Václav Hampl

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Václav Hampl
Václav Hampl 2020.png
Senator from Prague 1
In office
18 October 2014 – 18 October 2020
Preceded byZdeněk Schwarz [cs]
Succeeded byMiroslava Němcová
507th Rector of the Charles University
In office
1 February 2006 – 31 January 2014
Preceded byIvan Wilhelm
Succeeded byTomáš Zima
Personal details
Born (1962-07-01) 1 July 1962 (age 59)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
NationalityCzech
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Alice
Alma materCharles University

Václav Hampl (born 1 July 1962) is a Czech physiologist and a former politician who was a Senator from Prague 1 from 2014 until 2020. From 2006 to 2014, Hampl served as Rector of the Charles University.

Research[edit]

Hampl was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1962. He received his PhD from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in 1990.[1] He did postgraduate work at the University of Minnesota Medical School and, since 2002, has been a professor of physiology at Charles University in Prague.[1] His research has focused on the pulmonary circulation and its use of nitric oxide as a signaling agent.[1] His research publications have been cited more than 3,380 times, his H-index is 27.[2]

In February 2006, Hampl became the 507th rector of Charles University. After serving the two four-years terms stipulated by law, he stepped down on 31 January 2014,[1] and was succeeded by Tomáš Zima.

Professional Membership[edit]

In 2006-2011 Hampl served in the association of rectors of public, state and private higher education institutions in the Czech Republic, the Czech Rectors Conference, as its Vice-President for public relations and foreign affairs, and Vice-President for creative activities, respectively; in 2011-2014 he served as its President.[1][3]

In 2009 he was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Europaeum.[4]

In 2010-2011 he served as the Chair of the Bioethical Committee of the Czech Republic.[5]

In 2011-2015 he was a Board member of the European University Association,[6] where he also serves in the Research policy working group (since 2009) and the Steering Committee of Council for Doctoral Education (since 2013).[1]

During his rectorship three large infrastructure projects were prepared and mostly completed using European structural funds: the biomedical centers in Plzeň [7] and Hradec Králové,[8] and BIOCEV, a biotechnology center in Vestec near Prague shared with six institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Charles University also acquired a large building complex, "Crystal",[9] near the location of Faculty of sports, as well as a double property on Opletalova street in the centre of Prague.

Politics[edit]

In September 2014 Hampl was elected Senator in the district of central Prague (the Senate district Prague 1 also includes the whole of Prague 7 and parts of Prague 6, 5 and 2), running as an independent with support from the Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People's Party (KDU-ČSL) and the Green Party.[10] He served as the chair of the Senate's Committee on European Union Affairs.[10]

In 2018, KDU-ČSL nominated him to become President of the Senate.[11] The election was held on 14 November 2018. Hampl advanced to the second round but was defeated by Jaroslav Kubera.

Hampl decided to seek re-election for his Senate seat in the 2020 Senate election. He was once again nominated by KDU-ČSL and received support from the Green Party.[12] In the second round of the elections on October 10, Hampl was defeated by Miroslava Němcová.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f http://hampl.cuni.cz/doc/VH_CV.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ "Web of Science".
  3. ^ University, Masaryk. "CRC History". Česká konference rektorů.
  4. ^ "Europaeum Newsletters – europaeum.org".
  5. ^ "Zpráva o činnosti Bioetické komise RVVI za rok 2011".
  6. ^ http://www.eua.be/News/15-04-09/EUA_General_Assembly_Election_of_President_and_EUA_Board.aspx
  7. ^ "Biomedical Center - Biomedic centrum výzkumu - biomedic-plzen.cz".
  8. ^ https://www.faf.cuni.cz/Fakulta/Galerie/Fakulta/Kampus-UK/?lang=en-GB
  9. ^ "Prague (Krystal) Education centre | ILPS CU".
  10. ^ a b "Senát Parlamentu České republiky". January 2012.
  11. ^ "Jednání o šéfovi Senátu ke konsenzu nevedla. Jsem kompromis, myslí si Hampl".
  12. ^ Prokeš, Jan (11 June 2020). "Souboj známých jmen. Kdo usiluje v Praze o post senátora?". Pražský deník (in Czech). Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  13. ^ "V obvodu Praha 1 vyhrála Němcová z ODS. Hampl mandát neobhájil".

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