Research Centres

In addition to science centres developed by means of the Operational Programme "Research and Development for Innovation", significant scientific achievements have also been made by various departments and institutes. They successfully apply for grants, develop collaboration with international partners, and publish their findings in prestigious academic journals.

Joint Laboratory of Optics

The basic purpose of the laboratory is to perform research into applied optics, quantum and nonlinear optics, wave optics, and particle physics. Local experts develop optical devices and cooperate with Czech companies as well as international teams of scientists.

Centre for the Prevention of Risky Virtual Communication

The Centre is is a certified university institute dealing with risky forms of online communication of children and adults alike. It focuses on cyberbullying, cyberstalking, hoaxes and spamming, sexting, social engineering in the online community, the risk of sharing personal data in social networks, and other hazardous communication phenomena.

Research Centre for German Moravian Literature

The experts working in the Centre map the influence of German intellectuals on Czech and Moravian culture. Their activity illuminates the multilateral character and diversity of the cultural history of Central Europe.

Institute of Normal Anatomy

Scientists from the Institute of Normal Anatomy map and study brain diseases, the sense of balance and function of the inner ear, salivary gland tumours, prevention of childhood obesity, and many other areas. The have produced over two dozen educational films.

Centre for Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Texts

The Centre for Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Texts is a research centre at the Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology, where scientists explore Greek and Latin texts, study important works of European Christian culture, and prepare unknown Latin manuscripts for publication. Readers will appreciate their commented translations of texts that have not been previously translated into Czech.

Social Health Institute (OUSHI)

The Olomouc University Social Health Institute (OUSHI) is a scientific research centre for research and education in the area of health with the emphasis on its social and spiritual determinants. Its experts focus on themes involving mainly inequality in health and the health determinants of vulnerable groups, such as adolescents, seniors, the ill, and the Roma.

Institute of Intercultural, Interreligious and Ecumenical Research and Dialogue

The research themes of Czech and foreign scientists are concentrated especially on philosophical and theological bases for dialogue between Christianity and secular society, on the study and research of cultures and traditions belonging to Abrahamic religions and of intercultural dialogue.

Centre for Clinical Legal Education

The UP Faculty of Law provides high-quality legal education as well as practical experience. Students will experience what it is like to be "in a lawyer's shoes" already during their studies. Such a legal clinic, as the most intense way of acquiring practical experience, is ensured by the Centre for Clinical Legal Education.

Laboratory of Stress Physiology

The object of scientific study in this laboratory at the Department of Natural Sciences in Kinanthropology at the Faculty of Physical Culture is human body. The laboratory experts explore its limits in extreme conditions.

Institute of Physiotherapy

The structure and functioning of the human body, problems associated with scoliosis, flat feet, incorrect body or head posture, joint pain - these are the main issues studied by the experts in the Institute of Physiotherapy at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Palacký University.