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Jiří Louda: Coats of Arms of the Knights of the Order of the Garter

Life work of the renowned Czech heraldist Jiří Louda, author of the Greater Coat of Arms of the Czech Republic and the coats of arms for hundreds of Czech cities and towns. The book, via more than a thousand distinctive drawings of its coats of arms, maps the nearly seven-hundred-year history of the Knights of the Garter – one of the most important societies in Europe, at whose head sits Queen Elizabeth II, and whose members include for example Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, Sir Winston Churchill, Baroness Margaret Thatcher, Sir Edmund Hillary, Prince Philip, and Prince William. The book is published by Palacký University Press in conjunction with the Olomouc Regional Museum. More information is available at

Life at UP student dormitories

What is it like to live in Olomouc as a student? And what is it like to stay in the Palacký University dormitories? Besides the cosy rooms in the renovated buildings, there are other facilities as well: study rooms, music rooms, gyms, hair salons, doctor's offices and much more. The dorms are situated in pleasant surroundings with various sports grounds, close to the historical centre of the city. For details, visit

UP canteens and bistros

Eat well and pay a reasonable price? No problem at Palacký University. Whether you have a snack, coffee or a light lunch at one of the FreshUP bistros, or a full lunch at one of the modern canteens, you will surely be satisfied even on your student budget. For details, visit

Palacký University in Facts and Figures

Get to know Palacký University in 31 seconds or less!

Fort Science

Place + History + Science + People + ❤ = Fort Science, the interactive museum of Palacký University Olomouc. For more, visit