Why has number of Czechs living alone hit nearly 40 percent?
A new report has found a sharp rise in the number of single-occupant homes in Czechia, from 32 percent in 2011 to 39 percent a decade later. What is behind this jump?
13:07The five best universities
Putting students and international culture first: Palacký University Olomouc
Palacký University in Olomouc is a multicultural hub for students from countries the world over. Of the university’s 23,000 students, over 4,500 are foreign nationals.
Legalise it? Czechia moving closer to regulated cannabis but obstacles remain
The Czech cabinet recently approved drug policies that include introducing a regulated cannabis market. Details are being fine-tuned but there already obstacles in sight.
“Nothing to be happy about”: Suicide themed calls from Czech seniors doubled last year
Suicide themed phone calls among seniors rose twofold between the years 2021 and 2022, according to Czechia’s helpline for old age people Linka seniorů.
From South Africa to Zlín: Brian Jakubec on rediscovering the Bata legacy that shaped his life
Brian Jakubec was born in South Africa, but his life was shaped by events that took place in far-away Czechoslovakia when his father joined the Bata shoe empire.
Fitness test shows Czech children’s endurance deteriorating
Sit-ups, push-ups, long jump and beep test run — these athletic disciplines were used by the Czech School Inspectorate to measure Czech children's physical fitness.
University study: Czechs waste 10 percent of the food they buy
On average, every Czech throws away roughly 70 kilograms of food a year. In an effort to get them to stop, economists have now calculated just how much money they waste.
09:25Best universities in Czechia
Masaryk University: Get a quality education in a city pulsing with energy
Founded a year after the birth of Czechoslovakia in 1918, Masaryk University bears the name of the country’s co-founder and its first president, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk.
President Pavel urges young Romanies to follow their dreams and inspire others
President Petr Pavel and the First Lady received a group of Romany high school and university students at Prague Castle, encouraging them to follow their dreams.
12:37Best universities in Czechia
Charles University: The oldest and most prestigious university in Czechia
Established in 1348 by Emperor Charles IV, Charles University is the oldest university in Central and Eastern Europe.
Former dissident Dana Němcová dies at age of 89
One of the foremost opponents of the former Czechoslovak communist regime, Dana Němcová, passed away early on Tuesday morning at the age of 89.
Czechia to get Children’s Ombudsman in 2024
Czechia is one of the last countries in the European Union which still lacks a Children’s Ombudsman. The post should be established early next year.
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