Introductory word

Dear colleagues, dear students,
we expect that the emergency measures will be partially lifted in the near future. The Government of the Czech Republic has preliminarily announced that, starting on April 26, practical education could be permitted, i.e. especially laboratory and field experiments for students in their final year.

In case this happens, the priority at the departments is the practical education of final year students so that they can participate in final state examinations and defenses of Bachelor's and Master's theses on the dates announced.

The practical teaching of students of other years will probably be possible only in the next wave of releasing anti-epidemic measures. It will very likely be necessary to start block teaching of these subjects in the summer months, i.e. in June, July and August. We ask teachers and students for friendly communication and cooperation. In justified cases, we will meet the needs of students and write off the subjects.

It can be assumed that the return of students to full-time study will be associated with the need for Covid-19 testing. However, it all depends on the statements of the Government of the Czech Republic and the relevant ministries. We will inform you in time about the possible organization of testing.

We thank teachers and students for their patience and cooperation.

Jan Říha
Vice-dean for study matters

Science and research

Information for project solvers
We would like to warn project solvers that on April 9, 2021, the university-wide Amendment No. 2 to internal standard K-B-17/03-N02 (in the attachment) which supplements the list of sources, entered into force. Unused funds - science and research beyond the creation of FÚUP (above 5%), which the provider allows to draw in the following year, will be transferred to the new source with description 88. In case of questions, call Dagmar Kopecká, ph.: 585 634 054.

Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports - Mobility between Czech Republic and Germany
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports announces a call for proposals for joint Czech-German research projects with a solution period in 2022–2023. More information can be found on the provider's website. An affidavit will be prepared for those interested. Contact person: Miriam Delongová ( Faculty deadline: June 25, 2021.

Call for proposals of candidates for 3 members of the presidency of TA CR
In connection with the expiring term of office of the members of the Board of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic on October 12, 2021, the Prime Minister and Chairman of the Council for Research, Development and Innovation, Andrej Babiš, in accordance with the relevant regulations, a call for proposals for 3 members of the Board of TA CR. The function is expected to begin in October 2021. More information here.

In case of interest, please send the name of the applicant with the knowledge of the head of the department or workplace to April 28, 2021 to Silvie Šavrňáková ( The completed form signed by the candidate (including all required attachments) can be delivered even after April 28, but not later than May 28, 2021.

TA CR - The most common reasons for not recommending project proposals for support in the 5th public tender
TA CR has published information on the ÉTA program on its website: The most common reasons for not recommending project proposals for support in the 5th public tender. You can find more information on the following website.

TA CR - TRANSPORT 2020+: Announcement of the 3rd public tender
On April 14, TA CR announced the third public tender in the Program for the Support of Applied Research, Experimental Development and Innovation in the Field of Transport TRANSPORT 2020+. More information on the public tender can be found here. The affidavit for UPOL will be sent to TACR. Prior to the submission of the project proposal, the consent of the Dean and the Secretary of the Faculty is required for submission. In case of any questions, please contact Silvie Šavrňáková (, who will send the form for consent, provide additional information and secure signatures on the application form. Faculty deadline June 10, 2021.

International and non-university matters

Study stays in Poland and Estonia
We would like to inform you about current offers of scholarship stays in Poland and Estonia.

Poland: The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has announced an additional selection procedure to fill scholarship places for study stays for BSP, MSP and DSP students and stays for academic staff. Students can apply for stays of 2 to 10 months, academic staff can apply for stays of 1 to 5 months. The deadline for applications is May 10, 2021 by 12 noon.

Candidates apply by sending the 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). Through the AIA, students, resp. academic staff of public universities. General information on tenders can be found here.

Estonia: Applicants from BSP, MSP and DSP students can apply for summer and winter courses in Estonian language and culture and other courses in English held at universities in Estonia. Summer courses will take place online in 2021.

In addition to summer courses, the Estonian Education Agency offers scholarships for MSP and DSP students (or BSP graduates) in all disciplines to complete an exchange stay of 1 to 10 months or a master's / doctoral degree at Estonian universities. At the bachelor's degree level, it is possible to obtain a scholarship only to study Estonian language and culture. Finally, academics can also apply for a scholarship for research or lecture stays in Estonia, either for a short period of 1 to 9 days or for a long period of up to 10 months. Applications for summer courses and stays for academic staff should be submitted by May 1, student applications for master's / doctoral studies have a deadline of September 1.

German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD
As the deadline for applications for some DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services) scholarships is approaching, let us remind you of the current scholarship offer of this organization.

The deadline of April 30 applies to the following DAAD scholarship programs:

Short research scholarships for graduates, doctoral students and postdoctoral students (1 to 6 months)
Research stays for university teachers and researchers (1 to 3 months)
Bilateral exchange of scientists (for university teachers and scientists; 7 days to 3 months)
Work stays for university teachers in the fields of art and architecture (1 to 3 months)
New invitations for former scholarship holders (1 to 3 months)

You can find practical information at

Fulbright's Program - Webinars
For those interested in Fulbright Commission scholarships for 2022/2023, a series of practically focused webinars on individual programs have been prepared. They will also be attended by recent graduates and current scholarship holders, whom you can ask about the experience of the stay, the admission procedure, and you can ask us everything else related to the program, application and stay in the USA. Detailed information can be found here.

