Introductory word

Dear colleagues, dear students,

the last pre-holiday newsletter is normally devoted to the successfully completed academic year. This year, due to the pandemic of a new type of coronavirus, the boundaries between the different phases of the academic year are somewhat blurry, state final examinations are still ongoing and students have been granted extra time to finish their obligations. The deadline is now September 15. I would like to thank all staff for their tremendous commitment and flexibility in coping with this unexpected situation. I wish students successful passing of exams, successful completion of studies or advancement to the next year. I also wish everyone to regain strength during the shortened holidays before the new academic year.

Martin Kubala

Science and Research

František Běhounek Award 2020
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports announces the 9th year of František Běhounek Award for promotion and popularization of Czech science and spreading the good name of the Czech Republic in the European Research Area (ERA).

The prize can be awarded to a scientific personality who works in basic or applied research, development or academia, graduated from a Czech university or works in a research or educational institution in the Czech Republic and can demonstrate active and successful participation in a European or international project carried out in the European Research Area in the field of research, experimental development and innovation in the past five years.

The deadline for submitting nominations, including all necessary documents to R&D department of PrF, is Friday, September 11, 2020. Detailed information can be found here.

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has announced the 9th national call in research, development and innovation of INTER-EUREKA sub-program (LTE121) for submission of projects within the program of international cooperation in research and development - EUREKA. The contact person for submitting proposals is Miriam Delongová ( The deadline for submitting project proposals is September 22, 2020. More information here.

Study matters

The Department of Foreign Languages at the Faculty of Science, Palacky University offers English courses for the employees and PhD students of the Faculty of Science in the winter semester 2020/21. The complete list of courses is available.

Monitoring the current situation
You can find current information about teaching, exams, etc. on the website.

Contact with Study Department
The study department is reopened in standard office hours with several restrictions: Ing. Jana Camfrlová will be present only on Tuesday and Thursday, Mgr. Marcela Chytilová always in the morning office hours. Mgr. Karásková is still only available via e-mail.

We continue to ask students to process applications preferentially by e-mail with their study assistant. It is also possible to close the study before the statesmen via e-mail.

Closing of the year before Final state examinations
We would like to remind all graduate students to the obligation to close the year before the final examination. The year must be closed no later than three weeks before the final state examination date, by e-mailing your study assistant. After closing the year, the inscription "On..... you have fulfilled your study obligations according to your study department" will appear in STAG.

Pick-up of diplomas
Diplomas will be available for pick-up in one month from the last final state examination (should you not participate in the graduation ceremony). Please contact your study referent to arrange the pick-up.

Deadline for fulfillment of study obligations
The deadline for fulfilling study obligations is extended to the academic year 2019/2020 until September 15. You can also apply for an extension of study until the same date.

Graduation ceremony
The original date of graduation has been cancelled and the graduation will probably take place on November 6-7. If you have already registered for graduation, you have paid the fee and you are no longer interested in graduation, we will refund the fee, just inform your assistant. By prior arrangement, you can pick up your diplomas at the Study Department.

Student evaluation in doctoral studies
We ask students of doctoral study programs to submit an evaluation for the academic year 2019/2020 by June 30. The assessment must be signed by the student and the tutor and must include a written opinion of the tutor as to whether /not recommending progression to the next year. Even after submitting the evaluation, the student can complete the subjects he/she has registered in STAG until September 15. After September 15, a check will be made on the fulfillment of the conditions for advancement to the next year.

Students of the fourth and higher years, together with the evaluation, submit an application for the extension of studies. The application must also include the statement and signature of the supervisor.

Study plans for Academic year 2020/2021

Study plans for Academic year 2020/2021 are available at the Faculty´s website:

Student scientific conference in Bratislava
The 22nd student scientific conference entitled "Chemistry and Technologies for Life" will take place on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 on the premises of the Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology of Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. This conference will include a competition for the best student scientific work of students in the field of chemical, biotechnological, and food technology. More information can be found here.

Student Scientific Competition - Dean’s Award
We would like to remind you of the upcoming deadline for submitting the applications for the Student Scientific Competition - Dean’s Award. The registration is finishing on 30 June (including)!

Students of bachelor, master and doctoral programmes can apply for the 17th year, announced by the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Palacky University in Olomouc. You can register your final projects or other scientific work at

The defence of the registered projects will take place in the premises of the faculty at 12. listopadu street on 7th July. The schedule will be published on the websites. The lectures will be divided into the following sections (Mathematics and IT, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and ecology, Earth Sciences, Didactics of Natural Sciences) and these further into individual categories (bachelor, master, doctoral); the poster section will be held for all categories together. In this extraordinary year, participants are offered to participate personally on the day of the competition (under specified hygienic conditions), or to present their work online.

We cordially invite all authors of the projects, their trainers, other students and employees, who want to become acquainted with interesting projects, to the award ceremony, which is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the auditorium of the Faculty of Science. All winners will receive scholarships and prizes provided by the Faculty of Science and the partners of the event.

All information about the event, including the prizes for the winners is continuously updated at In case of other questions please contact us at the email

Faculty Operation

Air conditioning system maintenance
In April of this year, an inspection including regular cleaning of indoor air conditioning units was carried out. Indoor air conditioning units undergo regular maintenance twice a year (spring, fall). The evaporator and filter were disinfected for each unit. The cooling systems are OK.

