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CHARLES UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE QUOD BONUM FELIX FAUSTUM FORTUNATUMQUE SIT

CONTENTS Charles University – History and Tradition

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Notable People in the History of Charles University

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The Faculties of Charles University

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Charles University in Figures

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Studies

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Development Plans – Mini-campuses

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International Cooperation

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Science and Research

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Student Life

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The Carolinum Press

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University Journals

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Important Buildings and Collections

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Services and Support

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CHARLES UNIVERSITY Hi stor y a nd Tra dition The history of Charles University goes back many centuries – all the way back to 1348, when it was founded by the King of Bohemia and future Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. At that time the university did not yet bear the name of its founder and it consisted of four faculties. Since then the university has undergone many changes and currently it has 17 faculties.

Let us introduce some of the milestones in the history of Charles University 1348 – By a charter of the 7th of April, the King of Bohemia and future Holy Roman Emperor founds a university with four faculties (free arts, medicine, law and theology) 1654 – By the Decree of Union, the Emperor Ferdinand III sets up the Charles-Ferdinand University 1882 – By ordinance of the Emperor Franz Josef I, the Charles–Ferdinand University is divided into two separate universities, one having Czech and the other German as the teaching language 1920 – The Czech university is rechristened "Charles University" 1939 – After the Nazi occupation followed by protest demonstrations (17th November), Charles University is closed, and reopens only after the Liberation in 1945 1950 – A law on universities abolishes academic autonomy and subjects higher education to control and supervision by the communist party 1989 – A student demonstration commemorating the events of the 17th of November 1939 triggers the Velvet Revolution and the fall of the communist regime 1990 – A new law on universities renews university autonomy and freedom of research and teaching 2000 – With the founding of the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University becomes a university of 17 faculties 5

LADISLAV ČELAKOVSKÝ, PAVEL KLENER, FRANTIŠEK LEXA, FRANTIŠEK X. ŠALDA, ZDENĚK MATĚJČEK, JAN MAREK MARCI Z KRONLANDU, NIKOLA TESLA, JAROSLAVA MOSEROVÁ, EDVARD BENEŠ,VÁC-

LAV VLADIVOJ TOMEK, PETER TOMKA, CYRIL HÖSCHL, CARL FERDINAND CORI, MARTIN HILSKÝ, ERNST MACH, MILOŠ URBAN, JOSEF THOMAYER, OTA ŠIK, JAN OPLETAL, ALICE NELLIS,VLADISLAV VAN-

ČURA, VÁCLAV MORAVEC, MAX WERTHEIMER, JIŘINA ŠIKLOVÁ, JAN JANSKÝ, JAROSLAV VRCHLICKÝ, EGON ERWIN KISCH, LUKÁŠ POLLERT, MILAN KUNDERA, HELENA ILLNEROVÁ, IVAN KLÍMA, PAVEL

PAFKO, PETR VOPĚNKA, GERA THERESA CORIOVÁ, IVAN HLINKA, BOHUMIL HRABAL, MILOSLAV PETRUSEK, JAROSLAV RUDIŠ, IMRICH BUGÁR,VĚRA ČÁSLAVSKÁ, ANTONÍN RANDA, LUCIE VONDRÁČ-

KOVÁ, JOSEF ŠKVORECKÝ,VINCENC J. KROMBHOLZ,VÁCLAV BĚLOHRADSKÝ, MARTIN DOKTOR, JAN PATOČKA, SLAVOMÍR LENER, ARNOŠT Z PARDUBIC, PETR FEJK, JERONÝM PRAŽSKÝ,VÁCLAV PAČES,

NOTA BLE PEOPLE

ROMAN ŠMUCLER, JAN KAMPANUS VODŇANSKÝ, BOHUSLAV BALBÍN, FRANZ SPINA, VÁCLAV ČERNÝ, RADANA KÖNIGOVÁ, LADISLAV ROB, RADIM PALOUŠ, PETRA HŮLOVÁ, LADISLAV FUKS, JOSEF

KOUTECKÝ, FRANZ KAFKA, GEORG PLACZEK, MAX BROD, EDUARD ČECH, JANA DOLEŽELOVÁ, JOSEF ŠVEJCAR, JOSEF DOBROVSKÝ, OTAKAR HOSTINSKÝ, ALOIS VOJTĚCH ŠMILOVSKÝ, JAN MARCUS

MARCI, BOHUMIL HRABAL, EVA BOSÁKOVÁ, JAN MĚŠŤÁK, JIŘÍ MACHÁČEK, JOACHIM BARRANDE, ANTONÍN HOLÝ, PETRA PROCHÁZKOVÁ, JAN GEBAUER, BÁRA NESVADBOVÁ, JOHANNES KEPLER,

i n th e H i s t o r y o f Charles Un iv ersi ty

ČENĚK VINCENC STROUHAL, FRANTIŠEK JOSEF STUDNIČKA,TADEÁŠ HÁJEK Z HÁJKU, LADISLAV ČELAKOVSKÝ, PAVEL KLENER, FRANTIŠEK LEXA, FRANTIŠEK X. ŠALDA, ZDENĚK MATĚJČEK, JAN MAREK

MARCI Z KRONLANDU, NIKOLATESLA, JAROSLAVA MOSEROVÁ, EDVARD BENEŠ,VÁCLAVVLADIVOJTOMEK, PETERTOMKA, CYRIL HÖSCHL, CARL FERDINAND CORI, MARTIN HILSKÝ, ERNST MACH, MILOŠ

URBAN, JOSEFTHOMAYER, OTA ŠIK, JAN OPLETAL,ALICE NELLIS,VLADISLAVVANČURA,VÁCLAV MORAVEC, MAX WERTHEIMER, JIŘINA ŠIKLOVÁ, JAN JANSKÝ, JAROSLAVVRCHLICKÝ, EGON ERWIN KISCH,

LUKÁŠ POLLERT, MILAN KUNDERA, HELENA ILLNEROVÁ, IVAN KLÍMA, PAVEL PAFKO, PETRVOPĚNKA, GERATHERESA CORIOVÁ, IVAN HLINKA, BOHUMIL HRABAL, MILOSLAV PETRUSEK, JAROSLAV RUDIŠ,

IMRICH BUGÁR,VĚRA ČÁSLAVSKÁ, ANTONÍN RANDA, LUCIEVONDRÁČKOVÁ, JOSEF ŠKVORECKÝ,VINCENC J. KROMBHOLZ,VÁCLAV BĚLOHRADSKÝ, MARTIN DOKTOR, JAN PATOČKA, SLAVOMÍR LENER,

Many important people who have contributed to the development of learning not only in the Czech Lands but internationally, have been associated with Charles University (CU). It is a tradition that is now being carried forward by the current graduates of CU, who manifest the high standard of their education and spread the good name of the university by their skills and knowledge.

