Introductory word

Ball of the Faculty of Science
Allow us to invite you to the Ball of the Faculty of Science which will take place on Saturday, February 29, from 8 pm in Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc. Cloakroom, refreshments and entrance to the venue will be available from 7 pm. Music will be provided by Axel band and traditionally also ExStres. You may look forward to generous raffle.

Redeemable tickets are sold in the main Faculty building at the Department of Internal and External relations, at the cash register in Stronghold of Knowledge, in UPoint at Horní náměstí. After that you need to pick them up at one of the selling places within 5 days. Detailed information on the Ball is available at

Science and Research

Ministry of the Interior has announced the first tender in Strategic Support for the Development of Security Research of the Czech Republic 2019 - 2025 program (IMPAKT 1) within sub-program Joint Research Projects. Subject of the tender is the selection of proposals for applied research and experimental development projects; it is not possible to submit proposals for basic research projects. Detailed information on the call, including tender documentation, can be found here.

The project proposal must be submitted through the information system of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic and „Confirmation of submission of electronic project proposal to ISTA" should be sent to the provider's data box marked "BV IMP1 / 1VS - project proposal" through the Department of Sceicnce and Research of Faculty of Science. Please submit project proposals and confirmation of submission to Mrs. Alena Jarosova, e-mail:, tel.: 585634011 by March 30, 2020, 12 pm.

In order to provide methodological support for preparation of project applications, the provider will hold a seminar on March 3, 2020 at 9.00 - 11.00 or 14.00 - 16.00 at the Ministry of the Interior, Nad Štolou 936/3, Prague 7, conf. room no. 088 on the ground floor. Please register to the seminar via email to by February 23, 2020. Active link Seminar application is available here.

International and outer University Information

Study and work stays in Sarajevo and Mostar
Under Erasmus+ KA107 program, Palacký University offers PhD students and staff members a stay at the University of Sarajevo or University of Mostar (PhD students will be provided with 700 EUR / month scholarship), which must in take place in the first half of 2020. The offer is valid for all university fields. Potential candidates can apply by March 9 via e-mail at: or

Study / scholarship stays at von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
If your professional interest and studies are focused on fluid mechanics, whether experimental, theoretical, or computer-simulated, you have the opportunity to apply for study stays at the von Karman Fluid Dynamics Institute.

Von Karman Institute offers several types of study stays:

Weekly Specialization Lectures:

• Short training program (3 - 6 months, especially suitable for the experimental part of the thesis)
• Research Master (Annual Specialized Postgraduate Program)
• Doctoral program (Ph.D. study in cooperation with a home or Belgian university)

Upon timely registration (preferably before April 1), you can receive a scholarship of € 1,100 (Research Master) or € 1,500 (Ph.D.). More information here.

Scholarships in the Republic of Korea
National Institute for International Education offers 2 scholarship places for Bachelor or Master degree program graduates from Czech Republic to study at Korean universities. A prerequisite for admission to the Master's program is to obtain a Bachelor's degree by August 31, 2020, resp. obtaining a Master's degree for admission to doctoral studies by the same date. Part of the scholarship is a one-year language course compulsory for those who do not reach the required level of Korean. Students are paid a scholarship of KRW 1,000,000 per month and are reimbursed for additional costs, including international transportation.

Deadline for submitting applications is March 9, 2020. For more information on necessary documents, the requirements for the candidates and the selection procedure, we recommend that you visit the DZS/AIA website and read more information in applicant´s manual.

Candidates shall deliver the required documents to the headquarters of the Academic Information Agency (House of International Cooperation, AIA, Na Poříčí 1035/4, 110 00 Prague 1) within the set deadline.

Students applying for the selection procedure through the AIA should be graduates of public universities. General information about tenders can be found here.

BTHA scholarship programs:
Czech-Bavarian University Agency announces BTHA scholarship programs:

- scholarships for German courses and a specialized summer schools in Bavaria
- scholarships for Czech courses and specialized summer schools in the Czech Republic
- scholarships for study and research stays in the Czech Republic
- scholarships for internships in the Czech Republic

More information can be found at under the „Scholarship" section.

BTHA Grant Programs:
„Bayerisch-tschechische akademische Projekte 2020 - program supporting Czech-Bavarian academic projects such as conferences, workshops, summer schools, excursions or project preparation (application submitted by a Bavarian university)

Mobilitätsbeihilfen Tschechien 2020" - contributions for study, lecture and scientific stays in Bavaria or in the Czech Republic (application submitted by Bavarian university). More information at in the „Grants" section.

Academic Senate

Academic Senate
Academic Senate of the Faculty of Science announces ELECTIONS IN THE ACADEMIC SENATE OF PRF UP for election period May 8, 2020 – May 8, 2023.

Elections in the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Science will take place on the following dates:

  • April 1, 2020 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm main Faculty building, 17. listopadu 12
  • April 2, 2020 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm library of the faculty, Šlechtitelů 22

Candidate proposals

Proposals for candidates for members of the Academic Senate of PrF UP are submitted to the Election Committee in writing through the faculty registry by February 26, by 12:00 pm (deadline set by the Academic Senate on December 4, 2019). Academic staff and students can be nominated.

Each candidate proposal must contain the following items:

• name and surname of the proposed person;
• year of birth;
• department in the case of an academic employee, study program and year in the case of a student;
• determining to which group of candidates (student or academic) the candidate is proposed (if he is both a student and an academic);
• the petitioner's signature;
• furthermore, the approval of the proposed candidate must be delivered to the Election Committee by the deadline for proposals; recommended directly on the proposal.

