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The Society

The Learned Society of the Czech Republic was established on May 10, 1994 at a festive session in the Hall of Patriots of Carolinum, the original seat of the Charles University, founded 1348 in Prague. Attending were 36 members of the Foundation for the Restoration of the Learned Society who became its Founding Members. New members of the Learned Society were elected at annual general assemblies as well as honorary members according to its regulations. There were significant changes of regulations accepted in January 2015 in which category of regular members was preserved, honorary members were changed to foreign members and emeritus membership was introduced. There are 98 regular, 49 foreign members and 17 emeritus members in the Learned Society at present. The executive body of the Learned Society is its Board which consists of eight regular members.

Pursuant to Act 83/1990, the Learned Society of the Czech Republic is a civic association. Its executive body is the Council of the Society.

The Council the Executive Board of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic for the period May 2020 - May 2022

Headquarters and Secretariat of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic:
Národní 3, 110 00 Praha 1
tel: +420-221 403 384, fax: +420-221 403 418
e-mail: jedinakova@kav.cas.cz, ucena.spol@kav.cas.cz

The Czech Learned Society is a member of the Council of Scietific Societies of the Czech Republic.


Czech university titles and degrees and their British equivalents:

Czech British
Ing., Mgr. MSc, MA
PhDr., RNDr., JUDr. no eqivalent; degrees between MSc or MA and PhD
MUDr. MD
CSc. PhD
DrSc. DSc
Doc. Reader / Associate Professor (US)

News

26.06.20

Reaction to the case of Tomáš Hudlický: Members of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic support the freedom of expression

„We believe that free exchange of ideas is a key condition for the pursuit of truth and that the honest opinions should be scrutinized, challenged or rebutted but not censored or suppressed,“ say 45 members of the Learned Society in a statement regarding the retracted opinion paper by Prof. Tomáš Hudlický.

24.06.20

The letter by Jan Konvalinka to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the Brock University regarding the retracted article of Prof. Tomáš Hudlický

Opinions could and should be challenged, questioned or refuted but never silenced. In order to be able to think, we have to have the right to inquire, question and even offend or be mistaken,” writes Assoc. Prof. Jan Konvalinka, a biochemist at the IOCB Prague and the Vice-Rector of the Charles University, to Gervan Fearon.

27.11.19

Prof Miroslav Bárta receives the Česká hlava National Government Award

Learned Society member, Prof. Mgr. Miroslav Bárta, Dr. (Charles University Faculty of Arts) received the Česká hlava (Czech Head) National Government Award on 25 November 2019. A renowned Czech Egyptologist and archaeologist, Professor Bárta researches the history of ancient civilisations, the human relationship to the natural environment, and also for many years the evolution of complex societies. He leads the Czech Institute of Egyptology for archaeological and environmental research in Egypt and Sudan. His principal research interest is the period of the pyramid builders of the Old Kingdom.