with the end of the year approaching , let me look back at how the faculty sailed through 2019. Most study programs have successfully undergone institutional accreditation process and will be accredited to 2028. The remaining programs should be accredited next year, which bring considerable administrative relief for staff involved in this agenda at departments as well as for much of the faculty administration. We managed to complete large-scale construction projects on the campus in Holice and, in particular, modernize the physics laboratories at Envelopa, an event that is unprecedented in its history in terms of technology. This should also bring considerable relief to the operation of the faculty next year.
I am most pleased by the distinct change in the atmosphere that was literally materialized on Thursday's Pospos. I had a chance to socialize with a lot of you at meetings, work assignments and at various events such as graduations, fairs, competitions, Scientists' Night and Open house. It is evident that the academic community of the faculty has become more vigorous, which fills me with the hope that we will successfully pass through future events. I would like to thank you for your dedicated work for the Faculty of Science and for its representation. To students I would like to thank for their contribution to academic life at the Faculty, not only by fulfilling their study obligations but also by other activities that complete the atmosphere at the Faculty are the projects Pamper your Nature.
I wish everyone health, success at work, study as well as in personal life, inspiration and a stress-free new year.
Important information for project solvers: possibility of monitoring the state of budget spending
Each solver of a project, to which an SPP element has been assigned, has the possibility to monitor spending of the project budget through UP Portal. After logging in to https://portal.upol.cz/, "SAP" appears on the right in one of the menus.
After clicking on this menu, the solver will get to the page where he will select the option "Spending of SPP elements" on the left. There should appear SPP elements of projects that are assigned to the solver´s name (principal solver of the project). Subsequently, he/she enters the period for which he/she wants to determine the status of spending. The SAP record contains items posted to the given SPP element. In case of any queries, please contact Ivana Saitzová, Department of R&D at the Faculty of Science, e-mail: email@example.com.
Important dates for solvers of GACR projects.
Forms for partial and final reports of the GACR projects have been made available in the GRIS application. The UP Rector´s office has set the deadlines for sending messages to the subsidy provider as follows:
The deadline for sending partial reports to RUP for sending to GACR by data box is January 13, 2020.
The deadline for sending final reports to RUP for sending to GACR by data box is January 30, 2020.
The deadline for sending partial financial report for EXPRO to RUP for sending by data box is January 30, 2020.
Messages generated from the GRIS application with the original document identification should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org always by 1:30.
ERC CZ program
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports announces the 5th tender for research, experimental development and innovation of the ERC CZ program. The aim of the ERC CZ program is to support excellent research in the Czech Republic by implementing projects submitted to one of the calls of the European Research Council, which were included in the category A or B as part of the international peer review evaluation and have not received support from European funds. The deadline for submitting project proposals expires on January 24, 2020. More information here or at the R&D department at Miriam Delongová (email@example.com).
Technology Agency of the Czech Republic TA CR has announced the second public tender in research and experimental development in the Program of the Ministry of Industry and Trade for the support of industrial research and experimental development TREND - Subprogram 2 “Newcomers”.
The aim of this public tender is the selection of proposals for applied research or experimental development projects supported by TA CR public funds in order to fulfill the objectives of the TREND program.
The objective of Sub-program 2 “Newcomers” is to initiate their own research and development activities for companies that have not yet carried out their own R&D activities or purchased R&D services from research organizations on a regular basis.
The project applicant may be a research organization that solves the project in cooperation with other participants. The number of actors involved in the project is not limited, however at least one research organization must always be part of the consortium and must be collaborative, not contractual. Therefore, only companies that have not received R&D aid (not even in the form of tax deductions) totaling more than CZK 1 million can submit project proposals in this competition.
Detailed information necessary for the submission of the project proposal, including information on the method and evaluation criteria at: https://www.tacr.cz/en/homepage/. The deadline for submitting an abbreviated version of project proposals is set February 4, 2020. Please contact Ing. Ivana Saitzová from the R&D Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information regarding the application process at the Faculty of Science.
EuroNanoMed 3 Call 2020
The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TACR) has launched a new call EuroNanoMed 3 Call 2020, which is aimed at supporting projects in the field of nanomedicine. The call requires three to five-member consortia from at least three countries.
The themes of the call are:
· Regenerative medicine (this topic is not supported by TA CR)
· Targeted delivery systems
List of countries involved in the call:
Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, France, Italy, Israel, Canada (Quebec), Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Greece, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey.
More information: www.tacr.cz/soutez/euronanomed3/call-2020/. The deadline for submitting an abbreviated version of project proposals is January 20, 2020. Please contact Ing. Ivana Saitzová from the R&D Department (ivana.saitzova@upol) for further information regarding the application process at the Faculty of Science.
CHRIST-ERA IV Call 2019
The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TACR) has launched a new call CHRIST-ERA IV Call 2019, which is aimed at supporting projects in the field of information and communication technologies. The call is open to international consortia with at least 3 partners from at least 3 different countries.
The themes of the call are:
· Explainable Machine Learning-Based Artificial Intelligence
· Novel Computational Approaches for Environmental Sustainability
List of countries involved in the call:
Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland*, Italy, Israel*, Canada (Quebec), Lithuania, Latvia*, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Austria*, Romania, Greece*, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey
More information at: https://www.tacr.cz/en/homepage/. The deadline for submitting an abbreviated version of project proposals is February 13, 2020. Please contact Ivana Saitzová from the R&D Department (email@example.com) for further information regarding the application process at the Faculty of Science.
Scholarships place of China
Through the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, under the initiative 17+1, the Chinese government offers scholarships for students of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral study programs in the PRC starting in the 2020/2021 academic year, as well as study or research placements in the PRC for up to two semesters. The deadline for submitting applications is January 13, 2020 by 3pm. Detailed information can be found here.
