Introductory word

Dear students,

for the second time this year we have been forced to switch to distance form of study due to the Government´s regulation against spreading the Covid-19 epidemic since October 12. Apart from a ban of personal presence of students at lectures, with the only exception being examinations with maximum of 10 people present, we were also forced to cancel graduation ceremonies at PrF UP, which were to take place in November. The operation of the Study department has also been limited. Therefore, please contact your study assistants by email and eventual applications send by mail.

The Faculty of Science closely monitors the situation and continuously informs the academic community about the development of the situation and current measures on the website. As soon as the situation allows, we will return to face to face teaching, which is irreplaceable for most of our study programs.

Kind regards,

Jan Říha
Vice-dean for study matters

Science and Research

Dean´s Award for authors of prestigious scientific publications
The publication (set of publications) is submitted by the Head of the Department or Director of the Research Center by November 15, to the Science and Research Department to Barbora Krudencova, e-mail:

If more than one author is qualified for a given publication, it must be specified which one is proposed for the Dean's Award. Submitted publications must meet all of the following conditions:

  • scientific journal where the paper is published, in a given subject class, according to the Web of Science, is in the 90th percentile or above
  •  the proposed scientist is an employee of the Faculty of Science with workload of minimum 50 percent, and he / she presents the affiliation of the Faculty of Science as the main workplace
  • the main or corresponding author of a given publication must be an employee of the Faculty of Science of Palacky University Olomouc

The publication was published in 2020; papers published in 2019 can also be submitted if they were not entered in the competition in the previous year.

Information for TACR project administrators – extending implementation and transfer of finances to following years.
Current overview of information can be found here.
Guidelines to preparing and sending an application for change via ISTA. 
In case of any questions, please contact Ivana Saitzová, e-mail:

Announcement of the 4th public competition of TACR - Environment for Life program.
The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, has announced the fourth public tender to support applied research, experimental development and innovation in the field of the environment - Environment for Life, sub-program 3 - Long-term environmental and climatic perspectives.

This public tender is intended for research organizations, enterprises and organizational units of the state and their contributory organizations that are interested in participating in long-term cooperation in research on the basis of the assigned research topic No. 7 - Socioeconomic research of the environment. This competition is announced only for research topic No. 7 - Socio-economic research in environmental studies. Detailed information can be found here.

Send the confirmation of the submission of the project proposal generated by the ISTA system no later than October 23, 2020 to Prior to the submission of the project proposal, the consent of the Dean and the Faculty Secretary with the submission of the project is required.

In case of any questions, please contact Ing. Ivana Saitzová, who will send the consent form, provide further information and secure the signatures on the application form.

Webinar for issuing authorization letters for project applications to ESA programs
The Ministry of Transport is organizing an online seminar where format of documents requested by the Ministry for the evaluation of project applications for selected optional programs of the European Space Agency will be presented.

These are programs in which the applicant is invited by ESA in the tender documentation for the given ITT to attach an authorization letter from the Czech delegation to ESA. This obligation specifically applies to some elements of the ARTES 4.0 program and further to GSTP, InCubed and NAVISP.

At the workshop, you will get acquainted with the structure and content of the new application form for issuing an authorization letter, as well as with the process of submitting and evaluating the application. A sample filling of the new form will also be prepared for the participants and there will be time for questions. The expected duration of the seminar is 2-3 hours, depending on the number of questions. The online seminar will take place on November 5, 2020, 9:00 - 12:00.

More information and registration:

A link to the virtual meeting of MS Teams will be sent to registered candidates together with the new form before the event.

TACR - information on international call BiodivRestore Call 2020
The aim of this international call is to financially support projects aimed at the protection and restoration of damaged ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on water systems.

