Science and Research at ŠAVŠ

In 2012, ŠKODA AUTO University became a research organisation registered in the list of Research, Development and Innovation Council of the Czech government. Since 2017, the university is also on the list of research organisations, newly kept by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. 

ŠKODA AUTO University is a collective member of the Czech Economic Society:


In 2005, ŠKODA AUTO University acquired accreditation for its follow-on Master’s degree programmes, proving among other things, that it has science and research potential. It continues to adapt its organisational and management processes and personnel to allow for further development of this potential. 

Since 2006, the university regularly submits project proposals to the Czech Science Foundation, where it has succeeded in the fields of economics and law in particular. 

In 2007, the university founded its own internal grant agency with a relatively substantial budget (relative to the university’s size, number of students and share in the total budget).

Since 2015, the university has received funds to support student projects from the Ministry of Education.

In 2020 ŠKODA AUTO University acquired the support for the Long-Term Conceptual Development of the Research Organization (DKRVO).

The results of all these projects are regularly presented as part of the so-called Research Open Days, which aim to improve the communication of research results of the university. The results are published in many domestic and foreign academic journals. Publications are tracked and entered into the RIV database. Academic staff have also published a number of national university textbooks.

One of the other goals of ŠKODA AUTO University is to obtain doctoral degree accreditation and expand research and development even to student research as part of the Student Grant Competition.

Student's Grant Competition

The aim of ŠKODA AUTO student research grants is to support scientific projects of students studying in a Master's degree programme related to their studies. The grants may also be used to provide financial support for the organisation of student scientific conferences held to present the results of student research projects at ŠKODA AUTO University.

The Grant Committee, on the behalf of the University Rector, announces the opening of the student grant fund for the year 2023 starting 28th October 2022.

The student research grant fund is governed by the Regulations and Policy of the Student Research Grants at ŠKODA AUTO University. The grant application period begins on the date of publication and ends
on 9th December 2022. Completed grant applications are to be submitted to Ing. L. Honzáková, who is responsible for the administration of student research grants at ŠKODA AUTO University. 

Dr. Jan Lachman

Vice-Rector for Science and Research

Ing. Věra Herčuthová

Specialist of the Department of Research and Creative Activities

Mgr. Kristýna Heršálková

Specialist of the Department of Research and Creative Activities

Ing. Lada Honzáková

Specialist of the Department of Research and Creative Activities