ARNOŠT Z PARDUBIC, PETR FEJK, JERONÝM PRAŽSKÝ,VÁCLAV PAČES, ROMAN ŠMUCLER, JAN KAMPANUS VODŇANSKÝ, BOHUSLAV BALBÍN, FRANZ SPINA, VÁCLAV ČERNÝ, RADANA KÖNIGOVÁ, LA-

DISLAV ROB, RADIM PALOUŠ, PETRA HŮLOVÁ, LADISLAV FUKS, JOSEF KOUTECKÝ, FRANZ KAFKA, GEORG PLACZEK, MAX BROD, EDUARD ČECH, JANA DOLEŽELOVÁ, JOSEF ŠVEJCAR, JOSEF DOB-

ROVSKÝ, OTAKAR HOSTINSKÝ, ALOIS VOJTĚCH ŠMILOVSKÝ, JAN MARCUS MARCI, BOHUMIL HRABAL, EVA BOSÁKOVÁ, JAN MĚŠŤÁK, JIŘÍ MACHÁČEK, JOACHIM BARRANDE, ANTONÍN HOLÝ, PETRA

PROCHÁZKOVÁ, JAN GEBAUER, BÁRA NESVADBOVÁ, JOHANNES KEPLER, ČENĚK VINCENC STROUHAL, FRANTIŠEK JOSEF STUDNKEPLER, TADEÁŠ HÁJEK Z HÁJKU, LADISLAV ČELAKOVSKÝ, PAVEL KLE-

NER, FRANTIŠEK LEXA, FRANTIŠEK X. ŠALDA, ZDENĚK MATĚJČEK, ONLANDU, NIKOLA TESLA, JAROSLAVA MJAN MAREK M ,EBENEŠ,VÁCLAV VLADIVOJ TOMEK, PETER TOMKA, CYRIL HÖSCHL, CARL FER-

Charles IV /1316 – 1378/ Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia, founder of Charles College and Prague University – the oldest university in the Holy Roman Empire north of the Alps.

Tomáš G. Masaryk /1850 – 1937/ Philosopher and sociologist, professor at the Philosophical Faculty of the Czech Charles–Ferdinand University, the first president of the Czechoslovak Republic.

Jan Hus /† 1415/ Master of the Faculty of Arts, Bachelor of Theology, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Rector of the university, preacher and church reformer.

Albert Einstein /1879 – 1955/ Physicist, author of the theory of relativity, professor of physics at the Philosophical Faculty of the German part of Prague University, Nobel prize winner.

Jan Jessenius /1566 – 1621/ Physician, Rector of Prague University, executed for his part in the rebellion against the Habsburgs.

Jaroslav Heyrovský /1890 – 1967/ Physicist, inventor of polarography, professor at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Nobel prize winner.

DINAND CORI, MARTIN HILSKÝ, ERNST MACH, MILOŠ URBAN, JOSEF THOMAYER, OTA ŠIK, JAN OPLETAL, ALICE NELLIS,VLADISLAV VANČURA,VÁCLAV MORAVEC, MAX WERTHEIMER, JIŘINA ŠIKLOVÁ,

JAN JANSKÝ, JAROSLAV VRCHLICKÝ, EGON ERWIN KISCH, LUKÁŠ POLLERT, MILAN KUNDERA, HELENA ILLNEROVÁ, IVAN KLÍMA, PAVEL PAFKO, PETR VOPĚNKA, GERA THERESA CORIOVÁ, IVAN HLINKA,

...OTHER NOTABLE

BOHUMIL HRABAL, MILOSLAV PETRUSEK, JAROSLAV RUDIŠ, IMRICH BUGÁR,VĚRA ČÁSLAVSKÁ, ANTONÍN RANDA, LUCIE VONDRÁČKOVÁ, JOSEF ŠKVORECKÝ,VINCENC J. KROMBHOLZ,VÁCLAV BĚLO-

HRADSKÝ, MARTIN DOKTOR, JAN PATOČKA, SLAVOMÍR LENER,ARNOŠT Z PARDUBIC, PETR FEJK, JERONÝM PRAŽSKÝ,VÁCLAV PAČES, ROMAN ŠMUCLER, JAN KAMPANUSVODŇANSKÝ, BOHUSLAV BAL-

ALUMNAE

BÍN, FRANZ SPINA, VÁCLAV ČERNÝ, RADANA KÖNIGOVÁ, LADISLAV ROB, RADIM PALOUŠ, PETRA HŮLOVÁ, LADISLAV FUKS, JOSEF KOUTECKÝ, FRANZ KAFKA, GEORG PLACZEK, MAX BROD, EDUARD

AND TEACHERS

ČECH, JANA DOLEŽELOVÁ, JOSEF ŠVEJCAR, JOSEF DOBROVSKÝ, OTAKAR HOSTINSKÝ,ALOISVOJTĚCH ŠMILOVSKÝ, JAN MARCUS MARCI, BOHUMIL HRABAL, EVA BOSÁKOVÁ, JAN MĚŠŤÁK, JIŘÍ MACHÁČEK,

JOACHIM BARRANDE, ANTONÍN HOLÝ, PETRA PROCHÁZKOVÁ, JAN GEBAUER, BÁRA NESVADBOVÁ, JOHANNES KEPLER, ČENĚK VINCENC STROUHAL, FRANTIŠEK JOSEF STUDNIČKA,TADEÁŠ HÁJEK

AT CHARLES

Z HÁJKU, LADISLAV ČELAKOVSKÝ, PAVEL KLENER, FRANTIŠEK LEXA, FRANTIŠEK X. ŠALDA, ZDENĚK MATĚJČEK, JAN MAREK MARCI Z KRONLANDU, NIKOLATESLA, JAROSLAVA MOSEROVÁ, EDVARD BENEŠ,

UNIVERSITY...

