB-TUO faculties (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering and Faculty of Mining and Geology), mainly for the Bachelor and Master Degrees in “Building construction”, “Chemical Metallurgy”, or “Environmental Engineering”. Students have state-of-the-art apparatus at their disposal in the laboratories and the practical education properly extends the theory discussed in the lectures focused on chemistry, preparation and characterization of the nanostructured materials. In the frame of two European projects Infrastructural Support of Strategic Study Programme of CNT VSB-TUO Infrastrukturní (reg.no. CZ.02.2.67/0.0/0.0/16_016/0002468) and Infrastructure support of scientific education of doctoral students at CNT VSB-TUO (CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_017/0002664), the current equipment is going to be expanded with several new sophisticated pieces of apparatus allowing special observations and measurements. An integral part of the educational process is also the involvement of the students in the grant projects and practical requirements of the manufacturing companies whose production activity is focused (not necessarily only) on the field of nanotechnology.
"Functionalized nanocomposites and nanomaterials" Summer school
First international summer school “Functionalized nanocomposites and nanomaterials” is going to take place from 9th to 13th of July 2018 for Master and Doctoral degree students. The summer school offers an in-depth understanding of the field of nanocomposite materials, mainly those carbon-based, and their preparation, properties and characterization. The issue of nano-safety is going to be addressed as well. Field trips to two Czech nanotechnology companies are going to be part of the course.
Students of all three study programmes may take part in study mobility at several foreign universities in Europe, America and Asia. The students may themselves decide which mobility programme and university they choose. The courses taken at the foreign university are then part of their personal study plan.