University Authorities

Dignitaries of Palacký University

prof. Mgr. Jaroslav Miller, M.A., Ph.D.
tel.: 585 631 001
fax: 585 631 012

Jaroslav Miller

Prof. Mgr. Jaroslav Miller, M.A., Ph.D., (born 1971) studied History and Philology at Palacký University in Olomouc, Central European University in Budapest, and University of Oxford (Lady Margaret Hall). He studied under Josef Jařab, Ralf Dahrendorf, Stephen Greenblatt, and Robert JW Evans, among others.

In 2012, he was appointed professor of history, and until January 2014, he headed the Department of History of the Philosophical Faculty, PU, one of the largest centres of its kind in the Czech Republic.

He has taken part in a number of long-term research and teaching visits to the world's leading universities and research institutes in Canada, Hungary, USA, UK, Germany, and Australia. Twice he has received the prestigious scholarship of the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2006 Marburg, 2010 Münster) and the fellowship of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2004, 2010 Wolfenbüttel). In 2008, he was a Fulbright scholar at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville in the United States. During the 2010/2011 academic year he was selected by an international commission for the post of a visiting professor at University of Western Australia in Perth. In 2012, the Ambassador of the United States appointed Jaroslav ambassador of the Fulbright Programme in the Czech Republic. He was the principal investigator of seven research projects funded by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic. He is a member of numerous scientific organizations including the European Association of Urban Historians and the International Commission for the History of Cities.

Jaroslav Miller has received many academic and research awards, among others, in 2005, the R. John Rath Prize for Best Study in Habsburg History and the Best Urban History Monograph Award. In 2008, the British publishing house Ashgate put out his monograph Urban Societies in East Central Europe, 1500–1700. In 2010, he published (together with László Kontler) in New York and Budapest the monograph Friars, Nobles and Burghers – Sermons, Images and Prints: Studies of Culture and Society in Early-Modern Europe.

He is married, has two children, and his hobbies include sports, classical Russian literature, landscape gardening, and backpacking.

Chairperson of the Academic Senate
doc. Mgr. Jiří Langer, Ph.D.
tel. 585 635 322

Vice-Rector for Study
prof. Mgr. MgA. Vít Zouhar, Ph.D.
tel.: 585 631 004, fax: 585 631 012

Vít Zouhar

Prof. MgA. Mgr. Vít Zouhar, Ph.D., (born 1966) read Composition at Janáček Academy of Music (JAMU) and Musicology at Masaryk University in Brno. He then continued to study composition at Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, and at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz, receiving his artistic postgraduate degree and Ph.D. from JAMU. At University of Ostrava, he became Associate Professor in Music Theory and Pedagogy.

After completing his studies he joined the staff of the Brno Conservatoire and Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik na Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz. Since 1992, he has been a member of the Department of Music Education, PU Faculty of Education, guaranteeing musical-theoretical courses in master's and doctoral degree programmes. Vít served as a coordinator of the Erasmus programme for Austria, Germany and Great Britain, and was the investigator and a co-investigator of a number of research, developmental, and internationalization projects. From 2003 to 2006, he served as Vice-Dean for Science, Research, Arts, and International Relations, as the investigator of development projects, and participated in the creation of a joint programme of the PU Faculty of Education and Valdosta State University.

The Vice-President of the Board of the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation, Vít is also a member of the JAMU Arts Council, the classical music committee of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, and the Editorial Board of Bohuslav Martinů Complete Critical Editon. In addition, he juries composing competitions (Generace) and is a member of OSA. From 2009 to 2013, he was a member of the panel of the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (aesthetics and art disciplines).

His theoretical work focuses on music of the 20th and 21 centuries. Much of his interest centres on the work of Bohuslav Martinů and the phenomenon of composing in music education. He is the author of Postmoderní hudba? Německá diskuse na sklonku 20. století and co-author of Dear Friend. Bohuslav Martinů's Letters to Zdeněk Zouhar, and is involved in the preparation of Complete Critical Edition of the Work of Bohuslav Martinů. Vít has written over sixty studies and reviews published in monographs, periodicals, and anthologies. In 2001, he stood behind the foundation of the Different Hearing programme, which is focused on composing in music education and the development of creativity.

