Silesian University in Opava

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The Silesian University in Opava, (Czech: Slezská univerzita v Opavě) is a university offering tertiary education. It was established by the law (Nr. 314/199), adopted by the Czech National Council on 9 July 1991, making it one of the youngest universities in the Czech Republic.

Silesian University in Opava
Slezská univerzita v Opavě
Silesian University in Opava seal.svg
Latin: Universitas Silesiana Opaviensis
Other name
Quidquid discis, tibi discis
Established1991 (1991)
RectorPavel Tuleja
Academic staff
Silesian University in Opava logo.svg

In 1999 the Mathematical Institute in Opava was established after its separation from the Faculty of Philosophy and Science, and in 2008 several other institutes were separated from the same faculty and the Faculty of Public Policies in Opava was created.

The Silesian University in Opava has participated in the Erasmus Programme since 1999. The number of students and employees participating in the Erasmus Programme increased every year for the first 10 years.[2]

Faculties and InstitutesEdit

  • Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
  • School of Business Administration in Karviná
  • Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
  • Institute of Mathematics in Opava
  • Institute of Physics in Opava
  • Institute of Creative Photography


Location of the University of Silesia in Opava on the map of the Czech Republic

The university's sports union, Univerzitní sportovní klub (USK) operates inline skating, skiing, snowboarding, snag golf, cycling and kitesurfing.[3] The university also has its own E-sports team, which participates in the National League of Legends League.[4]



Its seal shows the coat of arms of Silesia, Opava is historical capital of Czech Silesia. Knowledge is symbolized by the book in the middle. It is surrounded by the inscription, Universitas Silesiana Opaviensis (English: Silesian University in Opava) and the year of its foundation, 1991, in Roman numerals: MCMXCI.[5]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Dokumenty - Výroční zprávy a strategické záměry". Slezská univerzita v Opavě (in Czech). Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Department for Foreign Relations - Admissions". Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  3. ^ "ČUS".
  4. ^ "Věnuješ se e-sportu? Staň se na Slezské univerzitě posilou našeho týmu SLUníčka!". Slezská univerzita v Opavě (in Czech). 8 December 2020. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Logotypy a grafický manuál". (in Czech). Retrieved 24 February 2021.

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Coordinates: 49°56′16″N 17°53′48″E / 49.93778°N 17.89667°E / 49.93778; 17.89667