VÁCLAV VLADIVOJ TOMEK, PETER TOMKA, CYRIL HÖSCHL, CARL FERDINAND CORI, MARTIN HILSKÝ, ERNST MACH, MILOŠ URBAN, JOSEF THOMAYER, OTA ŠIK, JAN OPLETAL, ALICE NELLIS,VLADISLAV

VANČURA,VÁCLAV MORAVEC, MAX WERTHEIMER, JIŘINA ŠIKLOVÁ, JAN JANSKÝ, JAROSLAVVRCHLICKÝ, EGON ERWIN KISCH, LUKÁŠ POLLERT, MILAN KUNDERA, HELENA ILLNEROVÁ, IVAN KLÍMA, PAVEL

PAFKO, PETR VOPĚNKA, GERA THERESA CORIOVÁ, IVAN HLINKA, BOHUMIL HRABAL, MILOSLAV PETRUSEK, JAROSLAV RUDIŠ, IMRICH BUGÁR,VĚRA ČÁSLAVSKÁ, ANTONÍN RANDA, LUCIE VONDRÁČ-

KOVÁ, JOSEF ŠKVORECKÝ,VINCENC J. KROMBHOLZ,VÁCLAV BĚLOHRADSKÝ, MARTIN DOKTOR, JAN PATOČKA, SLAVOMÍR LENER, ARNOŠT Z PARDUBIC, PETR FEJK, JERONÝM PRAŽSKÝ,VÁCLAV PAČES,

Bernard Bolzano /1781 – 1848/ Philosopher, mathematician, philosophy of religion professor at the Philosophical Faculty of Charles–Ferdinand University

ROMAN ŠMUCLER, JAN KAMPANUS VODŇANSKÝ, BOHUSLAV BALBÍN, FRANZ SPINA, VÁCLAV ČERNÝ, RADANA KÖNIGOVÁ, LADISLAV ROB, RADIM PALOUŠ, PETRA HŮLOVÁ, LADISLAV FUKS, JOSEF

KOUTECKÝ, FRANZ KAFKA, GEORG PLACZEK, MAX BROD, EDUARD ČECH, JANA DOLEŽELOVÁ, JOSEF ŠVEJCAR, JOSEF DOBROVSKÝ, OTAKAR HOSTINSKÝ, ALOIS VOJTĚCH ŠMILOVSKÝ, JAN MARCUS

MARCI, BOHUMIL HRABAL, EVA BOSÁKOVÁ, JAN MĚŠŤÁK, JIŘÍ MACHÁČEK, JOACHIM BARRANDE, ANTONÍN HOLÝ, PETRA PROCHÁZKOVÁ, JAN GEBAUER, BÁRA NESVADBOVÁ, JOHANNES KEPLER,

ČENĚK VINCENC STROUHAL, FRANTIŠEK JOSEF STUDNIČKA,TADEÁŠ HÁJEK Z HÁJKU, LADISLAV ČELAKOVSKÝ, PAVEL KLENER, FRANTIŠEK LEXA, FRANTIŠEK X. ŠALDA, ZDENĚK MATĚJČEK, JAN MAREK

MARCI Z KRONLANDU, NIKOLATESLA, JAROSLAVA MOSEROVÁ, EDVARD BENEŠ,VÁCLAVVLADIVOJTOMEK, PETERTOMKA, CYRIL HÖSCHL, CARL FERDINAND CORI, MARTIN HILSKÝ, ERNST MACH, MILOŠ

Jan Palach /1947 – 1969/ Student at the CU Philosophical Faculty, who burned himself to death in protest against the occupation of Czechoslovakia by the armies of the Warsaw Pact.

URBAN, JOSEFTHOMAYER, OTA ŠIK, JAN OPLETAL,ALICE NELLIS,VLADISLAVVANČURA,VÁCLAV MORAVEC, MAX WERTHEIMER, JIŘINA ŠIKLOVÁ, JAN JANSKÝ, JAROSLAVVRCHLICKÝ, EGON ERWIN KISCH,

LUKÁŠ POLLERT, MILAN KUNDERA, HELENA ILLNEROVÁ, IVAN KLÍMA, PAVEL PAFKO, PETRVOPĚNKA, GERATHERESA CORIOVÁ, IVAN HLINKA, BOHUMIL HRABAL, MILOSLAV PETRUSEK, JAROSLAV RUDIŠ,

IMRICH BUGÁR,VĚRA ČÁSLAVSKÁ, ANTONÍN RANDA, LUCIEVONDRÁČKOVÁ, JOSEF ŠKVORECKÝ,VINCENC J. KROMBHOLZ,VÁCLAV BĚLOHRADSKÝ, MARTIN DOKTOR, JAN PATOČKA, SLAVOMÍR LENER,

ARNOŠT Z PARDUBIC, PETR FEJK, JERONÝM PRAŽSKÝ,VÁCLAV PAČES, ROMAN ŠMUCLER, JAN KAMPANUS VODŇANSKÝ, BOHUSLAV BALBÍN, FRANZ SPINA, VÁCLAV ČERNÝ, RADANA KÖNIGOVÁ, LA-

DISLAV ROB, RADIM PALOUŠ, PETRA HŮLOVÁ, LADISLAV FUKS, JOSEF KOUTECKÝ, FRANZ KAFKA, GEORG PLACZEK, MAX BROD, EDUARD ČECH, JANA DOLEŽELOVÁ, JOSEF ŠVEJCAR, JOSEF DOB-

Jan Evangelista Purkyně /1787 – 1869/ Natural scientist and physiologist, one of the fathers of Czech scientific terminology.

ROVSKÝ, OTAKAR HOSTINSKÝ, ALOIS VOJTĚCH ŠMILOVSKÝ, JAN MARCUS MARCI, BOHUMIL HRABAL, EVA BOSÁKOVÁ, JAN MĚŠŤÁK, JIŘÍ MACHÁČEK, JOACHIM BARRANDE, ANTONÍN HOLÝ, PETRA

PROCHÁZKOVÁ, JAN GEBAUER, BÁRA NESVADBOVÁ, JOHANNES KEPLER, ČENĚK VINCENC STROUHAL, FRANTIŠEK JOSEF STUDNIČKA,TADEÁŠ HÁJEK Z HÁJKU, LADISLAV ČELAKOVSKÝ, PAVEL KLENER,

FRANTIŠEK LEXA, FRANTIŠEK X. ŠALDA, ZDENĚK MATĚJČEK, JAN MAREK MARCI Z KRONLANDU, NIKOLA TESLA, JAROSLAVA MOSEROVÁ, EDVARD BENEŠ, VÁCLAV VLADIVOJ TOMEK, PETER TOMKA,

CYRIL HÖSCHL, CARL FERDINAND CORI, MARTIN HILSKÝ, ERNST MACH, MILOŠ URBAN, JOSEF THOMAYER, OTA ŠIK, JAN OPLETAL, ALICE NELLIS,VLADISLAV VANČURA,VÁCLAV MORAVEC, MAX WER6

THEIMER, JIŘINA ŠIKLOVÁ, JAN JANSKÝ, JAROSLAV VRCHLICKÝ, EGON ERWIN KISCH, LUKÁŠ POLLERT, MILAN KUNDERA, HELENA ILLNEROVÁ, IVAN KLÍMA, PAVEL PAFKO, PETR VOPĚNKA, GERA THERESA

CORIOVÁ, IVAN HLINKA, BOHUMIL HRABAL, MILOSLAV PETRUSEK, JAROSLAV RUDIŠ, IMRICH BUGÁR, VĚRA ČÁSLAVSKÁ, ANTONÍN RANDA, LUCIE VONDRÁČKOVÁ, JOSEF ŠKVORECKÝ, VINCENC J.

