Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc is a research-oriented faculty. It offers a wide range of Bachelor, Follow-up Master, and Doctoral study programmes in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Ecology, Earth Sciences, including programmes preparing future teachers of natural sciences.

Most faculty facilities including the dormitories and university cafeteria are located on a campus not far from the city centre. Biology study fields and scientific-research units are situated in Olomouc-Holice. Thanks to European funding and success in national grant competitions the faculty has managed to build modern facilities with state-of-the-art equipment. The faculty operates an interactive museum Fort Science and also a Botanical Garden.

For more information browse through the electronic version of current brochure of the Faculty of Science with overall information on study fields, major accomplishments in research, leading experts in science, statistics of enrolled students and graduates, and much more.

Contact information

Faculty of Science
Palacký University Olomouc
17. listopadu 1192/12
779 00 Olomouc
+420 585 634 060

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Detailed identification data

Palacký University Olomouc

Business name Palacký University Olomouc
Abbreviated name UP
Legal form of the entity Public university
(pursuant to law no. 111/1998 Coll.)
Address | street Křížkovského 511/8
Address | city Olomouc
Address | postal code 779 00
Address | country Czech Republic
Telephone number +420 585 631 111
Website www.upol.cz/en/

Faculty of Science

Part of UP | name Faculty of Science
Abbreviation of part of UP | organization FS
Address | street 17. listopadu 1192/12
Address | city Olomouc
Address | postal code 779 00
Address | country Czech Republic
Telephone number +420 585 634 060
Website prf.upol.cz/en/
E-mail address dekanat.prf@upol.cz
Registration number 61989592
VAT number CZ61989592
Entry in Commercial Register Not subject to entry to Commercial Register
Bank details  
Bank code 0100
Bank name Komerční banka, a. s.
Account number 19-1096330227/0100
International bank number of CZK account (IBAN) CZ0901000000191096330227
Number of EUR account 43-3855090287/0100
International bank number of EUR account (IBAN) CZ9801000000433855090287

Statistical data

Total number of students: 4.081
Number of graduates in academic year 2021/2022: 699
Number of applications for academic year 2022/2023: 4.984
Enrolled students: 1.614
Number of study fields: 149
Total number of employees: 884, including 596 of academic staff and researchers
Average age of employees: 41

Major achievements

Faculty research staff is involved in implementation of a prestigious ERC grant project called Two-Dimensional Chemistry towards New Graphene Derivatives, the first one of its kind at Palacký University.

At the CHIRANAL 2018 January Conference, Karel Lemr received the Hanuš's medal, the highest award of the Czech Chemical Society for scientific achievements in chemical fields.

The research team from the Department of Optics of the Faculty of Science, Palacký University has been able to design a special detector, which is the first in the world to measure important quantum properties of light states without breaking them. The results of this unique experiment open new possibilities for detecting quantum states of photons and other quantum objects.

In November 2018, a plant geneticist Jaroslav Doležel received the main National Award of the Czech government - Česká hlava. In his work he focuses on the study of genetic information in plants, its structure and changes that accompanied the evolution of plants and the emergence of new species. He has also contributed to the decoding of the wheat or barley genome, which will help in breeding new varieties resistant to climate change, pests and diseases.

The prestigious Neuron Prize for Young Scientists in Physics was received by Lukáš Slodička from the Department of Optics of the Faculty of Science, who specializes in quantum properties of light.

Ondřej Kováč received one of the two grants from the Experientia Foundation with his research project, which focused on the development of a new type of effective antibiotics. He has thus increadsed a number of 15 excellent young scientists under the age of 35 in the field of organic, bioorganic and medicinal chemistry, who, thanks to the foundation's support, will travel for a one-year internship to a top scientific workplace. Ondřej Kováč is currently working at the Department of Organic Chemistry of the UP Faculty of Science, where he is continuing a project dedicated to the total synthesis of the new antibiotic Kibdelomycin.

The Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list of almost 7,000 most cited scientists from more than 60 countries also includes the name of plant hormone analysis expert Ondřej Novák from the Laboratory of Growth Regulators, which is a joint workplace of the Faculty of Science of Palacký University and the Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Professor Radim Filip from the Department of Optics received the František Běhounek Award for 2022 at the Wallenstein Palace of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. This prestigious award is intended for scientists who have contributed to spreading the reputation of the Czech Republic in European research and development.

Faculty employees are very successful in obtaining national, European and American patents and utility models.


During the reestablishment of the University in Olomouc it was already clear that natural sciences have to be an essential part of teaching at Palacký University. Initially, natural sciences were part of the study at the Faculty of Education and Faculty of Arts UP. Then, in 1953, the Faculty of Natural Sciences was established as a part of University of Education. In 1958, the faculty has become one of the four faculties of the oldest Moravian University.

Individual disciplines have begun to systematically pursue scientific work and research as the equipment of individual departments improved. Significant organizational, personnel and material changes came in 1990s.

In more than sixty years of its existence, the faculty employees and students have worked and studied in many various buildings in the city center and the suburbs. The faculty was originally located on Křížkovského 10 but it was only until 1959. Later it moved to the building on Třída Svobody 26, which primarily functioned as a German state secondary school and teachers’ institute. It served as the main building of the faculty until 2009 when a new modern building was built on 17. listopadu 12. During the 1990s the adjacent building on 17. listopadu 50 was reconstructed, where the Joint Laboratory of Optics is located. Another essential part of the faculty facilities is located on the suburbs of Olomouc. The Holice campus houses biological disciplines as well as two outstanding science centres – the Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research and Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, which were established thanks to the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovation.

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