For documentation and quality management purposes, universities in the Czech Republic utilize the national databases of the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports (hereinafter referred to as "MEYS"). These include the Information Register of R&D Results (hereinafter referred to as "RIV"), and the Register of Artistic Outputs (hereinafter referred to as "RUV"). These government registers compile data regarding creative scientific research, artistic research, and artistic outputs produced by both employees and students. The evaluation of these registers takes into account not merely the quantity but also the quality of these outputs.

Register of Artistic Outputs (RUV)

The Register of Artistic Outputs (RUV), established by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports, serves to evaluate, compare, and disseminate information regarding the artistic outputs of all higher education institutions in the Czech Republic [Higher Education Act, § 77c]. Its role is akin to that of the RIV register, which functions as a platform for science and research. The creation of RUV aims to restore and strengthen the position of art in relation to research, as its importance is frequently overlooked. Certified artistic outputs are assigned a specific score, termed as RUV points. Based on these accrued RUV points, the respective faculty or university is allocated funding, which forms a portion of the faculty or university budget.

The Faculty of Fine Arts of the Brno University of Technology (FFA BUT / FaVU VUT) exclusively offers studies in the fields of art and design. Given that all our study courses and programs are artistically oriented, it is anticipated that all our teachers and students engage in artistic activities. If you believe your activity qualifies for inclusion in the register, please reach out to our RUV coordinator.

RUV Segments

For registration and evaluation of artistic outputs in the RUV register, the entire field of artistic creation is divided into the following seven segments:

  1. Architecture (architectural design, exhibition design, etc.);
  2. Audiovision (directing, screenplay, main production, camera, editing, design, soundtrack, etc.);
  3. Design (graphic design, product and industrial design, fashion, textiles, jewellery, glass, porcelain, ceramics, realized design, exposed design, etc.);
  4. Music (interpretation, composition, concert, solo performance, etc.);
  5. Scenic Arts (drama, puppet theatre, opera, screenplays, drama, dance and movement theatre, etc.);
  6. Literature (novel, translations of works of art, memoirs, essays, poems, novels, short stories, etc.);
  7. Fine Arts (installation of artwork, exhibition, restoration, etc.).

Where appropriate, RUV segments are further subdivided into sub-segments.

RUV Evaluation Methodology

Artistic outputs are evaluated in the RUV register according to the following three criteria:

  1. relevance and significance;
  2. scope;
  3. institutional context.

For the criterion of relevance and significance, four levels of artistic outputs are defined:

  1. outputs of fundamental and discovery significance (labelled "A");
  2. outputs providing significant new solutions (labelled 'B');
  3. outputs developing current trends (labelled "C");
  4. other outputs (labelled 'D').

According to the criterion of scope, three levels of artistic outputs are distinguished:

  1. large-scale (labelled "K");
  2. medium-scale (labelled 'L');
  3. small-scale (labelled "M").

According to the criterion of institutional context, a distinction is made between outputs created and having an effect:

  1. in an international context (labelled 'X');
  2. in a national context (labelled 'Y');
  3. in professional institutions or media of regional importance (labelled 'Z').

Artistic output categories are defined by combinations of the individual levels of the three criteria above (36 categories: AKX to DMZ). A non-zero score is assigned to those categories where the criterion of relevance and significance takes a value of at least C (27 scored categories: AKX to CMZ).

RUV Basic Procedural Structure

Students and academic staff log their artistic outputs in the RUV register, proposing an output category denoted by a three-letter code. Subsequently, the faculty conducts an internal evaluation of all these outputs, suggests potential changes in the assessment, and registers and submits them for external certification.

The external assessment of artistic outputs proceeds in the following stages:

  1. benchmarking is conducted by the board of the RUV segment, headed by the guarantor of the RUV segment, where the output has been incorporated;
  2. evaluation is performed by randomly selected external certifiers who are recognized experts in the field of artistic activity;
  3. based on the proposal of the RUV segment guarantor and the comments of the external certifiers, the final certification is adopted by majority consensus.

The final evaluation is approved by the RUV Council, which is an advisory body to the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports.

FFA Artistic Outputs

List of artistic outputs:

Information Register of R&D Results (RIV)

The Information Register of R&D Results (RIV) is a subsystem of the Czech R&D Information System. This public administration information system is intended for the collection, processing, publication, and utilization of information pertaining to research and development supported by public budgets. The objective, content, rights, responsibilities, and data submission methods to the R&D Information System, as well as the integration of the data into the Information System database, data processing, and publication methods, are stipulated by the R&D Act [Code number 130/2002] in conjunction with the Czech government regulation [Code number 397/2009] concerning the R&D Information System. Additionally, other regulations and the Standard Operating Procedure Manual of the R&D Information System also govern these processes.

  1. Definitions of Types of Results
  2. Methodology for Evaluating Research Organisations and R&D&I Purpose-tied Aid Programmes (2017+)

Reporting Publication Results

The Brno University of Technology conducts centralized reporting and submission of results to the RIV register via the university's Apollo system. Each faculty member is required to report all of their publication results, which are associated with the faculty, to this system. Detailed instructions for entering results into the Apollo system will be provided by the Vice-Dean for Scientific Research and Quality Assurance. For technical support and verification of database entries in the Apollo system, Tomas Panáček ( is the designated contact.

FFA Research & Development Results

Research Centre: 

Responsibility: doc. MgA. Filip Cenek