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Palacký University has been included for the first time in the prestigious international QS World University Rankings. More than 900 universities are listed in the rankings; the Czech Republic has...
Surgeons from the Department of Urology, UP Faculty of Medicine, have achieved an outstanding success. They have developed a new technique which significantly reduces incontinence in patients who...
Plant geneticists, botanists, and geoinformaticists from the UP Faculty of Science and the Olomouc’s branch of the Czech Crop Research Institute (CRI) will investigate the seed dormancy of the wild...
Scientists from the Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials have an efficient tool in the battle against forgers of liquors, perfumes, and other cosmetics. They have developed a...
One hundred foreign students eager to learn Czech were welcomes on July 21 in the Summer School of Slavonic Studies (SSSS), organised by the UP Faculty of Arts for the thirtieth time. In the course...
Only four Czech universities qualified for the international university rankings CWUR (Center for World University Rankings) 2016. In comparison with the previous year, Palacký University Olomouc had...
Scientists from the Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research (CRH) in Olomouc achieved an unexpected discovery which upsets the current dogma concerning photosynthesis...
Acta Iuridica Olomucensia, published by the Faculty of Law at Palacký University Olomouc, celebrates an important academic achievement. After meeting all required criteria, it was included in the...
Postmodernism and postcolonialism are dead. That is the main thing I learnt at the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association that was held at Harvard University in March 2016....
Overall, 21.73% of all Czech teachers have been victims of cyber bullying. This was confirmed by the National Cyberbullying Research on Czech Teachers, where more than 5100 primary and secondary...
Would you like to study at the Faculty of Law at the Palacký University? Are you capable of studying in English? Did you choose the new 2 years Master Programme „International and European Law“? If...
Outstanding publications and active cooperation with international researchers – these are the assets of Palacký University Olomouc (UP), confirmed by the international CWTS Leiden Ranking 2016. In...
A Kurdish doctor, an alumnus of Palacký University Olomouc, died in the north of Iraq while fighting the Islamic State. Dr Rezgar Siwayli Rashid fled Iraq years ago and graduated in Medicine in...
The importance of healthy cities in order to prevent diseases caused by physical inactivity is elaborated upon in a new study by the International Physical Activity and Environment Network (IPEN),...
Two promising scientists from the Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials (RCPTM) at the Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc, stood out in the largest science contest for...
All alumni of Palacký University should mark the beginning of September in their calendars. The 9th and 10th of September will be the dates of the grand UP Alumni Reunion, on the occasion of the 70th...
A prestigious award was brought to Olomouc from Hungary by UP Rector Jaroslav Miller. Central European University (CEU), celebrating the 25th anniversary of its existence, nominated him among its 25...
Several days of student frolic will sweep over Olomouc in the first week of May, this time returning its visitors behind the school desks. The UP May Festival (Majáles) will feature a record number...
Anyone who is at least slightly familiar with the singing of the legendary singer Freddie Mercury has no doubts about the extraordinariness of his voice. It has now been proven scientifically. The...
Ensuring new possibilities of educational stays for UP students in prestigious international institutions in Geneva and establishing collaboration with the University of Fribourg – these were the two...
Common bird populations are responding to climate change in a similarly pronounced way in both Europe and the USA. This has been confirmed in a study conducted by an international team of...
On behalf of Palacký University, I express deep condolences to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. I sympathize with all the families that were struck by these absolutely inexcusable...
Small avian migrants who have to cross the Sahara Desert on their way to their wintering or breeding sites often put on heroic performance. This has been proven by an international team of...
Planets similar to the Earth, inhabited by life forms similar to ours, could be orbiting a supermassive black hole. The possibility of the existence of bizarre worlds, like those presented in the...
Palacký University Olomouc announced the J. L. Fischer Scholarship for the academic year 2016/17. The scholarship is intended for full-time students of doctoral degree programmes in foreign languages.
In this year’s first English-language issue of the university magazine you can read about the development of new drugs, the pitfalls of research, and the hopes that it brings:.we will give you a look...
The aim of the Endowment Fund, founded by Palacký University in 2015, is to support talented and gifted students. The first eleven students have received a financial contribution in order to realise...
Study at the UP Faculty of Education has been constantly popular among applicants, however the UP Lifelong Education Programme has met with enormous interest.
Palacký University is one of the world’s top universities. This has been confirmed by two successive prestigious international rankings published in the United Kingdom and in the United States.
The plant kingdom has been enriched by a new species. It is the tiny Thismia brunneomitra, its flower reminiscent of a bishop’s mitre. This non-green and very inconspicuous plant was discovered by...
The University shop UPoint in the Upper Square now offers a wide range of pre-Christmas events such as Christmas packages with New Year cards, singing carols with the University choir Ateneo or...
Palacký University is one of the world’s top universities. After succeeding in the prestigious World University Rankings 2015–2016 provided by the UK journal The Times Higher Education and thus...
Palacký University has been listed for the first in its history in the prestigious international Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015–2016. UP has joined the ranks of the 800 most...
A cheap and quick test that should reveal contamination in drinking water was developed by chemists from the Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials (RCPTM) at the Faculty of Science,...
Palacký University is offering help to refugees. “We have founded a special team to help people in need. The current refugee crisis was only the inspiration. The system we’re developing should also...
Palacký University, in collaboration with Caritas Olomouc, announced a public collection of toys and games in connection with the refugee crisis. Along with providing material help, further...
Another important piece of the puzzle in the recognition of plant hormones called cytokinins was revealed by scientists from the Laboratory of Growth Regulators, which is a joint project of the...
After Olomoucine, Roskovitine, and Topoline, scientists from the Centre of the Haná Region for Biotechnical Agricultural Research (CRH) have discovered another group of substances derived from...
In the ranking of the best world’s universities provided by The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), Palacký University Olomouc placed 724th, rising 80 places compared to last year’s CWUR...
Palacký University has confirmed its dominant position among Czech universities in its number of important scientific publications. In the international ranking CWTS Leiden Ranking 2015, which...
Palacký University wants to be a modern Central European university, opening its doors wider to foreigners. Rector Jaroslav Miller sees internationalisation as essential for its further existence,...
Since mid-April the university has a new point: UPoint – a place combining a university information centre with sales of school goods… plus good coffee.
Scientists from the UP Department of Inorganic Chemistry and the Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials have achieved a significant advancement in the development of efficient...
Academic authorities of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry express deep regret over the incident which took place on May 29, 2015, on the Upper Square in Olomouc.
A centre for the popularisation of science at Palacký University, called the Fortress of Knowledge, opened its doors in April to visitors. Its goal is to acquaint the greater public with science and...
Their construction has not even begun, yet they already employ hundreds of experts from all around the world, including Olomouc. These are the observatories that will be built on both hemispheres by...
Representatives of five faculties of Palacký University debated the possibilities of closer collaboration with Soochow University in China. The delegation from one of the most prestigious Chinese...
Olomouc scientists are capable of increasing by tenfold the efficiency of the device for quantum information processing, during which data is transmitted via photons, or packets of light energy. They...
Academia Film Olomouc is in very good shape for a fifty-year-old. Its veins are full of young blood and the estimate of its longevity is that of civilisation itself. This is how Matěj Dostálek, its...
Rector of Palacký University Olomouc invites the academic community from all faculties to observe a minute’s silence on Monday 27 April 2015, 12:00 CET in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist...
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Last update: 26. 02. 2013, Vladimír Kubák