About us

International Cooperation is a central international division of Palacký University Olomouc (UP), which further consists of individual offices, i.e. Office for Partnerships, Office for Mobility, and Welcome Office.

Within this framework,Internationalisation Division provides information and pieces of instruction related to partnerships, to the study and traineeship mobility, to funding options for students and staff alike. Office for Mobility is the key central coordinator for the Erasmus+ programme, which provides information about exchange programmes within the European Union, UP interuniversity collaboration and other national, international and global programmes as well. It also supports Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships, where UP has been coordinating multiple significant European consortia within the scope of Erasmus+ KA2 projects.

In 2018 and 2019, the Division for International Cooperation coordinated the process of Monitoring the Internationalization of Czech Higher Education (MICHE) at UP and now participates in the UP Internationalization Strategy 2021+ agenda. It also deals with UP's involvement in international associations such as EUA, Aurora, Magna Carta etc.

The newly emerging Welcome Office contributes to the development of comprehensive services for current and future visitors from abroad to Palacký University. It is one of the first points of contact for future foreign students, academic staff and visitors to the Palacký University and it provides them with information about their stay not only at the university, but also in Olomouc.

The Division for International Cooperation creates a place at the university for intercultural meeting and cooperation of people from different countries of the world.

At each faculty, you will find International Offices and coordinators who take care of the affairs of individual faculties.

Important awards

In the field of internationalization, Palacký University was awarded important and prestigious awards and other prizes.


National awards (DZS) for:

  • Internationalization for the project European history, politics, culture and memory implemented by the Faculty of Arts within the CEEPUS programme.
  • Ecological sustainability for the project Making knowledge together – addressing climate change through innovative place based education and blended learning within the Erasmus+ programme.
  • Digitization for the project Development of Computational Thinking implemented by Departmenta of Technical Education and Information Technology, Faculty of Education within the CEEPUS programme. 
  • Participant from the Czech Republic awarded to Jan Valošek within the programme AKTION Czech Republic - Austria.


National awards (DZS) for:

  • Erasmus + Committee Work and Preparation
  • Erasmus + Higher Education
  • Central European Exchange Program for University Studies 
  • Category of Individuals.


  • the largest Erasmus + KA107 grant in the Czech Republic
  •  the Aurora European University Alliance project was selected as one of the 6 best projects nominated for the STUDY IN Award for Work in the Field of Internationalisation


  • 2019 EAIE Award for Excellence in Internationalisation
  • 2019 Czech National Quality Prize for Social Responsibility 
  • Committed to Sustainability Award

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