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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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Students of Technical University of Ostrava won bronze in the prestigious robot competition

The RoverOva team of VSB – Technical University of Ostrava succeeded in the European Rover Challenge mobile robot competition in Poland. The Czech team succeeded among 29 teams from all over the world and rejoiced in the 3rd place. The thirteen-member team from the Department of Robotics of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at VSB-TUO …

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Record number of foreigners studying at Czech universities

More than 60,000 foreign students were enrolled at Czech universities last year – a record high. Most full-time diploma students from abroad are from Slovakia and ex-Soviet states. Most exchange students who come only for a semester are from the United States. The number of foreign students enrolled at Czech universities has increased three-fold over …

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Prague Named the Most Cultured City in Central Europe

Prague ranked #3 among the 50 most cultured European cities and number one in Central Europe in a research conducted by Wanderu, a travel search platform from Boston. Prague also ranked 1st as a city with the most theaters per capita (1 for every 12,957). Wanderu calculated the density of culturally important sites in every …

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Top five Czech universities form research association

Five leading Czech universities have joined to form the Association of Czech Research Universities with the aim to foster their competitiveness among the best research institutes in Europe. The association members are Charles University, Masaryk University, Palacky University in Olomouc, the Czech Technical University in Prague and the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague. The …

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Two Czech Universities will take part in the first “European Universities” alliances

European Universities are transnational alliances of higher education institutions from across the EU that were designed to enhance the quality and competitiveness of European higher education, and to boost cooperation between universities, students and staff. The European Commission chose the first 17 European Universities alliances in June 2019. The first 17 “European Universities” alliances involving …

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A student of Prague’s FAMU wins the Oscar

Daria Kashcheeva, a student of Prague’s Film and TV Academy of Performing Arts FAMU, has won the U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ student Oscar for her Czech short animated film Daughter. She is the third FAMU student to win the student award after Jan Svěrák and Marie Dvořáková. The winning film is …

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Famous People from the Czech Republic

Be it its world-famous politicians, top-class sportsmen, Nobel Prize laureates or globally lauded writers and musicians, the Czech Republic boasts many famous natives who significantly contributed to their diverse fields. Here is a list of some of the world-known Czechs who have earned unparalleled name and an irreplaceable place in the country’s history. Charles IV …

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