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Asst. dean: All MBA programs are not alike

When looking for a program, you need to decide what you want to achieve and find the best fit One way to get ahead in the company you work for is to get an MBA or an executive MBA, but not all programs are equal. Some have very few course hours, and rely on credit… Keep Reading

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Meet Poppy, the printable robot

An the open-source, 3D-printed robot is set to inspire innovation in classrooms Meet Poppy, the first completely open-source, 3D printed, humanoid robot (@poppy_project). Poppy is a robot that anybody can build and program. That means it’s not just a tool for scientists and engineers: the team of developers aims to make it part of vocational… Keep Reading

Czech kids to learn more about Islam
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Czech kids to learn more about Islam

LN: New project will explain the Quran, burkas and jihad to students Prague, April 7 (ČTK) — A new project launched by the Muslims In Czech Schoolchildren’s Eyes group and approved by the Education Ministry, offers free seminars and lectures that would acquaint pupils with Islam and the life and habits of Muslims, daily Lidové… Keep Reading

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NYU Prague hits the right note

Music program offers students a broad look at local culture While most of us enjoy music all year round, at NYU Prague that hadn’t been the case. The music program was offered only in the fall. Starting last year though, it expanded to the spring and fall semesters and may grow further. Not only that,… Keep Reading

Czechs confirm global warming in Antarctica
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Czechs confirm global warming in Antarctica

Scientists also study ‘extremophiles’ at Czech-built station Brno, March 13 (ČTK) —Czech scientists took some 7,300 parasites from fish for examination and they studied the melting of four icebergs, and moss and lichen species during an expedition to the J.G. Mendel polar station on Ross Island in Antractica this year, biologist Miloš Barták told CTK.… Keep Reading

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Students speak out against planned university reforms

Plans to add tuition fees, limit power of students on senate spark opposition They’ve been a thorn in the side of the university reform movement from the beginning, even drawing the attention of President Václav Klaus last year when he called them parasites – they’re the students speaking out against changes that would introduce tuition… Keep Reading

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International student population quadruples

Czech Universities are by no means in want of fresh blood, as the international student population has grown by four times in the last ten years to nearly 38,000, according to the Institute for Information in Education. As the Czech News Agency reported April 1, the institute found that of those foreign students, about one-third… Keep Reading

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Czechs lagging in languages

54 percent of Czechs have no foreign language ability whatsoever, according to the results of a survey released yesterday by the Social and Economy Analyses Institute (ISEA). The same poll showed that only 27 percent of Czechs can communicate in at least one foreign language, usually English, followed by German. A negative correlation between age… Keep Reading

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Digital schooling innovation

Remote learning system aimed at hospital-bound and disabled kids, but may have other uses — if it works Prague appears to be at the center of yet another revolution — this time in the area of education. An experimental and technologically advanced project called Digital Home School, operating under the auspices of Prague’s Hermes Civic… Keep Reading

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Faith-based schools growing

Jewish, Catholic schools see steady enrollment hikes Shortly after the fall of communism, the Czech Republic saw tremendous growth in the number of faith-based schools. Partly it was a dramatic reaction to what many perceived as the failure of decades of state-sponsored atheism and education. Schools closed for nearly half a century were able to… Keep Reading

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