Introductory word

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.

Martin Kubala

Science and Research

Additional call for nominating candidates for the Evaluation Panel P107 GA CR
The Grant Agency of
the Czech Republic has announced an additional call for proposals of candidates for the evaluation panel P107 - Metal materials – preparation and characteristics.

More information as well as the nomination form can be found at GA CR website:

Deadline for sending nominations for members of evaluation panels for the upcoming period starting on April 1, 2020 via email to is January 30, 2020.

Important deadlines for investigators of GAČR projects.
Forms of partial and final reports of GAČR projects have been made available in GRIS application. The Rector's Office set the dates for sending reports to the grant provider as follows:

The deadline for sending partial reports to RUP for dispatch to GACR data box is January 13, 2020.

The deadline for sending final reports to RUP for dispatch to GACR data box is January 30, 2020.

The deadline for sending partial financial statements for EXPRO to RUP for dispatch to data box is January 30, 2020.

Send reports generated from GRIS with the original document designation electronically to e-mail: always by 1:30 p.m.

Partial and final reports
has issued guidelines for generating partial and final reports of the INTER-EXCELLENCE program for inter-action, inter-cost, inter-transfer, inter-transfer, inter-information, inter-vector subprogram as well as for leading opposition proceedings of INTER-EXCELLENCE projects. The deadline for submitting reports is January 30, 2020. More detailed information can be found here.

Forms in ISVP application
In ISVP application, forms of partial and final reports of AZV CR projects have been made available. The deadline for sending partial reports is January 21, 2020 and you can find the instructions here. The deadline for sending the final report is 29 January 2020  and you can find the instructions here.

Entering results into OBD
Results into OBD must be submitted by February 14, 2020. Results entered later will not be taken into account when creating the 2020 budget. 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

International and outer University Information

Scholarships in China
Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) v Shenzhen in China offers scholarships for foreign PhD students. For more information, click 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:, 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.

Academic Senate

Academic Senate

The upcoming meeting of the Academic Senate will take place on Wednesday, January 29 at 1:00 pm in the large meeting room at the Dean´s Office (6.014). Deadline for sending relevant documents if January 14. Academic Senate also welcomes suggestions for members of election committee which will on April 1-2 organize elections to the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Science as well as the University Academic Senate.

For students

Subject registration for summer semester 2019/2020
Registration of subjects for summer semester of academic year 2019/2020 for bachelor's, follow-up master's and doctoral study programs takes place for students of the Faculty of Science from 21 January to 17 February 2020. Detailed information is available here.

Final state examinations and defense of final thesis
We ask students who wish to take final state examination or defend their final thesis in January/February 2020 and have not yet completed the year to come to the study department at least three weeks before the date of the exam/defense and sign up via STAG for a specific date.

Change in staff in the Foreign relations department
Mrs. Waleria Słowiková is now in charge of all PhD study programs in English. Mrs. Gronychová continues to remain in charge of students in ERASMUS program, KA 107 projects and follow-up Master degree programs in English.

UP Crowd
Before the summer semester begins, the UP Crowd student association would like to invite you to several upcoming events. This week, January 16, 2020, the traditional UP Crowd meeting takes place at the U Magora pub from 7 pm, all science enthusiasts are invited. The following weekend, the association will take part in the Open House at The Faculty of Science, physical and chemical experiments at your fingertips! The next event will take place at the Science Café Olomouc on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 6:00 pm in Coffee Library. RNDr. Josef Spurný from the Faculty of Computer Science of Masaryk University will present with a lecture of Creativity and System Thinking in Science. For detailed information check UP Crowd´s facebook page.

Faculty Operation

Driver training
Training of drivers of reference vehicles is intended for all UP employees who during fulfillment for their duties drive their own of company vehicles up to 3.5 tuns and are not professional drivers.

The training will take place on the following dates:

22. 1. 2020 from 9:00-11:00 in the auditorium of the Faculty (2.001), on 17. listopadu 12, 2nd floor

27. 1. 2020 from 9:00-11:00 in the auditorium of the Faculty (2.001), on 17. listopadu 12, 2nd floor

3. 2. 2020 from 9:00-11:00 in the auditorium of the Faculty (2.001), on 17. listopadu 12, 2nd floor

Attendance lists will be prepared for participants in front of the room. Without a legibly written name of the employee, his workplace and signature on the attendance list, his participation will be invalid. There is no need to register for the event in advance. Training is valid for two years.

Access to underground parking garage
For a long time a system called TAGMASTER was used in the underground parking garages of the Envelopa building. The system provided access to the garage without the use of an employee card. Over time, the cards stopped working, and the system itself started to be outdated. Since the cards have been assigned to the name and are kept in the CVT register, please return them to Building maintenance by January 31, 2020 (Mr. Filip Zlámal, post box no. 35 – Envelopa Building Maintenance). We will ensure their mass disposal and removal of the name from the CVT register.

Camera system in underground garage
In connection with the recovery of the camera system, we have installed cameras that can read license plates. At present, the system is in trial run and we will continue to improve it. To ensure comfort, we need to enter all the vehicles you use to get to work (there will be no need for the use of an employee entrance card) into the vehicle register of underground garage parking. Several license plates can be listed per parking card. Parking cards remain in force and the employee is obliged to place it in a visible place behind the windshield. To ensure compliance with the registration and data processing, fill out the Request for the allocation of the Deposit box located on the website.There has been a new access road built for pedestrians from 17. listopadu street towards the back entrance above the entry to the underground parking garage. We kindly ask you to use it.

New pavement
There has been a new access road built for pedestrians from 17. listopadu street towards the back entrance above the entry to the underground parking garage. We kindly ask you to use it.


Children's University
The Fort Science has organized a new semester of the Children's University, which will start with the matriculation on February 12. It will end on May 6, 2020. Little students will walk along the Silk Road, learn to recognize mushrooms around us and find out why it is important to brush their teeth. Detailed information here.

The Fort Science also offers various scientific activities for children as well as Meetings for the elderly organized by the Club for Knowledge.

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