Silesian University is one of the youngest universities in the Czech Republic. It celebrated 20th anniversary in 2011. It is a university with a wide range of study programmes and significant contacts with universities in Europe and overseas. The School of Business Administration located in Karviná is historically the oldest part of the Silesian University as it was established in 1990 as a part of the Masaryk University. It has a total of about 4,000 registered students (full-time and part-time) and 100 faculty members. The School is oriented towards the research and education of experts in the economic, financial, social, administrative fields of study as well as computer studies.
The town of Karviná, with a population of more than 62 thousand residents, is situated 18 km east of Ostrava at the northern periphery of the foothills of the Beskydy Mountains in the Olše river valley. A part of the northern border of Karviná is at the same time border with Poland. The town experienced huge development mainly after the discovery of black coal in the 2nd half of the 18th century. For decades the town of Karviná and its surroundings was an area with high concentration of coal mining and related industries. More recently, this town has become a commercial and tourist center.
Silesian University in Opava, School of Business Administration in Karviná