The Palacký University Academic Week annually commemorates the re-establishment of Palacký University Olomouc in 1946, when on 21 February the bells of all Olomouc churches rang out in honour of this event. The University regularly organises a number of cultural, scientific and social activities on this date, to which the public is also invited.

Launch of the week-long event Donate Blood with the Rector!

Monday, 19 February | 7:20 am | Transfusion Department, University Hospital Olomouc
As part of the traditional Academic Week, the annual Donate Blood with the Rector challenge will take place. It aims to support and promote free blood donations. During the week-long event, we invite all Palacký University students and employees to come and donate the most precious asset – their blood! First-time donors are especially welcome. All donors from Palacký University can look forward to a small gift package from their alma mater this week. Registration and more information can be found at

Pub Quiz – Palacký University Special

Monday, 19 February | 7 pm | Jazz Tibet Club

The UP Academic Week is not only about celebrating the anniversary of the renewal of Palacký University after 1946 but also about the traditional special Pub Quiz with Palacký University! Put together a team and become the winner of the contest of knowledge, wit and guts! There will be the usual five rounds and fifty-six questions focused on the topics of the university, Olomouc, and others. A maximum of six-member teams can apply (capacity is limited, so don't hesitate), most of which must be students or employees of Palacký University.

The top ten teams can expect great prizes from UPoint and other quiz partners.


The quiz is open to everyone. Teams of up to six members can compete. The number of teams is limited by the capacity of the Jazz Tibet Club to 15 teams. There are 56 standard questions in five rounds, including music and picture recognition.


You can register your teams in the comments section of the FB event in the form of "team name" and "number of team members". The registration fee is, as usual, a symbolic 100 CZK / competitor.

More about pub quizzes on The event is organised by Palacký University Olomouc.

Rector's Award Ceremony for the year 2023

Wednesday, 21 February | 10 am | Faculty of Education Auditorium

  • Rector's Awards for 2023
  • Rector's Honorable Mentions to authors of professional books
  • Rector's Honorable Mentions to students of doctoral programmes for a professional article

At this traditional ceremony, Rector Martin Procházka will personally award authors of academic publications and successful students for the best Bachelor’s and Master’s theses, dissertations, and sports performances in 2023. The event is for invited guests only; not open to the public. For more information, please contact Tomáš Krejčiřík, at the UP Marketing Office.

Pealing of the Olomouc church bells

Tuesday, 21 February | 3 pm | Olomouc churches
At 3 pm, the bells of Olomouc churches (St Moritz, St Michael, and St Wenceslas) will ring out. Traditionally, they commemorate the event when, on 21 February 1946, Olomouc citizens were told in this way that a law had been passed on the re-establishment of the University of Olomouc, thus restoring their forefathers’ dream of a university town.


Opening Student Holy Mass

Wednesday, February 21 | 7:00 pm | Church of the Virgin Mary of the Snows

The opening Holy Mass of the summer semester of the 2023/2024 academic year will take place on Wednesday, February 21. It will be held at 7 pm in the Church of the Virgin Mary of the Snows.

For more information, visit

Film screening: Brutal Heat (Czechia 2023, 75 min)

Wednesday, February 21 | 7:00 pm | UP Arts Centre (Konvikt)
Film screening and discussion with the filmmakers
In a world threatened by a solar fragment hurtling towards Earth, an eighteen-year-old boy gets stranded on his way to a friend's cottage in an unfamiliar small town. A series of bizarre adventures force him to confront his greatest fears - coming to terms with the reality of the twisted world he lives in, with himself, and with his father.
Free admission. The event is organized by Pastiche Filmz.


Palacký University Ball 2024

Friday, 23 February | 7:30 pm | NH Hotel
The highlight of this year's UP Academic Week will be the Palacký University Ball on Friday, 23 February. For more detailed information and photos from previous years, please visit

Free admission to Fort Science and Olomouc Museum of Art

Saturday, 24 February – Sunday, 25 February | Fort Science and Olomouc Museum of Art

Students and employees of Palacký University Olomouc will be allowed free admission to the Fort Science (1 ticket to 4 exhibitions with an employee card or student ISIC card) and to the Olomouc Museum of Art (with an employee card or student ISIC card).

Fort Science – the interactive science centre of Palacký University Olomouc – is located in the uniquely reconstructed, historically protected building of a large artillery warehouse in the Olomouc Crown Fortress. Using interactive exhibitions, workshops, a laboratory, and a digital planetarium, university staff and students introduce children and adults to scientific knowledge and historical facts in a fun and playful way. Fort Science is also an important institution of community, cultural and social life and a pivotal contributor to the so-called third role of the University of Olomouc. The Interactive Science Museum welcomes nearly 100,000 visitors annually thanks to its genius loci and unique atmosphere.

Olomouc Museum of Art exhibits paintings, sculptures, drawings, applied graphics, photographs, applied art, and architectural documentation. During the UP Academic Week, students and employees of Palacký University can visit the exhibitions in the Museum of Modern Art building on Denisova Street, and the reconstructed Archdiocesan Museum on Václavské náměstí free of charge.

Donate Blood with the Rector!

Monday 19 – Friday 23 February | Transfusion Department, University Hospital Olomouc
The annual Donate Blood with the Rector challenge will take place during Academic Week. This charity event aims to support and promote free blood donation. During the week-long event, we are calling on all students and University employees to register on our system and come and donate their most precious asset – their blood. First-time donors are especially welcome! In addition, all UP donors can enjoy a small gift package from their alma mater this week. For more information, visit

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