Introductory word

Dear colleagues, dear students,

in this year's pre-holiday Newsletter, I would like to thank you in particular for your ability to deal with the difficulties caused to us all by another wave of the new coronavirus pandemic in recent months. These were again challenging months full of unexpected complications, which we were able to overcome together. I hope that in the winter semester we will meet again not only with you, but also with foreign colleagues and together we will return to the normal course of an academic year.

I wish to all staff and students a beautiful and peaceful holiday. I look forward to meeting some of you on July 1 at the Student Scientific Competition for the Dean's Award.

Martin Kubala

International and non-university matters

Support for international cooperation development
As a part of the Institutional Plan, the Faculty of Science also received a contribution to the development of international cooperation. These resources can be used for travel costs of faculty staff related to cooperation development, short-term visits of foreign experts at FS or co-financing of student mobilities abroad. However, no wage or personal expenses can be paid from these resources. If you are planning a trip or a visit that meets the above definition, you can pre-apply for (partial) financial support by email to Waleria Slowiková ( In the application state the names of the participants, the foreign institution, the requested amount of support (including the main source of funding and the total expected cost) and the purpose of the visit.

The decision on granting the support will be made with regard to the degree of completion of the cooperation and with an effort to evenly cover all the fields. Preference will be given to activities co-financed by the departments.

Call for applications for the 2021 Prize in Pharmacy
Embassy of France in the Czech Republic launches the call for applications for the 2021 Prize in Pharmacy. The laureates of the Prize will receive a financial reward and the first two prizes will also have the opportunity to perform a research internship in France.

You will find more details in the document with the conditions of participation and a promotional poster. The name of the coordinator of each prize within the University has to be send before July 11th to the following address: Updated information on the award are available on our webside.

Scholarship offer to study in Korea
The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Seoul offers a scholarship from the KAIST Global IT Technology Program. It is a government scholarship program that includes study programs for government officials, academics at universities, researchers, and IT experts. The scholarship covers tuition, living expenses and airfare for up to two years for students in master study programs and for up to three years for PhD students. The requirements include a bachelor's or master's degree in IT-related areas. The language of study is English. Detailed information about the program, application conditions and contacts can be found in the attached documents. For more information, contact Program Coordinator Dayae Kate Kim ( or ITTP Director Seung Hun Han, Ph.D. (

Study matters

Dean's award for an outstanding teacher
The Dean of the Faculty of Science has announced the Dean's Award for an outstanding teacher. Students of third and higher years of bachelor and follow-up master studies can participate and elect the best teacher. Each student can nominate up to three teachers, who will be assigned votes with a weight of 1.0, 0.7 and 0.5, respectively. Voting is anonymous, however, requires logging in to the portal. It is possible to vote electronically on the website until September 30, 2021. The best teacher for each of the five fields (Mathematics and Computer science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Ecology, Earth sciences) will be awarded.

Doctoral student evaluations
We ask students of doctoral study programmes to submit an evaluation for academic year 2020/2021 by June 30, 2021. The evaluation has to be signed by the student as well as the supervisor and has to include a written assessment of the supervisor as to whether or not he/she recommends the advancement to the next year. Even after submitting the evaluation, the student can complete the subjects he/she has enrolled at in STAG until September 6, 2021. After September 6, 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.

Office hours - study department
During the summer holidays from July 1 to August 31, 2021, the office hours of the study department are adjusted as follows:

Monday 9:00 - 11:00 am 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Tuesday 9:00 - 11:00 am 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Wednesday closed

Thursday 9:00 - 11:00 am 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Friday closed

The study department is closed from July 7-9 as well as August 2-6. If you need to take care of urgent matters, contact the study assistant by e-mail or telephone. From August 30 - September 3, it will be open only to students enrolling in the 1st year.

Closing of the year before Final state examination
We draw the attention of students of the 3rd year of the bachelor and the 2nd year of the follow-up master study to the obligation to close the year before taking the final state examination. The year must be closed no later than three weeks before the date of the final examination/thesis defense. Closing of the year can be done by e-mail. After fulfilling all study obligations, the student contacts his/her study assistant.

Graduation ceremony
The graduation ceremonies will probably take place (depending on the epidemiological situation) on July 12 - 16, 2021. For students who will graduate after June 21 and in July, the graduation ceremony will take place in November (depending on the epidemiological situation). Candidates can apply by their study assistants after successfully completing their state exams. The organization of graduations is subject to epidemiological measures, i.e. 50% of the capacity of the hall, upon providing a negative result on a test for covid, etc.

State doctoral examination and dissertation defense
When submitting the dissertation or the application for the state doctoral examination, it is necessary to observe deadlines specified on the website under the doctoral study.

Deadline for fulfillment of study obligations
The deadline for fulfilling study obligations has not changed for the time being and still remains September 6, 2021.

Extension of study
Students of the 3rd year of bachelor's and 2nd year of follow-up master's study who do not fulfill all study obligations this academic year, i.e. will not close the year before final state examination/thesis defense by September 6, must deliver a written application to the study department by September 6 in order to extend their studies.

