Leopold Pospíšil’s memoir published

Author: Martin Rychlík
Photo: Karolinum Press, CU archives
Monday, 04 July 2022 18:54

Few experts in the social sciences have influenced their field as much as Leopold Pospíšil, whose memoir was published last month by Charles University’s Karolinum Press. During his storied career, the anthropologist befriended the Inuit in Alaska and the Kapauku in Papua New Guinea.

Students take part in lively debate with EP President Metsola

Photo: Hynek Glos
Friday, 17 June 2022 09:24

In a fortnight, Czechs will take up the presidency of the Council of the EU, prompting an official visit to Prague by the president of the EP, Roberta Metsola. She was the main guest in a debate at Charles University on the future of Europe.

University alliances focus of CU conference

Photo: Hynek Glos
Thursday, 12 May 2022 14:53

Charles University, in conjunction with the French Embassy, the Education Ministry, DZS and Erasmus+, has just hosted a conference on the importance of university alliances. More and more, alliances are gaining recognition as crucial for universities in Europe.

Looking forward to Ibero-American week

Author: Jaromír Soukup
Photo: Shutterstock, CU archives
Sunday, 01 May 2022 19:00

Following broader interest from a number of faculties, late last year Universidad de Chile, the region's leading public university, became a key partner of Charles University. Both schools are dedicated to deepening further cooperation in the coming years. What has already been achieved and what is in the pipeline?

Donatio prizes awarded ahead of CU's 674 anniversary

Author: Pavla Hubálková
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Wednesday, 06 April 2022 20:36

Charles University, founded on 7 April 1348, is celebrating its 674th birthday. On this occasion, the university awarded five scientists Donatio Universitatis Carolinae prizes. They are worth a financial reward of one million crowns.

Rector Králíčková takes inaugural oath

Author: Marcela Uhlíková
Photo: Vladimír Šigut, Martin Pinkas
Thursday, 03 March 2022 21:00

The inauguration of Professor Milena Králíčková, the new Rector of Charles University, took place on 3 March 2022 at the historic Carolinum. She succeeds Professor Tomáš Zima who served for two consecutive terms. The new rector's term of office will last until 31 January 2026.

Expert: Putin's invasion has not gone as planned

Photo: CU archive, Shutterstock
Wednesday, 02 March 2022 20:47

It was only last week that Vladimir Putin ordered Russian forces to invade Ukraine yet already the conflict feels months old. Since, there has been fierce resistance from the Ukrainians. Forum spoke to Professor Emil Aslan, an expert in Security Studies at Charles University.

Not your battlefield! Students express support for Ukraine

Author: Helena Zdráhalová
Photo: Kampus Hybernská
Sunday, 27 February 2022 18:21

“They are fighting for our freedom here as well,” was the message sent by the Faculty of Arts’ Dr. Radomyr Mokryk, currently in Lviv. He was one of the panellists at a student event held at Kampus Hybernská. The happening took place a day after Russian military forces attacked Ukraine.

Rector's Board meets for first time

Author: Marcela Uhlíková, Martin Rychlík
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Monday, 07 February 2022 19:00

Charles University, Professor Milena Králíčková, met for the first time in the historic Carolinum’. Králíčková was elected to head Charles University by the Academic Senate in October 2021 and then appointed by the Czech head of state at the end of January. The very first meeting addressed a number of specific points and challenges.

Vestager: It’s up to us to do the right thing

Photo: Hynek Glos, Michal Novotný
Monday, 24 January 2022 20:00

She has been called a dragon slayer and the world’s most famous regulator, but also a democrat dedicated to fairness in markets paving the way for innovation: Danish politician Margrethe Vestager, the EC's executive vice-president for digital transformation. Vestager was a keynote speaker on Monday at the Faculty of Law.

Women in Science highlights change

Author: Pavla Hubálková
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Sunday, 28 November 2021 18:04

Last Thursday, Charles University hosted the long-awaited Women in Science seminar, examining conditions of female experts in the Czech scientific and research environments. Invited speakers discussed both opportunities and barriers and as well as what needs to change.

Experts vs. “experts” - How to report science

Photo: CU, personal archives, Shutterstock
Thursday, 25 November 2021 21:36

Experts vs. “experts” - Scientists in the Media was the title of an online panel discussion on Thursday hosted by Kampus Hybernská. Four invited speakers – two well-known science journalists and two scientists, discussed the difficulties of their fields and where they overlapped, as well as the damage caused by some experts spreading denial.

In pictures: Czechs mark 17 November

Author: Martin Rychlík, Forum CZ
Photo: V. Šigut, M. Novotný, M. Pinkas
Wednesday, 17 November 2021 14:37

Czechs have been marking 17 November, commemorating the courage of students and citizens who stood up to two different totalitarian regimes: against the Nazi oppressors in 1939 and the Communists 50 years later. Students, teachers and representatives of Charles University all took part.

Milena Králíčková elected rector of CU

Author: Jitka Jiřičková
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Friday, 22 October 2021 13:01

For the first time in its centuries-long history, Charles University will be led by a woman. Friday's election, which saw voting by CU’s Academic Senate, was won by the incumbent vice-rector for education, Milena Králíčková, who finished comfortably ahead of the only other candidate, Michal Stehlík, the former dean of the Faculty of Arts.

Neuron Award recipients for 2021

Photo: Luboš Wišniewski, Forum archive
Wednesday, 29 September 2021 10:51

Ten Czech scientists, in two main categories, received Neuron Awards on Tuesday at a gala ceremony at Prague’s National Museum. Three received the award for their lifelong contribution to science, while seven awards went to young researchers. Eight recipients have ties with, or work at, Charles University.

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