Mgr. et Mgr. David Hurný

Member of the Rector's Board for the Development of Teaching Competences of Academic Staff

+420 224 491 116

Rectorate of Charles University

Ovocný trh 560/5

116 36 Prague 1


  • Development of pedagogical competences of academic staff (Paedagogium)

  • Lifelong Learning and U3V (LLL Council)

  • Distance education and e-learning

  • CU Central Library Agenda

  • CU Junior University

Professional profile:

Graduated in Chemistry with a specialisation in organic synthesis from the Faculty of Science, CU. Later he focused on education and studied chemistry teaching there. He is interested in research-oriented teaching and activating teaching methods. He has participated in or organised popularisation events for high school students (Children's Science Conferences, Science Around Us, Chemistry Weekend). During his studies, he was active in academic self-government and social activities (chairman of the Social and Study Committee of the Academic Senate at CU, vice-chairman of the Academic senate) and since 2018 he has been a member of the Internal Evaluation Council at the University. In 2016, he and his colleagues organised a commemoration of 17 November in Prague's Albertov, for which they subsequently received the Miloslav Petrusek Award for Presentation.

Work experience:

  • since 2022 - member of the Rector’s Board of Charles University

  • 2017 to present - teacher, ARCUS Private Grammar School

  • 2017 to 2021 - Assistant to the Vice-Dean of Studies (accreditation agenda), Faculty of Arts, Charles University

  • 2015 to 2016 - Researcher, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University


  • since 2017 - Ph.D. student (didactics of chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University)

  • 2016 - M.Sc. student (chemistry teaching for secondary schools, Faculty of Science, Charles University)

  • 2014 - M.Sc. student (organic chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University)

  • 2012 - B.Sc. (Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University)

Teaching activities:

In the past, teaching seminars for the General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry B courses and conducting the High School Chemistry Repertory for Chemistry majors.

Publication and creative activities:

Five publications, two of them registered on Web of Science


"Just as science has advanced over the past few decades, so have the methods and forms of teaching. In the future, those who learn how to learn will survive."

Interests, hobbies:

Enjoys chemistry and teaching, traveling, swimming, and beer. In his spare time, he enjoys oil painting. He enjoys listening to techno and Lost Frequencies.

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