“The awarding of a professorship is the recognition of the abilities of those who have gone furthest on the path of science and higher education. I believe that each of you will contribute to making Czech universities a place of opportunity, where young and talented people can develop their abilities,” said President Pavel, as quoted on the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic website.
The procedure for appointing new professors may take place at a higher education institution that has an accredited doctoral study programme within the framework of which the field of the appointment or at least a substantial part thereof is taught. It is also necessary that the university or a part thereof has a valid accreditation for the appointment procedure. Of the new professors who have successfully passed the appointment procedure at Masaryk University, five work directly at MU. Three other new MU professors were appointed by the President on the basis of a proposal by the Research Board of Charles University. Masaryk University therefore has eight new professors.
The newly appointed professors on the basis of a proposal by the MU Scientific Board:
prof. MUDr. Petr KALA, Ph.D.
for field of study: internal medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
prof. JUDr. Filip KŘEPELKA, Ph.D.
for field of study: European Union law
Masaryk University, University of Law, Department of International and European Law
prof. MUDr. Břetislav LIPOVÝ, Ph.D.
for field of study: surgery
Masaryk University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery
prof. PhDr. Karel PANČOCHA, Ph.D.
for specialization: special education
Masaryk University, Faculty of Education, Institute for Research in Inclusive Education
prof. Mgr. Tomáš ŘIHÁČEK, Ph.D.
for field of study: general psychology
Masaryk University, Faculty of Social Studies, Department of Psychology
prof. Mgr. Renata CORNEJO, Ph.D.
for field of study: history of specific literatures (Germanic literatures)
University of J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem, Faculty of Arts, Department of German Studies
prof. PhDr. Mgr. Lenka KRÁMSKÁ, Ph.D.
for field of study: psychology
Hospital Na Homolce, Department of Clinical Psychology
prof. RNDr. Stanislav ŽIVNÝ, M.Sc., D.Phil.
for field of study: computer science
University of Oxford, Computer Science
Newly appointed MU professors on the basis of a proposal by the Research Board of Charles University:
prof. Mgr. Radek ČECH, Ph.D.
for field of study: Czech language
active at: University of Ostrava, Faculty of Arts, Department of Czech Language; Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Czech Language
prof. MUDr. Pavel ŠTOURAČ, Ph.D.
for specialization: neurology
active at: Masaryk University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology; University Hospital Brno
prof. RNDr. Robert VÁCHA, Ph.D.
for field of study: physics - physics of molecular and biological structures
active at: Masaryk University, Central European Institute of Technology