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98 musicians from 23 countries to take part in the 2020 Prague Spring

Ninety-eight musicians from 23 countries will compete in the Prague Spring competition of young players that annually precedes the Prague Spring international music festival in May. This year, the contest will focus on the bassoon and clarinet categories. The three-round contest, which is a part of the Prague Spring festival, will take place from May …

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Unique Celtic head sculpture on display in Olomouc

One of the most precious items from the archives of the National Museum of the Czech Republic, a sculpted Celtic head dating back to the Iron Age, is currently on display at the Regional Museum in Olomouc. The valuable sculpture is the highlight of a two-week exhibition of Celtic art and can be seen until …

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Palacký University in Olomouc opens course in Iraqi Kurdistan

Palacký University in Olomouc has recently opened a new course in Petroleum Engineering in Erbil, the capitol of Iraqi Kurdistan. Erbil is one of the oldest cities in the world and is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Recently, the city has become the seat of an educational project in which Palacký University plays …

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Czech philanthropists Hana and Dalimil Dvořák donate record sum to science

Czech leading chemists Hana and Dalimil Dvořák announced that their private foundation will donate an unprecedented sum of money in the history of Czech philanthropy to science. The Dvořáks have pledged to contribute 200 million Czech crowns to dozens of chemistry and science students over the next two decades. The private foundation, Experientia, founded by …

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Multiple Czech video games made the bestseller list for 2019

Several video games developed by Czech authors saw worldwide interest last year. According to tech industry site Czech Crunch, several Czech games placed among last year’s bestsellers, including the widely popular VR-hit Beat Saber, whose parent studio Beat Games was recently purchased by Facebook. Based on a research by gamer platform Steam which ranked the …

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EU Agency for the Space Program will open in Prague in 2021

The new EU space agency will be based in the Czech capital city since January 2021. The opening of the new agency will expand the GNSS Agency (GSA) which has been managing the EU’s Galileo satellite system in Prague for the past seven years. The agency staff will increase from the current 100 to around …

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PF 2020

Wishing you the right track in 2020. Team CzechUniversities.com

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Czech town Telč among the National Geographic’s list best travel destinations in 2020

National Geographic has recently released its annual Best Trips list, highlighting 25 most exciting destinations for 2020. Among them, a small town located near city Jihlava in the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic – Telč. Telč is famous for its town square lined by a rainbow of pastel-hue Renaissance and Baroque houses built in …

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Prague considered the world’s 13th best city

Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, ranked 13th in a new index of the world’s 113 cities in terms of economic and social inclusivity. The first-ever Prosperity & Inclusion City Seal and Awards (PICSA) Index, released in the Basque Country capital of Bilbao in northern Spain, is designed to showcase not only the …

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PI seminars at MUNI break down barriers between scientists and students

Every Friday throughout the semester, Masaryk University in Brno hosts seminars which help students find the best research group. The main goal of the Principal Investigator (IP) Seminars is to interconnect all research groups and especially their students. The IP Seminars are held every Friday at 1pm during the entire semester on the school campus. …

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