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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 101 regular, 49 foreign members and 13 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 2018 - May 2020

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

25.07.19

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.

23.07.19

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.

07.07.19

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.