Mission and Vision

The University of Social and Administrative Affairs aspires to provide students of bachelor degree programmes with social, economic and administrative education 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 University of Social and Administrative Affairs commences already 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 University of Social and Administrative Affairs is to become an elite university with special prominence in European education during the upcoming decade. The University of Social and Administrative Affairs is a member of PRIGO Group, a strong 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. The university will always strive that its 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.

In addition to the accreditation of study programmes, the University of Social and Administrative Affairs 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 University of Social and Administrative Affairs is mainly the stable and loyal core of academics with high standard of expertise and appropriate age structure who share common visions and values.

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Our Activities

College Students in front of the University

The University of Social and Administrative Affairs 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.

Organisational structure


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


Department of Economics, Economic Policy and Administration
Department of Business Economics and Law
Department of Finance, Accounting and Taxation
Department of Social Sciences and Social Policy
Department of Quantitative Methods and Informatics
Department of Languages

University workplaces

Rectorate and Study Department
Research Institute VSEO
CEMNAS – a center for working with exceptionally gifted students
Institute of Lifelong Learning
Information Center

Academic Board

Internal Members
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. PhDr. Michal Oláh, Ph.D.
prof. Ing. Cyril Klimeš, CSc.
doc. RNDr. Marek Lampart, Ph.D.
doc. PhDr. Zlata Ondrušová, PhD.
JUDr. Pavel Petr, Ph.D., LL.M.
Mgr. Libuše Halfarová, 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
doc. Dr. René Böheim, Ph.D. Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
prof. Imre Fertö, M.A., Ph.D. et Ph.D., Dsc. Hungarian Academy of Science, director, Hungary
prof. Dr. Max Gillman University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA
prof. Dr. Jože Mencinger, Ph.D. Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
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
Mgr. Jana Feberová Statutory city of Havířov, Mayor
PaedDr. Milada Halíková Statutory city of Havířov, Council Member
prof. Ing. Jiří Kern, CSc. Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Ostrava
prof. PhDr. František Varadzin, CSc. School of Business Administration in Karviná, Silesian University
Mgr. Vojtěch Kolařík Secondary and primary school Havířov-Šumbark, director
Mgr. Karel Kouba, M.A., Ph.D. Philosophical Fculty, University of Hradec Králové, vice-rector
Ing. Daniel Němec, Ph.D. Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University
doc. Ing. Ladislav Průša, CSc. Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs
prof. Ing. Osvald Vašíček, CSc. Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University