Honorary Doctorate Awarded to Professor Ashenfelter

An academic who has conducted research on topics ranging from wages in McDonalds to the effect of weather on wine was on the 15th of January awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Charles University in Prague. But it was not for his wine equation, as useful a discovery as it may be that Professor Orley Clark Ashenfelter, the Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics at Princeton University, was awarded the doctorate by Charles University.


Author: Elan Grug Mus - International iForum , 23 January 2014

Nothing suspicious about a European identity: study by the Collegium Europaeum

“The Collegium Europaeum is an open community of researchers from Charles University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic,” says PhDr. Petr Hlaváček, Ph.D., founder and coordinator of the Collegium Europaeum research group. Last year the Collegium presented to the public a new book entitled Vytěsněná elita (‘The Displaced Elite’) and this year it plans to start publishing a specialist journal entitled Vertigo.


Author: Silvie Mitlenerová (FF UK), 21 January 2014

Find of the Czech Institute of Egyptology listed in Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2013

Good news reached the Czech Institute of Egyptology of Charles University in Prague this January as one of its excavations was ranked number six in a listing of the Top 10 archaeological discoveries of 2013 by Heritage Daily.


Author: Keziah Garratt-Smithson - International iForum , 14 January 2014

Experts and students from Law Faculty to help seek solutions to social exclusion of the Roma

Following a number of anti-Roma marches at the end of summer, associate professor Kristina Koldinská from the Department of Labour and Social Security Law of the CU Faculty of Law lost patience.


Author: Helena Zdráhalová, 7 January 2014

The Hunchback of Bezděz: newly-discovered crustacean species triggers series of further studies

For twenty years now the Charles University Grant Agency has been helping talented scientists to cover the costs of their research. One of the projects to receive financial assistance was that of hydrobiologist Mgr. Petr Jan Juračka from the CU Faculty of Science and his colleagues from the , who are interested in the morphological description of water fleas (Daphnia).


Author: Helena Zdráhalová, 4 December 2013

Czech Research in Egypt´s Western Desert Shown in Exhibition at 20 Celetná Street

Friday, 29 November 2013, saw the preview of an exhibition organized by the Institute for Classical Archaeology and chronicling a decade of research in the Western Desert of Egypt. Located in the entrance hall of the Faculty´s venue at 20 Celetná, the exhibition is accessible free of charge to the academic and general public during the Faculty´s opening hours.


Author: Lucie Kettnerová, 29 November 2013

Fish Harvesting and Fish Parasitology Course

As a Biology Erasmus student at Charles University, I was given the option to attend the unique course “Field Course in Fish Parasitology”. The course takes place outside of Prague, at the Field Biology Station Ruda by Veselí nad Lužnicí which is in South Bohemia. Organised and run by Dr. Libor Mikeš and Associate Professor Jan Votýpka, we were invited to watch the traditional Czech carp harvesting and then perform dissections to observe the parasites of the fish.


Author: Isabel Harris - International iForum , 22 November 2013

Discovery of a New Unique Tomb at Abusir

A few days ago archaeologists from the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, discovered a unique tomb belonging to the priest and chief physician of Upper and Lower Egypt Shepseskafankh.


Author: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, 23 October 2013

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