FACULTIES of Charles University

Catholic Theological Faculty

Protestant Theological Faculty

Hussite Theological Faculty

www.ktf.cuni.cz

www.etf.cuni.cz

www.htf.cuni.cz

2nd Faculty of Medicine

3rd Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Medicine in Plzeň

www.lf2.cuni.cz

www.lf3.cuni.cz

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

www.natur.cuni.cz

www.mff.cuni.cz

Faculty of Law

1st Faculty of Medicine

www.prf.cuni.cz

www.lf1.cuni.cz

Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové

Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové

Faculty of Philosophy & Arts

www.lfp.cuni.cz

www.lfhk.cuni.cz

www.faf.cuni.cz

www.ff.cuni.cz

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Physical Education and Sport

Faculty of Humanities

www.fsv.cuni.cz

www.ftvs.cuni.cz

www.pedf.cuni.cz

www.fhs.cuni.cz

CHARLES UNIVERSITY IN FIGURES Today Charles University is acknowledged as a centre of academic excellence, and a prestigious, cosmopolitan and dynamic university. Structure Charles University has 17 faculties. 14 of these are in Prague, one in Plzeň (Medical Faculty), and two in Hradec Králové (Medical and Pharmaceutical Faculty) CU also has: 3 university institutes 6 other departments for teaching, scientific, research, development and other creative activities, or for provision of information services 5 administrative centres serving the whole university Students Today almost 49,000 students are studying at Charles University (roughly 1/5 of all students in the CR) More than 15 % of these are doctoral students, i.e. approximately 1/3 of all doctoral students in the CR Staff Overall, CU employs more than 7,500 people More than 50 % of these are academic and scientific staff Budget The CU annual budget amounts to more than 7 thousand million CZK 35 % are subsidies for teaching activity 35 % are funds obtained in open competition from grant agencies and other areas of science and research 30 % are Charles University's own earnings

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STUDIES Each year there is a great interest in studying at Charles University, both from domestic applicants and students abroad. Overall, the university annually receives almost 55,000 applications, which are submitted to the individual faculties.

CU Students Almost 49,000 students are studying in Charles University's degree programmes. The majority of students are taking master's degree programmes (around 26,000). More than 15,500 students are taking bachelor's degree programmes. More than 7,000 students are taking doctoral degree programmes. There are over 6,000 foreign students at CU. They study in both Czech in English The annual number of graduates (bachelor's, master's and doctoral studies) is more than 7,000. CU placed first in a survey of the relative success of graduates of 24 universities on the job market in 2007. Study Programmes and Subjects CU offers the widest range of study programmes and subjects in the CR: The CU has more than 300 accredited degree programmes with roughly 660 study subjects (in all forms of degrees) Teaching is organised using a university–wide credit system for bachelor's and master's studies which complies with the rules of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The credit system facilitates student mobility between partner educational institutions.

Thanks to the credit system students are able to choose lectures or seminars in other subjects or taught at other faculties alongside their obligatory subjects, and this is increasing the flexibility and interdisciplinary character of studies at the university. Charles University welcomes applications from all international students. Ever more CU degree programmes are being accredited in English (e.g. accreditation from the USA) and in some cases other languages (German, French); CU now has more than 1,400 students taking these programmes.They come from all over the world (mainly from Great Britain, Scandinavia, the Iberian Peninsula, North America...) Some international students come to study on their own initiative; others through a wide range of schemes, inter–governmental programmes, exchange programmes (ERASMUS), study abroad programmes or summer schools. International students have a number of different possibilities for study at CU. It depends whether they want to obtain a degree from CU or just to spend part of their university studies at our university. For applicants who wish to obtain a degree from our university, faculties offer a number of bachelor, master's and doctoral study programmes in English, but others are only available in German, French and Czech language.

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There is no single office at Charles University that handles admissions for all students to all programmes. Instead, each faculty maintains its own admissions office and specialised staff to meet the needs of their prospective students. Prospective international students will find more information about the degree programmes & non–degree short–term programmes on this website: http://www.cuni.cz/UK–1016.html Lifelong Learning CU annually organises more than 300 courses in lifelong learning – preparatory courses, language courses, courses for professionals, courses of further education for teachers and many others. On average around 15,000 people attend these courses annually. The lifelong learning programmes include what is known as the "University of the Third Age" – a set of educational courses for elderly people that are advertised each year by the individual faculties (roughly 70 courses a year overall) Scholarships Scholarships and other kinds of financial support are administered by the Scholarship Regulations of CU in Prague. They can also be regulated by Provisions of the Rector or Faculty Scholarship Rules The basic kinds of scholarship provided at CU are: Scholarships awarded for outstanding study results Scholarships for specific purposes Doctoral scholarships/grants Grants to assist with accommodation costs Grant for students in need of financial aid

Academic Priorities The development of the doctoral level of education Finalisation and stabilisation of changes arising from the Bologna Reform: three–level degree structure, assessment of studies by credit system, and supplements to degree diplomas (including system for appropriate award of the relevant European certificates). Prizes Awarded to Students The Bolzano Prize first awarded in 1994 is a prestigious CU prize awarded to students in bachelor's, master's and doctoral studies for exceptional original work with outstanding creative content and interdisciplinary aspects carried out in the course of studies and on the basis of studies. The CU Rector's Prize is awarded for exceptional results in scientific, research, sports or cultural activity. It is designed for outstanding students in bachelor's and master's degree programmes at the end of their studies. The Rector's Special Prize for CU Students is awarded for an act of exceptional civic courage or self–sacrifice performed during studies, for exceptional results in the course of studies in the field of science or research or exceptional achievements in cultural or artistic activities or for brilliant sports results in international competitions. Other prizes that CU students may be awarded include a whole range of faculty awards and also the Ministry of Education Award and the Josef Hlávka Prize for the best students and graduates.

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DEVELOPMENT PLANS – MINI-CAMPUSES Charles University in Prague is unique not only for its position in Czech history by also for the fact that its faculties and other facilities are not concentrated on a single large campus as is usual for universities abroad. Both in Prague, and in the case of the CU faculties in Plzeň and Hradec Králové, its buildings are organically integrated into the city agglomerations, often in their historic centres.

