About Us

The Centre for International Cooperation – CFIC (formerly the International Relations Office - IRO) is a central international division of Palacký University Olomouc (UP), which further consists of individual offices, i.e. Office for Partnerships, Office for Mobility, Welcome Office and Office for Degree Study Programmes in Foreign Languages.

Within this framework, CFIC provides information and pieces of instruction related to partnerships, to the study and traineeship mobility, to funding options for students and staff alike, to degree studies in foreign languages and to many other related areas. CFIC, with its offices and the Office for Mobility in particular, is the key central coordinator for the Erasmus+ programme, which provides information about exchange programmes within the European Union, UP interuniversity collaboration and other national, international and global programmes as well. It also supports Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships and Capacity Building projects, where UP has been coordinating multiple significant European consortia within the scope of Erasmus+ KA2 projects.

In the field of internationalisation, Palacký University Olomouc was awarded with significant and prestigious awards and prizes. In 2021, these were the national (DZS) awards for Erasmus + Committee Work and Preparation; Erasmus + Higher Education; Central European Exchange Program for University Studies and the DZS Category of Individuals. In 2020, UP was awarded the largest Erasmus + KA107 grant in the Czech Republic, the Aurora European University Alliance project was selected as one of the 6 best projects nominated for the STUDY IN Award for Work in the Field of Internationalisation and the Aurora Alliance (UP is a member) was awarded the European University Alliance grant. Finally, in 2019, the University was awarded with the prestigious 2019 EAIE Award for Excellence in Internationalisation, the 2019 Czech National Quality Prize for Social Responsibility and more awards (please see the section Recent UP Awards and Recognition below).

In 2018 and 2019, the UP central international division also coordinated the process of the Monitoring Internationalization of Czech Higher Education (MICHE) at Palacký University Olomouc. Now, it coordinates the UP Internationalisation Strategy 2021+ agenda and pays attention to the UP engagement in international associations and consortia, e.g. EUA, Aurora, Magna Charta networks.

The Centre for International Cooperation is also in charge of incoming foreign students studying at Palacký University Olomouc under short-term exchange programmes, study abroad programmes and it has been developing comprehensive international student and staff services with the support of the local ESN branch in the City of Olomouc.

The Centre for International Cooperation Staff

Please contact particular CFIC officers according to the type of your request. In addition to the central UP CFIC staff described below, each of the eight UP faculties has its own International Relations Officers who are in charge of their particular international agendas at the faculty.

Internationalisation Division - Centre for International Cooperation

Jiří Stavovčík, B.A., MBA
Vice-rector for international cooperation

Ing. Martina Buráňová
Assistent of vice-rector for international cooperation

PhDr. Dalibor Mikuláš, PhD.
Head of Internationalisation Division - Centre for International Cooperation

Mgr. Tereza Bernátková
Economist

 

Office for Partnerships

Mgr. Tereza Kalousková
Head of the Office for Partnerships

Bc. Petra Duchanová
Aurora Alliance Officer

Salih Hadžiabdić
Erbíl Project Coordinator

Mgr. Niels Hexspoor B.A.
Aurora Alliance Communication Officer

Mgr. Marie Jadrníčková, M.A.
Aurora Alliance Officer

Mgr. Eva Kalousová
International Relations Officer
Israeli Partners Relation

Mgr. Ondřej Pokorný, PhD.
International Relations Officer

Selma Porobić, PhD.
Aurora Alliance Coordinator

 

Office for Mobility

Mgr. Jitka Králová
Head of the Office for Mobility

Mgr. Zuzana Hamdanieh
International Relations Officer
Incoming Students Erasmus+, Merrill programme

Ing. Veronika Hešlarová
International Relations Officer
Outgoing Students Erasmus+ KA103/KA131 (students K - Ž)

Mgr. Eva Ohnisková, DiS.
International Relations Officer
Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (KA107/KA171)

Bc. Anna Přílučíková
International Relations Officer
Incoming student coordinator for Cooperation Agreements, event management, web admin

