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The Faculty of Science is involved in providing care for children in crisis

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has turned to the Faculty of Science with a request for cooperation in providing care for children of the state´s critical infrastructure workers, who currently provide essential activities to cope with a serious epidemiological situation. Therefore, in each region, based on the decision of the Government of the Czech Republic No. 1033 of October 12, 2020, schools and school facilities to provide such care were designated.

Our faculty has joined this project with the aim of assisting children of staff with online study, as well as provide full-time teaching, tutoring, babysitting of all types and for all levels of schools. The Department of Pedagogical Training immediately addressed students of science and mathematics, who have just finished their second compulsory four-week continuous teacher training.

Our students have shown great interest and are without hesitation willing to voluntarily participate not only in the Olomouc region, but also in other regions (Moravian-Silesian, Pardubice, Zlín). With their approach and willingness to help to ensure that children of health care professionals are taught on an ongoing basis in schools, even if the current capacity of teachers and school staff is limited (many of them infected with coronavirus or in quarantine).

The Department of Pedagogical Training has prepared a list of students who have been involved in providing care for children and youth in crisis situations for the use of Department of Education and Youth of the Olomouc Region. The contacts will thus be available to the crisis staff, which will then contact students and ask them for specific assistance in a specific region.

We appreciate that our students, future teachers of science and mathematics, did not hesitate to actively join this event. We believe that with their approach and attitude they will help promote the good name of our Faculty.

Jana Slezáková
Department of Pedagogical Training

Science and Research

Dean´s Award for authors of prestigious scientific publications
The publication (set of publications) is submitted by the Head of the Department or Director of the Research Center by November 15, to the Science and Research Department to Barbora Krudencova, e-mail:

If more than one author is qualified for a given publication, it must be specified which one is proposed for the Dean's Award. Submitted publications must meet all of the following conditions:

  • scientific journal where the paper is published, in a given subject class, according to the Web of Science, is in the 90th percentile or above
  •  the proposed scientist is an employee of the Faculty of Science with workload of minimum 50 percent, and he / she presents the affiliation of the Faculty of Science as the main workplace
  • the main or corresponding author of a given publication must be an employee of the Faculty of Science of Palacky University Olomouc

The publication was published in 2020; papers published in 2019 can also be submitted if they were not entered in the competition in the previous year.

Call for grant applications of the authorized representative of the Government of the Czech Republic in the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR)
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has announced a competition to support joint research and educational projects of Czech research institutions with laboratories JINR implemented in 2021 - Grants of the authorized representative of the Czech Government to JINR (target funding). The project proposal should be submitted in English on the attached form. Deadline for delivering project proposals is December 3, 2020 in a pdf file to the Ministry of Education ( and in a copy to the Secretariat of the Committee for Cooperation of the Czech Republic with JINR ( More information can be found here.

Call for applications for projects solved in cooperation with JINR (Projects 3 + 3)
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has announced a competition to support research and educational projects solved in cooperation with JINR with the expected start of the solution in 2021 - Projects 3 + 3. The expected duration of the project is a maximum of 3 years. Proposals and interim reports on project solutions should be delivered by December 3, 2020 in a pdf file to the Ministry of Education ( and in a copy to the Secretariat of the Committee for Cooperation between the Czech Republic and JINR ( The final reports of ending projects shall be delivered by March 31, 2021, and in the case of a new proposal from the same applicant, this shall also include the interim results of the ending project as of the date of submission of the new proposal. More information can be found here.

Academic Senate

The upcoming meeting of the Academic Senate of PrF UP will take place on November 4, at 1:00 pm. Senators and the faculty management will receive login details by e-mail. Other people who are interested in watching the proceedings of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Science of UP must ask the chairman of the AS, Tomáš Opatrný, for the login details, e-mail:

Study matters

Opening hours of the study department
The study department is closed during the ban on teaching. Please send your applications to your study assistant by e-mail to or by post to our address or leave it at the faculty gatehouse.

Study plans for ac. year 2020/2021
Lists of lectures (study plans) for the academic year 2020/2021 are available at:

Applications for subject recognition
Applications for recognition of subjects, duly completed and confirmed by the department, must be submitted to the study department by the end of November (by post or leave at the faculty gatehouse).

Graduation ceremonies of bachelor and master studies
Graduations ceremonies of bachelor and follow-up master studies have been cancelled without compensation. Graduates can pick up their diplomas at the study department after reopening the building with their study assistant. Graduates who have already paid the administrative fee can request its refund by e-mail from their study assistant.

UP Crowd
For the time being, the student association of science promoters UP Crowd has had to limit its activities such as trips to high schools and primary schools, however, it is all the more active in the virtual space. Through their subsidiary project Scientist, they popularize science on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitch or the website In cooperation with the "Thermovision to Schools" project, they are also preparing a special educational video about infrared radiation. If you are interested in their activities and want to get involved, join the online recruitment on Thursday, October 5, 2020 (at 3:00 and 6:30).

Announcement of Department of Pedagogical Training
Continuous teacher training of first-year students and of simultaneous supplementary study of teaching will take place on February 22 - March 12, 2021. An application form is available on the website Only registered students will be included in the continuous teaching practice. The application must be submitted by January 20, 2021. Continuous teacher training is provided to students who complete it within the specified (university-wide) deadline. Send any questions about teaching practice to


Faculty of Science has decided to reach out to high-school students through podcasts called "How to get to Nature", which include audio messages about study offer as well as interesting news from the Faculty. The first podcast is available on Spotify.

Werner von Siemens Award seeks the best works, educators and scientists
Already the 23rd year of traditional scientific awards again offers rewards from 50 to 300 thousand. They are waiting for the best master's and dissertation theses, the best teachers and the best scientists. Do you know of anyone who would deserve to be appreciated for their recent research or educational work? Feel free to sign them up. After all, if you manage to recommend the winner, a reward of CZK 10,000 goes to you as well. Spread the fame of Olomouc students, academics and scientists to the world! Details can be found on the competition´s website. The deadline is November 30, 2020.

Fermi's tasks
The Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc has just launched the XV. year of the Fermi´s task competition, which is intended for individual pupils / students as well as teams interested in physics and the world around us. The competition is not limited to physical topics, but seeks connections with other disciplines. When solving the assigned tasks, the criterion of success is the accuracy of the estimation of the final value, the number of partial steps (additional questions), originality, the use of interdisciplinary links. Individuals and groups are evaluated separately in categories for primary and secondary schools. The competition takes place by correspondence, pupils / students solve the tasks independently.

More information about the competition is available at Application form is available here: For further questions, please e-mail Involve children of employees in the competition, thank you for sharing information on the event in their schools.

Research weekend seminar
The Faculty of Science has opened registration for the traditional Research Weekend Seminar, which is being held online this year. The event will take place on November 13-15. Employees and students of the Faculty of Science will present some interesting scientific projects to participants through videos and online discussions. The lectures will focus on natural sciences, i.e. mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and earth sciences. The program will also include a game and teamwork on a virtual project. This weekend event is intended for high school students over the age of 15 who would like to learn something new and meet people with the same scientific interests.

More information is available at, or by e-mail Registration is possible until November 8, 2020. Participation in the event is free.

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