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Czech universities have placed in the Shanghai Ranking

Among the 1000 top universities of the world, there are 7 universities from the Czech Republic in this year’s edition of the Shanghai Ranking. This ranking belongs to the most prestigious ones in the world, along with Times Higher Education and the QS World University Rankings. Compared to the 2019 ranking, the Czech University of …

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Only one tenth of students cancelled their Erasmus travels abroad

Students are still interested in studying abroad through Erasmus, in spite of coronavirus. Only one tenth of them cancelled their travels abroad for the upcoming term. Three quarters want to travel on the original date; the rest is considering delaying the journey to a later date. “Most Czech students aren’t cancelling their foreign studies as …

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Foreign students in Australia are afraid of becoming homeless

Foreign students in Australia had financial problems long before the epidemic broke out so their situation has worsened even more. Professor Alan Morris from the University of Technology Sydney organised a survey to analyse this unlucky development. Over 7 000 foreign students participated in the first part of the survey that mapped their situation before …

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Masaryk University offers scholarships to Belarusian students and researchers

Masaryk University has opened a fellowship programme for students and academics from Belarus in response to the alarming events that have been happening in Belarus since the recent presidential elections. The university has previously called for respect for democratic principles in Belarus and condemned repressions in the country. Masaryk University (MU) is offering scholarships to …

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Dvořák Prague International Music Festival starts this week

Every autumn, top-class soloists and conductors and internationally-acclaimed orchestras and chamber ensembles come together on the Dvořák Prague concert stages in Prague to present music by Dvořák and other composers of the world. This year, visitors can enjoy masterful performances by Czech musicians including Václav Petr, Lukáš Vondráček, Josef Špaček, Ivo Kahánek and Tomáš Jamník. …

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Face masks are required in public transport in the Czech Republic from September 1

Beginning on September 1, face masks are required at chosen indoor locations and in all public transportation vehicles across the Czech Republic. Citizens have to wear a face mask at indoor events with more than 100 participants and in health facilities, public offices, and all public transport vehicles. Contrary to previous reports, people are not …

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Masaryk University purchases “green energy” to reduce CO2 emissions

Masaryk University in Brno is committed to environmental responsibility and supports sustainable projects across their faculties. The university has long been using renewable sources of energy and energy management when managing its facilities, but this purchase marks the first time the university bought energy that comes from renewable resources and is certified as such. The …

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The Karlovy Vary festival will screen films at movie theaters across Czechia

The annual Karlovy Vary International Film festival has been cancelled and rescheduled to 2021 due to coronavirus. The festival will take place July 2-10, 2021 but will still offer a taste of the festival this summer at almost one hundred theaters across the Czech Republic. Some 16 of the scheduled films will be coming to …

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Enjoy sunset concerts at Prague’s most famous rooftop venue

A series of more than sixty music performances kicked off on the rooftop of the Lucerna Palace in Prague last weekend. The roof will be open to the public every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday until the end of October and concerts will be orchestrated on each of these days to end with the setting sun …

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Visit Czech sights virtually!

Although most of the famous castles and chateaux in the Czech Republic are still closed for visitors, you can visit some of them from the comfort of your home. The Czech Republic has made all its UNESCO sights as well as some other interesting places virtually accessible. Prague The entire capital city is covered by …

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