Introductory word

Dear colleagues, dear students,

a physician Martin Procházka, the current dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences UP has become the new Rector of Palacký University Olomouc. The UP Academic Senate elected him on Wednesday's meeting. After his appointment by the President of the Czech Republic, professor Martin Procházka will lead the University for the next four years, from May this year to April 2025.

Three other academics competed for the votes of twenty-four senators: Martin Kudláček from the Faculty of Physical Education, Jiří Lach from the Faculty of Arts, and Tomáš Opatrný from the Faculty of Science. The senators decided in a secret ballot. The new rector of Palacký University was elected in the second round, when a decision was made between Martin Procházka and Tomáš Opatrný. Martin Procházka received fourteen votes, Tomáš Opatrný eight. A minimum of thirteen votes was required for election. Details can be found here.

Science and Research

Summer camps 2021
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has announced a SUMMER CAMP 2021 Call for applications for subsidies to support activities aimed at reducing inequalities in access to education and promoting mental health for children enrolled in compulsory education in the 2020/2021 school year as a result of a pandemic COVID 19. More information on the provider's website. Contact person: Miriam Delongová ( Faculty deadline: April 26, 2021.

GA CR - announcement of public tenders - new deadlines
GA CR has announced calls for project proposals in the following categories: Standard Projects, Junior Star, International Bilateral Projects and LA Grants - GACR Evaluation Agency, GACR Partner Agency, and newly POSTDOC INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIP INCOMING and POSTDOC INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIP OUTGOING. More information here.

The deadline for submitting project annotation, breakdown of the research team, budget and possible co-financing together with the signed green shirt for the proposer and co-proposer is April 12 by 12:00 pm to Miriam Delongová. The deadline for submitting the finalized project proposal is April 15 by 12:00 pm at

TA CR - Trend
TA CR has announced a call for proposals for the TREND program. An affidavit will be sent. Faculty deadline is April 23. Prior to the submission of the project proposal, the consent of the Dean and the secretary of the faculty with the submission of the project is required. In case of any questions, please contact Mrs. Silvia Šavrňáková (, who will send the form for consent, provide additional information and secure signatures on the application form.

TA CR - QuantERA II Call 2021
TA CR has announced a call for projects to the QuantERA program. An affidavit will be provided. The faculty deadline is May 7. Prior to the submission of the project proposal, the consent of the dean and secretary of the faculty with the submission of the project is required. In case of any questions, please contact Mrs. Silvia Šavrňáková (, who will send the form for consent, provide additional information and secure signatures on the application form.

International and non-university matters

Census - foreigners
From Saturday, March 27, 2021, the regular census began in the Czech Republic. It therefore applies to foreigners from third countries who have a long-term visa or long-term residence permit in the Czech Republic, as well as EU citizens if they stay in the Czech Republic for more than 90 days. Foreigners who have a valid long-term residence or long-term visa, but do not reside in the Czech Republic at the decisive moment, should also be added!

Information on the census of foreigners can be found here. Foreigners can participate in the census either through an online form or a paper form. To register in the electronic census form (at you can use only the number of a valid personal document issued by the Czech Republic (ID card, passport or documents issued to foreigners - residence card, visa) and date of birth, electronic identity or the data box of a natural person.

If a foreigner cannot use any of the above options, which mainly concerns EU citizens, he/she should fill in the paper census form. The paper census form must contain and submit the period from 17 April to 11 May. He will receive it together with the responsible envelope from the census commissioner to the contact point (Olomouc 1 post office, or another post office, marked with the census logo) or where he is accommodated, for example on university dormitories.

Academic Senat

The upcoming meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Science will take place on April 7, at 1:00 p.m. As part of anti-epidemic measures, the Senate will hold an online meeting in Zoom. Senators and the management of the Faculty will receive login details by e-mail. Other interested parties who want to follow the meeting of the Academic Senate must write to the chairman of the AS prof. Tomáš Opatrný by e-mail:

Study matters

Okno do praxe
Online meeting of employers with students called "Okno do praxe" (Window into practice), which will take place on April 14 from 10:00, will offer students information about job opportunities, professional experience, trainee programs, summer jobs or study internships. Students will also be provided with information about the corporate environment, the course of the selection process, requirements for graduates or the problems that students face after starting work. Participants of "Okno do praxe" can also listen to podcasts of the UP Faculty of Science entitled Where after "Nature" with graduates of the faculty.

