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A short glimpse into history

The Faculty of Health and Social Sciences of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice started its activities in September 1990, initially as a part of the Faculty of Education. It was able to defend its right to exist during its first period of activities in top educational process; therefore it became an independent faculty for the University of South Bohemia from the beginning of the subsequent academic year 1991–1992.

The first Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences of the University of South Bohemia was doc. PhDr. Jana Šemberová, CSc. She stood at the forefront of the Faculty. She and her colleagues created its concept and strived for a dignified integration into the structure of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. Their Vice-Deans were, successively: doc. PhDr. Jiří Jankovský, Ph.D., PaedDr. Zdeněk Slomek and MUDr. Zdeněk Štěpánek, CSc.

Since 1998, under the second Dean, doc. MUDr. Vladimír Vurm, CSc., a revolutionary change in the Faculty structure occurred and the number of students in programs of pre-graduate and post-graduate studies increased. Important professionals acted as Vice-Deans in the faculty direction in that period – prof. MUDr. Jiří Dunovský, CSc., MUDr. Vladimír Chodura, CSc., prof. MUDr. Miloš Velemínský, CSc., prof. PhDr. Valérie Tóthová, Ph.D., and doc. MUDr. Petr Petr, CSc. There was a number of organizational changes that deepened the respect and social recognition of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. Many activities emerged and they serve as base for the Faculty’s operation today.

From the establishment of the Faculty till the end of 1999, the economic division was led by Ing. Petr Hlaváč. On January 1, 2000, the function of the Faculty secretary was created, and from the beginning until February 2011, it was carried out by Ing. Bohumír Papáček.

Further development of the Faculty also continued under the third Dean, prof. MUDr. Miloš Velemínský, CSc., who held the department from February 2004 until January 31, 2011. During this period, the scientific and publication activities were dramatically strengthened, which had an influence regarding the acquisition of the right for habilitation and academic proceedings. During this period, the following individuals acted respectively as Vice-Deans: doc. MUDr. Vladimír Vurm, CSc., prof. MUDr. Leoš Navrátil, CSc., prof. PhDr. Valérie Tóthová, Ph.D., and doc. PhDr. Adéla Mojžíšová, Ph.D.

In February of 2011, the function of the Dean of FHSS USB was filled by prof. PhDr. Valérie Tóthová, Ph.D. The task she assigned to her team consisted of further development of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences and concentrating on the assurance of a high quality of education and scientific and research activities. The following persons were appointed Vice-Deans during the term of office of this Dean: doc. PhDr. Jana Šemberová, CSc., prof. JUDr. Vilém Kahoun, Ph.D., doc. MUDr. et Mgr. Alan Bulava, Ph.D., JUDr. Ing. Daniel Prouza, Ph.D., Mgr. Ivana Chloubová, doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Jitka Vacková, Ph.D., and doc. RNDr. Miroslav Šíp, DrSc. The Faculty Secretary is Ing. Jan Bednář.