Beginning of semester

Beginning of semesterLike every year, a number of freshman students of Bachelor study programs will be starting the Faculty of Science. In order to make their start easier, Pospol Student Association prepared an "Opening of the Semester with Pospol", which will take place on Tuesday, September 18, at the Dean's conference room, in the presence of Vice-dean Karel Hron. As a part of the meeting there will be a tour of the faculty given by Ondrej Kolar from building administration.

Meet the Rector
Faculty of Science will hold a public discussion of the Rector with members of academia on "Ideas of UP management about a new university institution and other topics". It will take place on Thursday, October 11 at 2 pm in the Faculty´s Auditorium. Everyone is cordially welcomed. 

Science and Research

Public tender MP TRIO

Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade has launched a public tender to support industrial research and experimental development, focusing on the development of Czech Republic's potential in key technologies such as photonics, microelectronics and nanoelectronics, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, advanced materials and advanced manufacturing technologies. Support can be requested by businesses (legal or natural persons) who investigate the project in effective cooperation with at least one research organization. Other participants in the project may be businesses and research organizations. An electronic application form must be filled in and sent in the Ministry´s information system by October 31, 12:00 pm. The written application, including the annexes, must be submitted through the Department of Science and Research, by Friday, October 26, 12:00pm. The expected commencement of project implementation is January 1, 2019. More information can be found Ing. Eva Kořínková, , tel. +420 224 85 26 21

Competition to support research and education projects
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports announces a competition to support research and educational projects solved in cooperation with SÚJV with the expected start of implementation period in 2019 - Projects 3 + 3. The deadline is December 3, 2018. For more information see.

Honorable mention of the Rector to the authors of expert books 2018
Rector will again appreciate authors of selected expert books in the fields of natural, medical, social sciences and the humanities. Every employee of the University, including the author, may submit a proposal for honorary recognition. Awards can be awarded to publications that meet the criteria and were published this or last year. Popular scientific publications and textbooks will not be included in the competition.Submit the publication in printed form accompanied by a cover letter in electronic form at the Department of Science and Research by October 1. More detailed information Jaroslav Skácel,, tel.: 585631408

Rector of University Olomouc announces the 6th edition of the Development Project Competition within the institutial plan of Palacky University Olomouc - FRUP. The competition is governed by Rector´s Directive No. B3-13/5-SR. Detailed information about the competition available Jaroslav Skácel,, tel.: 585631408, deadline for submitting proposals is October 31, 2018 at 5pm.

Horizon 2020
European Commission has announced a new round of Twinning challenges under Horizon 2020. Detailed information about the challenge here. Proposals can be submitted by November 15, 2018.

Security Research Program of the Czech Republic
Czech Ministry of Interior has launched a public tender for research, experimental development and innovations within the Security Research Program of the Czech Republic between 2015 and 2022 (BV III / 1-VS). Proposals of applied research and experimental development projects should be submitted to Alena Jarošová, Department of Science and Research, tel.: 585634011, email:, by Monday, October 8th, 12:00 pm. You can find detailed information, including tender documentation and annexes here.

Fulbright program

Scholarships from Fulbright program At the beginning of the new academic year, we would like to mention the upcoming closing dates of the Fulbright Commission scholarship for academic year 2019/20 and offer further updates from our activities. Deadlines for submitting applications are as follows:

October 1 - Fulbright Specialist Program, where you can invite a US expert for short-term stay 2 to 6 weeks

November 1 - Fulbright core program  and Fulbright-Masaryk program in junior and senior category.

You may also invite current Fulbright scholars who will be in the Czech Republic this year as guest speakers Overview of the program and medallions of this year's American scholars can be found here.

For Students

Study plans for academic year 2018/2019
Lists of lectures (study plans) for academic year 2018/2019 can be found on the faculty website:

Registration of courses in STAG
The deadline for registration of courses in STAG for academic year 2018/2019 is September 23, 2018.

Requests for subject recognition
Requests for subject recognition, duly completed and confirmed by the Department, must be submitted to the Study Department by October 10, 2018.

Graduation ceremonies
We ask students who graduated between August to September 2018 and want to take part in November graduation ceremonies to inform their study referent by email. For information on how to pay the fee, visit the following website, where you can find the exact schedule of ceremonies at the end of October.

Study plan of 1st year doctoral students
We ask first-year doctoral students to submit their study plans by September 30, 2018. The study plan must be signed by the student, their supervisor and chair of the subject committee. At the same time, we ask students to enter the topic of dissertation and name of supervisor into STAG.

International and outer University Information

International and non-university matters
The Rector's Office provided our Faculty with additional resources for the development of new foreign co-operation for 2018. Only the travel cost of academics and faculty staff in order to prepare strategic partnerships / cooperation with foreign partners can be covered, possibly supporting short-term visits of visiting professors in connection with the creation of new cooperation (in this case accommodation can be paid, however no personal costs ). If you plan a trip or visit that meets the definition above, you can apply for (partial) financial support by Magdaléna Ondrušáková ( Vice-Dean for International Affairs, prof. Dušek will decide on granting funds, in regard to degree of completion of the upcoming cooperation, with an effort to cover the study fields evenly and, of course, with regard to the remaining funds. Funds are limited and there is no legal entitlement to these.