Foreign business trips
Staff traveling on business trips abroad within the EU will subject to Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the coordination of the social security system and (EC) No 987/2009 implementing Regulation (EC) No 883/2004, from January be equipped for the journey by A1 form. This document is a certificate of affiliation to social security legislation that serves as a certificate of worker's affiliation to the legislation. A1 form is issued by the CSSZ and will be provided by the HR department of the faculty for staff traveling on business trips within the EU (Markéta Říhová, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel.: 585 634 059). The employee is obliged to have this confirmed form on him / her during the business trip abroad, the form may be checked by various state authorities.
All necessary information on how to fill in the form will be given to the HR department by an employee of the economic department, who will continue to collect travel orders for foreign business trips.(Mrs. Petra Hoffmanová). In case additional information about the business trip is necessary, HR department shall contact the outgoing worker.
In connection with the information above, please note that the CSSZ has a month to issue the confirmed form. With regard to this fact, we ask the workers who are to travel within the EU to submit a travel order for a foreign business trip to the Economic Department no longer than one month before its commencement. In a shorter time the HR department is not able to guarantee the delivery of the confirmed A1 form to the employee on time.
PhD student (w / m / d) in the field of cancer research - Role of the bone microenvironment for the growth control of tumors. Details can be found here.
The upcoming meeting of the Academic Senate will take place on Wednesday, January 29, 1 p.m. in the large board room of the Dean´s office (6.014). Deadline for sending in documents is January 14, 2020.
Evaluation of courses taught in the winter semester of the academic year 2019/2020 will take place from December 12, 2019 to February 12, 2020. The evaluation is carried out electronically via the Portal or directly at eval.upol.cz/StudentEvaluation.
Evaluation of subjects is relevant only if a sufficient number of students participate. We therefore ask you to take a few minutes of your time during the exam period and to participate in the evaluation.
Final Examination and Defense of Final theses
Students wishing to attend the Final state exam or Bachelor / Master thesis defense in January / February 2020 are invited to come to the Study Department no later than three weeks prior to the date of the State Examination / Defense as well as to apply for a specific date through STAG.
Study Department office hours in December
The Study Department will be closed from December 23, 2019 to January 1, 2020 during the Christmas holidays. Starting January 2nd, normal business hours apply.
Educational Training Department
The continuous teacher training of 1st year students of Follow-up master studies and concurrent supplementary teacher education will take place from February 17 to March 6, 2020. The application form is available at http://cpp.upol.cz/. Only registered students will be enrolled in continuous teacher practice. The application must be submitted by January 13, 2020.
Information meeting on the teacher training - February 10, 2020, classroom LP 2005, 3:45 - 4:30. Continuous teacher practice is provided for students who complete it in the given (university-wide) term. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact email@example.com.
The project of motivational internships WhyNot?, sponsored by a Member of European Parliament Martina Dlabajová, has prepared a new exclusive internship for students aged 18 to 25. This is a two-week shading of Google's Director for Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia, Taťána le Moigne, both in Prague and in other European subsidiaries. Given the extensive range of Google's activities and its commitment to connecting the world of technology with other areas, the internship is designed for students of different disciplines and offers a unique opportunity to gain experience and contacts.
The deadline for applications is January 15, 2020. We pay the costs of the internship. More at www.procbyne.cz.
Pedestrian paved access - Envelopa
This year we have finished a paved path that connects the rear entrance of the building located on the ground floor above the entrance to the underground garage and sidewalk on 17. listopadu street. Employees can use this entry from 6:00 - 21:00.
Paved area PrF UP
Currently, a paved handling area in the Envelopa campus of the Faculty of Science is being completed, which may be used by employees for parking. Parking capacity is 27 parking spaces. In the course of next year the gate system will be put into operation, which will be controlled via employee cards.
Access to the underground garage
Next week, the renovation of the CCTV system in the building will be completed in the main Faculty building. There are now newly installed cameras in the underground garage that can read license plates. From December 16, 2019 to January 10, 2020 the system will be in trial operation. All vehicles that we have in our internal records should be admitted by the entrance gate automatically. For correct operation it is necessary to drive slowly and with spacing between vehicles. In the future, the system will inform about available capacity of underground garages.
We ask all employees to use only the exits in the central part of the building between 9pm and 6am. The building is secured at this time and the alarm is triggered by opening any other door. Thank you for your understanding.
"eNeschopenky" - eDoctor´s notes
From January 1, 2020, the CSSZ will commence the live operation of the mandatory eNeschopenky system, which was adopted by Act No. 259/2017 Coll. and No. 164/2019 Coll. Newly, the employee will not hand over any documents for incapacity to work to the employer, and he will automatically receive wage and sickness compensation. According to the Labor Code, the employee remains obliged to inform the employer that he / she has a temporary incapacity to work, which is an obstacle to work, immediately as he / she becomes aware of it. It is sufficient to communicate this information by telephone or e-mail.
Faculty trade union
Information about Faculty trade union has been published on the website of the Faculty of Science. Here you may find, inter alia, the trade unions' opinion on the technical agreement proposal on the establishment of the University institute at UP.
Dean's Award 2019
This year, the Dean of the faculty awarded all authors of teaching and popular scientific texts, monographs and scientific publications who submitted their publications to the competition and fulfilled the required criteria. The Dean´s award was granted to faculty employees with at least 0,5 working time or full time students, who have stated our faculty as their main workplace in affiliations. An order of magazines from the respective category according to the Web of Science database was also considered.
Dean´s Award was granted to six academic employees as well for their outstanding pedagogical work. We thank all students for voting.
A list of the awarded experts is available here.