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9 June 2020

Charles University honours top students and graduates

Sixteen Charles University students received top recognition from CU’s Rector Tomáš Zima on Monday, 8 June 2020. The rector honoured the school’s top graduates and also awarded recipients the prestigious Bolzano Prize recognising excellence in science education and ground-breaking research. He welcomed the opportunity to meet all of the recipients in person, after several months of lockdown restrictions following the coronavirus pandemic.

One of those to receive the Bolzano Prize is Markéta Bocková, Ph.D. from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics for her dissertation focusing on chemical and macromolecular physics. Bocková thanked members of her team (where she herself operates as a postdoc) for the results they had achieved and publication, saying the recognition was a success shared by all involved.

Michal Vočka, Ph.D. from the First Faculty of Medicine was awarded the Bolzano Prize in the category of biomedicine for the analysis of prognostic evidence in patients suffering from breast cancer or colon cancer. He thanked members of his team who took part in the research, as well as the patients who contributed and their families.

Mgr. Petr Prášek, Ph.D. from the Faculty of Arts was awarded for his work in the social sciences, for a historical/phenomenological study of events of human existence through the framework of five modern French philosophers. He told Forum that receiving the prize would motivate him in future work and said he hoped to continue in applied phenomenology.

Also awarded on Monday were 13 graduates for outstanding results and the rector wished all of the students present well in the next stage of their studies or careers. “Thanks goes not only to the students but to their teachers, laboratory colleagues, and other staff,” he added.

CU’s Vice-Rector for Education Milena Králíčková encouraged future students to take inspiration and apply in the coming years. “It’s a pleasure to choose from among so many interesting projects each year,” she said.

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