Tomas Bata University in Zlín (TBU), (Czech Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně), is a progressive university comprising six faculties offering students the possibility of studying technology, economics, humanities, arts and health care. The University is named after the world-famous entrepreneur Tomas Bata (1876–1932) who was also the originator of the shoe industry in Zlín. This is in recognition of his outstanding role he played in the transformation of the life and inhabitants of the town of Zlín as well as the whole Czech Republic and its economy. Since its establishment, hundreds of highly-qualified professionals have received education at the University. With a current student population of more than 12,000, TBU ranks among medium-sized Czech universities.
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