Prof. Mgr. Jaroslav Miller, MA, PhD.
Prof. Mgr. Jaroslav Miller, MA, PhD. obtained history and/or philology degrees at Palacky University in Olomouc (UPOL), at Central European University in Budapest, and at Oxford University (Lady Margaret Hall). He was the President of Palacky University from 2014 to 2021. Prior to that, he founded a UPOL campus in Iraqi Kurdistan (2018) and also started the Civic University project (Občanská univerzita), which promotes values of freedom and democracy. Additionally, he participated in creating the well-respected university consortium AURORA – an alliance of 9 universities across Europe.
He is active in the field of academic research, especially in Urban Studies, History of Political Thought, and the Intellectual History of Czech and Slovak Exile; he is the author of numerous monographs and scientific publications, for which he has received a number of international awards.
Professor Jaroslav Miller is the Czech ambassador of the Fulbright Program in the Czech Republic and a member of the distinguished German research foundation, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung. He is also an academic reviewer of outstanding research projects of the European Research Council in the field of humanities.
Miller served as the AAU President from August, 2021 – January, 2022. He is currently serving a term as First Deputy Minister for Higher Education, Science and Research at the Ministry of Education.