Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019: 14 Czech Universities Made It to the Top List
A record number of 14 institutions is ranked among top universities globally this year, according to THE latest ranking. Charles University in Prague ranks 401st - 500th and continues to achieve the top position in Times Higher Education (THE) latest ranking among Czech universities. Masaryk University in Brno, the Czech second largest city, ranked 601st - 800th, followed by the Palacky University in Olomouc in Eastern Moravia.
Eurostat: 65% in the EU, 45% in the Czech Republic Know at Least One Foreign Language | Hays on Rising Demand for Multilingual Candidates
On the occasion of the European Day of Languages, figures on self-reported language skills show that in 2016, 65 % of working-age adults in the European Union (EU) knew at least one foreign language. In some Member States, knowledge of foreign languages was particularly high. For example, more than 90 % of respondents knew at least one foreign language in these countries: Sweden (97 %), Latvia, Denmark and Lithuania (all 96%), Luxembourg (95 %), Finland and Malta (both 92 %) and Estonia (91 %).
The Czech Republic’s second largest city offers a welcome respite from the constant crowds of Prague. A renowned university town, locals and students are extremely well catered for in this burgeoning gastronomic and cultural hub. Brno’s history of nurturing young talent dates back to 1769, when an 11-year-old Mozart conducted at the Reduta, Central Europe’s oldest theatre.
As expected, the CNB delivered a 25bp hike on 26 September. However, the market already had high expectations (one additional hike this year and two more next year). As such, today’s press conference in which Governor Rusnok was non-committal disappointed slightly.
Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy
- 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
- 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
- 3) Health Care as an export industry
- 4) Government as a competitive advantage
In Policy Pipeline policy developments in the Czech Republic and abroad are monitored to bring better understanding of current topics and trends.