A Word from the Rector

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Prof. MUDr. Tomáš Zima, DrSc., MBA

International Cooperation

Charles University in Prague continues to be the most popular destination for university students from abroad taking part in the Erasmus programme. In the 2012–2013 academic year more than 1,300 foreign students studied at 17 university faculties as part of the exchange programme, putting Charles University in 7th place amongst the thousands of universities taking part in the Erasmus programme, according to figures published by the European Commission


The information, released by his research team at the beginning of July, that he had succeeded in discovering a possible new means of the biological treatment of so-called squamous-cell carcinoma of the head and neck, and that he had even had it patented, attracted a massive amount of attention from not only the media, but also the general public. However, in an interview for iForum, the Head of the Anatomical Institute of the CU 1st Faculty of Medicine,


An exhibition organised by the Map Collection of the CU Faculty of Science and presenting a valuable collection of hand-drawn maps, old atlases and digitalised globes, has just opened to the public. Visitors to the exhibition, entitled ‘Treasures of the Map Collection’, can look forward to a number of unique, newly-discovered items, including Gijsbertson’s map of Europe, De Wit’s map of Germany and Camocio’s map of the Turkish siege of Malta.

About the University

Karolinum Press has become the first Czech publisher to link up with ebrary, the global distributor of specialist monographs in electronic form. Starting in April 2014, it will disseminate e-books via university libraries. A total of sixty-seven e-books published by Karolinum Press are currently available through ebrary. By the end of 2014 Karolinum Press plans to make over 200 titles available as e-books.


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