New Charles Games release offers alternative endings

Author : Jitka Jiřičková
Photo: Hynek Glos, Charles Games
Friday, 01 July 2022 12:56

Over the course of a single year, Charles Games – the creators of titles like Attentát 1942 – launched Train to Sachsenhausen based on witness testimonies of the events of 1939 - the takeover of Bohemia and Moravia by the Nazis and the closure of Czech Universities. 

Helping young adults get a foothold in life

Author : Jitka Jkiřičková
Photo: Hynek Glos
Sunday, 26 June 2022 16:05

Children and adolescents in orphanages are encouraged to be independent-minded. However, they often lack personal ties, role models and ordinary experience from daily life. The Patron programme, in cooperation with CU, is helping many get a better start, by providing mentors who can help them navigate some of the pitfalls of everyday life.

Podcast: Can schools handle the influx?

Author : Katarína Stehlíková
Photo: CERGE-EI, Forum archives
Monday, 20 June 2022 09:14

What are the main challenges children and teachers have to face in our schools due to an unprecedented inflow of Ukrainian children and youth into our educational system? In Talking Economics, Katarína Stehlíková talks to Daniel Münich 

The Unexpected benefits of FameLab

Photo: British Council, archive UK
Thursday, 16 June 2022 20:26

Talking about science for three minutes can be "life changing" and open up new job opportunities, provide contacts and improve presentations. That's according to former winners of the FameLab competition, which is open to humanities majors for the first time this year. Applications are open until 17 July. 

Natural causes? 1,200 autopsies a year

Author : Marcela Uhlíková
Photo: Vladimír Šigut, faculty archives
Monday, 13 June 2022 15:52

The Czech Republic boasts 14 institutes of forensic medicine across the country; Prague alone is home to four. The Institute of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of the First Medical Faculty of Charles University is the oldest. But with one of the youngest chief physicians: Klára Neureutterová.

As war reaches 100 days, CU steadfast in support for Ukraine

Author : Helena Zdráhalová, Forum staff
Photo: Charles University archive
Friday, 03 June 2022 14:57

Russia’s war on Ukraine has been ongoing for 100 days. There are no signs of the conflict abating – just the opposite. Support for Ukrainians is enormous. Charles University is among those helping, aiding Ukrainian students and academics and more.

You can’t be a loose cannon to help

Author : Helena Zdráhalová
Photo: Vladimír Šigut, Martin Pinkas
Friday, 27 May 2022 05:13

Zuzana Schreiberová is a graduate of the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University and director of the Multicultural Centre Prague (MKC Prague). During her studies, she volunteered and helped people fleeing the war in Syria and Iraq. She now passes on her experience to others helping Ukrainians who fled the war.

Pharmacy graduate: I'm a “banana child” fulfilling my dreams

Author : Jitka Jiřičková
Photo: Michal Novotný, Hynek Glos
Friday, 20 May 2022 14:26

“I want to be as productive and helpful within society as possible,” says Quynh Anh Vu, a Hanoi native and graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy. Quynh Anh received the Rector's Award recognising the best science graduates in April.

Students and staff took part in a great Rector's Sports Day

Author : Jiří Novák
Photo: Michal Novotný, Martin Pinkas
Monday, 16 May 2022 09:01

After a two year break, the Rector’s Sports Day made a big comeback last week at Charles University. Classic sports s featured prominently. Students and lecturers gave up the classroom for activity outside on what turned out to be a beautiful day in May.

The Covid-19 pandemic spelt the end of a lot: in-class teaching, sports competitions, concerts. CU cultural anthropologist David Doubek, better known as the musician and producer Ventolin, says he bounced back by spendng more time in nature.

Podcast: About the sanctions imposed on Russia - then & now

Author : Katarína Stehlíková, CERGE-EI
Photo: Shutterstock
Friday, 22 April 2022 16:10

What is the difference between the main sanctions imposed on Russia now and those from 2014/2017? What is the impact? In Talking Economics, Katarína Stehlíková talks with Anna Pestova and Mikhail Mamonov on sanctions at the macro level.

Charles University was ‘a citadel’

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Photo: Vladimír Šigut, Shutterstock
Thursday, 14 April 2022 12:31

Professor David N. Weisstub is a world-leading expert on ethics, bioethics, law and mental health. This month he was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of Charles University in the field of medical sciences for his outstanding long-term contribution in the field of ethics and bioethics.

Julius Lukeš is a medical doctor, scientist, traveller and Charles University graduate who has visited more than 100 countries worldwide. He is our first guest in the new Radio Forum. Launched on the occasion of Charles University’s 674th birthday!

CU conference offers crucial lessons

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Photo: Martin Pinkas, Shutterstock
Monday, 04 April 2022 17:03

Charles University recently hosted a one-day conference at the Patriotic Hall bringing together top members of the legislative branches from the Czech, Estonian, Lithuanian, and Latvian Parliaments, to mark 100 years since the Czechoslovaks gave de jure recognition to the three Baltic states. The event also focussed on lessons for today.

Meijaard: “There are no silver bullets”

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Photo: Interviewee's archive, Shutterstock
Wednesday, 23 March 2022 20:31

Dr. Erik Meijaard is a highly-recognised ecologist and conservationist who has been based in Borneo since the early 1990s.  Last semester, students were able to attend his course on conservation practices and management at Charles University’s Faculty of Science, based on studies and research he and his team have conducted for years.

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