Last year in October, a new educational platform for doctoral students of all OU faculties was launched. The Doctoral School includes such courses that significantly increase the general competencies of doctoral students in the field of creative activity and are suitable for virtually all doctoral study programs. In addition, the Doctoral School offers students the opportunity to build interdisciplinary connections, share good practice and gain a more general awareness of creative activities at the OU.

If you want to know more about the Doctoral School and the entire doctoral program, we look forward to seeing you on October 3, 2022 in the Auditorium on Českobratrská Street at an event called Welcome day for doctoral students! An invitation with the upcoming program will soon appear on your study e-mail.

In the winter semester, the ones who are interested may register for these interesting courses

Academic English (REK/ACENG)

The course is aimed at the language skills development of students that is indispensable in the academic environment. The course participants work on the development of independent spoken and written expression and communication skills by simulating real communication situations and focus on interactive aspects of academic genres. The content of the course reflects the current language competence, needs and scientific orientations of its participants and is divided into two entry levels (B1 and B2).

  • Presented by: Mgr. Lucie Bártová-Vopravilová

Scientrometrics: Publication strategies and supportive IT tools in science (REK/SCIMT)

Students get acquainted with the process of publishing in scientific periodicals, publishing strategies (especially the selection of a suitable periodical), including the basic rules and problems of academic ethics and integrity. The principles and tools of measuring the performance of science in relation to a suitable publishing strategy will be explained (including an explanation of the phenomenon of predatory journals and the method of their identification). Current systems for evaluating scientific activity will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on getting acquainted with modern scientometric approaches, databases and IT tools used both for creating rankings of research institutions and for evaluating institutions in the Czech Republic (with a focus on Methodology 17+) and for the workplace evaluation system at OU. Furthermore, the aim of the course is to learn to use selected citation software (Zotero, Mendeley).

  • Presented by: doc. Mgr. Pavel Drozd, Ph.D.

Increasing of Pedagogical Skills (REK/PDKOM)

Students improve their communication and presentation skills, planning and teaching management. Workshops full of practical examples are led by experienced lecturers. For example, participants will try how to present effectively, how to manage difficult situations in teaching or how to motivate students.

  • For more information about course please contact: Ing. Petra Paquet (

Registration for the courses can be done via STAG system (after logging in to the UO Portal). Individual courses can be found in the system under the abbreviation of the given subject (eg. abbreviation unit REK + course abbreviation ACENG).

You can get all necessary information about the Doctoral School (annotations of courses, timetables) in the course of the same name in the MOODLE system where, among other things, a discussion forum is open for doctoral students.

In MOODLE, you can find also useful information about science at OU in the course called “Science Guide at UO”.

If needed, you can send an email to or contact your study officer.