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Charles University hosted the representatives of key European university networks on Friday, at a special meeting aimed at tackling challenges faced by institutions of higher learning. The meeting took place the Patriotic Hall in the Carolinum, and was opened by Rector Tomáš Zima.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen is a world-renowned anthropologist whose research has taken him around the globe. The author of the seminal Tyranny of the Moment: Fast and Slow Time in the Information Age was honoured by Charles University this week.

In French, it’s known as terrain vague – vague terrain, as in a wasteland or empty lot. But in reality it is any disused or largely inaccessible space, sometimes wild, sometimes industrial, where form and function stop. Social anthropologist Radan Haluzík and a group of fellow researchers and artists made vague terrain their subject of study for years.

The Coimbra Group Annual Conference began on Wednesday, this year hosted online by Charles University. Among the main topics are sustainability, post-pandemic cooperation, and help for students. The Coimbra Group brings together 41 universities from 23 countries.

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