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New senators elected to university senate

Twenty-one senators were re-elected. The rest of the seats in the MU Academic Senate will be filled by new representatives.

The MU community had the opportunity to vote for members of the MU Academic Senate until 30 November. On Monday, 7 December, the Elections and Mandate Committee announced the results. Sixteen academic employees and five students were re-elected. The other 34 seats will be filled by new senators. The number of seats increased to 55, as the new Faculty of Pharmacy will be represented by five senators.

The newly elected senators will not yet take office. Due to the state of emergency, the senate’s current term has been extended. It will end 120 days after the state of emergency has been called off, which will be 12 April 2021 at the earliest.

The elections were held in late November in all 21 voting districts. Each faculty consists of a single academic staff district, which elected three senators, and a student district, which elected two senators (students at the Faculty of Economics and Administration and the Faculty of Sciences could elect three senators). Employees of MU’s central offices also elected three senators.

More than 150 candidates ran for election: 82 candidates for the Academic Staff Chamber and 67 candidates for the Students’ Chamber. The greatest competition was at the Faculty of Arts, which produced 25 candidates. The Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Informatics had the smallest number of candidates (8).

Based on Czech legislation, the senates of public universities make decisions about important issues related to the future of universities. Among other things, the MU Senate approves internal regulations at all levels of the university, the budget, and the annual report. It also gives approval to the rector to appoint or recall members of the Scientific Board. Importantly, the senate has the power to approve or reject nominations for rector.

List of elected senators

Faculty of Law – Academic Staff Chamber
prof. JUDr. Josef Bejček, CSc.
JUDr. Veronika Smutná, Ph.D.
doc. JUDr. Filip Křepelka, Ph.D.
Faculty of Law – Students’ Chamber
Mgr. Oldřich Tristan Florian
Damir Solak

Faculty of Medicine – Academic Staff Chamber
Mgr. Bc. Michal Koščík, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Josef Tomandl, Ph.D.
prof. MUDr. Milan Brázdil, Ph.D.
Faculty of Medicine – Students’ Chamber
Mgr. Natália Antalová
Adam Wechsler

Faculty of Science – Academic Staff Chamber
RNDr. Milan Baláž, Ph.D.
RNDr. Pavel Lízal, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Jan Slovák, DrSc.

Faculty of Science – Students’ Chamber
Mgr. Tomáš Brom
Mgr. David Novák
Mgr. Štěpán Čada

Faculty of Arts – Academic Staff Chamber
doc. PhDr. David Zbíral, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. et. Mgr. Markéta Kulhánková, Ph.D.
Mgr. Petr Vurm, Ph.D.

Faculty of Arts – Students’ Chamber
Bc. Kateřina Holíková
Tomáš Lintner, MA

Faculty of Education – Academic Staff Chamber
doc. PhDr. Karel Pančocha, Ph.D., M.Sc.
doc. PhDr. Mgr. Hana Svatoňová, Ph.D.
Mgr. Martin Vrubel, Ph.D.

Faculty of Education – Students’ Chamber
Bc. David Košatka
Karel Frnka

Faculty of Law – Academic Staff Chamber
doc. PharmDr. Karel Šmejkal, Ph.D.
doc. PharmDr. Mgr. David Vetchý, Ph.D.
doc. PharmDr. Jan Gajdziok, Ph.D.

Faculty of Pharmacy – Students’ Chamber
Jaroslava Jamrichová
PharmDr. Tomáš Bílik

Faculty of Economics and Administration – Academic Staff Chamber
Mgr. Josef Menšík, Ph.D.
doc. Ing. Vladimír Hyánek, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Maria Králová, Ph.D.

Faculty of Economics and Administration – Students’ Chamber
Alexandra Bečková
Mgr. Ing. Ondřej Špetík
Bc. Anna Skoupá

Faculty of Informatics – Academic Staff Chamber
prof. RNDr. Ivana Černá, CSc.
prof. RNDr. Michal Kozubek, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Vlastislav Dohnal, Ph.D.

Faculty of Informatics -- Students’ Chamber
Bc. Dominika Krejčí
RNDr. Matej Antol

Faculty of Social Studies – Academic Staff Chamber
PhDr. Markéta Horáková, Ph.D.
doc. PhDr. Tomáš Vlček, Ph.D.
Mgr. Josef Kraus, Ph.D.

Faculty of Social Studies – Students’ Chamber
Bc. Daniel Jirků
Bc. Tina Mizerová

Faculty of Sports Studies – Academic Staff Chamber
Mgr. Tomáš Vencúrik, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Jiří Nykodým, Ph.D.
Mgr. Tereza Králová

Faculty of Sports Studies – Students’ Chamber
Mgr. Adam Kyselica
Mr. Tomáš Sedláček

Central University Offices
doc. Mgr. Karel Kubíček, Ph.D.
Mgr. Gabriel Demo, Ph.D.
PhDr. Renata Prucklová