Science, Research and Projects

University of Hradec Králové develops scientific disciplines within the research and teaching activities of individual faculties.

Research at all faculties of the University of Hradec Králové is implemented and funded under a contract of cooperation within a framework of selected research grants from various providers such as the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GAČR); the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TAČR); the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (COST CZ programme); through the cooperation of the Czech Republic and the United States of America (programme KONTAKT II); etc. The research is carried out, where possible, hand to hand with other research institutes and companies within the region, but also with other national and international organizations drawing from an extensive portfolio of international contacts. Naturally, the involvement of master’s students – and especially doctoral students undertaking research (currently preparing 166 Ph.D. candidates) and participation of domestic and foreign experts of teaching and research is important. In addition, around three quarters of employees at the University of Hradec Králové are directly involved in important research activities.


The key scientific research tasks at the Faculty of Science are covered by three teams, all of which are outlined below.
The first group focuses on biological and chemical disciplines and foster areas of biology and plant ecology; biology and ecology of animals; and research in toxicology and drug development. Currently, our colleagues are working on the preparation of chemical compounds affecting mitochondrial enzymes as a potential cure for Alzheimer's disease.
The Applied Mathematics team focuses particularly on the analysis of biomedical signals; therapeutic research of the optical properties of nano-aggregates; modelling, simulation and research in the field of differential geometry; topological algebra and number theory. A practical example is: the development of various diagnostic medical devices through practical application of physics, sensor testing, signal processing and non-traditional mathematical methods of data processing, etc.
The third team works hand in hand with the Faculty of Education with extremely talented youth and solves educational process issues within the field of natural sciences. Part of the faculty research is carried out in close cooperation with various domestic and international partners, which are either private companies or research institutions, and which has resulted in several patent applications. Traditional cooperation with the Linet Company brought promising outcomes thanks to practical application of our research. This departmental group also features extensively in significant industry and science journals, and also cooperates with the Centre for Transfer of Biomedical Technologies.


The Faculty of Informatics and Management divides its individual research projects and activities into three main directions – Intelligent Systems and Approaches for Managerial and Other Human Activities Support; Smart Solutions in Ubiquitous Computing; and Cognitive Processes and Their Advanced ICT Support to Science. Members of the faculty constantly achieve success by solving large data files processing matters; software solutions; application of knowledge-based and mobile technologies in various fields; special sensors; and research in the area of investments in advanced technologies; etc. The Centre for basic and applied research (CZAV) was established in 2014 at the Faculty of Informatics and Management, and aims to link basic and applied research in the areas of IT applications in biomedicine, the military or economics, and regularly achieves excellence in this area. A good example of this faculty’s success is the Solutions Sensor Connection patent. Extensive cooperation is in progress with companies associated in the Hradec IT Cluster. The faculty features frequently in significant industry and academic journal publications.
 
 
The Philosophical Faculty concentrates its research in the historical sciences, archaeology, philosophy and political science. An international dimension of scientific collaboration is developed thanks to the nature of the individual disciplines. Historical disciplines (archaeology, archives and history), and Sociology, for example, focuses on cooperation within the Central European Area (Poland, Austria and Slovakia), and has specific links with various French and Italian institutions. A special department of the faculty is the Centre of Experimental Archaeology in Všestary, which is the international platform for research into prehistoric times. The extra-European nature of scientific research is linked to disciplines such as African Political Studies and Latin American Studies. Since 2006 the University of Hradec Králové hosts an annual conference Viva Africa which focuses on various disciplines concerning Africa as its main object of study. These professional ties are reinforced through a dense network of partner universities and institutions in Africa and Latin America. One of the highlights of the Latin American scientific cooperation is the realization of international conference in cooperation with the Red Latinoamericana de Estudios de Calidad de la Democracia, which brings together top Latin American experts dealing with the quality of democracy. The faculty has a presence in various significant journal publications and monographs.

 
The Faculty of Education dominates the areas of psychology, pedagogy, didactics, new methods in teaching and multicultural studies, among others, while closely collaborating with a network of primary and secondary schools. The pride of the faculty is the continuous 5-year programme of teaching – unique in the EU – in which the candidates can study with a focus on teaching at public schools, and according to student-selectable combinations of pairs of subjects at primary schools. Teaching and research covers social, special language training and technical fields. Work from this faculty is regularly published in significant journal publications and monographic work. The Faculty of Pedagogy also achieved impressive results thanks to its various art departments, even competing with purely artistic faculties from other Czech universities in the fields of music (playing instrument and choral singing), art and textile design.


The unique Institute of Social Work is engaged in research in the social sciences sphere, from the perspective of the theory and practice of law, psychology and other disciplines.

 

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