University management

 

 

Rector

  • The rector is appointed and removed by the President of the Czech Republic following a proposal by the Academic Senate. The Rector’s term of office is four years.
  • The Rector is the head of Mendel University in Brno and its academic authority. The Rector acts and decides on all matters relating to the University, except those entrusted by the Act on Universities to other University authorities or faculties. The Rector represents the University and is also a representative of the University in the Czech Rectors Conference.

Vice-rectors

Vice-rector for Educational Affairs

Sphere of activity of the Vice-Rector for Educational Activities is defined as follows:

a) Management of:

  • educational activities at the University level;
  • coordination of the pedagogical process between the Faculties and the University Institute;
  • the Head of the Pedagogical Department in the professional area;
  • activities of the:
    • Rector’s Commission for Educational Activities;
    • Rector’s Commission for the Preparation of Schedules;
    • Councils for editorial and audiovisual activities;
    • Internal Accreditation Commission;

b) Responsibility for:

  • the preparation of analyses, evaluation of the status and of the level of educational activities;
  • the evaluation of results achieved in the area of educational activities and their realisation;
  • the elaboration of study schedules and the system of teaching schedules;
  • the coordination of the terms of state examinations and graduations among the constituents of the University;
  • the fulfilment of University projects in the pedagogical area;
  • compliance with standards arising from ECTS Label and DS Label;
  • the preparation and the course of the admission procedure for study programmes that do not take place at the Faculties, and the elaboration of supporting documentation for the appeal proceedings;
  • accreditation activities in the area of study programmes, habilitation procedures and procedures for the appointment of professors;
  • the elaboration of drafts of educational texts editing plans and checking their implementation;
  • the creation of University principles of study organisation, study regulations and test rules;
  • the preparation of supporting documentation for the recognition of University education acquired at foreign universities;
  • the preparation of supporting documentation for the decisions on applications for reviewing the decisions concerning study matters;

c) Cooperation with the Vice-Rector for Creative Activities on:

  • the methodological management of the Department of Scientific and Pedagogical Information and Services in the area of activities aimed at student support, mainly provided by its Information Centre and Audiovisual Centre, and also on the creation of an edition of study literature;
  • the elaboration of assessments of doctoral study programmes by providing data needed for the evaluation available in the Associated Students Register (SIMS) and in the University Information System (UIS).
 

Vice-rector for Research and Innovation

Sphere of activity of the Vice-Rector for Creative Activities is defined as follows:

a) Management of:

  • creative activities at the University level and in relation to the Register of Information on Research, Experimental Development and Innovations (RIV) and to the Register of Artistic Outputs;
  • the coordination of doctoral study programmes between the Faculties;
  • the methodology of the activities of the Faculties in the area of specific research and Internal Grant Agency at the University level;
  • the methodology in the area of creative activities;
  • the Head of the Science and Research Section of the Rector’s Department;
  • the Head of the Department of Scientific and Pedagogical Information and Services;
  • the Director of the Technology Transfer Centre;
  • the activities of Rector’s Commission for Creative Activities;

b) Responsibility for:

  • the elaboration of analyses and the evaluation of the status and level of creative activities;
  • the evaluation of results achieved in the area of creative activities and their implementation;
  • scientific cooperation with higher education institutions and science and research institutions both in the Czech Republic and abroad at the University level;
  • the coordination of the participation of the University constituents in national and international research projects and projects of the EU Structural Funds;
  • the elaboration of analyses and evaluation of the level and results achieved in doctoral study programmes;
  • submitting proposals for acknowledgement for significant results of creative activities;
  • activities related to the graduation of graduates of doctoral study programmes, habilitated associated professors and honorary doctors;
  • the correctness of the content and facts of concluded agreements and contractual obligations in the area of creative activities;
  • coordination of the acquisition and use of instrumentation for the purposes of creative activities, building of University-wide laboratories and workplaces and their use for external services;
  • the preparation of supporting documentation submitted to the Scientific Council and to the Rector for the purposes of habilitation procedures and procedures for appointing professors;

c) Cooperation with the Vice-Rector for Educational Activities on:

  • the preparation of accreditations of habilitation procedures and procedures for appointing professors in the form of the elaboration of supporting documentation and requirements for the area of creative activities;
  • the development of study regulations for doctor study programmes in the form of the elaboration of supporting documentation and requirements for such programmes;

d) Cooperation with the Vice-Rector for Internationalisation and International Relations on:

  • the involvement of the University in international projects by providing information on project calls and supporting the Project Centre of the Science and Research Department and research in processing the project calls;

e) is the vice-chairman of the Internal Accreditation Commission of Mendel University in Brno.

