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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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Mendel University helps with research on the psychological effects of COVID

 The research team from Mendel University in Brno conducted a questionnaire survey “Psychological Stressors and Behavioral Consequences of COVID-19″ in 42 countries and aims to map the factors that can influence people’s well-being and decision-making during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of this international cooperation can help state authorities to understand the …

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The Prague Spring Music Festival goes online

The Prague Spring International Music Festival was expected to welcome the world-renowned soloists, chamber music ensembles, conductors, and orchestras from the whole world during May and June just like every year. The return of the Berlin Philharmonic to Smetana Hall with its new chief-conductor Kirill Petrenko had to be one of the highlights of the …

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Czech researchers develop high quality face masks and respirators

The demand for face masks and respirators is very high during the global pandemic and while governments find it hard to satisfy the demand, scientists are racing to find alternative sources. In the Czech Republic, scientist at different universities highly contribute to the national production. Scientists from the Technical University in Liberec started producing facemasks …

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The Czech Technical University turned into a scientific manufactory

Laboratories of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague were transformed into a scientific manufactory in March. Due to the general lack of disinfectants on the market, the Department of Nuclear Chemistry began producing its own disinfectants for the needs of the university and other institutions. The …

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Masaryk University offers laboratories for coronavirus research free of charge

CEITEC Masaryk University is offering priority access, free of charge, to their equipment in shared laboratories including research expertise for research that may lead to the development of a vaccine or drug against COVID-19. Since last week, Czech and international researchers, who are involved in research related to the COVID-19 disease, can take advantage of …

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Czech video inspires the world to wear face masks during the global pandemic

Czech-made video #Masks4All by Petr Ludwig and Aneta Kernová in English language has now been watched by millions of people worldwide and featured on CNN. The video encourages people across the world to wear face masks during the global pandemic to slow down the spread of coronavirus. The 3.5-minute video encouraging other countries to wear …

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