Tomas Bata University in Zlin


Rector's Welcome

Dear visitors to the website of Tomas Bata University in Zlín,

It is my pleasure to invite you to our University, named in honour of one of the most famous Czechs in the world’s history and aiming to further develop his legacy.

Tomas Bata University offers a wide range of courses. Our aim, which is based on the Bata philosophy and has always been emphasized by Tomas Bata Jr., the first Chairman of the TBU Board of Governors, is to educate graduates who have acquired the essential skills they need to develop successful careers in an international environment. This means that we put great emphasis not only on professional competences of graduates but also on their international communication skills. Upon its establishment, the University was set up as a bilingual institution – English and Czech are of equal importance. Every year, several hundred students from four continents study in Zlín; as well as our students are offered an opportunity to spend a part of their studies at some of our partner universities situated all over the world.

An important role of the University is also the advancement of research and development. Internationally renowned research outcomes are achieved at TBU particularly in polymer engineering, in automation and control of technological processes, and in chemistry. Our academic and research staff include a number of international experts.

When studying at our University, you will be offered education in new, modern buildings equipped in accordance with the standards set at European universities. Our educational facilities reflect the current trends in European architecture in the field of higher education.

Come to study to Zlín, to a town with a unique atmosphere. Zlín has been developed as a garden town, therefore, schools, clubs, cafés and the country are situated within a similar distance. 13,500 students studying at TBU help to create a friendly atmosphere of a student town in Zlín.

I hope our website will give you all the information you require – whether you are looking for a place to study or work. We will be pleased to welcome you.

Prof. Ing. Petr Sáha, CSc.


Contact Information

Official Website:

Address: nám. T. G. Masaryka 5555, 760 01 Zlín, Czech Republic