 

Vice-rector for Strategy and Development

Sphere of activity of the Vice-Rector for Strategy, Development and Special-Purpose Activities is defined as follows:

a) Management of:

  • the methodology of elaboration of the strategy of the Faculties and of the University Institute;
  • involving the University in the proposals and solutions;
  • projects of the Centralized Programme of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR in organizing the preparation and evaluation of these projects;
  • other strategic and development projects;
  • dealing with property matters of University facilities and the Student Hostels and Canteen Administration in line with the University strategy;
  • methodology in the area of strategy of the Head of the Department of Strategy and Quality (the Strategy and Development Office);
  • methodology in the area of special-purpose activities;
  • the Head of the Department for Special-Purpose Facilities;
  • the Director of the Student Hostels and Canteen Administration;
  • the Head of the Botanical Garden and Arboretum;
  • the Director of the Sports Activities Centre;
  • activities of:
  • Rector’s Commission for Strategy, Development and Investment Activities;
  • an advisory board for the University training Enterprises;

b) Responsibility for:

  • preparation, implementation and evaluation of University strategy and development;
  • preparation, elaboration and evaluation of the strategic plan of the University and its implementation plans;
  • preparation and evaluation of the concept of development of University training Enterprises, in particular the long-term development plan and annual activity plans;
  • preparation, implementation and evaluation of University’s Institutional Plan;
  • implementation of organisational changes made to achieve strategic goals of the University;
  • representing University’s strategic interests in non-University advisory bodies;
  • control of the meeting of plans of special-purpose and economic activities of the University Facilities and Student Hostels and Canteen Administration;

c) To ensure compliance with the University strategy, cooperation with:

  • the Bursar and Rector’s advisory bodies on the planning of University’s investment construction activities and on the preparation of proposals for displacement decisions;
  • with the advisory body of the University training Enterprises, on the preparation of the plans of special-purpose and economic activities of the University Facilities and Student Hostels and Canteen Administration;
  • with the Directors of the University training Enterprises, the Director of the Student Hostels and Canteen Administration, the Director of the Sports Activities Centre and the Head of the Botanical Garden and Arboretum on the development and concept of these workplaces.
 

Vice-rector for Quality Management and Human Resources

Sphere of activity of the Vice-Rector for Quality Management and Human Resources is defined as follows:

a) Management of:

  • the methodology of elaboration and implementation of University-wide strategy of human resources management;
  • activities leading to obtaining and maintaining the HR Award1 Certificate;
  • methodology in the area of human resources management of the Head of the Department of Human Resources Management; ― methodology in the area of quality management of the Head of the Department of Strategy and Quality (the Quality Management Office and the Risk Management Office);

b) Responsibility for:

  • preparation, implementation and evaluation of the strategy of human resources management;
  • preparation of analyses and prognoses in the field of University human resources;
  • University-wide support activities for recruitment and selection of employees;
  • processes of human resources education and development;
  • modernizing the portfolio of employee benefits and its subsequent implementation;
  • the process of joining the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers;
  • implementing an action plan to address weaknesses in the current state of human resources development;
  • quality management in all monitored areas of University activities;
  • keeping continuous records of internal quality assessment and submitting them to the Internal Evaluation Board;
  • preparation of supporting documentation for the Internal Evaluation Board’s meeting;
  • defining the criteria, indicators and parameters for internal quality assessment;
  • activities related to internal quality assessment and preparation of the internal evaluation report;
  • monitoring external quality requirements;
  • activities related to the maintenance of the risk register; preparation and evaluation of the risk elimination plan;
  • elaboration of internal and other University regulations in the area of quality management and human resources;

c) Cooperation:

  • with other Vice-Rectors on the implementation and development of the quality management system in the areas of activities that fall within their respective fields of responsibility;
  • with the Vice-Rector for Educational Activities and the Vice-Rector for Creative Activities on the preparation of supporting documentation for the staff evaluation agenda.

d) Is the Vice-Chairman of the Internal Evaluation Board of Mendel University in Brno.

 

Vice-rector for International and Public Affairs

Sphere of activity of the Vice-Rector for Internationalisation and International Relations is defined as follows:

a) Management of:

  • the internationalisation of the University;
  • selection procedures for foreign students – payers of fees for study in a foreign language;
  • methodology in the area of internationalisation of the Head of the Department of International Relations and Internationalisation;
  • methodology in the area of international relations of the Head of the Public Relations Department;
  • activities:
  • of Rector’s commission for foreign relations and internationalisation;
  • of Rector’s commission for Public Relations;
  • of editorial board of the MENDEL GREEN journal;

Responsibility for:

  • concluding international agreements;
  • ensuring University promotion at international fairs, conferences and meetings of foreign coordinators;
  • attending to foreign visits and delegations;
  • ensuring all matters related to the travel of the members of University management abroad;
  • ensuring activities related to incoming and outgoing students and academic staff;
  • activities and agenda of Public and Media relations, unified visual style, University presentation, cultural, social and academic events, promotional printed materials and publications, gift and promotional items and websites of the University;

b) Cooperation with the Vice-Rector for Educational Activities on:

  • methodological management of the Department of International Relations and Internationalisation, especially when concluding international agreements in the area of educational activities;

c) Cooperation with the Vice-Rector for Creative Activities on

  • involving the University in international projects and their implementation;
  • activities related to sponsorship and fundraising in the form of ensuring supporting activities by the PR Department.