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Coronavirus guidelines and information + contacts and FAQ

Charles University (CU) is closely monitoring the covid-19 situation and is keeping the academic community continually informed with up-to-date information. CU is following, and will follow, the recommendations of the relevant state bodies and is prepared to react promptly to developments.

1 March 2021


Charles University libraries advise on how to study from home

All students and other members of Charles University have access to a wide range of electronic information resources.

31 March 2020


The 6th Year of the PRIMUS Research Programme!

Take a unique opportunity to start a new scientific group or laboratory at the Charles University! The sixth year of the PRIMUS Research Programme is comming!

Primus Research program aims at supporting researchers, increasing the dynamics of scientific work, including the mobility of workers, and the development of young scientists.

1 March 2021


Forum: Researching social interaction during the pandemic

A new study by economists at the CERGE-EI think-tank IDEA researching social interaction and the spread of Covid-19, provides answers to where mistakes were made during the pandemic. March 1 marks exactly one year since the Czech Republic registered its first two cases of the novel coronavirus.

1 March 2021


Philosopher and former education minister Jan Sokol dies at 84

Czech philosopher Jan Sokol, a signatory of the Charter 77 human rights declaration in 1976, has died at the age of 84. He was a key public figure known for his work in academia, his contributions to clandestine samizdat literature in communist Czechoslovakia, and – following communism – was a former MP, minister of education as well as one-time presidential candidate. In the election in 2003, he lost to former prime minister Václav Klaus.

16 February 2021


Open Science at CUNI: Are we there yet?

The year 2020 was like no other. The covid-19 pandemic seized the world and we all had to face challenges in both personal and professional lives. For the Open Science Support Centre at the Central Library of Charles University, it was also the first year of operation and efforts to introduce the principles of open science into the common practice of the scientific community of Charles University. How did we do?

21 January 2021


PhD STARS program 2021 is open for applications

Faculty of Science of the Charles University in Prague has launched its program supporting talented PhD research students from all over the world. During the STARS 2021 call, prospective students can apply to PhD research topics announced on the web page on January 11th, 2021. Deadline for application is March 13th, 2021.

19 January 2021


A Festive Word From the Rector of Charles University

Dear members and friends of the academic community of Charles University, Ladies and gentlemen, I send my greetings from the Carolinum in Prague, the heart of Charles University. This festive period is a time when we think of our loved ones, our friends, and those who cannot, unfortu-nately, be with us. It is a time for us to share festive moments of joy, belonging and closeness.

22 December 2020


Declaration of State of Emergency at Charles University

By this measure, and due to the national state of emergency and threat to life and limb at Charles University, the Rector hereby declares a state of emergency at the University, which will last for no longer than 60 days from the day on which this Measure comes into effect. During the state of emergency the provisions of Art. 66c to 66e of the Constitution of Charles University shall apply.

4 November 2020


Current information concerning the coronavirus situation – statement by CU Rector

In response to Resolutions of the Government of the Czech Republic issued on 8 October 2020, I hereby inform you that the following crisis measures shall be in place with effect from 12 October 2020 (concerning education), with some in effect from 9 October 2020 (some measures).

9 October 2020




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