Bílková: Recovery from the war will take decades

Author : Helena Zdráhalová
Photo: Hynek Glos, Veronika Bílková
Wednesday, 29 March 2023 18:56

Thousands of dead and wounded, millions of people in exile, destroyed infrastructure. The war Russia unleashed has affected Ukraine immeasurably; it will take generations to recover, says Veronika Bílková of the Faculty of Law.

Podcast: The cost of social isolation in life & death situations

Author : Katarína Stehlíková
Photo: CERGE-EI, SHutterstock
Friday, 17 March 2023 12:24

Do humans cooperate with one another when facing extremely low survival chances? Do pre-existing social ties increase one's chances of survival in life-and-death situations? Štěpán Jurajda discusses recent findings in Talking Economics. 

Life of Pi: The story behind Pěkný číslo beer

Author : Helena Zdráhalová
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Tuesday, 14 March 2023 12:01

March 14 is Pi Day, a day of celebrating mathematics worldwide. At Charles University, that means a pretty good reason to try either Slušné or Pěkný číslo referring to successful new beer brands referencing Pi at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics.

Krastev gives ‘Broken Mirrors’ lecture at CU

Author : Jan Velinger
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Wednesday, 08 March 2023 12:09

On Tuesday, Charles University welcomed renowned political scientist Ivan Krastev to deliver a famous lecture: A Hall of Broken Mirrors at the Patriots’ Hall at the historic Carolinum building. The talk reflected on the future of the international order in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine.

CU and St Andrews: Successful research

Author : Joseph North, Jaromír Soukup
Photo: CU archive, Shutterstock
Tuesday, 07 March 2023 11:58

A joint seed-funding programme between Charles University and the University of St Andrews is an excellent means of bringing together top researchers, say Joseph North from the elite Scottish university and Jaromír Soukup from strategic partner Charles University. They outline the project in Forum.

Primus Day: Bringing together newcomers & top scientists

Author : Pavla Hubálková
Photo: Michal Novotný
Monday, 06 March 2023 14:54

To date more than 140 promising young scientists have already received Primus support, granting them independence and the chance to start new research groups at CU. On Thursday, 80 new “Primus” hopefuls met at the Primus Day conference.

Forum Radio: 'Women of the Old Testament'

Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Wednesday, 01 March 2023 13:30

It’s always fascinating to see a book become a bestseller: Jan Fingerland's Hebrejky (Women ot the Old Testament) is one such book, taking a complex and multifaceted look at the stories, cultural and religious beliefs surrounding famous female figures in the Bible. From Eve to the Virgin Mary.

CU experts on foreign policy, help for Ukraine - one year on

Author : Helena Zdráhalová
Photo: Hynek Glos, Shutterstock
Thursday, 23 February 2023 13:30

This Friday marks one year since Russia launched its brutal invasion of Ukraine. The war, referred to euphemistically as a special military operation by Putin, has ground on, claiming countless lives and seeing millions escape abroad. 

innovative project teaches children how to curb food waste

Author : Jitka Jiřičková
Photo: Jan Kolský
Saturday, 18 February 2023 13:05

We waste resources and throw away far too much food unnecessarily. The Smart Food educational project, aiming to improve pupils' knowledge about food waste, is being tested at five primary schools. The teaching materials should later be widely available.

Podcast: Even a few people can make a difference

Author : Katarína Stehlíková
Photo: CERGE-EI, Shutterstock
Monday, 13 February 2023 09:51

When and why do national institutions change? In Talking Economics, Katarína Stehlíková and Sebastian Ottinger look back at European history and discuss its relevance for institutional change in today’s China or Russia.

A Cambridge-inspired study program at CU

Author : Pavla Hubálková
Photo: Petr Jan Juračka, CU archive
Monday, 06 February 2023 16:19

“The era of superspecialists is coming to an end, the future belongs to graduates who can connect individual disciplines,” says biologist Jan Černý. That is why the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics agreed on a new Bachelor program called Science at CU.

Forum Radio: So many monsters to defeat!

Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Wednesday, 01 February 2023 22:31

Jaroslav Švelch is an expert in media studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University and the author of a fascinating social history titled Gaming the Iron Curtain from MIT Press. Feb 7 sees the release of a new book from the same publisher called Player vs. Monster: The Making and Breaking of Video Game Monstrosity.

Simplicity is key in Public Relations at Trinity College Dublin

Author : Jiří Novák, Tereza Kůstková
Photo: Jiří Novák, Shutterstock
Friday, 20 January 2023 19:49

Every three years, Ireland's most prestigious university, Trinity College Dublin, advances its strategy for communications and PR on and off campus. The slogan of the PR department’s latest approach us Unity in Diversity.

Podcast: Prof. G. Roland - Perspectives on the war in Ukraine

Author : Katarína Stehlíková
Photo: Shutterstock
Thursday, 19 January 2023 09:33

Empires, nation states, and democracies: Perspectives on the war in Ukraine is what our anchor, Katarína Stehlíková, discussed with special guest, Professor Gérard Roland, in a recent episode of Talking Economics.

The Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer at CU brings together students from different faculties . Interdisciplinary approaches can inspire new solutions. The centre hosted an event capping a new course called Innovation in Humanitarian Aid.

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