Introductory word

Mrs. Lenka Káňová has been appointed the Bursary of the Faculty. She took over the agenda previously carried out by Mrs. Jana Zimová on April 1. We would like to thank Mrs. Zimová for the energy and ethusiasm which she devoted to the Faculty´s management and development.We wish the new Bursary, who has been shortly introduced in a medallion on the Faculty´s website, a lot of work accomplishments.

We ask our employees to state the name of the new Bursary on all relevant documents.

Science and Research

New calls for proposals of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Since the end of March, it is possible to submit proposals for joint Czech-German research projects and Czech-Austrian research projects with implementation period in 2019-2020. Proposals may be submitted by May 28.
The call for proposals for joint Czech-French research projects with implementation period in 2019-2020 was announced on April 4, proposals can be submitted by June 25.

Grant Providers started to address project administrators with a request for the project to be entered in the Central Register of Projects - CEP. Mgr. Monika Drdáková, tel: 585631025 from the Rectorate´s Science and Research Department is in charge of entering projects in the CEP. Please send requests to: monika.drdakova@upol.cz. Project application and the contract with the provider must be submitted in order for the project to be entered into CEP.

For Students

Formally closing studies before SZZ / defenseWe would like to notify students who plan to take Final state examination or defend their thesis in May / June 201A8, to close their studies at the Study department at least three weeks prior to the date of the exam or defense. 

Check registration of Final state examination subjects in STAG
We ask students who plan to take their Final state exam or defend their thesis this academic year to check the registration of Final state examination subjects / defense in STAG. Should these subjects not be registered in STAG, the dates of possible examination or defense will not be accessible to you.

Doctoral study
Dean of the faculty has appointed prof. Bábek the Dean for Doctoral Studies. He is now in charge of doctoral study agenda, including recognition of publishing activities and recognition of a research internship. Applications for approval should be submitted at the Study Department.

Student Scientific Competition for the Dean's Award
We would like to remind our students of the opportunity to win an extraordinary scholarship, as well as valuable prizes in the student competition for Dean´s Award. All students of our Faculty who are properly enrolled in the Mathematics and Informatics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Ecology, Earth Sciences and Didactics of Natural Sciences may enter the competition. Registration is open until April 24 online. Scientific papers must be submitted by April 30, the competition will take place on May 3. Detailed information and application form is available here.

European Voluntary Service 2018
Co-ordination centers of the Czech-German youth exchanges Tandem in Pilsen and Regensburg, within the Erasmus+ program, offer volunteer mobility in Germany to students interested in informal education, getting acquainted with foreign countries and establishing new contacts. For more information, visit the ahoj.info website. Deadline for submitting applications is May 2.

International and outer University Information

Scholarships and research or work stays in Germany - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdients Information Center
The German Academic Exchange Service offers short-term research scholarships for Ph.D. students and young scholars for 1 - 6 months - Kurzstipendien; research stays for university teachers and scientists for 1 - 3 months, re-invitations for former scholars and bilateral exchanges of scientists lasting from 2 weeks to 3 months. Detailed information can be found here. Deadline for submitting scholarship application, including all attachments is May 1.

Academic Senate

The upcoming meeting of the Faculty´s Academic Senate will take place on April 11, 2 pm in the boardroom of the Dean´s office. Senators will among other things approve the budget of the Faculty. The agenda of the meeting and documents to discuss is available on the Faculty´s website.

Faculty Operation

Due to reconstruction the cafeteria on 17. listopadu will be closed down from May 1. It will reopen for boarders on September 17. More information is available here.

Discounts and benefits for UP staff
As every year, UP extends its range of benefits to its employees again. For example, with CSOB, you can use account management services in the incentive program entirely free of charge or advantageous loans. The university can also offer employees a number of benefits in their facilities, both in the field of sport, culture and education. As a representative of the sport's internal benefits, we can name the BALUO Application Center and Akademik Sport Center where you can redeem your benefit vouchers.
An updated offer of all employee benefits and benefits for UP staff including discounts on sports equipment at the shops of two new partners Otosport and 2Seasons ski & bike can be found here.

Miscellaneous

We invite all workplaces the opportunity to participate in the Week of Science and Technology organized by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, which includes lectures, exhibitions, open house, documentaries, workshops, scientific cafes and many other activities across all disciplines in the whole country. The event will take place from November 5-11, 2018, the central theme of this year's edition is the development of Czech science in the background of the historical events between 1918-2018. The morning program is aimed at high school students, the afternoon and evening events are attended by the general public. Your preliminary interest in participating in the event program should be sent to magdalena.ondrusakova@upol.cz by May 4.

České hlavičky awards 2018
The twelfth edition of the České hlavičky awards has started. Until the end of June, you can nominate talented high school students you are supervising and whose work deserves recognition to the competition. Participating in the competition may be the first major step in their scientific career. There are five different categories, including natural sciences, economics, informatics, practical projects, improvement proposals, inventions, technology and innovation. Awards are decided by a jury of leading Czech scientists. České hlavičky are also part of the EXCELLENCE program announced by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic. This program is designed to support talented pupils and educators who devote their time to gifted pupils and create suitable conditions for their further development. Deadline for nominations is June 30. You can find detailed information here. If you have any queries, please email: vaclav.marek@ceskahlava.cz.

Conference of young natural scientists
We cordially invite you all to the Conference of young natural scientists - high school students involved in Badatel (Explorer) and Věda je zábava (Science is fun), which will take place on May 17 in the Stronghold of Knowledge. Applications and abstracts may be sent to petr.takrowski@upol.cz by April 22. More information available here.

Science is fun competition
Humans and health - nutrition of the mankind
is the central theme of the twelfth edition of the competition aimed at student teams from eight-year, six-year, and four-year secondary grammar schools. Current information about the competition may be found here. Deadline for sending applications to vladimir.vinter@upol.cz or ludmila.zajoncova@upol.cz was September 30. Students have had 7 months to write an expert paper on a chosen topic, in March the paper should be finished and results will be presented in May 2018 at the Young natural scientists conference.

Architectural and urban morphology of Haná
We cordially invite you to an exhibition that has been opened to the public since the end of March at the Hanácký Open-Air Museum in Příkazy. The exhibition was created within the Cultural Heritage of the Olomouc Archdiocese region, the aim of which is to contribute to the sustainable development of regional cultural identity through applied cultural heritage research in the area of the historical area of Olomouc Archdiocese and solved by colleagues from the Department of Geoinformatics. You can find an invitation for the exhibition here.

New Internal Rules

As of March 27, 2018 the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports registered the following internal regulations of UP
VII. CHanges in the internal wage regulations of Palacký University enters into force on 1.4.2018.
I. Amendment to Palacký University Olomouc Constitution enters into force on 3. 4. 2018.

As of April 10, 2018 the following norm of UP enters into force:
B1-17/4-HN-N01 - Amendment no. 1 - Rigorous proceedings code of UP