CU has a total of 160 buildings used for teaching, science, research, administration, accommodation, cafeterias, sports facilities and training centres It is CU's long-term policy not to abandon its historical sites, but to concentrate on renovation and extension of existing complexes and the construction of what are known as "mini-campuses" using buildings that have already been extensively renovated in earlier projects. These include reconstruction of the Carolinum building in 1996–97, reconstruction of the Botanical Garden Greenhouse in 1996–98, reconstruction of the Jesuit House on Lesser Town Square 25 (Faculty of Mathematics and Physics) in 1998–2004, conversion of the attics in nám. Curieových 7 (Faculty of Law), construction of teaching centre in Hradec Králové (Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové) in 2003–5, the enlargement of the Trója boathouse (Faculty of Physical Education and Sport) in 2005–6, overall renovation of the Faculty of Science building at Hlavova 8 in 2002–7 and a number of other projects. The investment needs of CU for the next 10 years are estimated at 40,000 million CZK. The most important future development projects at CU are, however, new university (mini) campuses above all in

priority locations in Plzeň, Hradec Králové and in Prague at Albertov: Plzeň The plan is to establish a teaching section of the bio-medical complex that is part of the long-term plans of the the Faculty of Medicine in Plzeň. The bio-medical centre will be focused on the development of molecular biology and related fields and integration into European research and teaching space. Linked to the bio-medical research centre is the project of Infrastructure for the Development of Human Resources at the Bio-medical Centre of the Faculty of Medicine in Plzeň, which focuses on the creation and development of teaching and study capacities at the bio-medical centre, especially at the doctoral level.

Prague – Albertov The buildings making up the university's Albertov complex are undergoing a series of renovation and conversion programmes. This is enabling the faculties involved (1st Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics) to upgrade their existing teaching spaces and gain new teaching space.

Hradec Králové There are plans for the creation of a top centre for the long-term development of molecular biology and related fields to enhance the quality of doctoral study programmes and provide a unique chance to integrate research and teaching in medicine and pharmacy.

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Two key parts of the resulting mini-campus – the Globcentre and the Biocentre – are in the planning stage. http://www.generel.cuni.cz/

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

In the most respected international rankings of world universities (The Shanghai University Index and the Index compiled by the British Times newspaper), Charles University was the best rated Czech university, and has been ranked around 250th out of more than 17,000 universities throughout the world, i.e. in the top 2% of world universities. It is the only university in the CR to have been included in the prestigious "Top 100 European Universities" list compiled by Leiden University.

Charles University is well aware that the chance to study abroad is essential for both personal and professional development. It therefore cooperates with a range of famous universities throughout the world to ensure that every student interested in studying abroad has the opportunity to do so. Annually CU sends around 4,000 of its student to study abroad for a certain period.

The Mobility Fund set up in 2001 by Charles University financially supports: • studies at a foreign university for a period of one to two semesters • visits of various lengths to CU by university or scientific staff from abroad • student participation in international study or specialist events abroad • visits and periods of study for foreign students at CU • short-term scientific and research stays abroad Studies Abroad Every CU student can go to study at a foreign university for at least 1–2 semesters – either in the framework of the LLP/Erasmus Programme or on the basis of inter-university, faculty or cultural agreements. CU's partners are prestigious universities in 46 countries from Argentina to New Zealand. The EU LLP (Lifelong learning Programme) / Erasmus Programme is 1/5 funded by the European Union and 4/5 by the Czech Ministry of Education. Student exchange works on the basis of bilateral agreements signed between departments (or faculties of Charles University) and partner universities involved in the LLP programme.

EUROPA FORUM CAROLINA PRAGENSIS (European discussion forum) The project was launched in 2002, and involves guest lectures given by important European figures in the Carolinum building. Since 2002 guest speakers have included the Rt. Hon. the Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, J.E.Ramiro Cibrian Uzal, Dominique de Villepin, Guy Verhofstadt, Günter Verheugen, Ing. Ján Figeľ, Dr. Denis MacShane, Margot Wallström, Philippe Douste-Blazy, HRH Princess Anne, HRH the Prince of Orange and many others.

Currently CU has a total of 730 bilateral agreements in the framework of the EU LLP/Erasmus Programme and approximately 190 international partnership agreements with foreign universities. According to official statistics, CU is one of the ten European universities with the highest numbers of exchange of students and staff in the Erasmus Programme. In terms of attractiveness to incoming academic staff, CU is in first place in Europe. CU has the highest percentage of foreign students of all Czech universities (almost 13 %, while the average in the CR is 7 %) http://www.cuni.cz/UK–315.html CU is a member of many international non-governmental organisations: Coimbra Group Danube Rectors' Conference Europaeum European University Association (EUA) FIUP / IFPU (Forum International des Universités Publiques – International Forum of Public Universities) IMHE International Association of Universities (IAU) UNICA

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SCIENCE AND RES EARCH If a university wishes to be known as a research university today, it has to have science and research among its chief priorities. CU has many top research teams that work extensively with centres abroad.Their results are published in international journals and monographs and they have won prestigious international awards.

Currently 29 major overall research plans started in 2005 are being implemented at Charles University. According to an assessment undertaken in 2007 by specialist commissions of the Ministry of Education, 19 were rated in Category A, i.e. the best. Another eight major overall research plans were initiated in 2007. At present Charles University is directing research involving other institutions in 13 research centres, while it is contri– buting to research projects in further 28 centres based outside the university. At CU the student/staff ratio is 12:1, which corresponds to the usual ratio in many of the world's advanced universities. The Charles University Grant Agency Students' scientific and research work, especially at doctoral level, is supported by funding from the CU Grant Agency. Resources of more than a hundred million CZK are used to finance student projects in the form of grants allocated by internal competitive procedures. The projects are submitted and assessed using software based on advanced web tech– niques without the need to work with paper documents. In 2006 a total of 148 new projects were accepted. In 2007 the number of new projects rose to 323 and almost six hundred projects are currently underway. International Cooperation in Science and Research International cooperation in science and research is of course a priority for CU. Great attention is being dedicated

to the 7th EU Framework Programme designed to support excellent European research, research staff mobility and the creation of a European employment market for research workers. Currently 25 projects in the 7th Framework Programme involving CU participation have been recommended for EU funding. CU staff are involved, for example, in the research projects of the European Atomic Research Organisation – CERN BIOCEV is a collaborative project between Charles University and the Czech Academy of Sciences, which is the university's main partner in science and research. Its aim is the creation of a joint CU and Czech Academy Biotechnological and Biomedical Centre. Using state–of–the–art infrastructure the centre will undertake competitive basic research combined with the transfer of knowledge and technologies to the sphere of application. In this case, there is also a prospect of significant EU funding. The Centre for the Transfer of Knowledge and Technologies is an example of the practical application of the results of science and research, and was established in November 2007 as a separate part of the university. Its purpose is to systematically track discoveries and new technologies developed at CU faculties and institutes that have commercial potential.

