Members of the Association of Deans of Science Faculties of the Czech Republic will discuss legislative changes that have an impact on the funding of science and science disciplines, and, for example, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in teaching science disciplines at a meeting which will be held 8–9 June 2023 at the UP Faculty of Science and Fort Science.
“The Association of Deans of Science Faculties of the Czech Republic was established five years ago and currently brings together the deans of all ten science faculties of public and state universities in the Czech Republic. This association is purely voluntary and meets regularly twice a year. It serves mainly to maintain and improve mutual communication between the top representatives of the faculties and, by extension, the faculties as such. Furthermore, it is very important to formulate common positions and goals in fundamental matters of higher education, research and financing of universities,” said Martin Kubala, Dean of the UP Faculty of Science.
At the meeting in Olomouc, representatives of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) will inform the deans, for example, about changes in the preparation of future teachers with regard to science faculties. There will also be information on legislative changes in the funding of science and findings of the working group dealing with wages at universities.
An interesting accompanying programme is prepared for the deans. Representatives of science faculties from all over the country will visit, for example, the UP Arts Centre and the fruit and ornamental nursery in the Bouzov district, which was founded by a graduate of the UP Faculty of Science.
The meeting of the members of the Association of Deans of Science Faculties of the Czech Republic will be attended by the Chairman of the Association and Dean of the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University, Tomáš Kašparovský; Dean of the Faculty of Science of the University of Ostrava, Zuzana Václavíková; Dean of the Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Pavel Kozák; Dean of the Faculty of Science of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, František Vácha; Dean of the Faculty of Science of the University of Hradec Králové, Jan Kříž; Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University, Mirko Rokyta; Dean of the Faculty of Science of J.E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Michal Varady; Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Miloš Železný; Dean of the Faculty of Science of Charles University, Jiří Zima; and Dean of the Faculty of Science of Palacký University, Martin Kubala.