Dear students, esteemed colleagues, allow me to greet you upon the occasion of the new 2020/2021 academic year.
I’d like to wish you all much success, motivation and enthusiasm, despite the fact (or perhaps because of it) that we may be facing similar, non-standard circumstances as we did in the spring. We cannot exclude, in case the epidemiological situation worsens, the fact that the university might have to massively shift to the distance model of teaching this semester. If such a situation does come to pass, I firmly believe that we will handle it better than in the spring. We will not give up on the joy we get from education, no matter in what form it takes place.
Palacký University has gone through many difficult situations in its long history, and I remain confident that we will pass this “test” successfully, too.
So please, behave responsibly to one another, and maintain all safety and hygiene rules – because the health of each one of us depends upon the rest.
Rector, Palacký University Olomouc