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News Archive

Assistant Professor at Thammasat University is now a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Studies

Kath Khangpiboon moved to Ostrava for her doctoral studies at the Faculty of Social Studies. She discusses what she does professionally, why she decided to study at the University of Ostrava and answered many other questions in the interview below.

Students from abroad learn about Czech social policy thanks to the International Project Management programme implemented at FSS UO

Within its International Project Management Programme, the FSS UO again welcomed students from abroad. Together, they focused on deepening their knowledge of social policy and social work in Czechia and on the application of new findings from project management in selected social work organisations.

An international meeting of teachers with their own lived experience took place in Trondheim, Norway, thanks to the Erasmus+ project of the University of Ostrava

During September 2023, people with any form of disability involved in co-teaching as “experts-by-experience” met in Trondheim, Norway. Their meeting was made possible thanks to the support of the Erasmus+ project (SEKEHE) of the University of Ostrava.

Faculty of Social Studies organized the second Blended Intensive Programme, with participants addressing the issue of social exclusion

The Faculty of Social Studies, University of Ostrava, hosted an onsite segment of the Erasmus Blended Intensive Programme entitled “Addressing socio-spatial exclusion with the focus on the participatory approaches, Jílová Case Study”. A total of 23 students from five countries attended the stay.

The Social Work in Crisis: Solution or Part of the Problem?

On 20 and 21 October 2023, the ERIS International Conference took place in Würzburg, Germany. The topic was The Social Work in Crisis: Solution or Part of the Problem?.

The inventor of the PARO robot, Professor Takanori Shibata, visited the Faculty of Social Studies

The Faculty of Social Studies, University of Ostrava welcomed a special visitor—the inventor of the PARO therapeutic robot. The robotic seal pup is used at FSS UO both for research and for teaching. It is even possible that in the future one of PARO robots will keep astronauts company in space.

Academics from around Europe attended the International Spring School of Social Work, hosted by the UO Faculty of Social Studies

The UO Faculty of Social Studies hosted the 16th International Spring School of Social Work last month. Contributions were submitted from different areas of social work, such as family social work and social work with people at risk of social exclusion.

Giulia: My Erasmus was challenging but in a beautiful way

My name is Giulia and I study at the University of Trento. For the whole winter semester I have had the opportunity to study at the Faculty of Social Studies as an Erasmus student.

International Spring School of Social Work in Europe 2023 for Master's and doctoral students

More than 50 professors and students from different parts of Europe were in Ostrava for the 16th International Spring School of Social Work, taking place from 11–14 April 2023 at the Faculty of Social Studies. The conference gives an opportunity to new, young scientists and researchers and welcomed a participant from as far away as Nepal.

“Internationalization at home” –⁠ Foreign experts lecture social work students

During the winter semester, the FSS UO welcomed several foreign professors. The students discussed with foreign experts, for example, the non-profit sector and volunteering in the USA or child welfare and protection services in the UK.

The international SEKEHE project has started. FSS UO will be a leader of collaboration in the implementation of experiential knowledge in higher education

Ostrava, together with three foreign institutions, will become one of the key locations on the map of social innovation in higher education. FSS UO, the project leader of the international consortium, will gradually work on introducing new forms of co-teaching involving people with lived experience.

An Interview with Salvatore Alaimo, the second Fulbright Scholar at the Faculty of Social Studies

Salvator Alaimo was born and raised in New Jersey and has worked in the business and nonprofit sectors, so academia is his third career. He works now in his thirteenth year as a professor at Grand Valley State University, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

URBAN SOS: Let’s play a game! – The multiplier event at the Faculty of Social Studies

Ms Samira Shadid and Mr Jeroen Gradener from the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam (Department of Social Work) visited the Faculty of Social Studies of University of Ostrava to introduce the URBAN SOS game to the staff members and students.

The Beskydy are forever the first mountains I have ever seen in my life

My name is Ira and I’m from Ukraine. I'm 19 years old. I’m in my second year of university studies, and for the whole semester I have had the opportunity to study in the Czech Republic as an Erasmus student within the Erasmus Credit mobility project KA107/ 2019.

University of Ostrava, Faculty of Social Studies in cooperation with four other V4-country universities successfully implemented the research project “Values Building in Social Work Education”

The project outputs were produced with a financial support of the International Visegrad Fund.

Student from Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University on a studying stay at Faculty of Social Studies

My Erasmus+ credit mobility semester at the University of Ostrava was the most exciting experience in my life.

Partners from Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University (BGKU) on a teaching stay at Faculty of Social Studies

From 6–10 December 2021, after a long break, we welcomed in person professors from our partner Boris Grinchenko University in Kiev: Olha Shved, Tetiana Liakh, Tetiana Spirina, Roman Pavliuk and Vadym Liutyi.

Spring School 2021 has attracted participants from 3 continents

The 14th International Spring School of Social Work organised by ERIS was held after 1 year gap from 28–30 April 2021 for the first time online due to COVID-19 pandemic situation.

Important information about university measures to avoid spread of coronavirus COVID-19

Emergency telephone line for international students +420 739 594 408 is available from 8:00 to 18:00.

Ande Nesmith: I hope the University of Ostrava will host as many of us as possible

Interview with Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Ande Nesmith, about research in social work and differences between Czechia and Minnesota, USA.


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