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Musil Jiří

Prof., PhDr., CSc.
Born February 20, 1928

  • Theory of sociology, urban sociology, cultural sociology, demography
  • Member of Learned Society since 1994 (Founding member)

Educational and professional preparation:

  • Student, Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University, field of sociology, philosophy; completed in 1952

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1953-1958, research worker, Institute of Hygiene, Prague;
  • 1958-1983, Head, Department of Sociology, Research Institute for Building and Architecture;
  • 1983-1990, Czech Institute of Technology (CIT), Faculty of Architecture, research worker;
  • 1990-1992, Director, renewed Sociological Institute, AS CR;
  • 1992-1993, Director, Central European University, Prague and Professor at this University;
  • 1993-2003, Professor, Central European University, Budapest and Warsaw, simultaneously Professor, Faculty of Science, Charles University

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • Academia Europaea, London
  • Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea, Vienna
  • World Academy of Art and Science, USA
  • 1998-2001, President, European Sociological Association

Notable awards:

  • Six medals and awards for book publications and research in the field of urban sociology

Selected publications:

  • Housing Needs and Policy in Great Britain and Czechoslovakia. University of Glasgow, London 966
  • Sociologie soudobého města (Sociology of the Contemporary City). Svoboda, Prague, 1967
  • Assessment of Current and Future Housing Needs, United Nations, Geneva 1970
  • Sociologie bydlení (Sociology of Housing). Svoboda, Prague 1971
  • Urbanizace v socialistických zemích (Urbanization in the Socialist Countries). Svoboda, Prague 1977
  • Urbanization in Socialist Countries. M. E. Sharpe, White Plains, New York, 1980
  • The End of Czechoslovakia (editor). CEU Press, Budapest, New York 1995
  • Räumliche Auswirkungen des Transformationsprozesses in Deutschland und bei den östlichen Nachbarn (editor with W. Strubelt). Leske + Budrich, Opladen 1997
  • The Meaning of Liberalism-East and Wes (editor with Z. Suda). CEU Press, Budapest, New York 1999
  • Zrod velkoměsta (Birth of a Metropolis) (with P. Horská, E. Maur). Paseka, Prague 2002.

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Luboš Perek is celebrating his 100th year

Founding fellow of the Learned Society and its doyen, astronomer doc. RNDr. Luboš Perek, DrSc, is celebrating his 100th birthday on 26 July 2019. He is an indelible part of history as the person who helped define cosmic space, he was the first to point out the issue of cosmic waste and was also a teacher to the most important Czechoslovak astronomers. Let us express our respect and admiration of the extraordinary scientific career of a person who worked tirelessly and continues to work. The Learned Society wishes Mr Perek health, optimism and joy in the oncoming years.


The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has appealed to the Hungarian President to support academic freedom

On Friday 19 July the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Learned Society of the Czech Republic sent a letter to Hungarian President János Ánder, in which they state their concerns regarding the situation in respect to management and funding of scientific activities in Hungary. An act, according to which not the Academy of Sciences, but a thirteen-member political committee, will decide on research, funding of scientific activities and establishment or closure of scientific workplaces, will come into force on 1 September.


The loss of Learned Society Fellow prof. Josef Koutecký

We regret to inform that prof. Josef Koutecký, a fellow of the Learned Society, a renowned physician and the founder of paediatric oncology in this country, passed away on 5 July 2019 at the age of 88. He founded paediatric oncology here in 1964 and a separate paediatric oncology department was then established at the Faculty Hospital in Motol, Prague in 1978.