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Visit to the University of Chicago

(This article expired 01.02.2022.)

The Consul General Jaroslav Kantůrek met with the Executive Vice President for Science, Innovation, and Strategy, Chief International Officer, at the University of Chicago Balaji Srinivasan. Directors of UChicago Global Katie Hryniak and Carmen Bello Gimeno also attended the meeting.

The main purpose of the meeting was to continue and further develop the traditional collaboration with Chicago's most prestigious world-class university. A total of 85 Nobel Prize winners are associated with the University of Chicago, which was founded in 1890. In addition to the five faculties, the university includes several reputable institutes (eg. the Pritzker School of Medicine, the Chicago Booth School of Business, the Harris School of Public Policy Studies, etc.) and other specialist workplaces. Several Czech scientists have been involved in Fermilab research since 1998, coordinated by the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The Department of Slavic Languages ​​and the Center for East European Studies are also active at the university. Currently, eight Czech students attend the University of Chicago.

T.G. Masaryk and Edvard Beneš were visiting professors here. Significant merit of the University of Chicago in the establishment of independent Czechoslovakia and its renewal after World War II was repeatedly commemorated as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations and during the visits of prominent representatives from the Czech Republic in recent years. There is also an extensive Czechoslovak archive at the University of Chicago. another impulse for the activities of the renewed Masaryk Club in the upcoming years.  A significant financial donation for the club's activities dedicated to the representative of the Czech compatriote community in Chicago is another impulse for the activities of the renewed Masaryk Club in the upcoming years. In the fall of this year, the University of Chicago will also host a commemorative event to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.