Opening hours of the study department
The study department is fully open according to its standard office hours. Preferably, however, use the online form of communication with the study department, as only part of the staff will be present in the office.

Student trips abroad
We would like to remind the departments that all student trips abroad must be reported to Mrs. Gronychová. Otherwise, the trip will not be recorded in the STAG system and will not be displayed on the Diploma Supplement.

Schedule of the academic year
The schedule for academic year 2021/2022 can be found on this website.

Closing of the year through state exams
Closing of a year before the final state exam can be done by e-mail. After fulfilling his / her study obligations, the student shall contact his/her study assistant.

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

Faculty operation

Extension of the training of drivers of reference vehicles
Due to the fact that in the current situation it is not possible to conduct training for drivers of reference motor vehicles, in accordance with Act No. 262/2006 Coll., The Labor Code, as amended, the validity of the training has been extended. The original expiry date October 2020 has been postponed to October 31, 2021.

The validity of the above-mentioned training in the travel order database has already been modified. The validity of the training of drivers of reference motor vehicles can be checked by a UP employee at in the My Profile menu. In case you have any further questions, please contact

Compulsory Testing
Another COMPULSORY TESTING of Faculty of Science UP employees who perform work at their workplace will take place on: 

  • Wednesday April 7, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday April 8, 9:00 – 12:00 a.m. 

The testing will take place in the main building of the Faculty of Science, 17.listopadu 12, in the reading room on the 6th floor. The room number is 6.022 and can be found behind the buffet B6.

To make a reservation please use exclusively the following link (In case the capacity is not sufficient, we will add more.).  You will receive an automatically generated email to confirm your registration, in which you find your assigned registration number for the testing. A text message will remind you the date (and your registration number) of the testing the day before the event. Please remember (or bring) your registration number with you on the testing day.

The test results are available within 15 minutes from collecting the sample. Employees tested positive for COVID-19 will receive a phone call with information about how to proceed. All tested employees will receive an email with the official certificate of the test result at their email address in the afternoon on the same day. If you need the official certificate sooner, you need to request it during testing.  

The tests used are antigenic test (which are paid for by the health insurance company). The testing will be provided by a general practitioner MUDr. Iva Javůrková with her team of nurses and medical students. They exclusively use test sets approved by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. The doctor ensures the registration of all tests and their results in the central ISIN register, the Ministry of Health, CZ.  

Based on measures, employees can only be present in their offices, laboratories and other UP premises if they were tested for COVID-19 with a negative result in last 7 days. Compulsory testing does not apply to employees who: 

  1. perform work outside the UP premises, or have a home office agreement with their employer; 
  2. have undergone COVID-19 disease and it has not been longer than 90 days since their first positive test. It has to be proven by a laboratory confirmation. 
  3. own a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (issued by the Ministry of Health, CZ) confirming complete vaccination performed at least 14 days ago, and moreover they do not show any symptoms of COVID-19 infection; 
  4. were provided testing at any other official testing place and can prove it by a confirmation.  

All documents (points 2 – 4) should be submitted and registered at their relevant workplace (department, etc.). The health insurance company does not cover testing of vaccinated people, people after recovery from COVID-19 disease or officially tested within last three days.

We kindly ask all employees from buildings 17. listopadu 7, 12, 50, and 50a, U botanické zahrady 920 to use testing at Envelopa, where we will have a sufficient capacity. In exceptional cases, they can use testing in Holice, which will take place on Monday, or other UP premises. Employees from Holice can use the testing capacity at Envelopa, but they need to register using the link above. 


Statistics of employee testing at UP
Weekly overviews of the number of antigen tests performed at individual University sampling sites (including the number of positive results) can be found here.

Academia film Olomouc
The International Festival of Popular Science Film Academia film Olomouc (AFO) will take place this year at the turn of April and May, just like last year, online. The competition as well as accompanying thematic sections will offer hundreds of documentaries focused on science. It will be possible to follow them from April 27 to May 11 on the platform There will also be an online accompanying program in the form of lectures and interviews with guests or concerts and DJ sets.

International Spring School
The first year of the International Spring School on Visualization with the subtitle "geovisualization in Maps", which will be organized by the Department of Geoinformatics at the Faculty of Science on April 7-9, will focus on the latest trends in geovisulation. Due to the pandemic, the International Spring School will be organized online in an attractive GatherTown environment. More information can be found here.

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