In addition to being a composer himself, Vít has also collaborated as a dramaturge with Czech music festivals (Forfest Kroměříž, Exposition of New Music). He is the author and co-author of operas (La Dafne, Coronide, Torso, Night-Day), stage melodramas (Radúz and Mahulena, Les Bienveillantes), and over fifty orchestral and chamber works. His music is featured at major festivals (Prague Spring, Poesiefestival Berlin, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival), appears in movies (Amerika, S.S. Palo Alto Project, Kouzlo jedné flétny), ballet, and theatre productions, is broadcasted and released on CDs. His theatrical work is on the repertoire of the National Theatre in Prague (Raduz and Mahulena, Monsieur de Pourceaugnac), the National Theatre in Brno (Dafne), and Ensemble Damian (Torso, Coronide). He is a holder of the Alfred Radok and NUBERG 2010 awards, as well as a number of others.

Since 2010, he has been Vice-Rector for Study. In his previous term of office, his priority was to unify the processes of the PU study agenda and emphasize respect for the principles of equal treatment of students’ matters. He focused on support of multilingualism and sharing of capacities in programmes with Masaryk University and JAMU (consortium, the field of music). Vít also coordinated the amendment to the PU Study and Examination Code, participated in the conception of new scholarships (monetary and non-monetary), the modification of guidelines for student accommodation in dormitories (prioritizing the accommodation of first year students), fees (uniform procedures), the concept of algorithmic management of study agenda processes and the support for students with special needs. Furthermore, he initiated the establishment of centres supporting uniform procedures at PU (Department for Study, Assistance Centre for Students with Special Needs). He participated in the implementation of the Register of Artistic Performances. He investigates development projects and proposes standards and internal regulations.

In his position of Vice-Rector, Vít will aim to strengthen the excellence of education and training at the PU (internal accreditation, support of innovations in instruction and internationalization); emphasize the multilingual character of the university; highlight the continuity of the uniform, equal, and at the same time individual approach to students; unify the processes of study agenda; and simplify its administration at the PU using information systems.

Vice-Rector for Science and Research
prof. RNDr. Jitka Ulrichová, CSc.
tel.: 585 631 002, fax: 585 631 012

Jitka Ulrichová

Prof. RNDr Jitka Ulrichová, CSc (b. 1956) graduated in Biochemistry at the Faculty of Science, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University (now Masaryk University in Brno). In 1997 she received the title of Docent in Biochemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Charles University in Hradec Králové, and in 2003 she was named Professor in the same discipline at the UP Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry in Olomouc.

She currently heads the Department of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry, which includes an accredited laboratory for testing the cytotoxicity of medical equipment. She is on the editorial board of the journals Biomedical Papers and Acta Medica. She has spent part of her professional life abroad (e.g. INSERM Montpellier; the French National Center for Scientific Research and the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, and the National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana, Slovenia).

Her Master’s thesis, doctoral dissertation, and the majority of her research all focus on the study of the biological activity of natural compounds. The results of her research appear not only in publications but are also reflected in the implementation sphere – in areas such as food supplements.

She has been Vice-Rector for Science and Research since 2006. She has broad experience in national and international grant projects as both investigator and evaluator, both in the Czech Republic and the EU (the Czech Science Foundation, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, the EU Framework Programme, Erasmus Mundus). She was able to prove her organizational skills as the President of the Czech Chemical Society from 2005 until 2013.

In her next term of office, she would like to reinforce the involvement of research teams in international projects, support young researchers, and interlink research teams with the application sphere.

Vice-Rector for International Relations
doc. Mgr. Martin Kudláček
tel.: 585 631 005

Vice-Rector for Organization and Development
prof. PhDr. Jiří Lach, M.A., Ph.D.
tel.: 585 631 003

Vice-Rector for External Relations
Mgr. Petr Bilík, Ph.D.
tel.: 585 631 007, 774 409 069

Petr Bilík

Mgr. Petr Bilík, Ph.D., (born 1974) studied History and Theory of Literature, Theatre and Film, and briefly also History of Art at the Philosophical Faculty of Palacky University in Olomouc. He received his Ph.D. degree from the PU Department of Theory and History of Dramatic Arts (now the Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies), where he became an assistant professor specializing in Czech Cinema and Culture Management.

After graduation, he first worked in MF Dnes and then as an editor for Host, a literary monthly. He then went to join Česká televize Brno, initially as an editor and literary manager of a literary-drama editorial team, and later also as a screenwriter. Petr has co-organized or founded several film activities (Head of Staff of the Summer Film School (LFS); founder and organizer of the Festival of Animated Film; Head of Academia Film Olomouc) and was chief editor of DocRevue and Filmové Listy. Additionally, he co-founded and is Vice-President of the Czech Society for Film Studies (CEFS). He sits on the editorial board of journals Host and Iluminace. In 2012 he published his book Ladislav Helge – Cesta za občanským filmem.

