Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc

Akademický subjekt

17. listopadu 50
Olomouc 771 46

tel: +420 585 634 060
email: dekanat.prf@upol.cz


Palacký University in Olomouc is a university with long-standing tradition. Founded in the 16th century, it is the oldest university in Moravia and the second-oldest university in the Czech Republic. Today it is a modern higher education facility with a wide range of study programs and copious scientific and research activities. Almost 22 000 students are enrolled at its 8 faculties. Palacký University is one of the very top Czech universities, and ranks among the best universities of the world, according to international rankings.

Competences and capabilities

The space-related research is being carried out at the Faculty of Science, which is a research-oriented faculty that offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral studies in various branches of Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Ecology, Earth Sciences. Since 2009, the majority of its worksites have been located in a newly constructed building close to the city center. Thanks to European funding and success in national grant competitions the Faculty managed to build modern facilities with state-of-the-art equipment. Currently, the Faculty has about 4 000 students.

The Faculty of Science has a lot of creative potential and it can be proud of its abundant profile of original scientific results, which push the limits of our findings, as well as of its multilateral international cooperation. Some of our research teams rank significantly on the international scale as well. According to the Methodology of the Research, Development, and Innovation Board, in 2011, the Faculty of Science ranked fifth among all the faculties and scientific institutions in the Czech Republic. According to a study conducted by the National Economic Institute in August 2012, the Faculty is the most efficient scientific worksite in the field of optics in the entire Czech Republic.

Major Space Projects & References

QUARTZ: ESA Scylight project aimed at development of satellite-based quantum key distribution system and service architecture, including core technologies and ground end-to-end testing. Project duration is 2018-2022, Faculty of Science of Palacky University is a part of an international consortium led by SES. The team of Palacky University is responsible for information-theoretical security analysis of quantum cryptography protocol to be developed and implemented within the project.

Super-Resolution via Spatial Mode Demultiplexing and its Applicability to Observational Astronomy: ESA Ariadna project realized in 2018. The team of Palacky University explored the concept of indirect superresolution imaging based on spatial mode demultiplexing, performed theoretical and experimental assessments of the method and studied its applicability to observational astronomy, with special reference to binary star systems and exoplanet detection.

Space Related Equipment, Labs & Certificates


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