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The centre has already had a number of important achievements, for example: • Four international patent applications have been filed with subsequent sale of the licences, with great interest aroused in the commercial sphere (primarily patents for photodisin– fecting nanotissues and pseudo-ceramides) • A spin–off company (AB Pharma) has been founded, which is concerned with activities in the field of pharmacology and drug testing; two joint research and development projects with a small and middle-sized firms have been launched in the field of biomedical technologies. • In terms of business application of research, psychological findings and techniques developed at CU have been used commercially (applicant and staff assessments), as well as findings in kinanthropology (programmes of healthy lifestyle and prevention of obesity) • 10 strategic partnerships have been established with important commercial subjects or their umbrella organisations concerned with future cooperation in the commercialisation of research and development at CU (the Association of Industry and Transport in the CR, Siemens, Olympus, Zentiva and others). CU Priorities in the Field of Science and Research The building up of CU as a Research University – an important research institution in the CR and on the international scene The involvement of students in science–research projects and application of research findings in teaching. The use of the funds of European Framework Programmes for the support of top research and research staff mobility. The systematic development of innovative activities at CU, especially in the framework of the CU Centre for the Transfer of Research Results and Technologies Examples of Popularisation of Science

CU has been organising these lectures in collaboration with the Academy of Sciences since 2003. Science Day at Prague Universities – Scientia Pragensis The aim is to present science and scientific activity at Prague universities to the general public. The institutions involved are Charles University, the Czech Technical University, the Czech Agricultural University, the Chemical–Technological University and the University of Economics.The day consists of lectures, discussion groups and the presentation of concrete applications of research.

Important Awards Descartes Prize for the HESS Project One of the three winners of the prestigious Descartes Prize for Science and Research in 2007 was the international HESS Project, in which Prof. Ladislav Rob of the Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics at the CU Mathematics and Physics Faculty was involved.The project is concerned with identifying the sources of gamma radiation using a system of telescopes. The European Union established the Descartes Prize in 2000 for scientific projects that have achieved demonstrable results in cross–border research, and it has so far been awarded to 16 research teams. Medals for Meritorious Services to the State Doc. Pavel Kolář, an acknowledged expert in the field of physiotherapy, and director of the Rehabilitation Clinic at the CU 2nd Medical Faculty, received the state decoration of a Medal for Services to the state in the field of education and science. He has done original and important work on the theme of motoric locomotive development applied to the diagnostics and treatment of disorders of the motor system.

Academic Prague A series of popular educational lectures for the general public.

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The university honours distinguished people whose activities have had a link with CU by the award of honorary doctorates. At the honorary degree ceremonies the recipients have included: Rudolf Firkušný (Switzerland)

Simon Wiesenthal (Austria)

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Director of the Jewish Documentation Centre in Vienna

1st June 1990 – doctor of philosophical sciences honoris causa "for lifelong artistic activity and individual contribution to the treasury of world music culture"

16th April 1997 – doctor of legal sciences honoris causa "for lifelong striving for justice and the punishment of evil and for an important contribution to the humanisation of the world"

Rafael Jeroným Kubelík (USA)

Prof. James Dewey Watson (USA)

Conductor and composer, co–founder of the Prague Spring music festival

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, holder of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine

1st June 1990 – doctor of philosophical sciences honoris causa "for lifelong artistic activity and individual contribution to the treasury of world music culture"

27th May 1998 – doctor of medical sciences honoris causa "for fundamental discoveries concerning the structure and function of deoxyribonucleic acid and lifelong achievements in molecular biology and genetics“

Prof. MUDr. Josef Švejcar, DrSc. (ČSFR) pediatrician, professor emeritus of the CU 1st Medical Faculty

20th May 1992 – doctor of medical sciences honoris causa "for exceptional contributions to Czech and world science in the field of paediatric medicine" Prof. Dr. Ing. Otto Wichterle, DrSc. (ČR) Chemist, President of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Prof. Pierre–Gilles de Gennes (Francie) holder of the Nobel Prize for Physics, Director of the École Normale Supérieure de Chimie et Physique Industrielles de la Ville de Paris

7th April 1999 – doctor honoris causa "for exceptional contributions to the development of physics" Prof. Paul Maxime Nurse (Great Britain) General Director of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London; Nobel Prize–winner

2nd March 1993 – doctor of natural sciences honoris causa "for contributions to the establishment and development of the Czechoslovak school of macro–molecular chemistry and for discoveries in the field of the synthesis and application of polyamides and bio–compatible polymers" Prof. Petr Eben (ČR) composer

18th January 1994 – doctor of educational sciences honoris causa "for outstanding results in music composition and music teaching, by which he has greatly contributed to the reputation of the Czech people and Charles University abroad" Aung San Suu Kyi (Barma) General Secretary of the National League for Democracy, holder of the Nobel Prize for Peace

10th January 1997 – doctor of legal sciences honoris causa "for many years of active participation in the fight for democracy, freedom and human rights"

18th October 2001 – doctor of natural sciences honoris causa, "for fundamental contributions to the understanding of the regulation of cell division that have significantly shifted forward the frontiers of knowledge in biology and medicine" Prof. Richard R. Ernst (Switzerland) holder of the Nobel Prize in chemistry

12th June 2002 – doctor of natural sciences honoris causa "for exceptional contributions to the theory and practice of nuclear magnetic resonance" Prof.Thomas Robert Cech (USA) holder of the Nobel Prize for chemistry, president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland

prof. Günter Blobel (Germany)

Erika Abrams (France)

holder of the Nobel Prize

editor, translator and exponent of the work of Jan Patočka

13th May 2003 – doctor honoris causa of medical sciences "for exceptional lifelong achievement in the field of cell biology and for the discovery of the signal sequences determining the localisation of proteins in the cell"

25th April 2007 – doctor of philosophical sciences honoris causa "for outstanding contributions to the understanding and reception of modern Czech philosophy and for exceptional services in translating theory of art, fiction and poetry into French"

prof. Dr. Robert John Weston Evans (Great Britain)

17th October 2002 – doctor of natural sciences honoris causa for "the revolutionary discovery of the catalytic properties of RNA and for the study of ribozymes, who has made a major contribution to the advance of natural sciences in medicine"

Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford

1st November 2005 – doctor of philosophical sciences honoris causa "for exceptional lifelong work in the field of history" 24

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respect and trust in the capacity of different student associations formed at the seventeen different faculties to find common ground.The CU Student Union is not a political organisation and does not wish to be associated with any particular political party or ideology. It aspires to take part a full part in public life and debate.

Charles University naturally also cares about the leisure time and interests of its students. It has renovated interiors in a building in Celetná Street for the needs of the university student club.This will be available for all student activities, from concerts to exhibitions and literary readings. Students can also make use of the wide range of CU sports facilities and join various student associations.

