Rector's Advisory Board

In 2023, an Advisory Board was established by the Rector of Charles University as its advisory body for evaluating key issues related to scientific and educational activities and development of the university, such as supporting ERC or fostering the scientific environment at CUNI.

Among other things, the Board hold common session once a year with the International Advisory Board


Prof. Michal Anděl

Professor Anděl is a physician specializing in metabolism, diabetes, and clinical nutrition. In 1983, he began treating the first Czech patients with intensified insulin therapy. He was also instrumental in establishing the system of nutritional support for critically ill patients in the Czech Republic. He was the Dean of the 3rd Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague and subsequently the Vice-Dean for Academic Traditions and Ethics. He currently heads the Center for Research on Nutrition, Metabolism, and Diabetes of the 3rd Faculty of Medicine of Charles University. He is a member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic and the chairman of the Czech Medical Academy.

Prof. Petra Lišková

Professor Lišková is involved in researching the molecular genetic basis of inherited eye diseases. She is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, including the discovery of two genes causing monogenic corneal diseases. In addition to her scientific activities, she serves as the Vice-Dean for Grant Policy at the 1st Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague and as the head of the Center for Clinical Ocular Genetics at the Eye Clinic of the 1st Faculty of Medicine of Charles University and the General University Hospital in Prague. 

Prof. Ivana Noble

An ecumenical theologian, pastor of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church and former president of the European Association for Ecumenical Theology Societas Oecumenica. Currently, she serves as the head of the Ecumenical Institute at the Evangelical Theological Faculty of Charles University in Prague. She is the founder of the university's Center for Soul Care. In 2014, she was appointed professor of theology at Charles University, becoming the first woman in the purely theological discipline in the history of the university. She also engages in artistic activities and poetry.

Doc. Vladimíra Petráková

A scientist in the field of nanotechnology and the recipient of the Lumina quaeruntur Award from the Czech Academy of Sciences. She graduated from the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague. She worked at the Free University of Berlin, where she received a scholarship from the Humboldt Foundation. She now leads a research group at the J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, where she studies plasmonically enhanced fluorescence using superresolution microscopy and DNA origami methods. She is the co-founder and chair of the organization Czexpats in Science, which connects Czech scientists working abroad.

Prof. Miroslav Petříček

Philosopher, aesthete, and translator working at the Faculty of Philosophy of Charles University. He is a student of Jan Patočka, whom he visited at his apartment seminar in the 1970s. He focuses on the philosophy of art, intersections between philosophy, film, literature, and art, and contemporary (postmodern) French philosophy. He translates from French, German and English, and has translated works such as Visible and Invisible by Maurice Merleau-Ponty into Czech. He is a member of the Scientific Council of Charles University, the Art Committees of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Theatre Faculty, Film and TV Faculty) and the Council of the Philosophical Institute.

Prof. Zdeněk Strakoš

Since 2006, he has been a professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague. He previously worked at the Institute of Computer Science of the Czech Academy of Sciences and also taught at Emory University in Atlanta. The focus of his work lies in the research of Krylov subspace methods and their connections, which has gained him international recognition. The monograph he co-authored with J. Liesen, entitled Krylov Subspace Methods, Principles and Analysis, published by Oxford University Press, has become one of the basic references in the field. In 2014, he was named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

Prof. Jan Ámos Víšek

A statistician and mathematician specializing in robust econometrics and statistics. He is an emeritus member of the Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the Czech Academy of Sciences and a former member of the International Statistical Institute, Bernoulli Society, International Association for Computational Statistics, and the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics at the University of Economics in Prague. He chaired the Commission for Social Sciences of the Czech Science Foundation and was also the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University in Prague. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Josef, Marie, and Zdenka Hlávka Foundation and the Standing Group for Economics of the National Accreditation Authority, an honorary member of the Scientific Council of Charles University, and an emeritus professor there. He is the recipient of the Gold Medal of Charles University and the Silver Medal of the Czech Technical University. He also engages in the philosophy of science and the history of mathematics.

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