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Unipetrol Supports Schola Humanitas: Contributions to Scholarships for Students and School Renovation


Litvínov, January 17, 2019 – Unipetrol representatives have handed over newly renovated premises of Schola Humanitas for almost CZK 650,000 to be used by the secondary school’s teachers and students. More than 150 students can now use a modernised lobby with a touch screen with information and relax in a relaxation zone decorated in colours of the HC Verva Litvínov ice hockey club. Furthermore, Unipetrol will contribute CZK 200,000 to student scholarships this year.  

Schola Humanitas is one of two partner schools of our company where we are engaged in long-term cooperation. The other one is Educhem in Meziboří where we also helped renovate interior premises,” explains Michał Chmiel, HR director of the Unipetrol Group. Assistance provided within school renovation projects is a convenient supplementation of our activities aimed at promoting chemistry and education in this field. We also come to schools and hold lectures, meet and discuss issues with pedagogues and parents, organise excursions to our operating plants. Our Litvínov plant is visited by almost 500 students every year,” Michał Chmiel adds.

“This move will increase the school’s attractivity. The new premises represent a more pleasant and inspiring environment for our students. Our cooperation with Unipetrol is based on complex activities; the renovation project is not the end. Unipetrol awards merit scholarships to our students; they attend practical training in the production plant in Chempark Záluží; they can register for student jobs. Every year, they submit their contributions to the Student Scientific Conference held in the University Centre of the University of Chemistry and Technology on the premises of the chemical plant,” says Ladislav Turbák, the school’s governing representative, and adds: “Last year, the school also received a CZK 0.5 million grant from the Unipetrol Foundation for the purchase of a gas chromatograph.”  

Schola Humanitas
Litvínov-based Schola Humanitas is a secondary school specialising in science and ecology. Its graduates are also fully prepared for university education in various fields. It is the oldest school of its type in the Czech Republic. It offers modern interactive instruction in a friendly, homely environment (max. of 22 students in a class). Specialized subjects which are taught at laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment are supplemented with field activities that emphasise the application of the theoretical knowledge to practice.


The Unipetrol Group is the largest refinery and petrochemical company in the Czech Republic. It focuses primarily on crude oil processing, distribution and sale of fuel and petrochemical products — particularly plastics and fertilisers. In all these fields, the group is a key player on both the Czech and Central European market. The Unipetrol Group includes refineries and production plants in Litvínov and Kralupy nad Vltavou, Paramo with the Mogul brand in Pardubice and Kolín, Spolana in Neratovice, and two research centres in Litvínov and Brno. Unipetrol also owns the Benzina network of petrol stations with 409 stations, which is the largest chain in the Czech Republic. Unipetrol is one of the largest companies in the Czech Republic in terms of turnover. The group created revenue of over CZK 122 billion last year and employs more than 4700 people. In 2005, Unipetrol became part of the PKN Orlen Group, the largest crude oil processor in Central Europe.
Pavel Kaidl, Unipetrol Group spokesperson
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