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Google launched Career Certification Courses in Data Analytics, Project Management, and UX Design

During the pandemic, many people decided to spend their time during lockdown by upgrading their skills through online courses. In March 2021, Google opened enrollment for its three new career certification courses in the fields of Data Analytics, Project Management, and UX Design, which are available to anyone without the need of having any background …

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Czech Republic ranks 18th in the World Happiness Report 2021

The World Happiness Report 2021 ranked the Czech Republic as the 18th happiest country in the world, one place higher than in 2020. The Czech position in the annual ranking has been steadily improving in recent years. Finland has been reported the happiest country across globe, followed by Denmark, Switzerland and Iceland. The annual World …

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University of South Bohemia supports an ecological charity

The academic library belonging to the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice invites everyone to donate their old mobile phone to charity. Even during the current lockdown, you can bring old phones you no longer use and toss them into a special box in front of the library. The charity project called Remobil aims …

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Two workshops worth attending

In January 2021, Anglo-American University in Prague became a member of European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), the academic association that focuses on advancing political science and associates political scientists in Europe. This means that AAU students can now participate in ECPR events such as the upcoming virtual workshop on Women and Leadership. The whole …

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Covid-19 epidemic in the Czech Republic: Measures in March 2021

The Covid-19 epidemic in the Czech Republic is still worrying, as its growth accelerated in February, partly due to the spread of novel coronavirus variants. From February 27, a new state of emergency applies in the country until March 28 along with stricter measures: As of March 1, 2021, all persons are prohibited from leaving …

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The historical pub in Oxford that was supporting students closes

The traditional pub The Lamb & Flag in Oxford that was being visited by students, locals and travellers after more than four centuries closes due to coronavirus. Besides its historical atmosphere, a wide variety of ale and quality cider for purchase, the pub also provided financial help to students. From its profits, the pub supported …

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European Space Agency is seeking new astronauts

The European Space Agency (ESA) is seeking new astronauts for the first time in over a decade. ESA last sought applicants for astronaut positions in 2008 and has held only three recruitment rounds, including its first in 1978. Applications will open on March 31, 2021. ESA is looking for candidates from a large variety of …

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Masaryk University Rector has been appointed to European University Association expert group

The European University Association (EUA) has appointed Martin Bareš, Rector of Masaryk University, into an 8-member expert group that will serve as an advisory body to the European Commission in the process of preparing the European strategy for the global approach to research, innovation and education. The European University Association (EUA) represents more than 800 …

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Chemist Martin Pumera is among the most cited scientists in the world

Stanford University published a list of 2 % of the world’s most-cited scientists. A total of 359 of them work at Czech research institutions. The most cited Czech scientist in 2019 was the chemist Martin Pumera, who ranked 203rd in the overall ranking. Pumera works at CEITEC at BUT and the University of Chemistry and …

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Masaryk University, CVUT and BUT established an institute focused on cybersecurity

Masaryk University together with the Czech Technical University in Prague and the Brno University of Technology have established the CyberSecurity Hub to strengthen their cooperation on cybersecurity. In addition to deepening joint professional activities, the new institute’s goal is also to support industry and companies and European certification of cutting-edge technologies in the field of …

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