Coronavirus

Czech Republic ranks 18th in the World Happiness Report 2021

The World Happiness Report 2021 ranked the Czech Republic as the 18th happiest country in the world, one place higher than in 2020. The Czech position in the annual ranking has been steadily improving in recent years. Finland has been reported the happiest country across globe, followed by Denmark, Switzerland and Iceland. The annual World …

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Mentoring for freshmen at CTU

The current coronavirus pandemic and strict lockdown is probably the most difficult for freshmen. While older students already know how the university system works, it can be challenging for new students as they didn’t have time to properly adapt to academic environment and get to know their classmates and teachers. To help their freshmen, Czech …

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Covid-19 epidemic in the Czech Republic: Measures in March 2021

The Covid-19 epidemic in the Czech Republic is still worrying, as its growth accelerated in February, partly due to the spread of novel coronavirus variants. From February 27, a new state of emergency applies in the country until March 28 along with stricter measures: As of March 1, 2021, all persons are prohibited from leaving …

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The historical pub in Oxford that was supporting students closes

The traditional pub The Lamb & Flag in Oxford that was being visited by students, locals and travellers after more than four centuries closes due to coronavirus. Besides its historical atmosphere, a wide variety of ale and quality cider for purchase, the pub also provided financial help to students. From its profits, the pub supported …

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Masaryk University launched its own unique library e-loan service

While students are not allowed inside the university buildings due to current measures, they are now allowed to electronically borrow about 10,000 books that Masaryk University’s libraries have physical copies of. The university came up with a new service designed exclusively for MU. During the spring semester, Masaryk University used an e-loan system which depended …

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Czech volunteers launch a new information portal about COVID-19 measures

The new information COVID PORTAL was created by volunteers from the Česko. Digital initiative to provide a coherent overview about current measures, restrictions, resources, testing information and other relevant data about COVID-19 in the Czech Republic. The website is in both Czech and English languages. The website provides detailed information related to COVID in daily …

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How to survive freshman year during the pandemic

Student parties, small talks during the breaks between lectures, eating lunch or having coffee with other students in the school cafeteria – these are just some of things this year’s freshmen will miss out on. The pandemic of covid-19 has influenced college life and put many students into stress or despair. That is why we …

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Most Czech Universities Move Autumn Classes Online

In the light of the currently worsening COVID-19 situation in the country and new governmental regulations regarding the epidemic, most Czech universities have announced that majority of their classes will be taught remotely in the autumn 2020 semester. Because the measures of state authorities have been constantly changing, universities have been preparing for all teaching …

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Masaryk University moves most classes online until next year

Most classes at Masaryk University will be held remotely in the fall semester which is set to begin on October 5. In-person classes will be offered mainly to first-year students. Other exceptions from the remote teaching apply to laboratory classes and small seminars that are part of practical and clinical courses. The university will otherwise …

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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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