Religion and Faculty Worship Services The Student Chaplain provides pastoral care and support for students and staff. The Student Chaplain (Protestant Theological Faculty) can be contacted via email: [email protected] Protestant Theological Faculty Faculty worship – every Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Student clubs, organisations and other opportunities for CU students to meet each other:

Catholic Theological Faculty Faculty worship is held every working day at 6.30 a.m. and 12.00 p.m. at the School Chapel.

The Všehrd Club of Czech Lawyers www.vsehrd.cz The purpose of the club is to encourage the efforts of members to deepen their education in the field of legal and constitutional sciences. Its activities include e.g. the organisation of lectures and specialist seminars, the publication of legal books and journals, and the establishment and administration of trust funds. The Society of Czech Medical Students www.lf1.cuni.cz/smc The Society of Czech Medical Students runs a library of foreign literature in the Faust House and Internet pages for medical students. It organises a range of charity campaigns, such as Pro Africa – humanitarian aid for equatorial Africa, and others.

Hussite Theological Faculty There are various religious groups within the Hussite Theological Faculty such as the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren, the Jewish Community, etc. Each religious group holds its own meetings. A complete list of these groups as well as further information can be obtained by contacting Doc.ThDr. Jan Blahoslav Lášek via email: [email protected]

The Debating Club of Students and Friends of CU http://dkuk.wz.cz CU students (and others) meet regularly every week at the Law Faculty to hone their rhetorical abilities and organise national and international debating tournaments.

Church services in English St. Clement's Anglican Episcopal Church – services take place every Sunday morning at 11 am at St. Clement's Church in Klimentská St, Prague 1.

The Student Council of the CU Philosophical Faculty http://strada.ff.cuni.cz/sr/index.php Was founded based on the initiative of the students who in November 1989 formed the strike committee. In the spring of 1992 members of the Student Council decided to set up the SF Servis language school, which still funds student activities with part of its annual profits.

Charles University Choir http://www.vus-uk.cz/ This is the leading Czech amateur choral ensemble and composed mainly of students, graduates and staff of CU and the other Prague universities. It was formed in 1948 and is therefore the oldest Czech academic choir.

International Student Clubs http://www.cuni.cz/UK–2048.html The 1st International Student Club was formally established at the Faculty of Social Sciences in 2001. Since then activities have grown and are now open to all incoming students at Charles University.The main aim of the clubs is to organise all kinds of meetings, excursions and longer–term trips throughout the Czech Republic and to neighbouring states. Students of the International clubs also provide practical information about how to survive and enjoy yourself here.

The CU Orchestra and Choir http://certik.ruk.cuni.cz/orchestr_UK The orchestra and choir give regular concerts of their own but also appear with other music ensembles and charity organisations. CU Film Seminar This offers preview screenings of new Czech and international films before their theatrical release. It is open to all students and staff of CU and held in the Blue Lecture Room in Celetná 20, Prague 1.

The Charles University Student Union Students and graduates of Charles University have come together in the CU Student Union in order to support student clubs, improve social life at the university and strengthen university identity.The CU Student Union is based on the principle of mutual 26

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Sport

One whole residential block offers accommodation for young couples and parents with children The majority of halls of residence have Internet access. During their studies, CU students can be accommodated at the following halls of residence:

The University Sports Club of the CU Physical Education Faculty The club offers a whole range of sports from aerobics to floorball, rock climbing, yachting, diving and surfing to tennis and karate. Hostivař Sports Centre This sports complex covering almost 70,000 square metres is located on Bruslařská Street – Prague 15 close to the Hostivař Hall of Residence and offers a range of sports facilities: indoor swimming pool, multipurpose hall for indoor sports, fitness centre, sauna, outdoor sports centre, ten tennis courts, football pitch etc. intended primarily for teaching CU students or for recreational use organised by the hobby sports clubs at the CU faculties.

Prague Hall of Residence Arnošt z Pardubic, Hall of Residence Jednota, Hall of Residence Petrská, Hall of Residence Budeč, Hall of Residence Švehlova, Hall of Residence Vltava, Hall of Residence Otava, Hall of Residence Kajetánka, Hall of Residence Komenského, Hall of Residence Na Větrníku, Hall of Residence Hvězda (Hall of Residence for couples), Hall of Residence 17. listopadu, Hall of Residence Hostivař Hradec Králové Hall of Residence Na Kotli, Hall of Residence Jana Palacha

The Medical Faculty in Plzeň www.lfp.cuni.cz offers squash, volleyball, floorball, football, aerobics, tennis, basketball and badminton

Brandýs nad Labem Hall of Residence I. Olbrachta, Nová Hall of Residence

The Medical Faculty in Hradec Králové www.lfhk.cuni.cz offers yoga, hockey, skating, body–building/fitness, tennis, floorball etc.

Plzeň Hall of Residence Bolevecká, Hall of Residence Heyrovského, Šafránkův pavilon

The Pharmaceutical Faculty in Hradec Králové www.faf.cuni.cz offers kalanetics, canoeing, football, croquet, lacrosse, table tennis etc. The Sports Activities Centre for Disabled Students at CU was opened in 2004 in the Regata boathouse in Prague Podolí.The facility is at the same time an educational academic and specialist centre for undergraduate and postgraduate students, which focuses on practical, sports, advisory, publishing and popularisation activities. It offers courses, e.g. skiing, yachting, canoeing, cycling and other sports.

Accommodation

Cafeterias Charles University provides subsidised meals for students in its cafeterias. The cafeterias offer a choice of several different menus. The cafeteria in Jinonice and Budeč cafeteria have been redesigned to be entirely barrier-free. The modern cafeteria systems allows for non-cash forms of payment for selected meals and the possibility of ordering meals via the Internet.

http://www.kam.cuni.cz/KAM–18.html

CU has 20 halls of residence(13 in Prague, 3 in Plzeň, 2 in Hradec Králové and 2 in Brandýs nad Labem), with an overall capacity of more than 13,500 beds. Some halls of residence offer rooms with barrier-free access and special bathroom facilities adapted to accommodate a student–wheelchair user in one room and an assistant in the other room.

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THE CAROLINUM PRE SS The Carolinum Press, the publishing house of Charles University in Prague, was established in 1990. To date it has released more than 4,000 publications. Its output consists mainly of teaching texts, academic monographs, specialist journals and bulletins in all fields studied at the university. Some publishing projects are realised in cooperation with other publishing houses.The Carolinum's own publication series include Limes, Litera, Sources on the History of Czech Thought, Media Studies.The press continues to publish Czech fiction and translations of Czech works into foreign languages. The Carolinum Press works with bookshops, distributors, archives, libraries and other cultural organisations in the Czech Republic and abroad. All books published by the Carolinum can be purchased in its university bookshop in Celetná Street in Prague. Carolinum Internet Bookshop www.cupress.cuni.cz offers a complete list of currently available publications with basic data on individual titles, their contents and reviews. In addition to ease of purchase, the web site offers up to 5 % discounts. One of the notable Carolinum projects is the publication of a "hybrid" monograph, entitled Michael Rentz fecit by J. Šerých, which includes as part of the book a CD with the foreign language version. In 2007 the press also completed another successful project: a unique Archaeological Atlas of Europe based on many years of work, which came out in concurrent book and electronic forms.

