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6th May 2019 / Competitiveness / Education


QS World University Ranking by Subject 2019: How do Czech universities stand in global competition?

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 cover a total of 48 disciplines, grouped into five broad subject areas.

6th May 2019 / Competitiveness / Education


University Impact Rankings 2019 by SDG: good health and well-being - 4 Czech universities are on THE list

The Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings are global performance tables that assessing universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. They use carefully calibrated indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons across three broad areas: research, outreach, and stewardship. This first edition includes more than 450 universities from 76 countries, including Czechia.

6th May 2019 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth


Deloitte Survey: Czech CFOs: We have peaked already

The level of optimism of Czech CFOs has slightly decreased after peaking last year. According to CFOs’ predictions, GDP will grow by 2.3% on average (0.2 percentage point less than in 2018). The overwhelming majority (98%) believes that employee costs will grow again this year. The majority (73%) of CFOs in the Czech Republic admit that their team has been prepared for the implementation of artificial intelligence only partially or not at all. This is the outcome of the 10th annual Deloitte CFO Survey 2019.

6th May 2019 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


bigseventravel.com: Prague Among The 50 Most Instagrammable Places In Europe 2019

The capital city of Czech Republic, Prague is one of the most charming cities in all of Europe and rivals even Paris when it comes to beauty, the portal shows. Prague ranks the 12th most Instagrammable place in Europe.

30th April 2019 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry


Industrial Research Forum Announces the Final Industrial Market Figures for Q1 2019

The Industrial Research Forum was established in 2010 with its aim to provide clients with consistent, accurate and transparent data about the Czech Republic industrial real estate market. The members of the Industrial Research Forum, CBRE, Colliers International, Cushman & Wakefield and JLL, share non-sensitive information and believe the establishment of the Industrial Research Forum will enhance transparency on the Czech industrial market.

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
  2. 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
  3. 3) Health Care as an export industry
  4. 4) Government as a competitive advantage

Advocacy Priorities for 2018-2020 
 
People 

1. Setting a predictable policy for economic immigration based on the goal of maintaining current levels of employment for Czech citizens and wage growth that corresponds to productivity growth.  

2. Establishing incentives for companies and individuals to provide the qualifications and skills necessary for the automation of production and service industries.  

3. Introducing machine and computer programming as a required language in elementary and high schools.  

4. Improving the Healthy Life Years of the workforce and overall population through better prevention programs, better diagnostics, and better treatment.  
 
Infrastructure 

1. Develop a plan for developing and maintaining an integrated rail, road and air commercial logistics systems.  

2. Integrate the Prague airport into the national commuter network.  

3. Increase digital infrastructure capacity throughout country. 

4. Develop a housing plan that will create more entry-level housing in Prague and Brno for purchase or rent.  
 
Technology 

1. Reform investment incentives to concentrate on product research, development and production.  

2. Establish policy objectives in the area of health, energy, transport, environment and other areas and use these objectives for allocating public research funds. 

3. Require major public procurements to use objective and measurable criteria for innovation. 

 

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