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Article_Icon  HN: University students for more cooperation with firms

24 May 2012 ČTK  (Czech News Agency)

Prague, May 23 (CTK) - The Czech Student Association seeks more cooperation between universities and firms within a new project, Education Inventory, that will be launched Wednesday in order to increase interconnection of the academic and business sectors, Hospodarske noviny (HN) daily writes.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 Author: ISEA Team

Article_Icon  Academia takes lesson in business

19.11.2008 - The Prague Post,  Author: Bibiána Duhárová

In this article you can find information about the so called "White Book", a strategic document aiming to help reform tertiary education system in the Czech Republic.  

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Monday, November 24, 2008 Author: Blanka Javorová

Article_Icon  Access and Equity: A Comparative Perspective

Elizabeth Redden (17.3.2008 - INSIDE HIGHER ED)

After a year of researching issues of access and equity in higher education in regions round the world, the Fulbright New Century Scholars gathered in Washington Friday to share snapshots of their comparative research on affirmative action, barriers to college access, and the role of private colleges, among other topics.

The original article can be viewed here

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Thursday, March 20, 2008 Author: ISEA Team

Article_Icon  U.K. may offer a model for fees, but it’s not pain-free

Mollie McGurk (14.1.2008 - Czech Business Weekly)

The U.K. made the shift to charging tuition fees for university courses in 1998. In the nearly 50 years previous to this decision, the rise of participants in higher education in the U.K. did not meet with a rise in funding for the institutions.

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Monday, January 14, 2008 Author: ISEA Team

Article_Icon  Page turning on ‘free’ education

Irena Fuková (14.1.2008 - Czech Business Weekly)

With the prime minister last week giving new impulse to the idea of imposing a legal requirement on students to contribute to the cost of their higher education, CBW examined what financial burden they could face. Enquiries, however, also revealed that most university students would scoff at the idea that under existing arrangements, public education could be seen as a synonym for free education.

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Monday, January 14, 2008 Author: ISEA Team

Article_Icon  Government mulls university tuition

Kimberly Ashton (14.11.2007 - The Prague Post)

Although Prague has the largest concentration of university students in the European Union, the Czech Republic turns out a markedly low number of graduates when compared with other developed countries, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007 Author: ISEA Team

Article_Icon  Abyss looms between schools and business

Cristina Muntean (4.6.2007 - Czech Business Weekly)

The higher education system is incapable of absorbing more students but depends on public financing and annually asks for increased funding. On top of that, it’s reluctant to cooperate with the business sector.

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Monday, June 04, 2007 Author: ISEA Team

Article_Icon  Report to urge school reforms

Cristina Muntean (4. 6. 2007 - Czech Business Weekly)

In addition to the typical temperature surge heralding autumn, September will be a month of hot debate for Czech higher education. The Ministry of Education (MŠMT) is preparing a “white paper” on tertiary education.

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Monday, June 04, 2007 Author: ISEA Team

Article_Icon  Changes and challenges in Czech education

Jana Straková (5.2.2007 - Czech Business Weekly)

The new Education Act came into effect in 2005. It launched a reform requiring schools to design their own curricula

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Monday, February 05, 2007 Author: ISEA Team

Article_Icon  Veggie outpost in kingdom of meat

Cristina Muntean (20.11.2006 - Czech Business Weekly)

If your hands feel frozen and your throat is aching for something warm and healthy after a blustery winter walk near the Charles Bridge, the vegetarian restaurant Lehká hlava could provide you with an appropriate combination of aromatic teas and appetizing meals that may convince you of the truth behind the eatery’s slogan: This is the place where you won’t meet meat ... and you won’t mind.

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Monday, November 20, 2006 Author: ISEA Team

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