The production of disinfection will continue to be provided by the Department of Organic Chemistry, while the supply of alcohol, distribution and storage of disinfection will be provided by the Building Administration. In case of a larger quantity purchase or outside the faculty purchase, please contact Ing. Ondřej Kolář (, tel. 777 775 737).

Hand sanitizers is provided by the faculty at all workplaces, washrooms and at entrances. Disinfection on the premises of the faculty is provided by the operational department of the building administration, which is also in charge of continuous replenishment. In case of lack of disinfection, call Mrs. Věra Holišová, tel. 733 690 766. The building management also ensures disinfection and washing of surfaces.

Reduction of hot water quality
Due to the limited operation of all buildings, we ask employees to regularly release hot water (in laboratories, offices, classrooms, kitchens, etc.). Draining the water should last 2-3 minutes every day or until it smells of chlorine.

We would like to warn all employees that there is still a ban on showering in the building on 17. listopadu 50, due to the poor quality of hot water.

Until the removal of Legionella bacteria from the pipelines is resolved, the employees of the building can use the showers on the 1st floor of the building on 17. listopadu 50a or in the main building of the Faculty of Science - 17. listopadu 12.

Update of data for parking cards and termination of TAGMASTER operation
We ask employees to notify Mr. Zlámal by e-mail ( of changes to data in parking card register (license plate, change of phone number, etc.). We would also like to point out that the parking card must be placed in a visible place behind the windshield not only in the underground garages, but also in the marked parking spaces around the faculty.

In the coming days, the system of access to the underground garages, the so-called TAGMASTER, which provided access to the garages without the use of an employee card, will be definitively terminated.

Due to the fact that the cards were assigned in the name and are kept in the CVT records, we requested their return to the SB by January 31, 2020, but if you still own the card, hand it over to Mr. Zlámal (box no. 35 - Envelopa Building Administration) no later than June 30, 2020. After this date, the building management will not accept the cards and you will have to contact the CVT. Cancellation from the register is important for the issuance of an exit sheet in the event of termination of employment of the employee.

Operation hours of gatehouses
Operation of gatehouses of the main faculty building and in Holice will remain the same. From July 7 to August 28 the gatehouse at SLO will be open from 7:00 to 3:30, gatehouse of VLD building will be open from 7:00 to 3:00.

Office hours of the registry at Envelopa from July 1 to August 31:
Mon - Fri | 9:00 - 11:00 a 1:00 - 2:00

Office hours of the registry in Holice from July 1 to August 31:
Mon – Fri | 12:00 - 1:00

Operation of cafeterias in the summer
From Juny 29, there is a change in opening hours of cafeterias and bistros. FreshUP bistro on the ground floor of the Faculty will be open from 7:30 to 3:00.

Information system failures
The Computer Technology Center informs about the expected failures of the UP information systems during the so-called service week. In the event of a loss of Internet connectivity, the computer network, including fixed telephone lines, will not work. During the week of August 10 - August 14, 2020, there may be short outages of all services, especially outages of websites.

Planned outages of connectivity will take place according to the following schedule.



Outage of service

Monday 10. 8. 2020




Wi-Fi in all UP

Outage of users of AD

Outage of central network at FTK

Tuesday    11. 8. 2020


Outage of central network in Holice

Wednesday 12. 8. 2020


Outage of central network in Envelopa

Thursday 13. 8. 2020


Outage of central network in dormitories

Friday 14. 8. 2020


Outage of central network at UP – upgrade of router


Adjustment of the right to vacation and its use
Following Appendix No. 6 to the collective agreement, with effect from 1 July 2020, the entitlement to vacation for non-academic workers is increased by another 2 days for 2020 and for the following years to 30 days in a calendar year. The increased entitlement will be displayed for the first time on the pay slip, which settles the month of 7/2020.

We remind you of the general rules for taking leave given in § 218 of Act No. 262/2006 Coll., The Labor Code, namely that the employer is obliged to determine the employee's leave so that he uses it in the calendar year in which the employee's right to leave arose, unless Obstacles to work on the part of the employee or urgent operational reasons prevent the employer. The use of leave is subject to controls by the competent authorities. Summer holidays are an ideal time to take a holiday, so please do not hesitate to use it.

Recreation center Karlov
During the upcoming holidays, you can use the recreation facility of PrF UP in Karlov pod Pradědem, where the faculty offers its employees and their families accommodation at discounted prices. The building has 6 rooms with a total capacity of 20 beds and can be used throughout the year.

The following dates are currently available during the summer holidays:

1.7. - 3.7. rooms no. 2 a 6
7.7. - 9.7. rooms no. 4 a 6
11.7. - 13.7. rooms no. 3
16.7. - 18.7. rooms no. 1 a 4
30.7. - 1.8. rooms no. 1
24.8. - 29.8. rooms no. 5
29.8. - 31.8. rooms no. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 a 6

Outside the summer season, there is a number of other options available, both privately and for departments.

All information on the PrF UP recreational facility, including the price list and direct access to the reservation system, can be found at For any further information please contact

Thermal Perception Map

The Department of Geography, in cooperation with the Department of Development and Environmental Studies and the City of Olomouc, is preparing a thermal perception map. The research follows up on the bioclimatic analysis of the city's temperature conditions and its aim is to propose effective measures to reduce thermal stress in the city during hot summer days. You can fill in a questionnaire at

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