Mission and Vision
The PRIGO University aspires to educate students whithin accredited study programmes as well as foster and develop scientific and other creative activities in cooperation with domestic and foreign universities, research institutions, the state administration and business and cultural sectors.
The PRIGO University has already commenced the second decade of its existence, building on values like openness and pro-inclusiveness, equal access to education, respect for individual educational needs, relevance and efficacy.
The primary objective of the PRIGO University is to become an elite university with special prominence in European education during the upcoming decade. We focus on high-quality research and its results as well as international cooperation. The PRIGO University is a member of PRIGO Group, a wide group of schools and universities operating on all levels of education which wants to educate top experts who are able of critical and synthetic thinking, gifted with transferable skills and willing not only to pursue lifelong learning but also to accept criticism and pass their knowledge and experience onto others. We will always strive that our graduates have a natural sense for social responsibility, accept the challenges associated with life in a multi-cultural environment, with the development of new technologies and sustainability of economic growth.
Our educational strategy is based on the application of a unique, trademark-protected PriorityGO approach, a combination of individualization of teaching, modern didactic methods and respect for the challenges of contemporary society. Education is seen as a lifelong philosophy and a continuous approach to life, not as a means to achieve other goals.
In addition to the accreditation of study programmes, the PRIGO University has accredited nearly a hundred other study programmes in the field of professional managerial economic or legal education, retraining, lifelong learning and further education. We are accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, or the European Association Comenius .
The fundamental element for fulfilling the goals of the PRIGO University is mainly the stable and loyal core of academics with high standard of expertise and appropriate age structure who share common visions and values.
The PRIGO University has concluded new memoranda of cooperation with several foreign universities. The main partner school is the University of Nebraska, USA. We offer our students and teachers short and long study or work stays in the USA. Further cooperation was established with partners in Europe and China. We have received grant funds from the ERASMUS + programme, which allows our students and teachers to realize many new exchanges not only in EU countries. We are preparing our students for master’s degree at prestigious universities in Great Britain, the USA and other countries, where graduates of our bachelor’s degree programmes can study. In cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and Eurocentre Ostrava, we are also preparing students for jobs in EU institutions, especially for the EPSO tests (European Personnel Selection Office).
We are regularly work on research projects financed from the funds of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TAČR), the European Union within the INTERREG or OPVVV programmes, the Hlávkova Foundation or the MoLSA and EACO. We also joined other important institutions, such as the Association of Educators in Social Work, the European Research Institute for Social Work, the Czech Chamber of Commerce, the Czech Economic Society and the Council of Universities. We continue to cooperate with the corporate sector and have recently signed a memorandum of cooperation with Tieto.
The PRIGO University mainly carries out the following socially beneficial activities:
- independent performance of basic research, industrial research and experimental development as well as public dissemination of the results of such activities on a non-exclusive and non-discriminatory basis through education, open access to databases, open publications and open software.
- provision of educational activities within accredited bachelor study programmes and fields of study, based on the principles of pro-inclusive equal approach to education without any discrimination, taking individual educational needs into consideration.
- implementation of scientific, development and research activities as well as other creative work in relation to the accredited study programmes,
- education of exceptionally talented students as defined in the Czech legal regulations, which means the education of students who show a deep interest in economic branches and whose distribution of abilities reaches an extraordinary level of creativity in a whole range of activities or in individual areas of intellectual powers,
- direct social and professional influence by propagating knowledge and values within the society,
- lifelong learning,
- professional managerial education,
- organising seminars, specialised courses and conferences,
- granting scholarships.
doc. Mgr. Ing. Zuzana Machová, Ph.D.
prof. JUDr. Ing. Igor Kotlán, Ph.D. et Ph.D.
Vice-Rector for Strategy and Development
prof. Ing. Christiana Kliková, CSc.
Vice-Rector for Research, Development and Innovation
Ing. Michaela Tichá, Ph.D.
Vice-Rector for Studies
Mgr. Sabina Vaňková
Vice-Rector for Foreign and Public Relations
Rectorate and Study Department
Research Institute VSEO
CEMNAS – a center for working with exceptionally gifted students
Institute of Lifelong Learning
|doc. Mgr. Ing. Zuzana Machová, Ph.D.||Chair|
|prof. JUDr. Ing. Igor Kotlán, Ph.D. et Ph.D.||Vice-Chair|
|prof. Ing. Christiana Kliková, CSc.|
|prof. Ing. Cyril Klimeš, CSc.|
|Ing. Boris Navrátil, CSc.|
|prof. PhDr. Michal Oláh, Ph.D.|
|doc. PhDr. Zlata Ondrušová, PhD.|
|JUDr. Pavel Petr, Ph.D., LL.M.|
|Ing. Rudolf Macek, Ph.D.|
|Ing. Martin Murín, Ph.D.|
|Ing. Veronika Nálepová, Ph.D.|
|Ing. Michaela Tichá, Ph.D.|
|Mgr. Sabina Vaňková|
External Members from Abroad
|Szilard Benk, M.A., Ph.D.||International Monetary Fund, Director, USA|
|prof. Imre Fertö, M.A., Ph.D. et Ph.D., Dsc.||Hungarian Academy of Science, Director, Hungary|
|Ing. Barbora Mazúrová, PhD.||Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia|
|prof. Dr. Jože Mencinger, Ph.D.||Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|Ing. Karol Morvay, PhD.||Faculty of National Economy of Bratislava, Slovakia|
|doc. Ing. Michal Šoltés, PhD.||Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Košice, Dean, Slovakia|
External Members from the Czech Republic
|Ing. Josef Bělica||Statutory city of Havířov, Mayor|
|prof. PhDr. Vladimír Čechák, CSc.||Faculty of Law and Administrative Studies, University of Finance and Administration, Vice-Rector|
|Mgr. Jana Feberová||Statutory city of Havířov, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture|
|PaedDr. Milada Halíková||Statutory city of Havířov, Council Member|
|doc. Ing. Svatopluk Kapounek, Ph.D.||Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University, Vice-Dean|
|prof. Ing. Jiří Kern, CSc.||Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Ostrava|
|Mgr. Karel Kouba, M.A., Ph.D.||Philosophical Faculty, University of Hradec Králové, Vice-Rector|
|doc. Ing. Šárka Laboutková, Ph.D.||Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Liberec|
|Ing. Daniel Němec, Ph.D.||Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University|
|doc. Ing. Ladislav Průša, CSc.||Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs, Director|
|doc. Ing. Milan Jan Půček, Ph.D.||AMBIS University, Prague|
|prof. Ing. Jana Stávková, CSc.||Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University|
|prof. PhDr. František Varadzin, CSc.||School of Business Administration in Karviná, Silesian University|
|prof. Ing. Osvald Vašíček, CSc.||Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University|
|prof. Ing. Milan Žák, CSc.||University of Economics and Management Prague, Rector|
International Evaluation Panel
|prof. Ing. Stanislav Šaroch, Ph.D.||ŠKODA AUTO University, Czech Republic|
|prof. Dr. Max Gillman||University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA|
|prof. dr hab. Zenon Jasiński||Academy of Management and Administration in Opole, Poland|
|doc. Dr. René Böheim, Ph.D.||Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria|
|doc. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.||VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic|
|Dr Sławomir Śliwa||Academy of Management and Administration in Opole, Poland|