Before the new academic year managed to start, the Czech School Inspection released a report, focusing on the last year. That year of education was considerably affected by the pandemic, which forced students in and out of schools, while many of their families were also destabilized by the crisis. This shows in their results, as tens of thousands of students seem to have such problems with the material they were supposed to learn last year, that it will take more than a year for them to catch up, which could drastically hinder their academic abilities. According to the report, there are 14.5 thousand elementary school students, 22 thousand middle school students and 18 thousand high school students in this situation.Continue Reading

Prague College becomes Prague City University! Seventeen years ago, Prague College opened its doors to a handful of students inPrague’s Vinohrady district. The college offered a British-style education in the heartof Europe with an unusual interdisciplinary approach that explored theinterconnected nature of business, IT and design. In a relatively short space of time Prague College built a solid reputation as a leadinguniversity in Central Europe, teaching a range of degree programmes in English, andwith over 500 students from 90 different countries. Such growth was made possible by a global faculty delivering creative and innovativeprogrammes that fulfilled both student and contemporary businesses’ needs acrossthree schools: the School of Art & Design, School of Business and School of Media & IT. InContinue Reading

The Czech Republic is ranked in the top 10 places for foreigners and the benefits of living here are obvious. The quality of life, public transportation infrastructure and the country’s central location in Europe are among the well-known reasons. But one downside for many foreigners is the prospect of integrating into Czech society. A complex language, a culture that can be fairly insular, a sometimes impenetrable bureaucracy are among the challenges. The Czech government recognizes that these difficulties can mean some foreigners never integrate into society as well as they should, and now the government has created a new “adaptation-integration” course for foreigners. Here’s what you need to know: The classes are mandatory for some foreigners If you received yourContinue Reading

The Czech government has published a new document regarding the future of Czech education on its website. This document includes a calculation of the necessary funds to give all Czech public school teachers a raise. This sum is apparently 600 million to a billion crowns. While this may seem as a steep sum, the government apparently has the sum reserved for this purpose. However, it is also important to mention that this money is pulled from the massively inflated government budget, which has put the country in much debt already. This debt will undoubtedly take generations to pay off, so giving money away to a specific demographic right before the elections might be seen as an irresponsible populist move toContinue Reading

In June 2021, the University of New York in Prague will start issuing diplomas to its graduates with the blockchain technology through the BCdiploma platform, along with traditional paper diplomas. This is a result of our continuous effort to bring innovation, the latest technology and new practical solutions to the education industry. “A university diploma issued digitally via blockchain employs all of the inherent advantages of the technology. Compared to a simple scanned copy of a paper diploma, a blockchain diploma cannot be forged, and is easily traceable and verifiable by anybody, while staying secure. In a world without a central diploma verification authority, blockchain diplomas are a great tool to increase student and workforce mobility. Another benefit is thatContinue Reading

The University of New York in Prague will be hosting its third online public seminar on the 23rd of June at 18:00, this time on the topic of Bitcoin and blockchain technology. The discussion will focus on current crises in crypto, and the recent fall of Bitcoin. Our guests will talk about the reasons for the current situation, potential future developments, and what to prepare for. The webinar is open to everyone interested in the topic, regardless of their previous experience with investing in cryptocurrencies. Join the discussion with crypto experts Dominik Stroukal, Ph.D. (Economic expert at SatoshiLabs, Roger) and Kicom (Youtuber and founder of Bitcoin channel). Dan Štastný, Ph.D. (Dean of School of Business Administration, UNYP) will host theContinue Reading

On 21 June 2021, the Integration Center Prague (ICP), a non-profit organization, launches Adaptation and Integration Courses for foreign nationals. As of the 1st of January 2021, the courses are compulsory for selected groups of immigrants from countries outside the EU who have acquired a long-term residence or a permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic since the above date (or will acquire it from now on) pursuant to Sections 66 and 67 of the Residence Act. ICP is one of eighteen Centers for Support of Integration of Foreign Nationals and organize these integration seminars in the Czech Republic. Adaptation and Integration Courses are the result of the successful project Welcome to the Czech Republic, which has been implemented sinceContinue Reading