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TBU to Be Represented in the Presidency of the Czech Rectors’ Conference

Prof. Ing. Vladimír Sedlařík Ph.D., Rector of Tomas Bata University in Zlín, has been elected Vice-President of the Czech Rectors’ Conference (CRC) today. The 161st meeting of the Plenum of the Czech Rectors’ Conference has been held in Brno; Prof. MUDr. Martin Bareš, Ph.D., Rector of Masaryk University, has been elected the President.

Prof. Sedlařík commented on his election: “I am delighted to have received support from my colleagues – Rectors of Czech higher education institutions. The post of Vice-President of the Czech Rectors’ Conference is a great challenge for me, and I believe that it will be beneficial for further development of Tomas Bata University in Zlín as well. The other Vice-Presidents of the CRC include Jiří Málek (Rector of the University Pardubice), Jindřich Vybíral (Rector of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague), Pavel Tuleja (Rector of the Silesian University in Opava) and Jitka Němcová (Rector of the Medical College).

Prof. Ing. Petr Sáha, CSc., at that time Rector of TBU, was the holder of the CRC presidency from 2006 to 2007.

According to Prof. Petr Sáha, current Vice-Rector for R&D and Creative Activities at TBU, “The return of a representative of our university to the Presidency of the Czech Rectors’ Conference once again gives TBU the opportunity to be significantly involved in shaping the strategy of university education in our country.”

Prof. Vladimír Sedlařík will assume the office of Vice-President for Educational Affairs on 1 August 2021 and will hold the post for two years.

The Czech Rectors’ Conference is a body representing higher education institutions in the Czech Republic. It was established on 28 January 1993; currently, it has 47 members. Its mission is to deal with fundamental issues faced by higher education institutions, adopt an approach to them and enforce it in legislative and executive institutions and authorities. The CRC makes and maintains contacts with Rectors’ Conferences of other countries and with corresponding international institutions, particularly with the European University Association (EUA).

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