Introductory word

Dear employees, dear students,

A working group (hereinafter referred to as the "WG FoS") negotiating the establishment of the Higher Education Institute at UP (hereinafter referred to as the "HEI UP") has been created at the Faculty of Science with regard to the approval of the idea of establishing the Institute. Its task is to agree on the conditions for the establishment of the HEI UP and the way of subsequent cooperation with the Faculty of Science.

The WG FoS is composed of the representatives voicing the interests of the Faculty of Science (Prof. Bábek, Prof. Lemr, Prof. Hlaváč) and the representatives voicing the interests of the emerging HEI UP (Prof. Otyepka, Prof. Šebela, Dr. Jančík). The task of the group is to reach an agreement on the rules of division of the existing Faculty of Science between the HEI UP and the Faculty of Science (hereinafter referred to as the "FoS") so that the working conditions of the individual employees are maintained, obligations in relation to providers of funds are maintained and a level playing field is set for further development of both the entities (HEI UP and FoS).

The WG FoS has agreed that it is necessary to keep the employees and students of the FoS, as well as the whole UP posted about the progress in negotiation related to the establishment of the HEI UP. The employees and students directly concerned with the establishment of the HEI UP should have sufficient amount of information for their decision as to which part they would like to continue operating in. It is also desirable to give other employees and students enough information so that they are able to form their ideas about the future functioning of the FoS and HEI UP.

For the above-mentioned reasons, minutes of meetings of the WG FoS will be disclosed to employees and students of the UP via the UPShare application, on the team website of the Working Group of the FoS for the establishment of the Higher Education Institute. At the same time, the WG FoS also wants to make it possible for these employees and students to raise questions and provide consensus answers to them. To make this feasible, the WG FoS has developed the following brief rules:

  • Inquiries may be submitted by UP employees and students via e-mail to the address
  • Inquiries will be collected for a certain period of time (in so-called rounds) and a response will be formed at a meeting of the WG FoS. Both the inquiry and answer will be posted to the UPShare system. (The deadline for the collection of inquiries in the first round has been set to 20 May 2019).
  • The WG FoS will only process relevant inquiries related to the discussed items stated in the individual minutes.
  • The WG FoS will not deal with any suggestions, comments, evaluations, etc. The aim is to clarify uncertainties in connection with the discussed points listed in the minutes so that the employees and students have a clear idea of the functioning of the FoS and the HEI UP after its establishment.

With regard to the large volume of issues discussed and the complexity of the whole process of dividing the existing Faculty, the WG FoS calls on all the future questioners to address their questions constructively so that activities of the WG FoS are maximally effective and results of its meetings are understandable for UP employees and students.

On behalf of the WG FoS
Jan Hlaváč

Science and Research

Support of Research in the field of Biodiversity in Europe
Technology Agency of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment would like to invite you to the Support of Research in the field of Biodiversity in Europe workshop.

Objectives of the workshop are the following:

  • to present priorities of the Czech Republic and strategic networks BiodivERsA in the field of biodiversity research
  • to encourage Czech research community to participate in international co-fund challenge BiodivClim
  • to introduce the application process for these ERA-NET co-fund calls, present conditions for Czech candidates in the call and provide further information make the application process as simple as possible
  • to provide potential applicants with the opportunity to meet BiodivERsA Coordinator and BiodivClim organizers and personally discuss the topic.

The seminar will take place at the Ministry of Environment in Prague on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 10:00 to 12:30 in facilities of TA CR. After the morning session, the speakers will be available for your questions and consultations.

Please register for this seminar using this form, no later than Monday, June 3, 2019. (room capacity is limited, so registration may be terminated earlier). An invitation with a detailed program will be sent with the approaching workshop date. For questions or details about the seminar please contact:

Horizon 2020
Applicants who last year submitted a project proposal in the Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships - European Fellowships (H2020-MSCA-IF 2018), and whose project is included in the no money list, can participate in OP RDE No. 02_19_074 International mobility of researchers - MSCA-IF III call.

Palacký University Olomouc will submit one joint project in the call. Collecting requirements for participation in the project from individual faculties will run until June 30, 2019. The interventions will specifically focus on professional growth of researchers, quality research, education for use in practice, development of communication and cooperation. Only European Fellowships will be supported.

For more information, please contact Alena Jarošová (, 585 634 011).

International and outer University Information

Internships in Germany and Chile
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports announces a call for applications for a paid internship in an international organization ESO (European Southern Observatory). The location of the internship is Germany or Chile, the scholarship amounts to 2 500 - 3 000 EUR per month (depending on the education and placement of the trainee), duration of the internship is 6 - 12 months (with a possibility for extension). Czech students, scientists and engineers up to 32 years of age who work in one of the following fields are eligible: astronomy, astrophysics, software engineering, electrical engineering, mechanics, controlling, optics, operational engineering, project management.

The application must be sent in English by May 31, 2019 to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. The starting date of the internships is September 2019. More information is available here.

Japan offers an 18-24 month scholarship
Study and research stays for PhD students, academic workers, graduates of Master degree programs (possibly BSP graduates) or students of the last year of Master studies. The age limit is 35, the scholarship offer is valid only for Czech citizens. The date of the English and Japanese written tests is June 7, 2019.

