Sustainability rankings: CU improves in some categories

Author: Jitka Jiřičková
Photo: Hynek Glos, CU archive
Tuesday, 27 June 2023 18:32

For the third time, Charles University participated in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023, an international comparison of how universities approach Sustainable Development Goals. 

Jelínková: What can Charles University do that nobody else can?

Photo: Michal Novotný, Jan Kolský
Thursday, 22 June 2023 06:58

“Universities in some ways are run like big corporations. This has at times resulted in criticism from faculty that see the corporatisation of higher education as a recent issue,” says Klara Jelínková, VP and Chief Information Officer at Harvard.

ENOHE: Ombudship, best practices, students' rights

Author: Marcela Uhlíková
Photo: Hynek Glos
Wednesday, 21 June 2023 10:34

Hundreds of ombuds from around the world, not just Europe, were hosted by Charles University as part of the 18th annual ENOHE conference. Together, participants sought ways to improve the overall safety environment at universities.

Forbes CZ: CU's rector among most influential women

Author: Helena Zdráhalová
Photo: Hynek Glos, Vladimír Šigut
Wednesday, 07 June 2023 15:22

Professor Milena Králíčková, the rector of Charles University, is one of the most influential women in the Czech Republic. She is ranked 36th on the list of the most influential women published annually by the Czech edition of Forbes magazine.

LERU-CE7 Rectors' meeting: Together we all win

Author: Jan Velinger, LERU-CE7
Photo: Michal Novotný
Wednesday, 07 June 2023 11:34

On 26 and 27 May, Rectors from LERU and CE7 universities met at Charles University, Prague, at the invitation of CU Rector Milena Králíčková. The meeting was the first of two planned this year, with the second scheduled in Warsaw in September.

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.

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