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The University of New York in Prague is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an online Czech-language seminar for the general public. This webinar will advise parents and students on how best to cope with the online teaching situation, and how to find its positive and useful aspects. UNYP lecturer Dr. Linda Maruščáková will share psychological strategies and useful tips for pupils, students and parents to handle the everyday challenges of home teaching. This webinar is a great opportunity to share experiences with a highly qualified psychologist, ask specific questions, and discuss any doubts and problems. This event will take place on the Zoom platform, and will be streamed live on UNYP’s YouTube channel. Please note that itContinue Reading

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The specialized MBA program has been created together with the University of New York in Prague to support the development and growth of the business services sector, which is supposed to become the dominant industry of the Czech economy within the next five years. “The business services sector is developing very dynamically: it drives innovation in large global companies, while continuing to grow and expand its scope. At the same time, there is a growing need to develop business service managers and expand their qualifications into new areas, from managing people in the digital age, through quality data work, to the implementation of innovations and development strategies. I am convinced that properly focused management education has the potential to further support theContinue Reading

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The total number of foreign students enrolled in degree programmes in the Czech Republic increased by 8.1% in 2020. The highest year-on-year increase is evident among students from Russia, India and Iran. The latest data from the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports for 2020 shows that the number of students with non-Czech citizenship had risen from 46,351 students in 2019 to 50,121 students in the last year (figures from December 31st, 2020). Currently, there are nearly 300,000 students at the Czech public, state, and private higher education institutions, out of which the international students in degree programmes make up for over 17% of the student body. When we take a look at the list of the top ten sourceContinue Reading

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Czech pupils suffer from various negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as weight gain, mental illnesses, and family problems. Brno pediatrician, Tamara Polášková, explained that pupils gain weight and feel more depressed because of the reduced physical activity and loss of social interactions.  Based on the Linka bezpečí (Safety Line) research in 2020, there was a sharp increase in the younger patients who used their services – 28 percent. Most of the problems were connected to cyberbullying, family troubles, suicide thoughts, and thoughts of self-harm.  “There is also a growing number of adolescents with an eating disorder. At the same time, the number of young people with symptoms of depression, which also require pharmacological help, is increasing significantly,” BohuslavContinue Reading

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Future Females Prague is the local branch of the global organization Future Females, which focuses on educating and supporting the development of female-led businesses. Future Females Prague and the University of New York in Prague are launching a partnership that will empower aspiring and current female entrepreneurs to seek the resources and support they need to develop their businesses. With the current rise of female entrepreneurs and female-led small businesses in the Czech Republic, Future Females and UNYP will strive to promote business development strategies in industries that are of interest to start-up builders, such as tech, IT, sustainability, and consulting. This partnership will encourage a new generation of women to choose the path of entrepreneurship and gain financial independenceContinue Reading

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Two Hour School, the educational after school programme in English for kids of all nationalities in Prague, is hosting its first-ever Virtual Open Day. The event will take place on Thursday, 14th January 2021 from 14:00 until 19:00 via the video conferencing platform Zoom. Registrations are open to all parents with children interested in more information about the Two Hour School courses. The Two Hour School’s international primary school teachers provide children of 6 – 12 years of age with lessons twice a week in humanities, natural sciences, and literacy in English. This gives them an insight into the English way of learning, in order to open up opportunities for them to study at an English or international school anywhereContinue Reading

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Did you know the father of all modern, western education was a Czech? Jan Amos Komenský (anglified as John Amos Comenius) was one of the earliest proponents of universal education, and introduced foundational concepts like illustrated textbooks, teaching in native languages rather than Latin, and more progressive, logic based thinking instead of plain memorization. He also pioneered social justice issues in regards to education, advocating for education for poor children, women, and disenfranchised people. Born in Moravia in 1592, Komenský spent the first half of his life involved with the church during the religious wars, and wrote influential writings spiritual writings that made him famous throughout Europe.  As a prominent protestant figure, Komenský was sent into exile after the war,Continue Reading