In a recently released study performed by the Time Out Magazine, Prague was voted ‘most beautiful city in the world.’ The magazine reportedly surveyed 27,000 people from all over the world on various aspects of life in their city of residence, and Prague won the beauty category. Overall, Prague placed 7th in the search for the best city in the world, behind cities like Manchester, Amsterdam or Copenhagen, which placed best in overall ranking. In Prague, 83% of surveyed citizens recognized Prague as exceptionally beautiful. This metric included architectural beauty of buildings, natural beauty of parks, and breath-taking views within the city. “But it’s not all about the buildings: head to Letná Park for stunning hillside views, or wander alongContinue Reading

Original articles was posted here: https://www.praguecityuniversity.cz/news/czech-real-estate-unchartered-territory Last week, Dean of the School of Business, Dr Stefano Cavagnetto, gave his keynote address at IBF’s annual Residential Real Estate Seminar in Prague. The seminar brought together leading professionals from residential and commercial real estate and construction, legal and accounting fields to examine the current state of the property market. Data Analysis Dr Cavagnetto presented research and data from the EU Commission showing the unprecedented impact that the pandemic has had across all sectors of business. After examining and discussing economic consequences the seminar narrowed it’s focus on the real estate sector and post-pandemic investment environment. Covering key areas Panelists represented key areas within property. Director of Lexxus Peter Višňovský presented on the strong Czech residential real estateContinue Reading

Original article was posted here: https://www.praguecityuniversity.cz/news/pcu-graduates-show-how-thin-the-line-between-design-and-art-can-be In June, graduates from Prague City University’s art programmes presented four exhibitions in physical and virtual forms. So what did art critic Barbora Čapová take away from these? In recent times the pandemic has caused cultural limitations but its also accelerated a new era of art presentation – an era in which the physical environment cannot be completely separated from the virtual environment. The graduating students of Prague City University had to devise the best ways to present their work which led to interesting experimental elements. The students also combined contemporary art and design. This interdisciplinary approach was managed very intuitively and showed they can think outside set parameters. The exhibitions commented on currentContinue Reading

Drivers in the Letňany district of Prague experienced an unpleasant Monday afternoon. The road in Veselská street is being reconstructed and traffic has collapsed there due to the repairs. People got stuck in the traffic jam for several hours. A mother who was stranded in the traffic collapse with her child shared her experience with the tn.cz: “Several roads in Letňany are being dug up at the same time. Dozens, maybe hundreds of people can’t get out of here. I’ve been waiting here with the baby since five o’clock. It’s half past eight now and no one has even moved. One wonders how it’s possible… It’s September and the roads are still not repaired.” According to the Prague police, theContinue Reading

Prague 3, the district of the capital which contains Žižkov, Olšany and Chmelnice, offers university students an untraditional service. Those who apply and get selected in a rigorous application process are offered very cheap housing in nursing homes for pensioners within the constraints of the Prague 3 district. Such a location for such a price is highly sought after by students, so helping care for seniors on top of this does not deter most of them. One of these students, Johana Jedličková, explained that students like her receive a whole flat in the nursing home for just a small lease, but have the obligation to help their housemates in various aspects of life. Even throughout the pandemic, she would goContinue Reading

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

By: Sofie Kodner, Martina Kroa, Mihail Petrov, and Tereza Anna Štegmannová Independent workers who rely on the tourism industry in Prague, like driver Valey, are struggling to recoup economic losses suffered during the pandemic, even as travellers slowly return to the city.  The father of two chauffeurs visitors around Prague’s Old Town Square in a vintage luxury car. For him, the lack of tourists has had a devastating financial impact on his family.  “I didn’t have a job for a year,” Valey said. Prague was the fourth most visited city in Europe in 2019, according to Euromonitor International, with tourism activities generating more than half of the city’s income. The travel restrictions established last year because of the coronavirus slashedContinue Reading

By: Sofie Kodner, Martina Kroa, Mihail Petrov, and Tereza Anna Štegmannová A new recycling project that makes it easier for residents to pass on household items such as furniture and dishware launched in Prague, highlighting the city’s focus on waste reduction as part of its climate change strategy. Reuse initiatives are a growing trend across Europe and the globe as countries emphasize climate change as a policy priority. The Czech Republic is already one of the lowest generators of waste in the European Union, according to the European Environment Agency.  Officials hope the Prague project, called Re-Use points and funded by the city, will further strengthen the country’s position among low-waste producing states. “This is one way to change people’sContinue Reading

The Chaplin square is an homage to the famous silent film actor, composer and director. It is located in Prague 5, Barrandov, near where the biggest Czech film studios are located. Unfortunately, the square no longer radiates as much respect as it once did. Thus, the district hall of Prague 5 plans a massive reconstruction, including a new irrigation system designed to use rainwater to its full potential. The plan will also include the full replacement of all public night lights and the addition of drinking fountains. Furthermore, the statues commemorating the famous American are to be fully cleaned to once again pay respect to his name. The original piece was made in the 80s, as well as the panelContinue Reading