Views: Comenius would be proud

Author: Pavla Hubálková
Photo: CU archive, Shutterstock
Monday, 29 March 2021 01:40

Sunday, 28 March, was Teachers’ Day in the Czech Republic, held on the anniversary of the birth of the renowned Czech educational reformer and theologian Jan Amos Komenský (Comenius) in 1592. Do today's teachers still rely on principles laid down by the great educationalist? And how have they fared during the pandemic?

Experts: Outbreak was only a matter of time

Photo: Vladimir Šigut
Wednesday, 24 March 2021 15:15

Speakers at a one-day conference at Charles University focusing on the pandemic more than a year on agreed: an outbreak  such as the one we have seen was a ticking time bomb. Despite how prepared we might be in terms of knowledge, virologist Ladislav Machala said globalisation had shown we have never been “more vulnerable.“

Researching social interaction during the pandemic

Photo: Hynek Glos, Vladimír Šigut, Shutterstock
Friday, 26 February 2021 16:59

A new study by economists at the CERGE-EI think-tank IDEA researching social interaction and the spread of Covid-19, provides answers to where mistakes were made during the pandemic. March 1 marks exactly one year since the Czech Republic registered its first two cases of the novel coronavirus.

More than 14,000 vaccine doses administered at Bulovka

Author: Martin Rychlik
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Sunday, 07 February 2021 21:59

Vaccination has gotten underway at Bulovka University Hospital in Prague - a hospital that cooperates closely with Charles University medical faculties 1-3. Forum photographer Vladimír Šigut got a closer look.

Experts worry alcohol abuse on rise during pandemic

Photo: Miroslav Barták's personal archive, Marcela Uhlíková, Shutterstock
Thursday, 04 February 2021 08:14

Next month it will be a year that Czechs first went into lockdown because of Covid-19. There are concerns that over that time more and more people are drinking at home and in excess. I spoke to Dr. Miroslav Barták of the Department of Addictology at Charles University about the growing risk.

CU webinar targets fake news about Covid-19

Photo: Vladimír Šigut, Hynek Glos
Friday, 29 January 2021 09:01

This week Charles University hosted a webinar as part of its continuing public debate series Česko a jak dál. The topic was disinformation and fake news in connection with Covid-19. Disinformation has been part of the mix from the very beginning of the pandemic.

In pictures: Vaccines rolled out at university hospital

Author: Jiří Novák
Photo: Martin Pinkas
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 09:34

Following vaccinations of health care workers and personnel and clients at senior homes, the Czech Republic rolled out the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for seniors 80 and over just a few days ago. Our photographer took a closer look.

In pictures: Honouring Jan Palach’s legacy

Photo: Vladimír Šigut, Michael Novotný
Sunday, 17 January 2021 19:45

Even in the midst of the continuing pandemic Charles University has honoured Jan Palach, the student who in an act of protest in January 1969 doused himself in petrol and set himself alight. The drastic act, sacrificing his life, was aimed at shaking his fellow citizens out of lethargy to protest the Soviet-led invasion.

CU holds on-site testing for high cholesterol

Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Thursday, 24 September 2020 20:30

September 24 is Familial Hypercholesterolemia Awareness Day, established by the FH Foundation in 2012. The purpose of the day – and related events – is to raise awareness of the dangers of high cholesterol, which can lead to the onset of early heart disease, heart attacks or strokes.

Kings of the Sun opens at National Museum in Prague

Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 11:44

This Monday saw the opening of the Kings of the Sun, a major exhibition at the National Museum in Prague highlighting among the many items on display, extraordinary archaeological finds by Czech Egyptologists.

CU's GeneSpector introduces new kits to detect Covid-19

Author: Forum Magazine
Photo: GeneSpector archive
Wednesday, 09 September 2020 14:53

GeneSpector, a subsidiary company of Charles University making use of technology developed at the school, introduced new kits for more efficient, faster, and safer laboratory detection of Covid-19.

CU & private sector develop new test for Covid-19 and flu

Photo: Jan Velinger, Barbora Holienčinová
Monday, 17 August 2020 21:02

Researchers from Charles University’s First Faculty of Medicine together with three private sector firms have developed a new test for flu and Covid-19 which should be available in September.

Luďa Klusáková remembered

Author: iForum, Faculty of Arts
Photo: Faculty of Arts archive
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 14:45

Professor Luďa Klusáková, whom died on 8 April 2020, worked at the Faculty of Arts at Charles University, for more than 40 years. She contributed in no small part to the founding of the Institute of Global History and its scientific and pedagogical success; she also helped enormously in building strong international ties.

Rector Zima: You can’t have a plexiglass border

Author: iForum
Photo: Vladimír šigut
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 14:00

Charles University’s Rector Tomáš Zima was Zita Senková’s guest at public broadcaster Czech Radio (Cěský rozhlas Dvojka), where he spoke at length about topic on everyone's mind: the Covid-19 pandemic.


Czech scientists take aim at coronavirus

Photo: ČT, Shutterstock, Unimedia
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 14:00

The development of the coronavirus vaccine is being carried out by scientists in Germany, Australia, Israel and other countries. In the United States, the first vaccine tests have already begun.

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