Since its inception, the Geology Section has been located in the geo-science institutes’ building at Albertov 6. The Vice-Dean of the Section is Prof. Jiří Žák.
The Geology Section is divided into four Institutes, each with their respective Heads:
Geology and Palaeontology (Prof. Katarína Holcová; Czech only);
Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Mineral Resources (Prof. Vojtěch Ettler);
Petrology and Structural Geology (Assoc. Prof. Ondřej Lexa);
Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology and Applied Geophysics (Prof. David Mašín).
The Geology Section also includes the Ivo Chlupáč Museum of Earth History, the Mineralogical Museum, the Geopark (Czech only), and the Geological Library.
The Geology Section provides instruction in the following bachelor’s programmes:
Geology (guarantor: Assoc. Prof. Petr Kraft; Czech only);
Geology - specialization Geoarcheology (guarantor for geology section doc. RNDr. Petr Kraft, CSc.)
Management of Natural Resources (guarantor: Assoc. Prof. Petr Drahota; Czech only);
Practical Geobiology (guarantor on the Geology Section part: Prof. Katarína Holcová; Czech only);
Geotechnology (guarantor: Prof. Tomáš Fischer; Czech only);
Geology Oriented at Education combined with Biology Oriented at Education or with Chemistry Oriented at Education (guarantor: Assoc. Prof. Václav Kachlík; Czech only).
We recommend obtaining study material in good time directly from the library or elsewhere (Charles University bookstore), or from the libraries of other Sections or Faculties. It is also possible to share electronic versions of lectures with teachers.
During your studies, you can also get involved in various Faculty-wide or student association activities. In the Geology Section, there are primarily two active associations: SGA Student Chapter Prague (The Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits) and GAL (Geology Academic League). We also recommend paying attention to the series of science popularisation lectures that form part of the Geology Wednesdays programme (Czech only). Professional seminars are also well attended - their programme for the current semester can always be found on the websites of the individual institutes.