University Authorities

Dignitaries of Palacký University

prof. MUDr. Martin Procházka, Ph.D.
tel.: 585 631 001
fax: 585 631 012

Vice-Rector for Strategy and Regional Affairs
Statutory Representative of the Rector
JUDr. Mag. iur. Michal Malacka, Ph.D., MBA

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

Vice-Rector for Postgraduate Education and Research
prof. PhDr. Dušan Lužný, Dr.


Vice-Rector for Science and Research
prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Hradil, CSc.

Vice-Rector for Legislation and Organization
JUDr. Zdenka Papoušková, Ph.D.

Vice-Rector for Communication and Staff-Student Relationship
prof. MUDr. Vít Procházka, Ph.D.


Vice-Rector for International Relations
Jiří Stavovčík, B.A., MBA


Vice-Rector for IT, Research Evaluation and Sustainability
prof. RNDr. Tomáš Opatrný, Dr. 

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

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

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 Rules.

Term 2020–2023


Chairperson of the Academic Senate

doc. Mgr. Jiří Langer, Ph.D.
Faculty of Education, Žižkovo nám. 5, Olomouc
Institution of Special Education Studies - 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

RNDr. Svatopluk Horák
Faculty of Physical Culture, tř. Míru 117, Olomouc
Department of Social Sciences in Kinanthropology
tel. 585 636 010

doc. MUDr. Vladislav Raclavský, Ph.D. 
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Hněvotínská 3, Olomouc
Department of Microbiology
tel. 585 639 515

prof. MUDr. Jiří Ehrmann, Ph.D.
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Hněvotínská 3, Olomouc
Department of Clinical and Molecular Pathology - head
tel. 585 632 466

ThLic. Mgr. Monika Menke, Th.D.
Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology, Na Hradě 5, Olomouc
Department of Church History and Church Law
tel. 585 637 181

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

Mgr. Petra Gaul Aláčová, Ph.D.
Faculty of Health Sciences, Hněvotínská 3, Olomouc
Department of Physiotherapy
tel. 585 632 835, 830

doc. PhDr. Tomáš Lebeda, Ph.D.
Faculty of Arts, Křížkovského 12, Olomouc
Department of Politics and European Studies
tel. 585 633 309

Mgr. Jan Bělka, Ph.D.
Faculty o Physical Culture, tř. Míru 117, Olomouc
Department of Sport
tel. 585 636 506

Mgr. Lukáš Merz, Ph.D.
Faculty of Health Sciences, tř. Svobody 8, Olomouc
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
tel. 585 632 865

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

doc. PhDr. Matúš Šucha, Ph.D.
Faculty of Arts, Vodární 6, Olomouc
Department of Psychology
tel. 585 633 512

doc. PhDr. Jitka Jonová, Th.D.
Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology, Univerzitní 22, Olomouc
Department of Church History and Church Law
tel. 585 637 143

JUDr. Klára Hamuľáková, Ph.D.
Faculty of Law, tř. 17 listopadu 6, Olomouc
Department of Private Law and Civil Procedure – department coordinator
tel. 585 637 629

doc. Mgr. Michal Botur, Ph.D.
Faculty of Science, tř. 17. listopadu 12, Olomouc
Department of Algebra and Geometry – head
tel. 585 634 640


Marek Stratilík – Faculty of Law

Lukáš Janoušek, DiS. – Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology  

Mgr. Dominik Voráč  - Faculty of Education

Mgr. Lenka Murínová - Faculty of Physical Culture

Mgr. Aleš Stejskal – Faculty of Science

Mgr. Michal Nguyen – Faculty of Arts

Erik Juriš – Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Tereza Marková – Faculty of Health Sciences

Economic Commission


doc. RNDr. Irena Smolová, Ph.D. (FS), e-mail:


doc. Mgr. Roman Cuberek, Ph.D. (FPC), e-mail: - deputy chairperson
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Lebeda, Ph.D. (FA), e-mail:
Mgr. Jiří Vévoda, Ph.D. (FHS), e-mail:
Ing. Alena Opletalová, Ph.D. (FE), e-mail:
PhDr. Jiří Pospíšil, Ph.D. (CMFT), e-mail:
Bc. Ing. Petr Bačík, Ph.D. (FL), e-mail:
prof. MUDr. Tomáš Papajík, CSc. (FMD), e-mail: 

Legislative Commission


JUDr. Veronika Tomoszková, Ph.D. (FL), e-mail: 


doc. RNDr. Marek Jukl, Ph.D. (FS), e-mail: - Vice-Chairman
Mgr. Pavel Kurfürst (FMD), e-mail:
doc. Mgr. Jiří Langer, Ph.D. (FE), e-mail:
Mgr. Ondřej Molnár, Ph.D. (FA), e-mail:
prof. lic. Damián Němec, dr (CMFT), e-mail: 
doc. PhDr. Mgr. Helena Kisvetrová, Ph.D. (FHS), e-mail:
doc. Mgr. Jana Vašíčková, Ph.D. (FPC), e-mail:

