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.

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 is a member of CAMBAS – Czech Association of MBA Schools. In addition to accredited undergraduate and graduate programmes, it offers also professional managerial studies programmes. We are also members of the Czech Economic Society, the European Research Institute of Social Work, the Association of Educators in Social Work, the Chamber of Commerce and other organizations, including the Council of Universities. We also cooperate with the corporate sector, where, on the basis of the memoranda of cooperation, our partner is mainly Tieto.

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).

Our Activities

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 study programmes, 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.

Organizational structure

Scientific Board

Internal Members
prof. JUDr. Ing. Igor Kotlán, Ph.D. et Ph.D. Chair
doc. Mgr. Ing. Zuzana Machová, Ph.D. Vice-Chair
prof. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.
prof. PhDr. Jana Geršlová, CSc.
prof. Ing. Christiana Kliková, CSc.
prof. Ing. Osvald Vašíček, CSc.
doc. PhDr. Mgr. Maria Vašutová, Ph.D.
JUDr. Mgr. Pavel Kotlán, Ph.D. et Ph.D.
Ing. Rudolf Macek, Ph.D., MBA
Ing. Martin Murín, Ph.D.
Ing. Veronika Nálepová, Ph.D.
Ing. Boris Navrátil, CSc.
JUDr. Pavel Petr, Ph.D., LL.M.
Ing. Michaela Tichá, Ph.D.
Mgr. Sabina Vaňková
External Members from Abroad
Szilard Benk, M.A., Ph.D. International Monetary Fund, Director, USA
doc. JUDr. Ing. Katarína Brocková, PhD., LL.M. Faculty of International of Relations of the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia
prof. Imre Fertö, M.A., Ph.D. et Ph.D., Dsc. Hungarian Academy of Science, Director, Hungary
prof. Yusuke Matsuzawa, D.D.S., Ph.D. Faculty of Service Management, Bunri University of Hospitality, Japan
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
prof. PhDr. Vladimír Čechák, CSc. Faculty of Law and Administrative Studies, University of Finance and Administration, Vice-Rector
doc. Ing. Martina Jiránková, Ph.D. Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics in Prague
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
doc. 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
PhDr. Zdeněk Starý District Chamber of Commerce, Karviná, director
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. 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. Patrizia Gazzola University of Insubria, Italy
Dr Sławomir Śliwa Academy of Management and Administration in Opole, Poland

Regional branch of Czech Economic Society in Havířov working at the PRIGO University


Ing. Emil Adámek, Ph.D.

prof. Ing. Lenka Fojtíková, Ph.D.
Ing. Boris Navrátil, CSc.
Ing. Martin Murín, Ph.D.
Ing. Veronika Nálepová, Ph.D.