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.

ERC CZ grants awarded to three CU researchers

Author: Forum magazine
Photo: Shutterstock
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 14:00

To receive an ERC grant from the European Research Council is a major achievement for any young researcher, providing funding and recognition (ie. lifeblood) for deserving top projects.

CU’s Tomáš Halík delivers first of Duffy Lectures

Author: Kamila Kohoutová
Photo: Archiv UK
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 14:00

Well-known Czech priest and professor at the Faculty of Arts at Charles University Tomáš Halík has begun delivering this year’s Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity.

Cutting-edge educational initiatives focus of 4EU+ meeting

Photo: Jan Velinger, Charles University archive
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 14:00

The 4EU+ university alliance, pooling the resources and talents of six public research universities (including Charles University) aims to revolutionise research and education.

Rector Henrik C. Wegener on universities, alliances and the coronavirus

Photo: University of Copenhagen archive
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 14:00

Work groups from six universities within the 4EU+ European university alliance met recently in Copenhagen to move forward with some of the project’s key aims.

Ole Jann: Successful smart quarantine the first step back to normal life

Photo: Hynek Glos, Shutterstock
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 14:00

As the coronavirus continues to strangle the world in its grip, it has grown apparent that an important tool is the introduction of smart quarantines

Primus Day an opportunity to learn about top projects

Photo: René Volfík
Tuesday, 04 February 2020 16:57

Astrophysicist Ondřej Pejcha completed his doctorate at Ohio State University in 2013 but for the scientist that was just the beginning.

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