Ballots will be published on February 27 at

Members of the Academic Senate of the Faculty are elected from as well as by the members of the Academic Community of the Faculty. Academic staff and students of the Faculty of Science are members of the faculty academic community. Academic staff of the Faculty of Science are employees working in the positions of professor, associate professor, expert assistant, assistant, researcher, lecturer.

Composition of the Election Committee

At its meeting on January 29, the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Science UP elected in a secret ballot 10 members of the Election Committee for the elections to the AS of the Faculty of Science and the partial Election Committee for the elections to the AS of Palacký University Olomouc as follows:

Mgr. Jana Burkotová, Ph.D.
RNDr. Jiří Fišer, Ph.D.
Mgr. Zbyněk Kurač
doc. Mgr. Ladislav Mišta, Ph.D.
Mgr. Jana Oklešťková, Ph.D.
Mgr. Petr Osička, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Vilém Pechanec, Ph.D.
Mgr. Patrik Peška, Ph.D.
Mgr. Radim Simerský, Ph.D.
RNDr. Jana Skopalová, Ph.D.

Doc. Mgr. Ladislav Mišta, Ph.D., has become the chairman of the election committee.

Mgr. Ondřej Vencálek, Ph.D., has been according to agreed procedure elected as a substitute.

Concurrently there will be elections to the Academic Senate of UP taking place (

For students

Subject registration for SS 2019/2020 – schedule adjustments
Minor adjustments to schedule are possible to make at the Department of Study by February 27.

Graduation ceremony
We kindly ask all graduates who have successfully completed their state final examinations in January and February and wish to attend the graduation ceremony to apply at the Study Department. These will be held on 29. 6. - 2. 7. 2020. The schedule will be posted on the faculty website in the second half of June. Confirmation of proper completion of studies can be obtained from the Study Department. Here you can also collect your diplomas at the end of March if you do not want to attend the graduation.

Scholarship applications
Please submit applications for regular scholarship payments until the end of the academic year, i.e. August 2020, and not until December 2020. This is because STAG works with academic years, not calendar years, and some students terminate their studies during the application etc. For September 2020, submit new applications.

Trips abroad
Students who have a full-time contract at the faculty must report this fact to the Human Resources Department when traveling abroad through the Erasmus program.

UP Crowd
UP Crowd student association cordially invites everyone to another lecture from the Science Café series. On Tuesday, February 25, a Czech dentist, neuroscientist and science promoter Jiří Šedý will be a guest with a lecture „Clenching Teeth - A Problem of the 21st Century" ( The event is traditionally held in the Coffee Library from 5:00 pm. On Wednesday, February 26,  the association organizes a special lecture and including chemical experiments for children with hearing impairment. Another lecture planned by Science Café is called „Deep Brain Stimulation in neurological diseases" by MUDr. Martin Nevrlý from LF UPOL.

Faculty Operation

FreshUP Bistro located on the ground floor of the main building of the Faculty of Science UP has expanded its assortment. Newly, it offers its customers a wholegrain roll with spread (raw celery and carrot, leek, mayonnaise and sour cream), chia bun with spread (ham, cheese, egg, mayonnaise and tomato paste) and grande bun (mayonnaise, pesto, Parma ham). The current offer stays available. UP employees and students are also allowed to pay with an employee / student card, where the price will be deducted from the loaded credit.

Travel orders only electronically starting March 1
Please note that, as of March 1, 2020, following R-B-19/19-ÚZ01, travel orders can only be submitted electronically. This applies to both domestic and foreign trips. The effect of this measure was postponed at the request of faculties last year and we believe that this period was used to get acquainted with the new system. You can access electronic travel orders by logging into UP Portal under tile Travel orders. The system includes both the entry of travel orders, their approval and billing. After the business trip is completed, travel orders are normally printed and forwarded for further processing.

Upon appropriate approval, employees can receive a deposit for their business trip either to the account they have entered in SAP or in cash at the cash register. Wire transfers are made only in Czech currency. Both Czech and foreign currency can be withdrawn in cash.

The procedures are described in the eCP manual and in the system itself under “help”. Information about details of the training that has been carried out for the faculties can be found through the secretaries of the workplaces. If there is a need to revive the training, please contact CVT via the Helpdesk.


Newton Program
The Newton program is offered to talented high school students interested in science. It enables students to enhance their knowledge across all fields of our faculty by participating in courses taught at the Faculty. The student has a mentor at the Faculty of Science UP who recommends appropriate courses. He/she has the opportunity to attend classes together with our university students and at the end of the semester to pass exams with the perspective that after enrolling into regular study at the Faculty of Science UP they may under certain conditions apply for credit recognition. We would like to connect with colleagues who would be interested in joining the program and mentoring. More information here and e-mail:

Student Day of Nuclear Medicine
On May 13, 2020, the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of CTU in Prague organizes the 1st International Student Conference Student Day of Nuclear Medicine. This conference aims to increase multidisciplinarity in the field of nuclear medicine through discussion and conference contributions from medicine, radiopharmacy and radiological physics. For more information, visit

Summer school
Loschmidt Laboratories organizes VI. Summer School of Protein Engineering form June 21-25, 2020. Summer School is intended for secondary school and university students (1st - 2nd year) interested in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics and biotechnology. Students will acquire basic theoretical principles of protein engineering and on practical tasks they will try computer design, construction and characterization of proteins. Participation in the summer school is fully covered by the organizers.

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