Faculty Management

Address of Dean's office: Křížkovského 10


prof. PhDr. Zdeněk Pechal, CSc.
585 633 001

konzultační hodiny: po předchozí domluvě přes asistentku děkana

Chairperson of Academic Senate of FoA

doc. Mgr. Jan Stejskal, M.A., Ph.D.
585 633 246


Vice-Dean for Study and Social Matters (1. Deputy Dean)
doc. Mgr. Miroslav Dopita, Ph.D.
585 633 407, 733 690 808



Vice-Dean for Organization and Development (2. Deputy Dean)
Mgr. Ondřej Molnár, Ph.D.
585 633 105, 775 275 653

Vice-Dean for Project Management
Mgr. Dana Bilíková
585 633 436

doc. PhDr. Jana Zapletalová, Ph.D. 
Vice-Dean for Science and Research
+420 585 633 867


Vice-Dean for Foreign Affairs
Mgr. Pavlína Flajšarová, Ph.D.
585 633 132


Vice-Dean for Infrastructure
Mgr. Vladimír P. Polách, Ph.D.
585 633 169, 777 570 618

Faculty Bursar

Ing. Jiřina Menšíková
585 633 008, 731 642 439


Academic Senate

Senators AS FoA PU


doc. Mgr. Jan Stejskal, M.A., Ph.D., e-mail: (chairman)
Mgr. Elizabeth Allyn Woock, e-mail:, (1st Vice-chairman)
PhDr. Ondřej Bláha, Ph.D., e-mail:
PhDr. Martin Dolejš, Ph.D., e-mail: 
prof. Dr. Wilken Engelbrecht, cand. litt., e-mail:   
Mgr. Martin Fafejta, Ph.D., e-mail:
Mgr. Ondřej Kučera, Ph.D., e-mail: 
Bc. Martin Lavička, M.A., e-mail 
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Lebeda, Ph.D., e-mail:
PhDr. Petr Orság, Ph.D., e-mail: 
doc. Mgr. Radmila Prchal Pavlíčková, Ph.D., e-mail: 
prof. Mgr. Jiří Špička, Ph.D., e-mail: 
doc. PhDr. Ludmila Veselovská, Ph.D., e-mail: 
Mgr. Radim Zámec, Ph.D., e-mail:   


Bc. Michal Nguyen, Mgr. Historie, e-mail (2nd Vice-chairman)
Bc. David Broul, Mgr. Evropská studia a mezinárodní vztahy, e-mail:
Mgr. Renata Čižmárová, Katedra asijských studií, e-mail: 
Mgr. Tomáš Holešovský, Katedra mediálních a kulturálních studií a žurnalistiky, e-mail: 
Mgr. Jakub Martinec, Katedra asijských studií, e-mail: 
Mgr. Radek Toman, Katedra politologie a evropských studií, e-mail: 
Kristýna Zástavová, Katedra psychologie, e-mail: 

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Research Ethics Panel


The FF UP Ethics Panel protects the dignity, rights, health, quality of life, and safety of all parties involved in research at UP Faculty of Arts. Another important goal is to cultivate and promote best practices in the processing of research project proposals and to generally help improve the quality of research project proposals.

The Ethics Panel reviews research project proposals for ethical soundness in terms of their themes, planned procedures, and tools. The Ethics Panel is also authorized to whether research participants are sufficiently informed and their rights protected.

An ethical clearance is particularly required in the following instances:

  1. when required by legislation or a binding international agreement;
  2. an ethical clearance is required by the grant/subsidy provider;
  3. an ethical clearance is required by the relevant journal;
  4. research involving vulnerable individuals or groups;
  5. research processing the following personal data of identified or identifiable persons:
    • race and ethnicity data,
    • political views,
    • religious or philosophical beliefs,
    • trade union membership,
    • genetic data,
    • biometric data allowing for or confirming the unique identification of a natural person,
    • health data,
    • sexual life or sexual orientation of a natural person,
    • criminal background data,
  6. cover story and other ethically-challenged research methods.

The Panel assesses the ethical aspects of research carried out by students only in special and justified cases.

If a project has been approved by another ethics committee, the FF UP researcher notifies the Ethics Panel by submitting an application and attaching the approval of the ethics committee. The Ethics Panel acknowledges the prior approval, without issuing an opinion.

The Panel never evaluates ongoing projects.


Members of the 2021-2024 Ethics Panel:

  • Ivona Barešová
  • Ondřej Bláha
  • Tomáš Nejeschleba
  • Olga Pechová
  • Matúš Šucha (Chair)
  • Daniel Topinka
  • Elizabeth Allyn Woock
  • Jana Zapletalová

Submitting the application

Project clearance application is submitted using the prescribed form. Annexed is detailed and relevant information facilitating ethical clearance. If relevant, the full text of the informed consent is annexed. If the project is a student's dissertation, the supervisor's approval is a mandatory part of the application for review.

Applicants following an (industry-specific) code of ethics indicate this in the application and provide reference to the wording of the code.

Applications need to be submitted ahead of time to avoid the approval process deadline - 60 days - jeopardizing the project submission deadline.

Panel meetings

The Panel convenes every first Wednesday of the month.



Matúš Šucha – Chair