Recent Award-Winning Publications from the Carolinum Press Most Beautiful Book of the Year The Teaching Texts of Charles University in Prague series, 1st Prize in the Category of Textbooks for Schools at All Levels, 2006 Prize at the Autumn Book Fair in Havlíčkův Brod Jiří Šerých: Michael Rentz fecit, 2007

Magnesia Litera Prize Karel Šiktanc: Zimoviště/Winter Habitat, 2004

Charles University Rector's Prize Royt, Jan: Slovník biblické ikonografie / Dictionary of Biblical Iconography, 2006

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UNIVER SITY JOURNALS i–FORUM The university online magazine launched in the autumn of 2003 Currently it attracts roughly 30,000 visitors every month. The most read sections include: Projects and Teams, Students, Interviews and Portraits FORUM A printed quarterly magazine targeted at the academic community and the general public. Its themes include, for example, academic qualifications, legislation on universities, students, science and research.

IMPORTANT BUILDINGS AND COLLECT IONS The Carolinum Building The Carolinum is a national cultural monument and the main seat of Charles University. The Carolinum building has belonged to the university since 1383. Its most important rooms, where most ceremonies and social events take place, are: • The Great Hall on the first floor: its facing wall is adorned by a tapestry designed by V. Sychra, which incorporates motifs of the oldest seal of CU and extracts from Charles IV's founding charter of 1348 as well as the symbols of the 4 original university faculties. One important architectural feature of the Hall is the Gothic oriel with the original university chapel. • The Small Hall • The Patriotic Hall with portraits of important figures • The Imperial Hall and Cloisters with original Gothic vault on the ground floor The Botanical Garden (Faculty of Science) The CU Botanical Garden is one of the oldest European university gardens. It covers 35,000 square metres, and its most valuable exhibition is its collection of Central European flora. It was founded in 1904. The Botanical Garden of Medicinal Plants (Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové) Covering an overall area of 2.5 ha, it is used for cultivation of medicinal plants for teaching and research purposes.

The Hrdlička Museum of Man (Faculty of Science) consists of a public museum section (open to the public) and a depositary (for study and scientific purposes). The museum has approximately 4,000 exhibits – for example a selection of casts of Native American face masks and a collection of trepanned skulls. The Map Collection (Faculty of Science) was founded in 1920 as the State Map Collection of the Czechoslovak Republic The cartographic fund is among the most important in the CR – it consists of more than 2,000 atlases (from the 16th century onwards), 60 globes, and around 100,000 sheet maps. The Mineralogical Museum (Faculty of Science) is a museum with an inventory of more than 22,000 items The Museum of Ancient Sculpture and Architecture in Litomyšl (Faculty of Philosophy & Arts) is a separate department of the Faculty of Philosophy & Arts's Institute for Classical Archaeology, and presents the historically valuable collection of casts of ancient statues owned by Charles University in Prague.

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The Gallery of Ancient Art in Hostinný (Faculty of Philosophy & Arts) houses a permanent exhibition of the university collection of casts of ancient statues. The Museum of Normal and Comparative Anatomy (1st Faculty of Medicine) The museum of the anatomy institute houses preserved examples of specimens relating to normal human anatomy. The Museum of the Anatomy Institute of the Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové The museum serves teaching purposes for students of medicine and healthcare staff.

Apart from these exhibits the museum has a large archive and 14,306 catalogued books and journals. This makes it the largest pharmaceutical history library in the CR.

SERVICES AND SUPPORT

Chapels The Catholic Theological Faculty – Faculty Chapel The Protestant Theological Faculty – Faculty Chapel

Charles University offers services to help students succesfully cope with their studies and any problems in their personal life.

Other buildings of interest The Faust House (1st Faculty of Medicine)

The Information and Advisory Centre (IPC/IAC) The centre is open to prospective applicants, students, future graduates and the public in general. It gathers, updates and provides information on the possibilities of study at CU and the university's activities and organisation (Celetná 13, Prague 1; phone: (+420) 224 491 850, e–mail: [email protected]) www.ipc.cuni.cz

The Czech Pharmaceutical Museum – Kuks Hospital (Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové) The faculty's historical collection includes a wide range of exhibits, such as drugs and compounds from the pharma– ceutical industry (as many as 6,000 registered items), pharmacist's vessels, tools and instruments for producing pharmaceuticals, and several sets of equipment and furnishings from pharmacies.

Range of Services Offered Information and consultation on studies at CU Seminars on opportunities for studying abroad Lectures and courses for students Copying and printing Internet access Special IPC/IAC Services Psychological counselling service Careers advice service Social and legal advice centre Advice service for students from abroad Office for students with special needs Information Day Each year in the autumn CU holds what is known as an Information Day for the general public, offering complete information about all the types of study programme at all 17 faculties and other possibilities of study in the framework of lifelong learning. In recent years several thousand people interested in studies have taken advantage of Information Day.

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T–shirts in four colours with the CU emblem University sweatshirt CU hats can all be purchased in the Prague Carolinum Bookshop at Celetná ul. 18 (http://www.cupress.cuni.cz)

Photos: Stefan Siba, CU Archives (if not stated otherwise) Photographs on pp.: 15–17

documentation and plans for the development projects in Prague – Albertov, in Plzeň and in Hradec Králové (www.generel.cuni.cz)

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Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany

and in the CU Information and Advisory Centre at Celetná 13, Prague 1 (http://www.ipc.cuni.cz)

University of Otago, New Zealand Université Paris Sorbonne, France Source: Archives of foreign universities

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Crystals of the Cefftriaxon antibiotic viewed by an Olympus differential interference contrast microscope. Z = 300x. (Photo: Doc. RNDr. Josef Reischig, Csc.)

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Raneferef's Pyramid Complex in Abusir, photograph: Czech Egyptological Institute, CU Philosophical Faculty; Laboratory of the Biology of Tumorous Cells, 1st Faculty of Medicine and Physiology Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences; Telescope of the HESS Project in Namibia; Prof. Ladislav Rob – holder of the Descartes Prize

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Honorary doctorates presented in the Carolinum: Prof. Ueli Aebi, Ph.D. ; Prof. Miloš V. Novotný; Prof. Erik de Clercq, Ph.D. ; Erika Abrams; Ing. Ivan Chvatík

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