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On Dec 1, 2015 RNDr. Alice Valkárová, DrSc. of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University received the 2015 Milada Paulova Award from the Minister of Education, Kateřina Valachová. Alice Valkárová studies particle physics, focusing on factorization of diffraction.

Apart from numerous achievements in the field of particle physics locally and abroad, Dr. Valkárová has a passion for painting. “Physics and painting have plenty on common. In both fields, you have to carefully consider what to highlight in order to achieve what is important and what is not,” she commented on her life-long passions. 


On 22 October 2014 Prof Alena Kohoutková from the Czech Technical University in Prague received the 2014 Milada Paulova Award in the field of Civil Engineering and Architecture.

Pro. Kohoutková is the Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering Czech Technical University in Prague and head of the Department of Steel and Timber Structures.

Her subject area of professorship was theory of building structures and materials, specializing on the development of concrete with reinforcement dispersed and its application in structures. She is an author of a number of books.




On 5 December 2013 Prof Alexandra Šulcová received the 2013 Milada Paulova Award from the Minister of Education Dalibor Štys and Chairman of the Evaluation Committee pharmacologist, Prof Květina.

Prof Alexandra Šulcová works at the Central European Technology Institute CEITEC at the Masaryk University Brno. Prof Šulcová focuses on experimental neuropsychopharmacology and etopharmacology. At the core of her professional interest are neuropsychological effects of substances contained in hemp and generally research into the neurobiology of drug addiction, and effects of drugs on motor abilities, emotionality and cognition. Alexandra Šulcová is the head of the research group Experimental and Applied Neuropsychopharmacology at the Central European Technological Institute CEITEC at the Masaryk University in Brno.


Prof. Zdenka HledikovaOn 18 October 2012 minister of education, youth and sports Prof. Petr Fiala presented the 2012 Milada Paulova Award in the historical sciences to Prof. Zdenka Hledikova, professor emeritus at Charles University in Prague.

The ceremony was attended by PhDr. Miroslava Kopicova, the 1st deputy chairwoman of the Council for Research, Development and Innovations (and an ex-minister of education who was the first minister to confer the Milada Paulova Award in 2009 in ecology and sustainable development), Prof. Eduard Maur, chairman of the evaluation committee, as well as other members of the evaluation committee, and Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, who was one of those who nominated Prof. Hledikova.


In 2011 the Milada Paulova Award was presented in Chemistry.

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in cooperation with the National Contact Centre for Women and Science and the Foreign Services House, published the 3rd Milada Paulova Award on 1 July 2011. With a reference to the Year of Chemistry the 2011 Milada Paulova Award was awarded in Chemistry, with the goal to underscore the importance of the field for society and environmental protection. Eight outstanding women researchers were nominated, and the Evaluation Committee selected Professor Kateřina Demnerová.


In 2010 the Milada Paulova Award was presented in Economics.

The goal was to underscore the importance of the discipline and the paradigmatic shifts which Economics is undergoing today. For more than two centuries economics has been a key scientific field with a strong impact on society, our relationship to reality and our values. It has entered people's lives very strongly since 2008 in relation to the global economic crisis. Discussions are under way about the necessity to regulater the banking sector and increase the supervision of investment products. Analyses have been published about the negative impact of the conduct of financial institutions on the economy as a whole and people's lives. The traditional motion of market economy is to many starting to seem untenable and new indicators are being developed of economic sustainability based on responsiblity towards people and the environment.



In 2009 the Milada Paulova Award was presented in Ecology and Sustainable Development.

The choice of discipline was due to its interdisciplinary nature, the absence of gendered connotations of a division into hard and soft sciences and the high political and social profile of the field, attributed also by the 2009-2015 National Research, Development and Innovations Policy. The Milada Paulova Award was awarded for the first time in 2009. The award ceremony took place on the occassion of the conference Changing Research Landscapes to Make the Most of Human Potential (14-15 May 2009) organised by the European Commission and the Czech Presidency of the EU. The Milada Paulova Award was conferred on Professor Milena Rychnovská by Minister Miroslava Kopicová together with the European Commissioner for Research Janezs Potočnik.