Dear colleagues and students,
allow me to cordially welcome you in the new year and also by the first issue of the Newsletter. I hope you enjoyed the Christmas holidays, gained new strength and entered the new year successfully.
Scientific-educational Committee of the Study Field (VPRO)
Dean of the Faculty of Science Martin Kubala has appointed doc. RNDr. Marta Kleckova, CSc. a new member of Chemistry VPRO based on the proposal of the existing members of this VPRO. The Scientific Council of the Faculty discussed the intention at its December meeting.
Entering results into OBD
Results into OBD must be submitted by February 15, 2019. Results entered later will not be taken into account when creating the 2019 budget. Dr, Rieger also points out that it is important to be thorough when entering data (for example, surnames of Czech co-authors should include accents and full first name, include a link to full text of the article, not just the abstract, etc.). The completeness and accuracy of the record is shown in RIV system and represents the entire University.
Here are the answers to some FAQs that are related to entering articles into OBD:
1. Do I have to insert an article into the OBD when I'm the first author? - YES
2. Do I have to insert an article into the OBD when I am not the first author and the first author is from the same faculty of UP? - NO - Article is inserted by the first UP author
3. Do I insert an article into the OBD when I am not the first author and the first author is from UP but from another faculty? - NO - Article is inserted by the first home (= UP) author
4. Do I insert an OBD article when I am not the first author and the first author is not from UP? - YES - In the case of publications where more institutes work together, the results need to be synchronized so that the results of the individual institutions correspond when creating the so-called "consolidated result" within RIV - it is necessary to agree with co-authors. This can prevent so-called "fraudulent duplication". Authors, or administrators at workplaces, can use information at https://wiki.upol.cz/upwiki/OBD_%E2%80%93_N%C3%A1vody.
Call for submission of bilateral Austrian-Czech basic research projects.
Austrian Federal Agency for Science (FWF) and the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GA CR) have announced a joint call for bilateral research projects between Austria and the Czech Republic. The deadline for submitting proposals is April 8, 2019, for more information, see www.gacr.cz/en/.
Registering subjects for Summer semester 2018/2019
Registration of courses for the summer semester of academic year 2018/2019 for Bachelor's, Follow-up Master's and Doctoral study programs for students of the Faculty of Science takes place from January 15 to February 17, 2019. Detailed information is available at: https://www.prf.upol.cz/en/students/important-dates-deadlines/.
Final state examinations and defenses of Bachelor and Master Theses
We ask students who want to také the Final state examination or defend their final theses in January / February 2019 and they do not have a closed year to come to the study department at least three weeks before the exam / defense deadline, while registering for a specific date in STAG.
Increase in doctoral scholarships
Due to the increase in minimum wage, the amount of ordinary doctoral scholarship also increased to CZK 13,350 effective from 1.1.2019.
You must submit applications for regular scholarships until the end of the academic year, i.e. August 2019, not until December 2019. This is due to the fact that STAG works with academic years, not calendar ones; some students finish their studies during the application process; the amounts of scholarships change etc. For September 2019, submit new requests.
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic wishes to draw your attention to an updated offer of scholarships based on international treaties.
Poland offers 12 places for courses of the Polish language and culture for Polonists (or students of Central European Studies focusing on Polish) and for Polish language University teachers, 80 months of study or research stays for Bachelor, Follow-up Master and Doctoral students, 40 months of student stays Polonists and 30 months of study and research stays for academic staff. Deadline for submitting applications is January 22, 2019.
At the same time, we inform you about the launch of an additional tender for filling 5 places for summer language courses in Bulgaria for university students and teachers. Deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2019.
The following referents from the Foreign Department of the Rector´s Office are in charge of co-ordination of scholarships based on international treaties:
Mgr. T. Kalousková,email@example.com and Mgr. L. Haničáková,firstname.lastname@example.org.
General information on the selection procedures for scholarships based on international agreements can be found here: https://www.dzs.cz/en/.
The upcoming meeting of the Faculty Senate will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 1:00 pm in the Dean's Large Meeting Room (6.014).
Change in staff
Iveta Turovská has become the new Assistant to the Dean of the Faculty of Science. Here are her contact details: tel.: 585 634 009, e-mail: email@example.com, tel.: 585 634 009.
The position of a Referent for Foreign Affairs has since January 1, been taken over by Waleria Słowiková, tel.: 585 634 061, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director od the Center for popularization od science - Stronghold of knowledge, Matej Dostalek will during his absence be represented by Lenka Copkova, tel.: 585 634 051, e-mail: email@example.com.
The training for drivers of "referent" motor vehicles will take place on January 23, 30, and February 6, 2019 at the Faculty of Science (2.001) from 9:00 and 11:00.
The training concerns employees of the UP who, when performing their duties, drive their own motor vehicles or company vehicles with a weight of less than 3.5 t and are not occupational drivers (they do not have a motor vehicle control negotiated in their employment contract). In front of the room, there will be an attendance list prepared for participants. Without a LEGIBLE name of the employee, his workplace and signature on the attendance list, his / her participation will be void. No need to register in advance.
Training is valid for two years. Upcoming training sessions for drivers of reference vehicles is planned for May and October 2019. Employees will be informed by e-mail about the exact date and time of the event.
Faculty management invites students and employees of the Faculty of Science to the Dean's debate with the academic community on the topic "Vision of the Faculty's further development", held on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 2 p.m., in the auditorium (17. listopadu 12, room 2.001).
On Saturday, January 19, 2019, Palacký University will host an Open House. Representatives of faculties willn provide information on study conditions, electronic application details and admission procedures. They are also ready to answer all questions, promotional and information materials will be available. You can find the program of the Faculty of Science here.
Gatherings of senior students
Seniors who want to experience something new or get rid of loneliness and meet a bunch of peers in the Stronghold of Knowledge can report to the first year of an increasingly popular course Gatherings for Senior students. The training program starts on February 18 and includes memory training, healthy lifestyle hours and exercise. Registration is possible on the Stronghold of Knowledge website here.
As of December 18, 2018 Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport registered Amendment no. 2 to UP Constitution:
A-1/2017-ÚZ02 - Constitution of Palacký University Olomouc (as amended by December 18, 2018)
As of December 18, 2018 Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport registered Amendment no. 4 to Study and Examinations Code of UP:
A-10/2011-ÚZ04 - Study and Examinations Code of UP (as amended by December 18, 2018)
As of January 7, 2019 the following provision of UP becomes effective:
B3-12/1-MPK-NO8 Amendment no. 8 - Travel allowance.