Well-being is the art of living authentically

Author : Jitka Jiřičková
Photo: Hynek Glos
Monday, 08 July 2024 08:24

“I teach my students that living a good quality life where we feel good doesn't always mean that everything works out. Negative emotions reveal a lot about our value systemsays Jana Kočí from CU's Faculty of Education.

Charles University hosts a great many events but last week saw one that was truly exceptional: MIT Global Experiences. The conference brought together representatives from academia, science, and the world of venture capital. Special guests included Justin Leahey of MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives.

Annual Sports Day got university moving

Author : Jiří Novák
Photo: Jan Kolský
Thursday, 23 May 2024 10:17

The Rector's Sports Day offered staff and students at Charles University numerous opportunities to burn calories at various sports venues in Prague, Hradec Králové and Plzeň. The event was organised by the Department of Physical Education of the Faculty of Arts of Charles University.

Former minister on early days and environmental policy

Author : Marcela Uhlíková
Photo: Jan Kolský
Friday, 10 May 2024 05:01

In 1990, he became the first ever Czech Minister of the Environment and was a member of the Czech National Council and a senator. Professor Bedřich Moldan was also the founder of the Centre for Environmental Issues of Charles University.

Expert on EU accession: Just being lucky is also important

Author : Helena Zdráhalová
Photo: Hynek Glos, Shutterstock
Tuesday, 30 April 2024 16:43

“The European Union was in good shape economically at the time, and at the same time saw no geopolitical danger in enlargement.” That is how CU Professor Ivo Šlosarčík describes EU enlargement that took place on 1 May 2004. 

CU this week hosted a high-level conference on the European Union as "a success story". The event, focusing on the benefits of EU enlargement, brought together key speakers who recalled how accession had changed and ultimately improved citizens’ lives.

Of the many institutes at Charles University, one of the most important for the school as well as for the broader public, is the Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies. It is dedicated to teaching Czech and English to foreigners and preparing int'l students.

The University of Manchester is Europe’s top university for its social and environmental impact in the most recent the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings and the QS Sustainability Ranking. Julian Skyrme, the university’s Director of Social Responsibility, is the driving force behind its strategy. 

The attraction of comic books

Author : Jiří Novák
Photo: Vladimír Šigut, CREW
Monday, 05 February 2024 12:54

Comics have come a long way since they were introduced in the late 19th century. Over the decades, graphic novels became more sophisticated, pushing and redefining artistic and narrative boundaries. Years ago, Petr Litoš - a CU graduate – co-founded comic book publisher CREW which is a powerhouse on the Czech market today.

A single overly academic syllable can sink a poem

Author : Petra Johana Poncarová
Photo: Michal Novotný, Shutterstock
Wednesday, 10 January 2024 12:41

Peter Mackay has been hailed by critics as the best poet of his generation writing in Scottish Gaelic. He currently works at the School of English at the University of St Andrews and also serves as the captain of the Scottish Writers’ Football Team.

Forum 2023: Hundreds of exciting interviews and stories

Author : Jan Velinger
Photo: Forum, Shutterstock
Thursday, 21 December 2023 14:51

Forum magazine last year continued to provide extensive coverage about the goings-on at Charles University – profiling inspiring personalities and interviewing both established and up-and-coming researchers, academics, innovators, and artists.

November 17 is Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day, commemorating students in 1989 who were savagely beaten by communist riot police. The infamous event sparked the Velvet Revolution that would bring down communism in Czechoslovakia. 

Podcast: Data posting should be on a regular basis

Author : Lenka Miklankova, Katarína Stehlíková
Photo: CERGE-EI, Shutterstock
Monday, 09 October 2023 15:49

In the newest episode of Talking Economics, we talk about behavioral economics with special guest, Andreas Ortmann, a professor at the University of New South Wales Business School in Sydney and a former professor and researcher at CERGE-EI.

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.

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