Student evaluation in doctoral studies
We ask students of doctoral study programs to submit an evaluation for the academic year 2020/2021 by June 30, 2021. The evaluation must be signed by the student, the supervisor and must contain a written opinion of the tutor as to whether he/she recommends advancement to the next year. Even after submitting the evaluation, the student can complete the subjects he/she has enrolled in STAG until September 6, 2021. Students of 4th 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.

Continuous teacher training for student teachers
The Department of Teacher Training of the Faculty of Science, UP would like to announce that continuous teacher training of students of the 2nd year of follow-up master studies and simultaneous supplementary study of teaching will take place from September 27 - October 22. An application form is available on the website. Students can send applications now. Only registered students will be included in the continuous teacher training. The application must be submitted by September 1. After this deadline, it will not be possible to register for the internship.

Before starting a continuous teacher training, the student is obliged to mediate the conclusion of an Professional Internship Agreement (2 copies) between the practicing school, Palacký University in Olomouc and the student. You can find the contract form here.

Registered students will be placed at schools in Olomouc, or in the nearby region (Šternberk, Přerov, Prostějov, Uničov, Litovel). Students do not have to arrange their internship at these schools themselves, in the application they will state at which school in Olomouc or its surroundings they would like to conduct the training. Students who want to do the internship in another region must arrange it themselves. At the same time, they must apply to the school´s principal for permission to conduct continuous teacher training on the application form ( Continuous teacher training is provided to students who complete it in the university-wide term. Send any questions to:

Study plans for academic year 2021/2022
Lecture lists (study plans) for academic year 2021/2022 are available at the Faculty´s website:

Operation of the Faculty

Mandatory testing at UP ends on July 1
Following extraordinary government measures dated June 7, the obligation to test employees and students on the premises of UP will end on July 1. The current regular testing at faculties, dormitories and other UP units will thus be abolished. The need to submit a negative test for covid-19 or a confirmation of vaccination as a condition for presence on UP premises for the purpose of employment or study ends as well. Details on koronaweb.

Service week
We would like to draw your attention to the expected outages of the UP information systems during the so-called service week, which will take place on August 9 - 13. In the event of outages of Internet connectivity, the computer network, the Internet as well as landlines will not work. During the service week, there may be short outages of all services, especially outages of websites.

Planned outages will take place according to the following indicative schedule:



Service outages

Monday 9. 8. 2021


Upgrading drive arrays – outage of shared and home AD directories Application, website outages

Tuesday 10. 8. 2021





Application, website outages

Central network outage in canteen and dormitory management in Neředín and Rošického.

Central network outage in canteen and dormitory management

Wednesday 11. 8. 2021






Application, website outages

Wi-Fi outage at Canteen and dormitory Management

Central network outage of Rector´s Office, Aksamitova and telephone switchboard of UP.

Central network outage in Holice.

Thursday 12. 8. 2021






Application, website outages

Central network outage at Zbrojnice

Central network outage at Faculty of Physical Culture, Baluo.

Central network outage at Pedagogical Faculty, Medical Faculty

Friday 13. 8. 2021



Application, website outages

Exchange and database outages

Operation of the HR and Payroll Department of the Faculty of Science during summer holidays

Regular office hours

Monday | 9:00 - 11:30 am and 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Outside office hours, it is possible to arrange a meeting via e-mail after mutual agreement with the HR or payroll accountant. Please use only the internal mailbox to hand over documents!

Department of External and Internal Relations

Monday | 9: 00 - 11: 30 am and 12:30 - 2: 00 pm

Outside office hours, it is possible to arrange a meeting by e-mail after mutual agreement. Please use only the internal mailbox to hand over documents!

Opening hours of the gatehouses of faculty buildings
Staff at the reception desk in the main faculty building on 17. listopadu 12 and as well as in Holice will run in standard mode. From July 1 to August 23, the SLO gatehouse will be open on weekdays only from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, the VLD gatehouse will be in operation from July 1 to 31 August from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Office hours of the Registry in the main Faculty building from July 1 to August 31 will be:
Mon - Fri | 9:00 - 11:00 am and 1:00 - 1:30
Office hours of the registry in Holice from July 1 to August 31 will be:
Mon - Fri | 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Dean's office opening hours
From July 1 to August 31, the Dean's Office will be opened from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Opening hours of canteens during summer holidays
B6 bistro on the 6th floor of the main Faculty building will be opened from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm from July 1 to August 31.
Opening hours of FreshUP bistros on 17. listopadu as well as on Šlechtitelů 27 will be from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm.


Quarry Life Award
In May this year, HeidelbergCement announced the fifth annual international scientific and educational competition Quarry Life Award. The competition is focused on quarries and sand pits, which are often places in the current cultural landscape with unique habitats for various plant and animal species. In the fifth year, the projects are divided into two groups, namely research projects and public community projects. Students and researchers, individuals and teams, non-profit, environmental and other interest organizations, can apply by November 18, by uploading a project proposal to the website.

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