Our university had the pleasure of hosting guests from Ludes University in Lugano. This visit was a result of meetings and discussions held in Lugano last autumn by UP Rector Martin Procházka and UP Vice-Rector Jiří Stavovčík. Palacký University is looking forward to working with Ludes University, especially in the field of dentistry. In collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, the Division for International Cooperation organized a tour of several facilities for the guests. “Further discussions were held between the management representatives of both institutions, aiming to develop a joint study programme. We are pleased to announce that the tentative start date for this programme is set for the academic year 2024/2025,” said Alena Vyskočilová, head of the UP Welcome Office.