University studies in Japan
Japan offers a scholarship to study at a Japanese university for 5-7 years to high school graduates and for first year university students. Applicants or candidates must be born after 2 April 1995, the scholarship offer is valid only for Czech citizens. The date of written tests is June 7, 2019. The exam consist of Mathematics, English and Japanese plus Chemistry and Biology, resp. Chemistry and Physics according to the chosen field of study. Sample written tests can be found here:

Application deadline is May 29, 2019, at 3 pm. Applications are submitted directly to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports: https:

The list of required documents, application form and scholarship conditions can be found under the link above and also on the website of Japanese Embassy in Prague (see point 2, Research Student and point 3, Undergraduate Students):

Research stays - Slovakia
Slovakia offers 5 places for 2-week research or lecture stays to academic, scientific and research workers. Deadline for submitting applications is May 17, 2019. Applicants must deliver the following documents to the seat of the Academic Information Agency, Foreign Cooperation House, AIA, Na Poříčí 1035/4, 110 00 Prague 1 in three counterparts (1 original and 2 copies):

Completed and University-approved Scholarship Request Form. For more information, please contact Sabine Borovanská, M.A., tel .: 221 850 504, e-mail:

ERA Fellowship
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research announced a call under the ERA Fellowship programme, which is dedicated to deepen cooperation and create new connections between significant German research institutions and their partners in the EU 13 countries. This programme is intended for middle management staff members, who work at the university or research organisation in one of the EU 13 countries and will have the opportunity to participate in an internship at one of German research institutes. Internship duration is from 8 to 12 weeks between 15 January and 31 May 2020. Deadline for the submission of applications is 19 June 2019. For more information, please, contact Friederike Beulshausen directly on this number: +49 228 3821-1672.

Academic Senate

The upcoming meeting of the Faculty Academic Senate will take place on Wednesday, May 13, 2019, from 1:00 pm in the Large Meeting Room at the Dean´s Office (6.014).

For students

Department of Educational Training
Continuous Teacher training for 2nd year students of Follow-Up Master studies will take place from September 30 to October 18.

An application form is available on Only registered students will be enrolled in a continuous teacher training.

The application must be submitted by September 3, 2019.

Registered students will be placed in schools in Olomouc or in a nearby location (Šternberk, Přerov, Prostějov, Uničov, Litovel). Students do not have to set up training themselves, in the application they will indicate at which school in Olomouc they would like to work. Students who want to practice in another region have to set up the practice themselves. At the same time, they must ask the school headquarters for permission to conduct continuous teacher training on the application form (

Continuous teacher training is provided for students who complete it in the time given by the University. If you have any questions about teacher training, please send them to:

Completion of studies before Final state examination
We would like to inform third-year students of Bachelor study programs and second-year students of Master study programs that they are obliged to close the year before taking the Final state examination at least three weeks before the date of the examination or final thesis defense. Closing the year needs to be done personally at the Study department.

Graduation ceremonies of Doctoral students
Graduation ceremonies of graduates of Doctoral programs will take place on May 31 at the Faculty of Education.

Evaluation of students in doctoral studies
We ask doctoral students to submit the 2018/2019 academic year by June 30, 2019. The evaluation must be signed by the student and the supervisor and must include a written statement from the supervisor on whether he / she recommends their advancing to a higher grade. Even after submitting the evaluation, the student can complete subjects enrolled in Stag by September 5, 2019. After September 5, 2019, compliance with the conditions for proceeding to the next year will be checked.

At the same time, students of fourth and higher years will also submit their application to extend their studies. The application must also include statement and signature of the supervisor.

UP Crowd
UP Crowd members association will participate in this week's Majáles program and would like to invite you to come and see some interesting experiments. They also invite you to a lecture at the Science Café called Migrene - Myths and Reality by Andrea Bártková, which will be held on May 14 at the Coffee Library from 6:00. Every first Thursday of the month, you have the opportunity to come and see a public meeting of the association and find out what events UP Crowd is involved in. More information about the association, its activities and events can be found at

Geographical Association of the Faculty of Science UP EGEA
It brings together a group of students of the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics, Development and Environmental Studies who want to share and develop their knowledge and experience from these different yet intertwined Earth sciences. The association organizes various events not only in the Czech Republic, but also thanks to its connections with other geographic associations also at international level throughout Europe. This geographic network organizes congresses, scientific seminars and thematic events that work on the principle of sharing students with students.


Thank you
The Department of External and Internal Relations would like to congratulate all winners of Student Scientific Competition for the Dean´s Award and thank all supervisors, commissions and coordinators who participated in the event.

Children's Day with Nature
We cordially invite all "faculty" children and their parents to Children´s day, which will take place on May 29 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm behind the main faculty building. Competitions and games, bouncy castle, balloon modeling or face painting, please confirm your attendance by e-mail:

Day of Fascination by Plants
The Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Science invites you to a traditional popularization event, the Day of Fascination by Plants, which will take place on May 22 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Crop Research Institute and the Institute of Experimental Botany of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic will participate in this year's program entitled "Plants on a Plate." For more information, visit

Professor lecture
„Magnetism in the Nano-World: Searching for Attractive Nanomaterials with Extraordinary and Application-Promising Features" is the title of a lecture by Jiří Tuček will take place May 13 at 1 pm in the Dean's Large Meeting Room (6.014)

Lecture „Nuclear Resonance Methods in Studies of Solids"

Habilitation lecture of Vít Procházka. on „Nuclear Resonance Methods in Studies of Solids" will be held on May 13 at 2:00 pm in the Dean's Large Meeting Room (6.014).

Lecture „How the Human Voice Occurs"
Habilitation lecture of Jan Svec from the Department of Biophysics on the topic „How the human voice occurs" will take place on Tuesday, May 14 at 2 pm in room LP-1032 on the ground floor of the main building of the Faculty of Science.

Science and Research Fair
The traditional Science and Research Fair will be held on June 7 and 8, this year's theme is „Save the Planet!" The event is traditionally free of charge and takes place in the main Faculty building on Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and at Fort Science on Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Departments interested in participating in the event can apply by (for kiosks in the main building) or to (for kiosks at Fort Science). 

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