In recent years, Petr has undergone a number of study programmes and internships (University of St. Andrews, University of Bristol, BBC).

He is married with two children, and his hobbies and interests include mainly art, sports, culinary art, and travelling.

He sat on and headed the Academic Senate of the Philosophical Faculty of UP, later becoming UP FF Vice-Dean for External Relations and Project Management. He is the author and investigator of several European grant projects focused mainly on the organization of internships in the film industry and the media, care for employees, and system solutions in tertiary education. As part of his activities he carried out a number of national and international PR, marketing, and media campaigns.

For him the position of Vice-Rector for External Relations is a call to unite and highlight Palacký University as an elite institution set in the extraordinary environment of the city of Olomouc.

Vice-Rector for Strategy of Science and Research
doc. Mgr. Jaromír Fiurášek, Ph.D.
tel.: 585 634 301

Vice-Rector for Strategic Planning and Quality
doc. PhDr. Hana Marešová, Ph.D., MBA
tel.: 585 631 010

Ing. Jiří Přidal
tel.: 585 631 008
fax: 585 631 012

Jiří Přidal

Ing. Jiří Přidal (born 1964) studied Systems Engineering at the Faculty of Economics of Technical University of Ostrava.

After graduation, he joined the DG SIGMA concern Olomouc as an independent technical expert, where he was jointly responsible for building automation control systems. In AQUACOOP he was a senior technical expert in the section of the development of technical management and automation. He then joined the Olomouc District Office as a member of the District Privatization Commission (evaluation of privatization projects and organization of auctions). In Hanácké Pekárny a Cukrárny, he worked as a programmer-analyst, implementing and expanding the business management software. Since 1992, his career has been linked with the Faculty of Medicine, Palacky University, which he joined as an economist.

From 1995 to January 2014 he served as Secretary, in charge of the finances and management of the Faculty. Recently he has participated in two major projects: the completion of the Theoretical Institutes of the Faculty of Medicine and the construction of the new building BIOMEDREG - Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine. Complementing the original building of the Theoretical Institutes, both projects were funded from the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovation with CZK 2 billion. Jiří thus participated in the largest investment to date in the history of the Faculty of Medicine.

For Jiří, the new position of Bursar of Palacky University in Olomouc is an expansion and follow-up of his work for the Faculty of Medicine, now spanning the university as a whole. As the Bursar he will utilise his professional experience and know-how concerning economic management, helping to develop and modernize the entire university.

Head of Rector's Office
PhDr. Rostislav Hladký, MBA
tel.: 585 631 009
fax: 585 631 012

Rostislav Hladký

PhDr. Rostislav Hladký, MBA (born 1954) studied History and German Philology at the Philosophical Faculty, Palacký University in Olomouc, and Information Studies at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. He received his PhDr. in History from Palacký University.

Rostislav started off his professional career as a researcher in modern history at the Vsetín Regional Museum, only to return to Olomouc soon after, to the Faculty of Medicine. Here he managed the library, introduced information technology and database services for biomedicine research (in November 1989 he was the spokesman of the Faculty’s Civic Forum Party). From the beginning of 1990, he was in charge of the preparation of the project of the PU Information Centre, spending the first half of 1991 as an intern at universities in Canada. From 1991 to 2006, he was the Director of the Information Centre (which included today's Media Centre, Conference Centre, Centre for Distance Education, Computer Centre, Library and PU Publishing). From 1996 to 1997 and from 2002 to 2006, he was director of the festival Academia Film Olomouc, which hosted many leading filmmakers, documentarians, photographers, and other artists (Marcel Łoziński, Vojtěch Jasný, Albert Maysels, Agnieszka Holland, Matej Mináč, Norbert Auerbach or Suzanne Vega). Rostislav is the Secretary of the PU Board of Directors.

He has participated in shorter internships, stays, and workshops abroad, and in lectures at national and international conferences. From 1994 to 2000, he was a member of the INFRA Programme Board at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, Vice Chair of the Foundation for the Protection of the National Library in Prague, member of the CASLIN Council, and member of the HE Library Section at the Council of Higher Education Institutions of the Czech Republic. He was investigator and co-investigator of grant programmes (Getty Foundation, Mellon Foundation, University Development Fund, etc.) and an opponent of projects under the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture, and Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.

