Can you imagine analysing a buried vessel once used in a ritual? Or investigating an ancient burial site for elites from the Hallstatt culture in the Moravian Karst? Archaeologist and Charles University doctoral student Zuzana Golec Mírová has done that - and more.

“In addition to research, I also work in a pharmacy, and often hear from elderly patients how hard some medical tablets are for them to swallow. That is why I focused on developing tablets that disperse in the mouth,” says Thao Tranová, a postgraduate student at Charles University.

Beach Volleyball champ excels on and off the sand

Author : Helena Zdráhalová
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Wednesday, 31 January 2024 11:50

Many people know CU student Ondřej Perušič by his nickname, Perun, after the Slavic god of thunder and lightning. Last October, fans saw him and team partner David Schweiner win gold at the World Beach Volleyball Championships.

One of three-hundred

Author : Jiří Novák
Photo: Michal Novotný
Monday, 15 January 2024 15:50

The protective gear alone is impressive but just wait until you witness two opponents go at each other. With fluid sword movements reminiscent of the ancient samurai, competitors shout and strike. Such is kendo. And such is a student of the Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Hradec Králové, Nikol Eichlerová. The European Champion.

Everyone questions their abilities

Author : Pavla Hubálková
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Sunday, 17 December 2023 23:04

“I have twenty kids in each classroom that I can influence, inspire, or teach critical thinking. I teach multiple classes and I have an impact on many children’s lives. That’s the beauty of the teaching profession,” says Daniel Pražak, a teacher, education populariser, and PhD student at CU.

UK Kings edge ČVUT Engineers in hockey battle

Author : Jiří Novák
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Friday, 03 November 2023 13:10

Charles University hockey players, the UK Kings Prague, defeated rivals the ČVUT Engineers Prague representing 4:3 in the annual Battle of the Universities. The match was played in the Holešovice Sports Hall.

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.

Studying with Asperger's

Author : Jitka Jiřičková
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Friday, 16 December 2022 15:31

Radim Tauber was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD in the fourth grade, which explained why he so often had failing grades as a kid and was moved from school to school. His professors at CU, familiar with his needs, helped him to succeed. Most of all, he worked hard himself.

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.

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