Vice-Rector for Education and Quality

Doc. Mgr. Pavel Panoch, Ph.D.

“For me, the University of Pardubice is an institution undergoing dynamic development and full of talented, creative and open-minded people who see the dissemination of their professional knowledge and socially responsible research as their mission. If we are open, tolerant and respectful, we can build a university that will respond to the challenges of the 21st century.”

Pavel Panoch was born in 1974. He studied at a grammar school in Pardubice and went on to study Theory and History of Arts at the Faculty of Arts of Palacký University Olomouc, where he also completed his doctoral studies and defended his dissertation in 2008.

From 1997 to 2005 he held a number of expert positions in the field of monument conservation. In 2006, he started his academic career at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of the University of Pardubice, where he was appointed Associate Professor in the field of Czech and Czechoslovak History in 2015, and was responsible for the development of study programmes focusing on investigation and protection of tangible cultural heritage.

The areas of his long-term research interest include arts in Early Modern Ages, Renaissance and Baroque iconography, and changes in Central European urbanism and architecture in the 19th and 20th centuries.

He has been a principal investigator or co-investigator of a number of multiannual research projects (funded by the Czech Science Foundation, or NAKI) and has held a number of academic offices. For example, he was the Chairman of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy and the Faculty’s Vice-Dean for Internal Affairs and Development.

His hobbies include cooking and travelling, mainly to Eastern and South East Europe, historical architectural photography and hiking.