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The support of involvement of foreign experts

This area focuses on the development of the international environment through the involvement of the top foreign experts in the key activities of the educational process and creative activity at UJEP.

A foreign expert is a person that does not have Czech citizenship and is an internationally recognized person in their field (according to the relevant international evaluation scale)

The selection procedure to appoint the position of the foreign expert at UJEP is announced, of which conditions are stated by the vice-rector for science based on the particularities in the given science areas. The Selection Committee consists of 5 members: one vice-rector for science as its chairperson and 1 ZAMO employee. The remaining 3 members, according to the science field of the foreign expert are nominated by the rector at the suggestions of the deans of the faculties. The administrator of the committee without the right to vote is the IGA employee.

Only a dean for the relevant faculty can request a grant, however, they also must present the readiness of the specific department for the whole period of the stay of the foreign expert at JEPU (workplace, IT, laboratories, etc. must be available).

The length of the stay of the foreign expert at UJEP is limited to a maximum of 5 months.

The foreign expert that successfully passes the selection process is presented with a work agreement for the corresponding period and corresponding amount of financial reward for their staying at UJEP. The amount of the financial reward is set by the vice-rector for science based on the whole budget for this area, reception of the candidate and the length of their stay at UJEP

The requests for the selection procedure are submitted continuously to the IGA employee until the quota for the financial resources has been spent.

The request must be submitted no later than 2 months before the beginning of the planned involvement of the foreign expert at UJEP.

Foreign experts UJEP 2019

Prof. Ivan Lukáč, Eng. Msc., PhD.

Professor Lukáč is a recognized leading authority in the field of metallurgy. His research works are known and respected by the professional community – he lectures not only in European countries but also overseas.

Lecture topics:

  • Steels applied in thermal and nuclear energy – global research trends
  • Automotive steels
  • Nickel superalloys – the principle of their properties
  • Alloys with shape memory effect
  • Fatigue fractures – causes and ways of their identification


Assoc. Prof., Dr., Viliam Kratochvíl, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Kratochvíl is an expert in the field of modern teaching methods and creating modern history textbooks for all levels of schools. He is the author and co-author of a complex of nineteen textbooks for elementary schools and lower-level grammar schools.

During his stay at UJEP, he concentrates on teaching in a seminar form. It offers a theoretical-practical seminar on didactics of history and a seminar on the topic of school historical sources as an integral part of teaching and textbooks in history. This issue is also relevant in connection with the innovations of RVP from history because the work with school historical sources in teaching and the didactic system of textbooks is still insufficient in the Czech environment.

Prof.  Valentina Pidlisnyuk, M.Sc., D.Sc.

Professor Valentina Pidlisnyuk is a specialist in multipurpose phytotechnology, mainly growing the second-generation energy crop Miscanthus x giganteus on problematic soils such as contaminated sites or brownfields. During his work at the Faculty of Environment, UJEP, she focuses on several related issues of basic and applied research, such as degradation of pollutants, quality and use of biomass, plant stress or miscanthus cooperation with microbial communities.

Foreign experts UJEP 2020

Kumar Pranaw, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Dr. Kumar Pranaw is working on microbes mediated enhancement of biomass production and simultaneous remediation of heavy metal contaminated soil. Currently, he works as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Department of Technical Sciences in the NATO peace project – New Phytotechnology for Cleaning Contaminated Military Sites.

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