STUDENT CITY: Ostrava
The third largest city is Ostrava, the administrative center of the Moravian-Silesian region. Ostrava is situated only 15 kilometers from the border with Poland and is the meeting point of four rivers: Odra, Opava, Ostravice and Lucina. Ostrava used to be a coal-mining and metallurgical center, but in the past three decades, its economic bas has undergone changes and the industries have been restructured. Today, Ostrava is home to various cultural facilities and hosts many famous sporting and cultural events throughout the year. There are two public universities in Ostrava: VŠB-Technical University and University of Ostrava.
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