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Dear students,

Even though summer is in full swing, there's still something going on at the university. There's building, renovating and repairing, rearranging, painting and watering. It's busy where the graduation ceremonies are. During the holidays, the university comes alive with suburban camps and summer schools, which attract people from all over the Czech Republic and the world to Olomouc. At the same time, the university also presents itself outside its home town – for example at the Colours of Ostrava! How? The answer and the competition for tickets to the festival can be found nowhere else than in the university newsletter.  


No electricity in the Envelopa area on Saturday 15 July 

Necessary modifications to the low voltage switchboard will cause a reduction in power supply throughout the Envelopa College campus on Saturday, July 15, 2023. The General Svoboda, J.L. Fischer and Bedřich Václavek Residence Halls and the Joint Optics Laboratory and 17 November 50 (the red "VLD" building) Science Faculty buildings will be disconnected between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. The 17 November and Šmeralova dormitories will have no electricity from 8:00 to 8:30 and from 12:30 to 13:00.

Dormitory occupancy for the next academic year 

Currently, all beds in all dormitories of SKM UP are occupied (reserved). This is the reason why some applications (maybe even yours) are still in "undecided" status. Places are released gradually, and only if a student fails to confirm or cancels their existing reservation. If you make a reservation, remember that you must pay the accommodation deposit and sign the (online) contract at the same time, otherwise the reservation is not valid. More info on the SKM website.

Summer reading with UP Publishing House 

Just like during last year's holidays, UP Publishing House has prepared a selection of the best books from its production suitable for the holiday season. Read the stories from the Far East and get to know the fate of Romeo and Juliet "in the Korean way" or look into the destruction of monuments and cultural objects in the Middle East. Tips are published weekly on Zurnal Online, and you can find a list of all of them, including last year's, at zurnal.upol.cz/letni-cteni (in Czech).

Represent UP at the Czech Academic Games

On 3–7 September, UP will host the 21st Czech Academic Games (in Czech), where students of Czech universities and colleges will compete in 17 sports. Athletes from the UP who would like to join the fight and help build on the former excellent placements of the Olomouc team can apply for participation through the sponsors of individual sports, whose list is published here along with further instructions. The deadline to apply is 15 August.


Online year-long course for those interested in theological topics 

The Faculty of Theology of the Cyril and Methodius University is launching a new year-long course within the framework of lifelong learning called Theology Online Course of Interest: the teaching will take the form of video lectures and self-study materials in Moodle. Each course will be complemented by direct instruction in the form of webinars or online consultations with the instructor. The bonus of the course is its flexibilitythe participant chooses the subjects/topics to be studied and the number of them according to his/her personal preferences. The application form is now available, the deadline for submission is 15 September 2023. More information is available on the faculty's website. (in Czech)


  • Schedule of the academic year 2023/2024 and the schedule of course registration in the STAG Information System in the academic year 2023/2024 – Amendment No. 2
    This amendment No. 2 of the UP internal standard, effective from 6 July, (in Czech) is intended mainly for students of the UP Faculty of Arts and students of other UP faculties whose study plan includes courses guaranteed by the UP Faculty of Arts, as well as for academic staff and other UP Faculty of Arts employees, and for all UP students in relation to the change of the date of the start of student evaluations. It adjusts the timetable for the registration of courses in the STAG Information System in the summer semester of AR 2023/2024 at the Faculty of Arts, and then adjusts the date of the start of evaluations in individual semesters of AR 2023/2024.

    All UP standards, including the ineffective ones, divided by UP units, with the possibility of filtering and searching in them can be found by students and employees of UP after logging in to files.upol.cz.


UP at Colours of Ostrava: win four-day tickets

For the first time ever, UP will enrich the programme of the Colours of Ostrava festival (in Czech) and the associated Meltingpot, Europe's largest discussion forum. On Saturday, 22 July, five speakers from UP will be present, we will also bring our relax zone University City and the science show Fortress of Knowledge will be missing.

Thanks to this collaboration, we have a competition for you, and not just any competition: you can win a pair of tickets for the whole four days (for the Colours of Ostrava festival and the Meltingpot discussion forum programme). Just email us the correct answer to the question to soutez@upol.cz by Saturday 15 July: In which venue will our university speakers' lectures take place? The ticket is non-transferable and tied to a person, so please include your names and e-mail addresses in your e-mail.