Thanks to the Operational Program for Research, Development and Innovations (OP RDI), two scientific centers – Center of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research (CRH) and Regional Center of Advanced Technologies and Materials (RCPTM), were built on the premises of the Faculty of Science, Palacký University. The operation of new high-end buildings begun in 2013, however the teams have followed previous research. Both centers show a high degree of internationalization. Approximately one-fifth to a quarter of scientists come from abroad, and both workplaces are involved in many international projects.
According to the evaluation done by Lidové noviny in 2014 and 2016, both scientific centers are among the most active in publication activity compared to the 48 local scientific centers funded by the OP RDI. They significantly contribute to improving the position of Palacký University in international rankings of universities.