Coronavirus

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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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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Erasmus: Czech universities ready to welcome foreign students despite pandemic

All Czech universities are ready to accept international students for the upcoming semester despite the ongoing pandemic. At the same time, the interest in study abroad within the Erasmus program continues despite the global situation, with only one-tenth of Czech university students cancelling their Erasmus plans. Although the universities in the Czech Republic hope to …

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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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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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Protect your mental health during quarantine

In a situation that would have been unthinkable just months ago, quarantine and social distancing have now become commonplace worldwide as governments make similar efforts to fight the global pandemic. The psychological impact of quarantine can be serious. Therefore, we bring you some important tips on how to look after your wellbeing while staying at …

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