CU commemorates the events of 17 November

Author: Jitka Jiřičková
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Thursday, 17 November 2022 15:51

The legacy of two dates in Czechoslovak history, 17 November 1939 and 1989, was commemorated on Thursday by students and representatives of Charles University. “We are gathering together to honour the memory of the students and their brave fight for freedom,” CU Rector Milena Králíčková said.

Čaputová: We must not slacken in helping Ukraine

Author: Helena Zdráhalová
Photo: Michal Novotný
Wednesday, 16 November 2022 21:04

“I consider Charles University to be one of the best in the wider region, it can withstand comparison with the best in the world,” says Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová. The head-of-state met on Wednesday with students at Charles University. 

New university partnership founded

Author: Martin Rychlík
Photo: Hynek Glos
Monday, 24 October 2022 08:35

Charles University, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and in consultation with the EC, has taken part in the creation of the Eastern Partnership University Cluster. It includes universities from both the European Union and the so-called Eastern Partnership.

Expert discusses click chemistry research awarded Nobel Prize

Author: Marcela Uhlíková
Photo: The Nobel Prize, Shutterstock, Hynek Glos
Thursday, 06 October 2022 11:10

Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and Barry Sharpless were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their research on tools for building molecules. Their findings will contribute to the development of processes that simplify functional chemistry. 

Key agreement signed at Charles University

Photo: Hynek Glos
Sunday, 11 September 2022 11:25

This Saturday saw a major meeting of rectors from international universities at Charles University discussing the importance of research universities in a time of multiple crises.  On the agenda was the signing of a new partnership agreement between two networks, broadening and deepening the contours of cooperation by LERU and CE7.

Scholz outlines new vision for EU at Charles University

Photo: Martin Pinkas
Monday, 29 August 2022 18:31

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz gave a key lecture at Charles University on Monday on the future of Europe and the European Union. A response, in no small part, to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which shook up decades of security strategy. 

65th Summer School of Slavonic Studies wraps up

Photo: Charles University archive, Shutterstock
Friday, 19 August 2022 09:06

The 65th Summer School of Slavonic Studies in Prague, held at Charles University, wrapped up this Friday bringing to a close a month of intensive Czech language study. The programme featured not only language classes but also workshops and day trips.

Massive blaze ravages Czech national park

Author: Pavla Hubálková
Photo: Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic, CU archive
Thursday, 28 July 2022 11:39

Earlier this week, much of the Czech Republic woke up to the acrid smell of smoke. Not from a fire in the neighbourhood or one town over but more than a hundred kilometres away: in Hřensko and the Bohemian Switzerland National Park. The scale of the fire shocked the country.

Europe as a task: Debate series starts at Kampus Hybernská

Author: Martin Rychlík
Photo: CU archives, Shutterstock
Monday, 25 July 2022 09:43

As of 1 July, the Czech Republic has taken up the Council of the EU presidency, a time when the bloc faces key issues of international importance. Charles University is contributing to the public discussion through a debate series entitled Task Europe.

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?

FameLab contenders ready for final

Author: Pavla Hubálková
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Thursday, 14 April 2022 11:06

Final FameLab training took place over the weekend, where particiupants got tips on how to improve their performances or how to better communicate science. The final evening will take place on 30 September at the new Didaktikon Education Centre at the Kampus Hybernská multifunctional space.

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.

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