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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The Czech University Hockey League started in September

University hockey in the Czech Republic introduced a new league, which started in September and features eight teams representing 13 different universities. The league provides young players with a chance to effectively combine studies and sport at a high level during their college years. Ice hockey is one of the most popular sports in the …

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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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International Scientist Lectures at Masaryk University

Every semester, Masaryk University in Brno frequently invites renowned speakers from all around the world to present and discuss current issues, trends and challenges in scientific fields as part of Seminar Series. This autumn, lectures are held until the end of November. The lectures are divided into three academic fields: Social Sciences and Humanities, Life …

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Masaryk University will study the impact of environment on humans

New labs and a biobank are being built at Masaryk University campus for the storage of environmental and human samples. The new facility will be located underground and is expected to be finished in 2020. The Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX) began building new labs and a biobank in the northern …

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How to maintain a work-study-life balance

Striking the perfect balance between work and studying is challenging and often stressful. Most students are faced with a pressure on how to complete assignments on time, earn money and at the same time make the most of their college life. Here are some useful tips on how to stay effective and sane throughout university. …

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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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Medical care in the Czech Republic

The standard of medical care in the Czech Republic is generally high. In fact, the country’s healthcare scheme has been considered one of the best in the EU. Health care in the Czech Republic is provided by state-run and private medical facilities all over the country, including emergency departments in hospitals which are open 24/7. …

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