Downhill is the best: CU racer about snowboardcross

Author : Jiří Novák
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Wednesday, 10 May 2023 15:27

The last World University Winter Games were extremely successful for Czech athletes, who brought home 12 medals. The first, a silver, was won in snowboardcross by Jakub Žerava, a student at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport of Charles University.

Can’t come home: the fateful morning of Feb 24

Author : Martin Rychlík
Photo: Valentyn Shkriba personal archive
Monday, 27 February 2023 09:20

The first anniversary of Russia’s attack on Ukraine has come and gone but saw renewed commitment on the part of the US and European allies. As the conflict continues, we focus on a student, Valentyn Shkriba, helping at Charles University. 

Volunteering helps you focus on priorities

Author : Jiří Novák
Photo: Jan Kolský
Tuesday, 21 February 2023 13:49

The day may come when she will fulfil her childhood dream and become a musical star; but for the moment, Karolína Mikysková is focusing on her studies in psychology at the Faculty of Arts at Charles University. She is also involved in charity and volunteer work, which includes helping cancer patients.

CU students set for Winter Uni Games

Author : Jiří Novák
Photo: ČAUS,, Shutterstock
Friday, 06 January 2023 13:14

In under a week, the Winter World University Games will kick off in Lake Placid, USA, where the Czech Republic, through the Czech Association of University Sports, will send a 142-member team comprising 93 athletes. Among them will be 12 students from Charles University.

A champion in water rescue

Author : Jiří Novák
Photo: Vladimir Šigut
Friday, 09 December 2022 12:32

Sports associations that organise championship competitions in water rescue sports, pitting top swimmers in lifesaving disciplines such as manikin, relay, beach sprint and surf race. CU student and champion swimmer Dominika Geržová knows a thing or two about that.

FameLab silver medal winner Eliška Jandová

Author : Marcela Uhlíková
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Sunday, 27 November 2022 22:42

She won the national final of the FameLab competition at the end of September and just won silver at the international grand final in Cheltenham! Future molecular biologist Eliška Jandová, a student at the Faculty of Science at CU. She confirmed her knack for public speaking and, most importantly, outlined hope for cancer patients.

In pictures: Triumph in Battle of Universities

Author : Jiří Novák
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Friday, 11 November 2022 10:24

Charles University’s hockey team successfully defended its title from last year in the Battle of the Universities. In the final this time, the team defeated players from the Czech Technical University in Prague. The triumph is the team’s ninth in the traditional competition of Prague universities.

Conspiracy theories have always been out there

Author : Helena Zdráhalová
Photo: Vladimír Šigut, Shutterstock
Tuesday, 01 November 2022 13:42

From the Freemasons to the mysterious Illuminati, take your pick: throughout history there has been no shortage of conspiracy theories suggesting most of us live with a veil over our eyes. Not knowing there are shadow organisations operating to overthrow society.

A whirlwind student in military Phys Ed.

Author : Jiří Novák
Photo: Jakub Grohar, D. Hysková's personal archive
Thursday, 09 June 2022 17:37

When she was born, Dominika Hysková says she was a whirlwind that swept into her otherwise largely quiet family. She is eloquent and full of energy and her enthusiasm as the sole female student studying Military Physical Education in Czechia is contagious. One question? Which military unit she’ll serve with upon completing her Master’s degree.

Med student: Guiding at historic hospital taught me a lot

Author : Marcela Uhlíková
Photo: Vladimír Šigut, Marcela Uhlíková
Monday, 23 May 2022 14:32

“Being a tour guide at the historic Kuks Hospital taught me a lot,” says Jaroslav Matějka, a third-year student at the Third Faculty of Medicine of Charles University. Above all, he credits it with teaching him how to communicate better with others.

Combining studies and parenthood should not be stigmatised

Author : Marcela Uhliková
Photo: Aneta Ženíšková, Shutterstock, V. Šigut
Monday, 09 May 2022 15:04

“Having children during one’s studies is not a sign of resignation about one’s academic ambitions,” says Aneta Ženíšková, a Ph.D. student at Charles University and a mother of three. Ženíšková is the founder of the new Association of Student Parents.

CU team earns berth in Map the System final

Author : Helena Zdráhalová
Photo: Hynek Glos
Friday, 29 April 2022 09:07

A banana peel has become the central motif of the Czech round of the international student competition Map the System. The winning team, consisting of four students from different disciplines at Charles University, dealt with the problem of bio-waste. They will represent the Czech Republic at the final in June.

Smart mouse pad to warn users when to “take a break”

Author : Marcela Uhlíková
Photo: Kuba Zeman, Shutterstock
Wednesday, 20 April 2022 08:45

Burning, tingling, and a loss of sensation in the fingers – these are common symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Students Vasil Kostin from the Third Faculty of Medicine of CU and Tomáš Trejdl from CTU are looking to prevent this occupational disease.

Archery is about confidence and the right mind-set

Author : Jiří Novák
Photo: Hynek Glos
Monday, 11 April 2022 13:28

She might have been a mathematician or a lawyer, but in the end Klára Grapová decided to study journalism. She is in her third year at the Faculty of Social Sciences and is set on a career as a sports journalist. She is also archer on the national squad.

True heroism is a persistent process, says screenwriter

Author : Helena Zdráhalová
Photo: Vladimír Šigut, Unit+Sofa Praha
Monday, 28 March 2022 15:43

The 2021 Czech film Occupation underperformed at the box office but eventually began picking up awards such the Czech Film Critics’ Prize and the Czech Lion. The script was co-written by Marek Šindelka - a Ph.D. student at Charles University.

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