Article 160 of the Statute of the University

 

Scientific research and knowledge

1. The University shall conduct scientific research and artistic work with the following objectives:

  • 1.1.Further development of the educational process;
  • 1.2.Introduction of students into scientific research and artistic work;
  • 1.3.Continuing development of scientific and artistic young professionals;
  • 1.4.Establishment of an international network of researchers and artists;
  • 1.5.Preparation and performance of interdisciplinary oriented competitive research and arts projects.

2. Scientific research shall be conducted by the academic units of the University in two ways:

  • 2.1.Basic research without immediate practical use;
  • 2.2.Applied research in close connection with public interest and needs.

3. Scientific research and artistic work shall be conducted under the following basic conditions:

  • 3.1.Through public funds provided by the University;
  • 3.2.Through private funds from individual contracts with third party.

Article 161

(1) The University shall be obliged to provide appropriate conditions for scientific research and artistic work in order enable the academic staff to achieve competitive results on the international level.

(2) The academic staff of the University shall be obliged to perform scientific research and artistic work in accordance with their professional skills and obligations under the strategic guidelines of the Senate and of the council of the specific academic unit.

(3) The individual performance regarding scientific research and artistic work shall be taken into account for professional assessment and career development.

Article 162

(1) Scientific research and artistic work shall be performed within the facilities of the University.

(2) On the proposal of the council of an academic unit the Rector may give permission to academic staff to perform research and artistic work in defined locations outside the University and participate in cooperative projects with other institutions.

Article 163

(1) Extent and outcome of all activities of scientific research and artistic work shall be reported by the individual academic staff on an annual basis to the council of the academic unit.

(2) Each academic unit has to present a performance profile regarding its scientific research and artistic work on an annual basis to the Rector and the Senate.

(3) All performance data regarding scientific research and artistic work, as stated in this Statute, shall be collected as standardized statistical data and shall be stored in a central database made available by the Rectorate.

Article 164

(1) Professors of the university shall have the right to apply to the Senate for a year of focussed research (sabbatical) in a foreign university.

(2) A positive decision for a sabbatical demands:

  • 2.1.An application for a research project;
  • 2.2.Minimum of five (5) years of full engagement in teaching and research;
  • 2.3.Proven scientific competence and recognition within the international scientific community;
  • 2.4.Invitation for a research by an institute of any foreign university.

(3) During the sabbatical year the employee shall receive a reduced salary according to regulations issued by the Board.

(4) After the sabbatical year the employee shall have the right to return into the same position under the same conditions as before.

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