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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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