On the proposal of Scientific and Artistic Boards, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Petr Gazdík presented appointment decrees to 80 professors on Tuesday, 29th March 2022 at a festive assembly in the Grand Hall of the Karolina in Prague, which is the traditional venue for the handing over of professorial decrees. Czech President Miloš Zeman appointed the 80 professors on 15th December 2021, however, due to the epidemiological situation, the ceremony was postponed until March this year. Four professors were appointed from the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University:
- doc. MUDr. Blanka ADAMOVÁ, Ph.D., who was appointed for the field of Neurology. Professor Adamová the Head of the Department of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine MU and University Hospital in Brno.
- doc. MUDr. Petr KOLÁŘ, Ph.D., who was appointed for the field of Ophthalmology. Professor Kolář is a professor at the Faculty of Medicine of MU and in the past, he also worked at the Department of Ophthalmology of the Faculty of Medicine MU and the University Hospital Brno.
- doc. RNDr. Michal MASAŘÍK, Ph.D., who was appointed for the field of Molecular and Cell Biology. Professor Masařík works at the Faculty of Medicine MU as the Head of a research group at the FDepartment of Pathophysiology.
doc. MUDr. Libor PAŠA, Ph.D., who was appointed for the field of Surgery. Professor Paša is the Head of the Department of Traumatology at the Trauma Hospital, which is a shared department of the Faculty of Medicine MU
"The achievement of a professorship is a significant award referring to excellence in teaching and outstanding work in science, research or the arts. Your appointment today, which is a recognition of just such activity, is a sign of immense dedication, patience, and purposeful daily work. This work, however, may not always be sufficiently appreciated, and therefore I would like to thank you, professors, very much for your work, which you do not only for the development of your fields but also for the popularization of higher education, science and research in the Czech Republic and abroad," commented Minister Petr Gazdík on the appointment of professors.
On behalf of the newly appointed professors, the Dean of the Faculty of Science of MU, Prof. Tomáš Kašparovský, delivered a speech. You can read his speech in the news on the website of the Faculty.
Congratulations to all newly appointed professors, whose complete list can be found here.