A meeting of the International Scientific Council of CZU took place last week. The Council is established as an advisory body to the Rector of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and the Council for Internal Evaluation to assess the strategic goals, vision, and mission of CZU, especially in the field of educational, creative, and related activities and their quality assessment. The members of the Council are internationally recognized experts with high scientific and moral credit. Last year, the meeting of the Council took place in a hybrid manner; this year, it was already possible for the members of the Council to visit CZU directly on campus.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the prestigious and one of the oldest rankings evaluating universities' research activity (also known as the Shanghai Ranking), has published new data for 2022. According to them, CZU ranked in joint 4th place in the Czech Republic (together with CTU). Worldwide, CZU ranked 801st - 900th out of approximately 2,500 evaluated universities (there are over 30,000 universities in the world).
The organization and course of the admission procedure, including the conditions for admission to study, are determined at individual CZU faculties in the form of a Dean's Order. In accordance with the Act on Higher Education Institutions, these conditions were announced before the end of 2021, i.e., before the war in Ukraine. Due to the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, there was a fundamental violation of international law, which resulted in the adoption of sanction measures by the European Union (EU) authorities.
An event connected with the lives of all those who have any connection to the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague is returning to the Suchdol campus. Whether as students, educators or alumni, or its supporters. The fifth year of the Garden Party will be the event of the year and, at the same time, a celebration of the university's seventy-year independence.
In the week from 9th to 13th May 2022, the second visit of the international evaluation team IEP (Institutional Evaluation Programme) took place at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. This independent agency is listed in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR). It is a full member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).
Although we are gradually helping Ukrainian refugees to acclimatize, cope with the culture shock and stand on their own two feet, food aid is still an important part of our aid.
The ceremonial assembly of the Scientific Board of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague on Monday, 25th April 25, 2022, provided an opportunity to begin the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the university's independent existence. In front of the vice-rectors, deans of individual faculties, and other high-level academic officials forming the honorary college, new associate professors and doctors received their diplomas in the auditorium. Three newly appointed deans were inaugurated, and academic emeritus officials and important CZU partners received the Rector's Award.
The conflict in Ukraine continues, and our stocks of food and cleaning products in our warehouse have decreased significantly. Thanks to your help, we still support more than 250 refugees, especially mothers with their children and teenagers. Despite the financial support refugees receive from the Czech government, food aid is still essential and meaningful for them.
The QS World University Rankings has published evaluations of individual universities in the world according to the fields in which they operate.
Let us invite you to the CZU Students' Beneficent Concert for Ukraine. Students Aneta and Zuzana Pilsova from the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources approached us with the idea of organizing this event, which was gladly welcomed by the university management.
Last week, CZU and its faculties hosted the first round of visits of the IEP (Institutional Evaluation Program) international evaluation team. IEP is an independent university quality assurance agency listed in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) and a full member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).
The aggressive invasion of foreign armies into the independent territory of Ukraine led CZU on 28th February 2022 to a decision to stop cooperation with universities in the Russian Federation and later in Belarus. This decision concerns all cooperation that presupposed the use of CZU resources.
Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague organizes a material collection for Ukrainian families, especially for mothers with children who live in CZU accommodation facilities or other places in the Czech Republic. Medical supplies will significantly help in Ukrainian hospitals.
Dear colleagues, dear students,
CZU, by a unanimous decision of the Rector's College, condemned the Russian aggression immediately after the attack on Ukraine began. We immediately launched concrete and targeted assistance to Ukrainian students, their relatives, and loved ones.
Dear Colleagues, Dear Students,
In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague is opening a public fundraiser CZU for Ukraine to help Ukrainian citizens. The fundraiser account maintained with Česká spořitelna has the number 500 201 212/0800, variable symbol 997301.
The Czech University of Life Sciences is observing with concern the Russian Federation's attack on Ukraine. Therefore, recent events have led the leaders of CZU and its components to make this joint statement.
Professor Josef Soukup, became the President of the European Weed Research Society on January 1st, 2022.
CZU has repeatedly been the best-rated university in the Czech Republic in terms of sustainability and social responsibility. In this year's international UI Green Metric University Ranking, which assesses the sustainability of universities, CZU ranked 62nd out of a total of 956 universities
Dear Students, Dear Colleagues,
I am glad that I am preparing this year's Christmas wish at the end of the winter semester, in which we were able to teach primarily in person. This meant that the usual and enjoyable activity lasted throughout the semester in the classrooms, lecture halls, laboratories, workshops, and campus. It is an integral part of the university that we missed.
On 7th December 2021, the Ambassador of the Republic of India, Mr. Hemant Harishchandra Kotalwar, visited our university. Over 300 students from India who are currently studying at CZU were the main reason for his stay with us. Therefore, he met some of them.
A CZUInternational Advisory Board meeting took place on Tuesday, 7th December.
As of Monday 15th November 2021, the conditions under which education can take place at universities are changing. In addition to all common areas, the obligation to wear respirators also applies to education if more than 50 persons are present together. Given the dire epidemic situation, we all must comply with these conditions. In this way, we can work together to ensure that education in the hybrid model can continue.
Nothing changes for the teaching methods, and teaching will continue to occur under the conditions set at the individual faculties. Also, the conditions that students must meet remain the same. Thus, students do not have to prove the absence of infection to participate in education and examinations.
The Prague Science Film Fest, an international festival of science documentary films taking place in Prague from October 18 to 22, will introduce spectators to teams of top scientists and adventurers from around the world. Visitors will get to know the authentic life of the natives in the forests, understand the language of whales, hear the rare owl, and discover places they would never have looked at without filmmakers. The debates with important guests will complement captivating documents. The contest of scientific documents is organized by the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU) and Palacký University Olomouc (UPOL).