The subject of research is mainly freshwater systems, but also terrestrial and marine environments. More information on the call is available at:

Please email the obligatory attachments to be sent to the grant provider by data box by December 3, 2020 to

International and non-university matters

Courses with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Rector´s Office offers for consideration a possibility of creating joint courses with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI). It is a prestigious university (8 Nobel Prize winners, 1 Fields medal, etc.). All academic programs at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem must submit their planned courses for the 2021/2022 academic year by the end of December 2020. These are then approved by various commissions. Therefore, we now need to find out the interest in cooperation with HUJI at our faculties and individual workplaces so that by the end of December it is possible to prepare possible joint courses, online courses, or a lecture, video-conference, etc. to start with and gradually develop a joint course or other activities. Send the proposals to Mrs. Eva T. Kalousová (, tel. 774 108 973) and a copy to Mrs. Waleria Slowikova ( by October 30, 2020.

Scholarship stays in Russia
The House of International Cooperation offers places for 4 Doctoral students in Russia and 15 places for study and research stays for academic staff. Doctoral students may stay for up to 9 months, academic staff may stay for 1 to 3 months. Selected candidates will receive a scholarship of CZK 9,500 per month.

The deadline for applications is November 30, 2020 by 12:00pm. Interested parties shall deliver required documents within the set deadline to the seat of the Academic Information Agency (House of Foreign Cooperation, AIA, Na Poříčí 1035/4, 110 00 Prague 1).

Students and academic staff of all public universities may apply for the selection procedure. General information on tenders can be found here.

Academic Senate

The upcoming meeting of the Academic Senate of PrF UP will take place on November 4, at 1:00 pm in the large boardroom of the Dean´s Office (6.014).

Study matters

Opening hours of the study department
The study department is closed during the ban on teaching. Process your applications by e-mail to your study assistant, or send them by post to our address or leave it at the lobby.

Study plans for ac. year 2020/2021
Lists of lectures (study plans) for academic year 2020/2021 are available at the faculty's website:

Schedule changes
Changes in the schedule for academic year 2020/2021 can be made directly at the study department until October 27, 2020.

Applications for credit recognition
Applications for recognition of subjects, duly completed and confirmed by the department, must be submitted to the study department no later than October 27, 2020.

Graduation ceremony of Bachelor's and Master's studies
Graduations of bachelor's and follow-up master studies have been cancelled. Graduates can pick up their diplomas at the study department after reopening the building with their clerk. Graduates who have already paid the administrative fee can request a refund by e-mailing their study assistant.

Graduation ceremony of doctoral studies
Graduation ceremony of doctoral graduates have been cancelled. Contact your study assistant to pick up your diploma.

Application to study
The application for bachelor's studies at the Faculty of Science shall be submitted electronically by using an e-application (from November 1, 2020). Deadline for submitting applications: March 15, 2021. The deadline for applying to doctoral study programs is: April 30, 2021.

Online conference Chemistry and technology for life
The Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology STU in Bratislava is organizing the 22nd all-Slovak student scientific conference called Chemistry and Technologies for Life online on November 25, 2020. The conference will include a competition for the best student research paper of 1st and 2nd year students in 25 planned sections in the field of chemistry, biotechnology, chemical and food technology. Registration of papers is possible by Friday, October 30, 2020. More information can be found here.

New applications for e-learning mode
The Computer Center has prepared two new applications for e-learning mode. The first of them allows anonymous voting, for example in state final exams. The same function can be achieved by using MS Forms or Google Forms; however, this application has been developed as user-friendly as possible.

The second application allows you to save any multimedia files and get a link to download resp. stream them. We mainly respond to users' questions about where to store large video files of lectures. This application allows the storage of large video files, with the provision that only links to these materials can be included in LMS systems, training materials or emails. This function can also be achieved with OneDrive or Google Drive; again, we responded to the demand for being maximum user-friendly.


EIT HEALTH Innovation Day
It is a great networking opportunity in the field of innovation and startups, as well as a unique opportunity to develop presentation and team skills, to design your own project. EIT HEALTH Innovation Day will take place online on October 30, 2020. The event is free, in English. More information and application can be found at DEXIC website

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