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We are pleased to host the 20th Gatherings in Biosemiotics at the Department of General Linguistics, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Palacký University is the second oldest university in the Czech Republic (1573) and one of the main centers of research in Moravia.

The Gatherings in Biosemiotics are supported by the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies.

Access the ISBS website.  Download the 2012 book.

About Palacký University

Palacký University Olomouc is the second-oldest university in Czechia, educating scholars since the 16th century. The city of Olomouc is also the place of one of the richest national heritage sites, second only to Prague. A second home to more than 23,000 students from around the world, Olomouc is a university town, sometimes nicknamed the “Czech Oxford”. Its old center boasts a number of admired historical sights – a multitude of churches of various denominations and architectural styles, a majestic renaissance town hall, a number of monumental statues and fountains as well as remnants of mighty 18th century fortifications.


Palacký University’s eight faculties provide hundreds of study programmes, encompassing virtually all areas of contemporary arts and sciences. With science and research being the university’s top priorities, its research teams utilize state-of-the-art technologies and students assist in solving scientific research projects. It currently ranks among Europe’s elite research facilities in a number of fields, excelling particularly in nanotechnology, optics, experimental chemistry and medicine, as well as special education, kinanthropology and physiotherapy.

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