Since 2007, Rostislav has been the PU Head of the Rector’s Office, ensuring management, organization, and administration associated with the operation of the University, and organizing conferences, conventions, and university celebrations. From 2008 to 2012, he was responsible for public relations and was the spokesperson for the University.

Academic Senate

The Academic Senate of Palacký University Olomouc (UP AS) is a self-governing representative academic body, with 24 members. The UP AS members are elected from amongst the members of the academic community; each faculty is represented by two academic senators and one student senator. The term of office is three years. The UP AS sessions are open to the public. The UP AS Economic and Legislative Commissions prepare the foundations and opinions for detailed solution of individual issues which arise during Senate sessions. The UP AS is governed by the laws of the Czech Republic, in particular the University Law (Law No. 111/1998 Czech Law Col.) and UP internal rules, in particular UP Statutes and UP AS Election and Proceedings Rules.

Term 2017–2020



doc. Mgr. Jiří Langer, Ph.D.
Faculty of Education, Žižkovo nám. 5, Olomouc
Institution of Special Education Studies - Deputy Head
tel. 585 635 322


doc. RNDr. Irena Smolová, Ph.D.
Faculty of Science, tř. 17. listopadu 12, Olomouc
Department of Geography
tel. 585 634 511

prof. MUDr. Zdeněk Kolář, CSc.
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Hněvotínská 3, Olomouc - Head
Department of Clinical and Molecular Pathology
tel. 585 632 451

PaedDr. Zbyněk Janečka, Ph.D.
Faculty of Physical Culture, tř. Míru 115, Olomouc
Department of Applied Physical Activities - Head
tel. 585 636 355

doc. PhDr. Ludmila Veselovská, Ph.D.
Faculty of Arts, tř. Svobody 26, Olomouc
Department of English and American Studies
tel. 585 633 101

doc. lic. Damián Němec, dr
Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology, Univerzitní 22, Olomouc
Department of Church History and Church Law  - Head
tel. 585 637 182 

doc. Mgr. Pavel Šaradín, Ph.D.
Faculty of Arts, Křížkovského 12, Olomouc
Department of Politics and European Studies
tel. 585 633 303

prof. Mgr. Marek Šebela, Dr.
Faculty of Science, 17. listopadu 12, Olomouc
Centre of the Region Haná
tel. 585 634 927

doc. Mgr. Kateřina Vitásková, Ph.D.
Faculty of Education, Žižkovo nám. 5, Olomouc
Institution of Special Education Studies
tel. 585 635 336

Mgr. Jiří Vévoda, Ph.D.
Faculty of Health Sciences, Hněvotínská 3, Olomouc
Department of Healthcare Management – Deputy Head
tel. 585 632 817

JUDr. Mag. iur. Michal Malacka, Ph.D., MBA
Faculty of Law, tř. 17. listopadu 8, Olomouc
Department of International and European Law
tel. 585 637 705

Mgr. Anita Můčková
Department of Health Sciences, I. P. Pavlova 6, Olomouc
Department of Physiotherapy
tel. 588 443 595

doc. Mgr. Jana Pelclová, Ph.D.
Faculty of Physical Culture, tř. Míru 117, Olomouc
Institute of Active Lifestyle
tel. 585 636 469

MUDr. Jan Strojil, Ph.D.
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Hněvotínská 3, Olomouc
Department of Pharmacology 
tel. 585 632 556

PhDr. Jiří Pospíšil, Ph.D.
Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology, Univerzitní 22, Olomouc
Department of Christian Education
tel. 585 637 165

JUDr. Veronika Tomoszková, Ph.D.
Faculty of Law, tř. 17. listopadu 8, Olomouc
Department of Administrative and Financial Law
tel. 585 637 814


Marek Zápotocký – Faculty of Law      




Mgr. Milan Werl, Ph.D. – Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology




Mgr. Michal Vorlíček - Faculty of Physical Culture




Lucie Macková, M. A. – Faculty of Science




Mgr. Jan Gregar – Faculty of Education




Mgr. Karolína Spurná – Faculty of Arts




Kristýna Novotná – Faculty of Health Sciences




Martin Pumprla – Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Economic Commission


PhDr. Jiří Pospíšil, Ph.D. (CMTF), e-mail:


prof. RNDr. Pavel Anzenbacher, DrSc.  (LF), e-mail:
Ing.  Jana Bellová, Ph.D. (PF), e-mail:
ing. Alena Opletalová, Ph.D. (PdF), e-mail:
Mgr. Jiří Vévoda, Ph.D. (FZV), e-mail: -  Vice-Chairman
doc. Mgr. Miroslav Dopita, Ph.D. (FF), e-mail:
doc. RNDr. Irena Smolová, Ph.D. (PřF), e-mail:
Mgr. Roman Cuberek, Ph.D. (FTK), e-mail:

Legislative Commission


doc. lic. Damián Němec, dr (CMTF), e-mail:


doc. RNDr. Marek Jukl, Ph.D. (PřF), e-mail: - Vice-Chairman
Josef Kaštil (FTK), e-mail:
Mgr. Pavel Kurfürst (LF), e-mail:
doc. Mgr. Jiří Langer, Ph.D. (PdF), e-mail:
Mgr. Ondřej Molnár (FF), e-mail:
doc. PhDr. Mgr. Helena Kisvetrová, Ph.D. (FZV), e-mail:
JUDr. Veronika Tomoszková, Ph.D. (PF), e-mail:

Academic Senate Office

Markéta Peřinová



UP Academic Senate Office, Křížkovského 8, 771 47, Olomouc

Academic Board

The members of the UP Academic Board (UP AB) are prominent experts in the fields of the educational, scientific, research, and artistic activities of Palacký University. Its members also include persons who are not members of the UP academic community.

UP Academic Board Members

In the term running from February 1, 2018 to January 31, 2022

Internal members of the UP Academic Board:

  1. prof. Mgr. Jaroslav Miller, M.A., Ph.D. - Rector, Palacký University, UP AB Chair, History
  2. prof. Dr hab. RNDr. Jan Andres, DSc. - UP FS, Mathematics
  3. prof. Mgr. Ondřej Bábek, Dr. - UP FS, Geology, Geophysics
  4. prof. RNDr. Radim Bělohlávek, Ph.D., DSc. - UP FS Informatics and Cybernetics 
  5. Prof. PhDr. Panajotis Cakirpaloglu, DrSc. - UP FA,  FF UP, Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology
  6. doc. Mgr. Jaromír Fiurášek, Ph.D. - UP FS, Optics and Optoelectronics 
  7. prof. RNDr. Ivo Frébort, CSc., Ph.D. - UP FS, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry
  8. prof. PhDr. Jana Geršlová, CSc. - UP FA, National Economy, Economics
  9. doc. MUDr. Marián Hajdúch, Ph.D. - UP FMD, Oncology
  10. prof. Mgr. Radomír Halaš, Dr. - UP FS, Algebra and Geometry
  11. prof. MUDr. Roman Havlík, Ph.D. - UP FMD, Surgery, Oncological Surgery
  12. prof. Ing. Pavel Hobza, DrSc., dr.h.c., FRSC - UP FS, Physical Chemistry
  13. prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Hradil, CSc. - UP FS, Optics and Quantum Electronics
  14. doc. Vít Hušek, Th.D. CMTF - UP CMFT, Theology
  15. prof. RNDr. Miroslav Janura, Dr. - UP FPC, Kinanthropology
  16. prof. MUDr. Milan Kolář, Ph.D. - Dean, UP FMD, Medical Microbiology
  17. doc. RNDr. Martin Kubala, Ph.D. - Dean, UP FS, Biophysics
  18. prof. PhDr. Jiří Lach, Ph.D., MA. - UP FA, History, Political Science
  19. prof. PaedDr. Libuše Ludíková, CSc. - Dean, FE, Special Education
  20. prof. PhDr. Dušan Lužný, Dr. - UP FA, Sociology, Psychology
  21. doc. PaedDr. Tatiana Matulayová, Ph.D. - UP CMFT, Education, Andragogy, Social Work
  22. JUDr. Zdenka Papoušková, Ph.D. - Dean, UP FL, Law, Financial Law
  23. prof. PhDr. Zdeněk Pechal, CSc. - Dean, UP FA, History of Slavonic Literature, History of Czech, Polish and Russian Literature
  24. Mgr. Michal Šafář, Ph.D. - Dean, UP FPC, Kinanthropology
  25. prof. Ing. Mgr. Peter Tavel, Ph.D. - Dean, UP UP CMFT, Clinical Psychology, Theology
  26. prof. RNDr. Jitka Ulrichová, CSc. - Vice-Rector for Science and Research, UP FMD, Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry
  27. doc. MUDr. Jaroslav Vomáčka, Ph.D., MBA - Dean, UP FHS, Radiological Methods
  28. prof. RNDr. Vít Voženílek, CSc. - UP FS, Physical Geography, Geoinformatics
  29. prof. RNDr. Radek Zbořil, Ph.D. - UP FS, Physical Chemistry