Fulbright's program - scholarships
Fulbright Scholarships for Researchers, Lecturers, and Students for U.S. Stays 2022/2023. More information can be found here.

Academic Senate

The upcoming meeting of Academic Senate of PrF UP will take place on April 28. More information to the agenda is available on

Study matters

Opening hours of the study department
The study department is fully open according to its regular office hours.

Closing of the year through state exams
Closing of the year before the final state exam (at least three weeks before the exam) can be done by e-mail. After fulfilling his / her study obligations, the student contacts his/her study assistant.

Student trips abroad
We would like to inform the departments that all student trips abroad must be reported to Mrs. Gronych. Otherwise, the trip will not be recorded in the STAG system and will not be displayed on the Diploma Supplement.

Schedule of the academic year
The schedule of academic year 2021/2022 can be found at

State doctoral examination and dissertation defense
When submitting the dissertation or the application for the state doctoral examination, it is necessary to observe the deadlines specified on the website under the doctoral study.

SVOČ - Mathematics, Physics
Czech Mathematical Society of the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists, in cooperation with the Slovak Mathematical Society of the Union of Slovak Mathematicians and Physicists, has announced 21st International Competition of University Students in Scientific Activities in fields of Mathematics and Computer Science. The final SVOČ student conference in Mathematics and Computer science will take place on May 24, 2021 electronically via the MS Teams application. The deadline for participating faculties to register participants for the final round of the competition is April 28, 2021. More information here.

Faculty operation

Compulsory testing
Another COMPULSORY TESTING of Faculty of Science UP employees who perform work at their workplace will take place on: 

  • Wednesday April 21, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday April 22, 9:00 – 12:00 a.m. 

The testing will take place in the main building of the Faculty of Science, 17.listopadu 12, in the reading room on the 6th floor. The room number is 6.022 and can be found behind the buffet B6.  

To make a reservation please use exclusively the following link (In case the capacity is not sufficient, we will add more.).  You will receive an automatically generated email to confirm your registration, in which you find your assigned registration number for the testing. A text message will remind you the date (and your registration number) of the testing the day before the event. Please remember (or bring) your registration number with you on the testing day.

The test results are available within 15 minutes from collecting the sample. Employees tested positive for COVID-19 will receive a phone call with information about how to proceed. All tested employees will receive an email with the official certificate of the test result at their email address in the afternoon on the same day. If you need the official certificate sooner, you need to request it during testing.  

The tests used are antigenic test (which are paid for by the health insurance company). The testing will be provided by a general practitioner MUDr. Iva Javůrková with her team of nurses and medical students. They exclusively use test sets approved by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. The doctor ensures the registration of all tests and their results in the central ISIN register, the Ministry of Health, CZ.  

Based on measures, employees can only be present in their offices, laboratories and other UP premises if they were tested for COVID-19 with a negative result in last 7 days. Compulsory testing does not apply to employees who: 

  1. perform work outside the UP premises, or have a home office agreement with their employer; 
  2. have undergone COVID-19 disease and it has not been longer than 90 days since their first positive test. It has to be proven by a laboratory confirmation. 
  3. own a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (issued by the Ministry of Health, CZ) confirming complete vaccination performed at least 14 days ago, and moreover they do not show any symptoms of COVID-19 infection; 
  4. were provided testing at any other official testing place and can prove it by a confirmation.  

All documents (points 2 – 4) should be submitted and registered at their relevant workplace (department, etc.).  

The health insurance company does not cover testing of vaccinated people, people after recovery from COVID-19 disease or officially tested within last three days. We kindly ask all employees from buildings 17. listopadu 7, 12, 50, and 50a, U botanické zahrady 920 to use testing at Envelopa, where we will have a sufficient capacity. In exceptional cases, they can use testing in Holice, which will take place on Monday, or other UP premises. Employees from Holice can use the testing capacity at Envelopa, but they need to register using the link above. 

We suppose we will perform further testing on the same days and same times the following week. You will be informed by a mass email.  


If you are not indifferent to climate change and pandemics, sign up for the unique 12-hour online hackathon "Adapatation Idea Sprint". As part of the Academia Film Olomouc festival, it is organized by the Department of Geoinformatics of the Faculty of Science, the Statutory City of Olomouc, CzechInvest and Czechitas on Friday, May 7, 2021 in the Gather Town environment. Participants will get acquainted with the rules, thematic areas and challenges, and within 12 hours the teams will create their own concept, which they will present to the expert jury. You can register by May 5, 2021!

Academia film Olomouc will offer almost 100 documentaries
This year's online year of the AFO festival will start on Tuesday, April 27 at Almost 100 documentaries have been prepared, which will present a competitive selection of the best contemporary documentary work dedicated to science. Invitinh interesting guests also belong to AFO festival, and Citizen Nobel will be accompanied by an online interview with the director and the main character - Nobel Prize winner for chemistry Jacques Dubochet. And in a virtual sit-down show of sociologists Lucie Jarkovská and Kateřina Lišková, you will learn, among other things, how the concept of female body has changed historically and how it is related to gender equality. Further information can be found at

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