Practical Information

Useful links

All useful information is available at the university websites. Choose a specific link and you will be redirected at the relevant website.

Accommodation and Dining

You may enjoy meals at reasonable prices in university cafeteria at several different locations. The dining halls are usually close to dormitories where you can find affordable accommodation. For more information and location of dormitories, visit the following website.

Academic Sport Centre

If you are looking for some regular exercise during the semester or a winter or summer active vacation, you may choose from a wide selection of classes offered by the Academic Sport Centre. For more information, check out their website.

The BALUO Application Centre

The BALUO Application Centre is a modern and unique science and technology park, combining research into movement and lifestyle with everyday life. The centre includes a testing swimming pool with underwater cameras using special sensors monitoring the swimmers’ movement, thus allowing a deeper analysis of the underwater activities. The centre also offers its own ski simulator with adjustable angle and speed, a “smart” fitness centre or a climbing wall. Furthermore, a diagnostic studio of physical culture - or your body technical control station - is the crucial part of the innovative centre. After discovering their current state, i.e. their starting point, a client can opt for the appropriate physical activity, or alternatively, we give them recommendations. Our clients can consult us about the physical activities they have chosen, as well as practise them in the centre. We put emphasis on the individual needs of each client and performig all activities as part of a long-term programme. Find out more on this website.

Computer Centre

The university Computer Centre is in charge of issuing employee and student ID cards as well as provide technical support for the university e-mail network. More information available here.

Guide for Foreign Employees

The Guide for Foreign Employees which you can find here serves as a practical manual designed especially for Palacký University foreign employees. The guidebook will make it easier for you to find your way at the university. You'll find a lot of useful information about its administration, facilities and services, but you'll also learn about your rights and responsibilities or employee benefits.

International Relations

The International Relations Office (IRO) is a central international department of Palacký University Olomouc. Find out more on their official website.

IT, ID card Helpdesk, UPwiki

The University Computer Centre is in charge of issuing employee and student ID cards as well as providing technical support for the University e-mail network and Helpdesk. For more information, please visit cvt.upol.cz/en.
Feel free to browse, edit or contribute to Palacký University Wiki, where academics may write articles on related topics. In order to edit information on the UPwiki, sign in with your Portal ID at the following website.

Library

You may visit the university library to lend books and other study materials or stay and enjoy the quiet atmosphere for studying there. There is free internet connection, beverage vending machines, computer rooms, etc. which you are welcome to use. Find out more here.

UP Press

The university disposes of its own publishing house focused on academic monographs, textbooks and other study materials. If you are looking to buy some books, please visit the bookshop which offers academic titles in Czech as well as other languages. More information available here.

Construction and reconstruction

You can find information about already running and some of the planned large investment projects of the faculty at a new website, which was created in cooperation with departments of Technical Support, Building Administration and Internal and External Relations. Any limitations that may be associated with the construction activity will be listed on this website. In the news, there will be brief announcements on the progress of major projects, technical issues, but also reports on smaller construction works.

Language courses for employees and Ph.D. students

The Department of Foreign Languages at the Faculty of Science, Palacký University offers Czech for foreigners and English courses for employees and Ph.D. students of the Faculty of Science. The complete list of courses is available on our website.