External Members:

  1. doc. PhDr. Emil Aslan (SOULEIMANOV- pen name), Ph.D. - Charles University, International Relations, International Territorial Studies
  2. prof. MUDr. Martin Bareš, Ph.D. - Dean, Masaryk University, Neurology
  3. doc. PhDr. Mikuláš Bek, Ph.D. - Rector, Masaryk University, Musicology 
  4. prof. Miloš Havelka, CSc. - Charles University, History of Political Thought, Ideas and Philosophy, Historical Sociology, Sociology and Sociology of Religion
  5. PhDr. Eva Kowalská, DrSc. -Institute of History, Slovak Academy of Sciences, History – Slovak History
  6. doc. JUDr. Filip Křepelka, Ph.D. - Masaryk University, EU Law, Economic Law, Health Law
  7. prof. PhDr. Petr Kyloušek, CSc. - Masaryk University, History of Literature (Roman Languages), Theory of Literature
  8. doc. Tomáš Machula, Ph.D., Th.D. - Rector, University of South Bohemia, Systematic Theology, Philosophy, Applied and Landscape Ecology
  9. prof. Ing. Jiří Málek, DrSc. - Rector, University of Pardubice, Physical Chemistry
  10. doc. PhDr. Jiří Němec, Ph.D. - Dean, Masaryk University, Education, Psychology
  11. prof. Dr. Ing. Drahomíra Pavelková - Tomáš Baťa University, Management and Business Economics
  12. prof. PhDr. Milada Rabušicová, Dr. - Masaryk University, Andragogy, Education
  13. prof. PhDr. Karel Rýdl, CSc. - Dean, University of Pardubice, Education, History of Education
  14. prof. RNDr. Václav Snášel, CSc. - Rector, rektor VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Informatics
  15. prof. PhDr. David Šmahel, Ph.D. - Masaryk University, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology
  16. prof. Mgr. Jindřich Štreit - Silesian University Opava, Fine Arts - Photography
  17. prof. PhDr. Valérie Tóthová, Ph.D. - Dean, South Bohemian University,  děkanka ZSF JU v Českých Budějovicích, Nursing
  18. prof. RNDr. Eva Zažímalová, CSc. - Czech Academy of Science Chair, Anatomy and Physiology of Plants 

Rulings of the UP Academic Board (see Notice Board)

Board of Directors

The UP Board of Directors is defined in the Czech University Law chiefly as a supervisory body with several executive powers. Its operation and authority is clearly defined in regard to the economic management of a public university and its related activities.

Members of the UP Board of Directors

As of October 8, 2015


  1. Mons Jan Graubner, Olomouc Archbishop and Metropolitan of Moravia (current term of office: until February 2021)


  1. Ing Pavel Prudký, Director of the Tax Office for the Olomouc Region (until may 2021)
  2. Dr Ing Otakar Fojt, Science Attaché at the British Embassy Prague (until May 2017)


  1. Ing Roman Cabálek, MBA, entrepreneur and IT consultant, Executive Director of BDMG – Better Decision Making Group (until May 2017)
  2. MUDr Jitka Chalánková, Member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic (until May 2017)
  3. Dr Ing Václav John, Railway Infrastructure Administration, Director of the Civil Engineering Administration – East (until May 2017)
  4. Ing Marian Jurečka, Minister of Agriculture and Member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic (until February 2021)
  5. RNDr Robert Kuropatwa, PhD, manager for Czech Republic and Slovakia, KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG, Tuttlingen, Germany (until May 2017)
  6. Ing Bořivoj Minář, Chairman of the Board, Chamber of Commerce of the Olomouc Region (until October 2021)
  7. Mgr Dagmar Navrátilová, translator, First Vice-Chair of the party VIZE 2014 (until May 2017)
  8. Martin Novotný, Member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic (until May 2021)
  9. RNDr Hana Ripková, PhD, Executive Director, J.W. Fulbright Commission, (until April 2020)
  10. Ing Jiří Rozbořil, President of the Olomouc Region (until February 2021)
  11. Ing Milan Šimonovský, Statutory Director and Chair of the Administrative Board in SIGMA GROUP (until March 2019)
  12. Ing Michaela Šojdrová, Member of the European Parliament (until May 2021)


PhDr Rostislav Hladký, MBA, Palacký University Chancellor

Records and rulings from sessions (Notice Board)