Commission for Sustainable Palacký University


Mgr. Jan Bělka, Ph.D., e-mail: 


doc. RNDr. Martin Rulík, Ph.D. (FS), e-mail: – vice-chairperson
Mgr. Martin Bernátek, Ph.D. (FA), e-mail:
Ing. Jiří Přidal (kvestor), e-email:
doc. RNDr. Irena Smolová, Ph.D. (FS), e-mail: 
JUDr. Veronika Tomoszková, Ph.D. (FL), e-mail:
Mgr. Dominik Voráč (FE), e-mail:  

Academic Senate Office

Markéta Peřinová

Mgr. Emilie Petříková


UP Academic Senate Office, Křížkovského 8, 779 00, Olomouc

Scholarly Board

The members of the UP Scholarly Board 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 Scholarly Board Members

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

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

Rulings of the UP Scholarly Board (see Notice Board)

Board of Trustees

The UP Board of Trustees 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 Trustees

As of May 24th, 2019


  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 2023)
  2. MUDr Jitka Chalánková, independent member of the Senate of the Czech Republic (until May 2023)
  3. Dr Ing Václav John, Railway Infrastructure Administration, Director of the Civil Engineering Administration – East (until May 2023)
  4. Ing Marian Jurečka, 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 2023)
  6. Ing Bořivoj Minář, Chairman of the Board, Chamber of Commerce of the Olomouc Region (until October 2021)
  7. Ing Pavel Kysilka, CSc., economist, member of the Board of Directors of 6D Academy, z.ú (until May 2023)
  8. Martin Novotný, politician, member of the ODS party (until May 2021)
  9. RNDr Hana Ripková, PhD, Executive Director, J.W. Fulbright Commission, (until May 2026)
  10. Ing Jiří Rozbořil, politician, member of the ČSSD party (until February 2021)
  11. Ing Milan Šimonovský, Statutory Director and Chair of the Administrative Board in SIGMA GROUP (until May 2025)
  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)

Internal Assessment Board

Palacký University Olomouc (UP), in accordance with revisions in the Higher Education Act (Act No. 111/1998, Czech Law Coll.), as amended, and on Article 12 of UP Constitution (Article 12), has established the Internal Assessment Board of Palacký University Olomouc. The Internal Assessment Board is an academic body of the university and its mission is to inspect and develop an internal system of quality assurance and of evaluating teaching, publishing, creative and related activities at UP.

The UP Internal Assessment Board:

  • approves the proposal of rules for evaluating the quality of teaching, publishing, creative and related activities and the internal System of Evaluating Teaching, Publishing, Creative and Related Activities at UP submitted by the chairperson of the UP Internal Assessment Board before submitting the proposal to the UP Academic Senate;
  • manages the process of internal evaluation of teaching, publishing, creative and related activities at UP;
  • maintains ongoing records of internal evaluation of teaching, creative and related activities at UP;
  • inspects, objectively evaluates, and oversees processes at individual UP faculties that lead to quality assurance and internal evaluation in accordance with the Rules for the System of Evaluating Teaching, Publishing, Creative and Related Activities at UP;
  • prepares reports on the UP Internal Evaluation of Teaching, Publishing, Creative and Related Activities at UP and its addenda;
  • approves reports on measures that will lead to the elimination of possible shortcomings in the quality of UP’s activities, and oversees the proper application of measures to corrective them;
  • approves applications for accreditation of study programmes in accordance with the standards for accreditation of a study programme, and the compliance of said study programme with requirements for the specific type, form, and profile of the study programme, and also extension and revalidation of accreditation of study programmes;
  • approves study programmes submitted by the Rector on the basis of a proposal of the Scholarly Board of the relevant faculty. Study programmes that are not realised at the faculties can be submitted without such proposal, provided that UP has obtained institutional accreditation in the field of education to which the given study programme belongs;
  • approves the intention to submit an application for accreditation, extension of accreditation, or revalidation of accreditation of study programmes that are submitted by the Rector based upon a proposal of the Scholarly Board of the relevant faculty; in the case of study programmes not realised at a UP faculty, a Scholarly Board proposal is not required;
  • verifies whether UP meets the requirements of the standards for accreditation to grant associate and full professorships;
  • monitors consistency between the UP Annual Report, the UP Strategic Plan with an emphasis on the UP mission, the Final Report on the UP Internal Evaluation of Teaching, Publishing, Creative and Related Activities at UP, and evaluating teaching, publishing, creative and related activities at UP.


Rules of Procedure of the Internal Assessment Board of UP (Internal norm, in Czech).

Members of the UP Internal Assessment Board

  • prof. MUDr. Martin Procházka, Ph.D., chairperson
  • doc. Mgr. Jiří Langer, Ph.D., chairperson of the UP AS


Secretary: Mgr. Pavla Šimáčková, M.Sc.