Professor Hana Válková received a Rector's Award

The academic celebration Dies Academicus at Masaryk University is associated with the annual Rector's Awards Ceremony. This year´s ceremony will take place fully online on Thursday 10th June 2021 at 10 AM and will be live broadcasted. Rector of Masaryk University Martin Bareš will start the ceremony with an opening speech. The Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Jiří Hanuš, will then present the honoured personalities of Masaryk University.

10 Jun 2021

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The Rector´s Award for ACTIVE DEVELOPMENT OF CIVIC SOCIETY was awarded to prof. PhDr. Hana Válková, CSc., from the Faculty of Sports Studies. The Rector's Awards of Masaryk University are awarded annually in several categories as an award for extraordinary achievements in science and research, pedagogical activities, art and civic activities.

Hana Válková works at the Department of Social Sciences and Sports Management, focusing on the field of sports psychology and management. Professor Válková engages in many academic activities as a teacher, Ph.D. supervisor, scientific project researcher and academic publications author. She is one of the founders of the European Games of Handicapped Youth Emil Open. Emil Open is an international sport and social gathering of young people with disabilities. With an ever-increasing number of participants, an international concept, the wide range of sports activities and the accompanying cultural program, this is a unique event of European format.

Professor Válková was the sports director of Emil Open last year. She also organizes the annual Regional Games of the Special Olympics in Brno in cooperation with the Czech Special Olympics Movement and under the auspices of the Faculty of Sports Studies. Hana Válková is a former long-term president of the Czech Special Olympics Movement and the holder of a number of prestigious awards in the field of Applied Physical Education and Applied Physical Activities. Through her work and pedagogical skills, he makes a significant contribution to the development of civil society.

Congratulations and best wishes for future success!

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