Palacký University is a modern institution providing high quality teaching and research with state-of-the-art libraries, computers, laboratories etc. Student cafeterias, restaurants, clubs and sports facilities are located at the campuses or nearby.
The Academic Sports Centre offers sports, excursions, and many other activities for University students and employees. The offer covers dozens of fields from yoga, dance, firearms shooting and martial arts to team sports, paintball, equestrianism and golf.
The opportunities for social and cultural activities in Olomouc are extraordinarily rich. Academic Sport Centre at Palacký University arranges both one-shot and regular recreational and sports activities, seasonal courses for students and employees as well as some activities for general public.
There are lots of cultural places like the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moravian Theatre, the Art Museum and the Regional Museum in the Olomouc city. For more activities and cultural exploration, Prague, Vienna, and Krakow lie within relatively easy striking distance.
Housing is guaranteed for all international students in modern, fully equipped dormitories and dining halls are located in six different parts of Olomouc. The Halls of Residence Bureau offers year-round accommodation and boarding for students, university employees and also for the general public when there is spare rooms. Especially during the summer months, when most students vacate dormitories, it offers accommodation and boarding for both individual tourists and large groups.
There are single, double or triple rooms and some rooms are with double beds. The halls of residence are either close to the city centre or on the outskirts. Internet connections, intranet telephone lines, kitchens, study rooms and washing machines are standard equipment.
Student Career and Consultancy Centre focuses on developing students' skills, linking students and employers. It organizes workshops and offers personal consultations.
History and present day are mixed in the town of Olomouc, a medieval capital of Moravia. The town is big enough to provide all the convenience of city life including theatres, galleries and clubs, as well as sports facilities. Yet it is small enough to allow people to meet. With less than three hours drive to Prague, Vienna, Krakow or Bratislava Olomouc is in the very heart of Europe.