Palacký University Olomouc is a university with long-standing tradition. Founded in the 16th century, it is the oldest university in Moravia and the second oldest university in the Czech Republic. Today it is a modern higher education facility with a wide range of study programmes and copious scientific and research activities. About 23,000 students are enrolled at its 8 faculties. Palacký University Olomouc is one of the very top Czech universities and ranks among the best universities in the world, according to international rankings. [source]

The conference is organized by the Department of Asian Studies at Palacký University Olomouc. The department focuses its teaching and research activities on languages, cultures, and societies of contemporary China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, and Vietnam. It offers degree courses on undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate level.


Department of Asian Studies
Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc
tř. Svobody 26
779 00 Olomouc
Czech Republic

ACAS 2024 Organizing Team:

  • Colleen O’Brien
  • František Kratochvíl
  • Giorgio Strafella (co-chair)
  • Halina Zawiszová (chair)
  • Iuliia Koreshkova
  • Jan Brzobohatý
  • Martin Lavička (co-chair)
  • Michaela Zahradníková
  • Petr Janda
  • Yuan Gao

ACAS 2024 Scientific Board Members: TBC

Any questions regarding the conference can be addressed to acas(at)