Department of Economy and Man. of Chemical and Food Industry

Department of Economy and Management of Chemical and Foodstuff Industries

During the time of its existence, the Department has achieved significant success in all areas of its activities. At FChT, the Department is a guarantor of education in economy-management disciplines within BSc, MSc and PhD study programs. Likewise, it represents a significant centre of scientific research oriented in particular to the branch of chemical industry. Within their pedagogical and scientific activities, the Department’s staff members have made wide contacts and realised cooperation with a number of universities, both Czech and foreign, as well as with Industry.


Research Areas

R&D areas

Vědecká a výzkumná činnost katedry ekonomiky a managementu chemického a potravinářského průmyslu probíhá v několika oblastech:

Oblast strategického a marketingového managementu průmyslových podniků

Oblast logistického a výrobního managementu

Oblast společenské odpovědnosti podniků a environmentálního managementu

Oblast současných trendů - Industry 4.0, IoT, Shared Economy, Global Economy

R&D topics

Study programmes

In the pedagogical area the Department team ensures basic education in economy-management disciplines in all study programs of FChT and Faculty of humanities, the University of Pardubice; at FChT they are guarantors of education of MSc undergraduates in the study program Economy and management of chemical and foodstuff industries and education of PhD students in the study program Business management and economy.

Bachelor Degree Study Programme:
Economy and Management of Chemical Industry Enterprises

Master Degree Study Programme:
Economy and Management of Chemical Industry Enterprises

Study Programmes

History of Department The history of teaching economics and managerial disciplines goes as far back as the establishing of Institute of Chemical Technology (VŠCHT) Pardubice in 1950. In the first years the education in economics was realised by external teachers, and only in 1964 the independent Department of Economy and Management was established and retained this name till 1992. In 1992, the Department was organisationally transferred into the newly constituted Faculty of Economics and Administration (FES), University of Pardubice, and was renamed Department of Business Economy and Management. In connection with this organisational change, the department was charged with new tasks within FES and significantly contributed to FES’s development, stabilisation and accreditation. In 1998, the Department was again organisationally incorporated into Faculty of Chemical Technology (FChT) under the name of Department of Economy and Management of Chemical and Foodstuff Industries, and as such it has existed within FChT up to now. The founder and first head of Department was Prof. JUDr. Jiří Janko, CSc, who led the Department till 1970. In 1970-1989, Assoc. Prof. Ing. Miloslav Filka, DrSc was head of the Department. A significant turning point in the history of the Department was the revolution in November 1989. At the beginning of 1990, Assoc. Prof. Ing. Zdeněk Skřivánek, CSc. was elected head of the Department and started a new epoch in the Department’s history. He gradually took material, organisational and personal measures, which resulted in fundamental transformation of conception and content of teaching at the Department on the pattern of renowned western universities. The same orientation was also maintained by the following heads of the Department until the present: Assoc. Prof. Ing. Otakar Machač, CSc. (1991-1997), Asoc. Prof. Ing. Hana Lošťáková, CSc. (1997-2007; 2015-2018), Assoc. Prof. Ing. Lenka Branská, Ph.D. (2007-2015) and Assist. Prof. Ing. Jan Vávra, Ph.D. (2018-.


Head of Department
Ing. Jan Vávra, Ph.D.'s picture


Faculty of Chemical Technology
466 036 516, 466 036 299
Deputy Head of Department
doc. Ing. Liběna Tetřevová, Ph.D.'s picture

doc. Ing.

Faculty of Chemical Technology
466 036 661
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