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Charles University - From the Middle Ages to the 21st Century

Date: 01 December 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic presents the panel discussion “Charles University—From the Middle Ages to the 21st Century,” on December 1, 2016, at 7 pm. The discussion will focus on how Charles University in Prague, has transformed from an ancient medieval university into a modern educational institution of the 21st century. The panelists will further speak about study abroad opportunities that the university offers for international students. Currently, there are more than 7,000 international students, including five hundred students from the United States.   

About the Charles University:             
Charles University, founded in 1348 by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, is the oldest university in Central and Eastern Europe. The university has traditionally been the largest higher education facility in the Czech Republic. Currently, it has over 53,000 students—roughly a sixth of all students in the Czech Republic—enrolled in more than 300 accredited degree programs that offer over 642 different courses.   

Jan Škrha – Vice-President for International Affairs and Mobility              
Jan Kuklík – Dean, Faculty of Law           
Zuzana Kasáková – Vice-Dean for International Affairs, Faculty of Social Sciences              
Jan Hajič – Professor of Computational Linguistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic             
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008       

RSVP by November 30 to www.charlesuniversity.eventbrite.com
Please note: If you are a Charles University alumna/alumnus, please also email petr_michalek@mzv.cz with your contact information, as there will be a special event before the panel discussion for alumni to attend.     

Embassy Policy:           
No bags or suitcases allowed. Only small purses permitted but will be checked at the door. You must pass through security for entrance. RSVP confirmation and photo ID required. Even starts promptly. Doors close at 7:15 pm.