Contact details of the institution hosting the BHO
Stredisko spolecnych cinnosti AV CR, v.v.i. (Centre of Administration and Operations of ASCR, v. v. i. – English title)
Centre of Administration and Operations of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic The host institution of the BHO, the CAO, is part of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, which consists of 54 public research institutes. The aim of the CAO is to ensure the R&D infrastructure and to provide support to academic institutions and to all its research institutes; therefore, EURAXESS fits very well into its aim and overall profile
EURAXESS Services Centres
Centre of Administration and Operations of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Since the BHO also acts as an ESC, we function as a welcome Centre for researchers and their families. We welcome researchers in our office on a daily basis, solving their problems and fulfilling their requests. We go to the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of Interior with them twice a week. Being in daily contact with researchers enables us to find out what the basic problems are and to try to solve them on a higher level. The EURAXESS Centre in Prague offers free Czech language courses (four levels) for researchers and their family members once per week. In addition, we organize intensive Czech summer language course for foreign scientists from the whole country every year. There is a social-cultural event organised twice per yer for researchers and their family members, we also invite the foreign researchers and their families to Christmas gathering. All our services are free of charge.
South Moravian Centre for International Mobility in Brno is an organisation founded by the South Moravian Region and four Brno-based universities.
The mission is:
- Supporting talented students from their secondary school education up to PhD study
- Providing assistance to secondary school teachers in work with talented students
- Creating conditions to attract talented students from abroad
- Bringing word class researchers to the region
The programmes for researchers:
As part of the EURAXESS service, this Centre advises foreign researchers on how to easily integrate into life in South Moravia (pre-arrival and post-arrival individual counselling services – visa, accommodation, health care, schools etc. and organises leisure-time integration activities (trips for researchers)
Local Contact Points
University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice is a state university that was founded in 1991. It comprises eight faculties and a university institute. It is a research university focusing primarily on natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. A significant aspect of its scientific research activities is their close cooperation with the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Recent surveys have shown that this university is the most successful in science and research, lifelong learning, and regional issues.
University of Pardubice has been extending a sixty year long tradition of higher education in the City of Pardubice. The University of Pardubice is one of 26 public higher education institutions in the Czech Republic, and the only higher university-type educational institution in the Pardubice Region. It has 7 faculties and 1 institute with over 10 thousand students in 60 undergraduate or postgraduate study programmes with more than 130 study specializations. Its educational, scientific, research and development activities are realized with accordance to the Higher Education Act No. 111/1998, and towards the European Higher Education and Research Area (EHEA and ERA).
Tomas Bata University in Zlin
Tomas Bata University in Zlín (TBU) is a dynamically growing higher education institution comprised of six faculties offering students the possibility of studying humanities, natural sciences, technology and art. It is one of the most prominent centres of research in the Czech Republic and, in many respects, also abroad. With about 12,600 students, TBU ranks among medium-sized Czech universities.
Technical University of Liberec
The Technical University of Liberec (TUL) was founded in 1953 and joins forms of technical and university education. It comprises six faculties and two university institutes that offer a large spectrum of acquirements in technical, scientific, humanity as well as artistic and interdisciplinary study branches. The University has well equipped laboratories and top quality teams of research workers (mostly international). TUL has, besides others, created the industrial manufacturing technology of nano-textiles.
University of West Bohemia in Pilsen was established by the Act of the Czech National Council No. 314/1991 Coll. in 1991 through the merger of the Institute of Technology and the Faculty of Education. At present the University has eight faculties with more than 60 departments and three institutes of higher education. Today nearly 16,000 students can choose from a wide range of Bachelor, Master and PhD study programmes. The broad structure provides students with the widest range of study possibilities with the options of full-time or combined study. UWB also provides wide range of life-long learning programmes which corresponds thematically to the fields of study offered by the University of West Bohemia. The University has significant number of centres of research and development, highest number in Czech Republic.
University of Hradec Králové
The University of Hradec Králové is a state university existing since 1959, with its current name since 2000. It comprises four faculties and a university institute. In the field of research the university primarily focuses on the humanities, social sciences, educational methodology, information science and selected applications of biology, physics and chemistry, such as botany and biochemistry. The university takes advantage of synergies with other scientific institutions existing in the region, chiefly with the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Pharmacy of Charles University, the Faculty of Military Medicine of the University of Defence and the University Hospital. The university is a standard tertiary-education and research institution co-operating with many institutions and industrial enterprises.
VSB – Technical University Ostrava was founded in 1849, and has since grown into a modern institution of higher learning, offering the highest levels of education in technical and economic branches of study, based on the interconnection of science, research, education, and the creative activity that binds and enhances them. Ostrava has long been a hub of major industry in central Europe, and study and research at VSB-TUO is informed by historically close ties with major international companies, as well as by joint research and mobility programmes with university partners over the world.
The university cooperates with educational and research institutions worldwide. From joint research programmes with universities in the U.S., to cooperative degree and exchange programmes in Europe, Japan, China etc. VSB-TUO holds international education as a priority which diversifies and strengthens not only our student body but the university as a whole.
Palacky University Olomouc was founded in 1573 as the second university in the Czech Lands. Today it has more than 23 000 students at 8 faculties, covering fields from health sciences and medicine through modern and classical languages, philosophy, teacher training, sciences, law, and theology. The student population includes more than 1600 international students from all over the world plus 200 exchange students. Palacký University has recently opened three new research centres, focusing on new technologies and materials, biotechnologies and medical sciences. Research teams include internationally recognized experts as well as young researchers (approx. 10% staff members).
Structure of the national network
We are able to cover 100% of personnel costs per 4 persons at BHO/ESC in Prague and one person at ESC in Brno and 20% of each personnel costs per ECPs.
|Full-time equivalent staff:||Number of persons:|
|BHO: –||BHO: 4|
|ESC: –||ESC: 4|
|LoCP: –||LoCP:(persons in charge): 8|
But all together there are only 13 people involved in EURAXESS activities for the Czech Republic because 3 people from BHO are at the same time staff at the Service Centre located in Prague.
Declaration of Commitment (DoC)
Centre of Administration and Operations of ASCR, v. v. i., South Moravian Centre for International Mobility in Brno, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, University of Pardubice, Technical University of Liberec, University of Hradec Králové, VSB – Technical University Ostrava
National funding of the EURAXESS Services Network
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic; we have a national project focused on EURAXESS activities until the year of 2015.
Target groups of the Bridgehead Organisation
Researchers and their family members, employers of the researchers, authorities, administrative staff – Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of External Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS), the Alien Police Inspectorates, , the Social Security Office, the General Health Insurance Company, and the Tax Office, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs)
Target groups of the EURAXESS Services Centres
Researchers and their family members, employers of the researchers, administrative staff, immigration authorities, General Health Insurance Company in the Czech Republic
Target groups of the Local Contact Points
Researchers and their family members, administrative staff, Labour Office, immigration authorities, General Health Insurance Company in the Czech Republic, • Czech Regional Contact Organisation, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Local Centre for Support of Integration of Foreigners, Regional Social Security Office, The Chamber of Commerce
Relationship and communication between the BHO, the Steering Group for Human Resources and Mobility for Researchers (SG HRM), the National Contact Points (NCPs) and the Programme Committee
Since the member of the SGHRM was appointed from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, cooperation with the BHO is intense. The host institution for the NCPs is the Technology Centre, one of the institutes of the Academy of Sciences, the cooperation is also very good, in particular cooperation with the NCP for People – a few times per year we give a presentation on EURAXESS and Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions together. All of these stakeholders are always invited to our seminars.
Our communication is via phone calls, e-mails, meetings, seminars, conferences.