English Courses for Employees and Ph.D. Students
Department of Foreign Languages offers English courses for staff and Ph.D. students at the Faculty of Science in winter semester 2018/2019. Choose from the vast offer that can be found here.

Scholarship for one-year study stay in Bavaria
We would like to draw your attention to the current call for applications for scholarship for one-yar study stay in Bavaria with the option of extending for up to 3 years. The scholarship is intended to finance follow-up Master or Ph.D. students at a public university in Bavaria. The scholarship can also be awarded for one-year study stay in Bavaria as part of a doctoral program at a Czech public university. The deadline for submitting applications for academic year 2019/20 is December 1, 2018. Further information is available at 

Faculty Operation

Meal ticket
We managed to increase the contribution from the Social fund to a meal / meal in the canteen to CZK 20. It regards the initial contribution to employees' share of the payment, which we paid out based on Faculty directive to the wage for 8/2018 in the amount of CZK 10.Please make sure that this change is effective as of pay date for 9/2018 until 8/2019.

There was a delay in reconstruction and innovation of the main canteen on 17. listopadu. Due to this delay, the operation of the main canteen will be restored a week later, on September 24. In the week from September 17 to September 21, the Management of Dormitories and Canteens (SKM UP) will run in the same "emergency" regime as it has been since May. Other canteens will try their best to satisfy the increased demand at the beginning of semester (the canteen at the Medical Faculty of UP will open for customers on October 1). The composition of the dishes remains unchanged, i.e. soup, choice of 3 main dishes, choice of salads. In Šmeralova canteen, dinner will be served until 7:30 pm.


Building Maintenance thanks all those involved in the realization of projects in 2018 at the Faculty of Science and staff of the departments who helped to ensure the smooth course of the works.

Instagram is a place where we can share content and connect with people and things we care about. From 17 September, you will find the Faculty of Science at prf_upol

Badatel project ("Researcher")
Badatel project once again invites enthusiastic high school students to engage in our research through student jobs. We thank everyone who is willing to take in high school students and show them that science is beautiful and addictive. At the same time, we turn to our colleagues asking to list new or update existing projects in Badatel database at, so that we can build on the tradition from the past twelve years. If you are interested, please contact the project coordinator Karel Berka, tel.: 585634769, e-mail:

Mobilization 1938

The Stronghold of Knowledge invites visitors from September 15 to October 14, 2018 to an exhibition focused on an event of Czech history surrounded by many myths, the so-called Munich crisis. Visitors can look forward to models of fortifications, film weeklies, demonstrations of military technology, creative workshops and a launch of a new book, Mobilizace 1938 by Extra Publishing.

Extracurricular activities
If you are looking for a good afternoon program for your child, please check out the offer of science-centered after school activities in the Stronghold of Knowledge

The Club of Gifted Children with a variety of its activities develops intellectual abilities and general knowledge of the child. This school year will focus on the field of natural sciences. Especially Mathematics and Physics and their use in everyday life.

There are still vacancies in the Science club. It is based on observation and exploration of various natural phenomena, minerals, plants and animals. Children can also look forward to a number of interesting experiments in a Biological and Chemical Laboratory.

The Stronghold of knowledge also offers a number of regular afternoon activities that develop artistic or linguistic talent. You can choose, for example, from Scientific Art class, where your offspring practices manual skills, or a Scientific drama class, where children get a chance to participate in their own theater screenplay and complete rehearsing of a play. If you still have not chosen, try Children's University. Details at

Presentation of Astro-particle Physics
A group of Particle and Astro-particle Physics from UP Joint Laboratory of Optics and the FZÚ AVČR (SLO) invites you to present its activities and possible themes of Bachelor and Master final theses. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 2.00 pm, in room 2.48 on the first floor of the SLO Building. Contact the project coordinator Jiří Kvita,, tel.: 585631585

New internal regulations

As of June 25, 2018 the following provision became effective:
R-A-18-01 Scholarship Code of UP

As of July 31, 2018 the following provisions became effective:
R-A-18/02 Internal payroll regulation of UP

As of August 7, 2018 the following provision became effective:
A5-2017-ÚZ01 Rules of Procedure AS UP

As of September 5, 2018 the following provision became effective: 
R-B-18-18 Criteria, requirements for habilitation proceedings and the procedure for appointing a professor at UP

R-B-18-19 Social scholarships at UP for September to December 2018.

A-14-8-N03 Amendment no. 3 to Dean´s decision no. A-14-8RD Granting contributions, gifts and loans from Social fund of PrF UP

R-B-18-17 Economy of supplementary activities of UP

A-15-6-ÚZ01 Dean´s Methodology guidelines to granting travel allowances

R-B-18-21 Accommodation scholarships at UP for October to December 2018

B3-13-8-SR-ÚZ02 Circulation and processing of accounting documents at UP as amended

PrF-B-18-04-UZ01 Decree of the Dean of PrF UP, regulating the organization of doctoral studies in the credit system within institutional accreditation at PrF UP as amended

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