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Faculty News: Charles University will have the long expected campus at Albertov

Charles University has announced an architectural contest for the building of two new research sites at Albertov, Prague. It’s the University’s largest building project in the center of Prague in the last hundred years. The project will involve new state-of-the-art research sites, top notch laboratories and classrooms, and also refectories and venues for social events, all located in the area where currently thousands of students and academic staff members study, work, and live. The name of the project is Campus Albertov, to become an important center of scientific and medicinal research at Charles University. The campus should open in the start of 2022. The jury of the contest will feature, among others, important Czech architects Josef Pleskot and Ladislav Lábus.

Published Sep 04, 2015

Popular Science: Painting with a surprise

It is good luck when an old and unrestored painting is acquired for pigment analysis, and even more so when there is a surprise in it. A group of chemists and geochemists from Great Britain, Belgium and the Czech Republic, which also included Professor Jan Jehlička from the Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Mineral Resources, analysed an oil painting from the 18th Century with the aid of Raman spectroscopy. The painting “Bird in Hand” was acquired by the passionate collector George Lester Winward, who thought it to be a work by Thomas Gainsborough, the renowned English painter of the 18th century.

Published Aug 09, 2015

International students can organise residency documents at Charles University

The Department for Asylum and Immigration Policy of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic today opened a new branch of the Foreigners’ Residence Unit on the premises of the Charles University Komenského Student Residence. This gives international students another option for arranging their residency documents for the Czech Republic.

Published Aug 07, 2015

Faculty News: African mole-rats - a goldmine for research

In essence the talk will provide an overview of the family Bathyergidae, what is characteristic to living in a totally sealed burrow system. We will then explore the social organisation of the two most social species with a comparison of the methods of social suppression operational in the mole-rats. The lecture takes place on Thursday 30th, 14.00, Vinicna 7, B312

Published Jul 27, 2015

Faculty News: The 13th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction in our Faculty

The International Consortium on Geo-disasters (ICGdR) together with the Czech scientific community will be holding the 13th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction in Prague between the 9th and 11th August 2015. The forthcoming event is an opportunity to bring to­gether geoscientists, engineers and social scientists to collaborate on disaster reduction worldwide.

Published Jul 24, 2015

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