Forum Radio: Shakespeare changed the English language

Author : Jan Velinger
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Thursday, 14 September 2023 10:24

Martin Hilský is a professor emeritus from the Faculty of Arts at Charles University and a household name in Czechia most famous for his translations of William Shakespeare - not just every single play but also the Sonnets. Our guest today.

Podcast: The Future of Monetary System?

Author : Katarína Stehlíková, Lenka Miklanková
Photo: CERGE-EI, Shutterstock
Wednesday, 30 August 2023 12:29

In the ever-evolving world of financial services, Central Bank Digital Currencies emerged as a potential game-changer. While cryptocurrencies have gained popularity over the years, Central Bank Digital Currencies potentially combine the benefits of digital currencies with the stability and control of central banks.

It’s no secret that learning Czech can be tricky when it comes to grammar or pronunciation. Some would say especially the pronunciation of words sprinkled with Czech diacritics is tough. Recently the Faculty of Arts rolled out a game-changer: a state-of-the-art pronunciation app which is making it easier and more fun to learn the language.

“Corporate research still has a hard time in the Czech Republic, there is a lack of targeted support,” says Martin Dienstbier, who graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and co-founded the successful company DIANA Biotechnologies.

Och: At KVIFF, we are a close-knit team that lives for film

Author : Helena Zdráhalová
Photo: Hynek Glos
Thursday, 06 July 2023 10:26

“Any discussion about a good film inevitably ends up being a discussion about life,” says Karel Och, the artistic director of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. A graduate of film studies at Charles University, Och has been a part of KVIFF for years. 

In innovation, Israel is like a "triple espresso"

Photo: Pavla Hubalková personal archive
Sunday, 25 June 2023 18:07

How did a country that exported oranges in the 1950s become a world leader in innovation, and can that success be replicated? This is what the participants of the 3rd Women's Mission to Israel, including Pavla Hubálková from Forum, found out.

Don't fear change: Lessons from Utrecht & Copenhagen

Author : Pavla Hubálková
Photo: P. Hubálková's personal archive
Tuesday, 20 June 2023 13:22

What do the Universities of Copenhagen and Utrecht have in common? In a nutshell, they make data-driven decisions even in communication and have successfully changed their visual identity in recent years. Pavla Hubálková found out more.

Podcast: What direction are CEE economies headed?

Author : Lenka Miklánková, Katarína Stehlíková
Photo: CERGE-EI, Shutterstock
Monday, 12 June 2023 17:27

In the most recent episode of Talking Economics, we discuss the CEE region’s economic performance with Katarzyna Rzentarzewska, our alumna and Chief CEE Macro Analyst at Erste Group, Vienna.

CU, University of Passau, pledge closer cooperation

Author : Jan Velinger
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Tuesday, 30 May 2023 14:22

This Tuesday, Charles University welcomed a delegation from the University of Passau in neighbouring Germany, in a shared effort to deepen existing ties and establish plans for future cooperation.

Famous author & science communicator Smil honoured at CU

Author : Marcela Uhlíková
Photo: Michal Novotný
Wednesday, 24 May 2023 20:39

Václav Smil is a world-famous author, science communicator and graduate of the Faculty of Science of Charles University. This week he made a special appearance at his alma mater and the Czech Geographical Society. Attendees gathered at a crowded auditorium.

Track & field quad one of highlights of Sports Day

Author : Jiří Novák
Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Friday, 12 May 2023 11:18

The traditional Rector's Sports Day at Charles University offered a prime opportunity for competing students to measure sport skills and get to know each other across faculties. Teachers also were also able to take part at facilities in Prague, Hradec Králové and Plzeň.

It's one of the signature features of the Great Hall at the Carolinum: a 5 x 8 metre tapestry adoring the front wall of the aula. On it? An image of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV with St. Wenceslas and symbols of the university's faculties. 

New from Charles Games: A climate crisis survival game

Author : Jitka Jiřičková
Photo: Charles Games archive
Tuesday, 04 April 2023 13:45

Charles Games has launched Beecarbonize, a new educational game about the climate crisis. “Through the game you explore the new technologies, protect nature and modernise industry to reduce carbon emissions,” says developer Ondřej Trhoň.

Liyou Borga: It is important to invest in mental health

Author : Katarína Stehlíková
Photo: CERGE-EI, Shutterstock
Friday, 31 March 2023 13:06

The challenges of recent years bring mental health issues to the forefront of all science fields, including economics. In the most recent episode of Talking Economics guest Dr. Liyou Borga discusses long-term mental health trends.

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.

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