Confirming a trend from the previous two years, a significant increase in research and development (R&D) expenditure was recorded in the Czech Republic in the last year. In 2019, spending on R&D grew by 9% compared to 2018. Since 2015, more than 100,000 employees have been working in research and development in the Czech Republic. A gender gap within the field remains evident, according to experts.Continue Reading

Since the last STEM/MARK survey conducted in spring, the importance of the presidency to the public has fallen by 6 percentage points. The public has a negative perception of Zeman’s actions during the corona crisis. The Czech government is experiencing a similar drop in sympathy. Around two-thirds of Czechs think that the government is unable to clearly justify its measures against the spread of Covid-19.Continue Reading