Mgr. Marie Raková 
International Relations Officer
Outgoing Students Erasmus+ (Traineeships KA103, KA107, UP Scholarship Program (Outgoing students), Erasmus+ KA107 also incoming students

Petra Soldánová
International Relations Officer
Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (KA107/KA171) - Employees

Mgr. Yvona Vyhnánková
Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator

Mgr. Tereza Zapletalová
International Relations Officer
Nominations Erasmus+ study stays KA103/KA131 (Outgoing Students)

Mgr. Vladimíra Žlutířová
International Relations Officer
Outgoing Students Erasmus+ KA103/KA131 (students A - J)

 

Welcome Office

Mgr. Alena Vyskočilová, DiS.
Head of Welcome Office

 

Office for Degree Study Programmes in Foreign Languages

Mgr. Eva Janebová, PhD.
Principal Project Coordinator

Christopher Medalis, PhD.
Senior Expert for Internationalisation

Mgr. Pavla Vítová, PhD.
International Relations Officer

Main activities of the Centre for International Cooperation (CFIC)

Cooperation Agreements

Palacký University Olomouc has more than a thousand cooperation agreements in place with partner HEIs from all around the world either within the Erasmus+ programme or within the direct bilateral/multilateral academic collaboration. All of the mentioned contracts are available for consultation at CFIC.

Study abroad

  • Every September the Ministry distributes, as part of international cultural agreements, scholarships to higher education institutions. Information about the scholarships is available at its website. For details, please contact the international relations officer of the faculty through which you submit your application.
  1. Quota scholarships. Applicants submit their applications to the Dean’s Office to be forwarded to the UP Rector’s Office.
  2. Competition scholarships (competitive selections). Applications are submitted via the Dean’s Office to the Academic Information Agency of the MEYS Centre for International Cooperation in Education.

Please go to www.dzs.cz for more information about the types of scholarships.
Please refer to Current openings and Study abroad for more information.

Study Abroad Programmes

CFIC coordinates and partly organizes exchange programmes for foreign students in the Czech Republic and all affairs related to the students’ studies in Olomouc, while also providing tutor-coordinators, classrooms, and helping organize their extracurricular activities.

The following programmes are held every year:

EU programmes

1.     Administration of ERASMUS+ programme at UP - information both for students and teachers

2.    CEEPUS

UP promotion and representation abroad

CFIC coordinates, prepares and organizes the participation of UP in international conferences and education fairs abroad, e.g. NAFSA (Association of International Educators) in the USA, APAIE (Asia-Pacific Association for International Education), EAIE (European Association of International Education), fairs in Ecuador, Colombia, Ukraine, Italy, Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Indonesia and other countries

Recent UP Awards and Recognition

2021

For the year 2021, Palacký University Olomouc received several prizes from the DZS (Dům zahraniční spolupráce), in the following categories:

  • Erasmus + Committee Work and Preparation
  • Erasmus + Higher Education
  • Central European Exchange Program for University Studies
  • Categories of Individuals

DZS prizes traditionally assess projects for their quality, originality and benefits for participants and the wider community
More information to be found in the DZS publication DZS Prizes 2021: The best of international education

2020

  • The "Aurora European University Alliance" project was selected as one of the 6 best projects nominated for the STUDY IN award for work in the field of internationalization and will be included in the final selection round
  • Largest Erasmus + KA107 grant (International Credit Mobility) in the Czech Republic
  • The Aurora Alliance (UP is a member) was awarded the European University Alliance grant

2019

  • EAIE Award for Excellence in Internationalisation
  • Czech National Quality Prize for Social Responsibility 
  • Committed to Sustainability Award
  • Centre for International Cooperation in Education (DZS) Award for CEEPUS (International Cooperation in Computer Science, Faculty of Education, Palacký University Olomouc)

2018

  • Largest Erasmus + KA107 grant (International Credit Mobility) in the Czech Republic

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