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May 2021




Dear International Students,

Our Alma Mater is celebrating its 673rd anniversary! Charles University was established in 1348 by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV., making it one of the oldest universities in Europe in continuous operation. Despite the current pandemic obstacles and challenges, we wish CU many more years and successful students to come! We are glad that YOU are part of the CU story!

This newsletter is packed with invitations to several events, ranging from sports to presentation skills. We have also included our tips for online cultural events that you may join! Although this year the traditional Rector’s Sports Day will not be able to take place, on May 12, you may enjoy a rector’s leave and a day off outdoors. Also, remember to follow CU on social media.

We hope that you will enjoy reading this issue. Have a wonderful springtime!

Marie & Zuzana & Petra
International Student Advisors, CU Point



Covid-19 & Partial Renewal of Teaching

Please read carefully the information about current changes regarding the personal presence of students at the university and the obligation to have a negative test result. In case of any questions, do not hesitate to contact your home faculty or CU Point at


Follow CU on Social Media

Everything you need to know is now available in one place. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook. You may ask questions and have discussions on the FB group. If you still want to know more, join our community on Twitter or Linkedin.


Legal Counselling for Students

Do you need help with social regulations, health insurance or assistance with possible employment during studies or the conditions of stay of foreigners in the Czech Republic? Do not hesitate to contact our English-speaking counsellor!


4EU+ Alliance: Funding for Junior Researchers

4. 5. Are you a current or future Ph.D. student and interested in pursuing a career in research? Join a webinar organised by Sorbonne University, one of our partner universities within the 4EU+ European University Alliance.


Ph.D. Students: Survival Czech – Follow-up

4. 5. Dobrý den! Are you a Ph.D. student wanting to learn the basics of the Czech language? Join our online language courses for beginners! This follow-up course will focus on discussing the past, daily routines, and how to apologise in Czech.


Mindfulness Webinar

5. 5. Would you like to refresh your mind, feel comfortable and do better at the exams? This webinar will help you broaden your perspective, get a clearer picture of a situation and enable you to respond to various life situations more skillfully.


Ph.D. Students: International Cooperation in Science

12. 5. Would you like to learn how international cooperation in the field of science and innovation works? An experienced science diplomat based at the British Embassy in Prague will share his experience and discuss the importance and benefits of international scientific collaboration.


Run for It!

13. 5. Due to the long-lasting safety measures, we have had to change the date of our running school. Still interested? Meet us on 13. 5. – same time, same place. Our keen lecturer Pavel Šodek is ready to run with you. Beginners or advanced runners, join us and Run for It!.


Presentation Skills Webinar

19. 5. Does presenting make you nervous, and you often struggle with your voice? This webinar (for Czech as well as international students) is just what you are looking for! If interested, write to and secure your spot! The link for the webinar and more details will be sent to you.


SAGE e-books

Looking for new articles and books? Explore the large collection of thousands of SAGE e‑books which are now available for Charles University users. You can access these multidisciplinary e‑books via the links above, even from the comfort of your home.


Mental Health Apps

The last year has been a challenging one for all of us. Here we share some tips for apps focusing on mental health: Don’t panic, Headspace, Calm, Simple habit, The mindfulness app, Stop, breathe & think. You can easily download them to your phone and have them available at any time needed.


4EU+ Student Photo Contest

We invite you to participate in the photo competition prepared by the 4EU+ European University Alliance, of which Charles University is a proud member. Express your ideas about Europeanness through a picture on Instagram and win free participation in a language course!


Medical Library in Hradec Králové – 75 years

The Medical Library of the Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové is the oldest university library in the city. It was opened in 1946, together with the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine (1945). We wish the library to have many more satisfied readers and users in the upcoming years!


Amazon River Exhibition

The historical Karolinum building hosts the Amazon River exhibition prepared by Bohumír Janský, a professor at the Faculty of Science. The collection balances the achievements of Czech scientists on their way to discovering the sources of the “queen of rivers.” You are welcome to take a virtual tour!


Useful Links



·   Integration Centre Prague

·   Association for Integration and Migration

·   Welcome to the Czech Republic




Online Cultural Tips

FAMUFEST is a multi-genre film festival organised annually by the students of the FAMU film school in Prague

Lobkowicz Palace Museum free live virtual tour on 9. 5.
Musica non grata – online events and concerts prepared by the National Theater, State Opera and the German Embassy in the CR

International Music Festival Prague Spring



May 1 – Labour Day / May Day

In the Czech Republic, May 1 is a public holiday and it is celebrated as the Labour day as well as the day to celebrate love. In Prague, many couples head to the Petřín hill and kiss under a blooming cherry tree. Tradition says that a girl who is kissed under a blossoming tree will stay beautiful all year round. In Petřín you can also find the statue of the famous 19th-century Czech poet, Karel Hynek Mácha, who wrote the poem Máj (May), which tells the tragic story of two lovers and is considered a masterpiece of the Czech Romantic period. The poem is continuously in print and often memorised and recited by pupils at schools. In cities, students organise Majáles - a celebration of students’ life.


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