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December 11 2018
I see it over and over again – my students showing up to class in the middle of a personal crisis. Granted, I teach freshmen, so perhaps that should be no surprise. The stress and drama of adjusting to university, compounded by a seemingly chaotic world, without boundaries, defined by an amorphously digital existence – these things weigh heavily on my students. Yet, the one source of comfort... Read more >
Media coverage is of particular importance as it provides a critical backdrop for the formation of public opinion
November 27 2018
A recently published report by the Pew Research Center documents vast differences across Europe in public attitudes toward Muslims. It is interesting that the proportion of citizens of Central and Eastern European countries who say that they would be willing to accept Muslims as members of their family is considerably lower than in Western Europe. A similar pattern is shown in the recent special... Read more >
November 26 2018
Results of research among students executed by the MEDIAN research agency earlier this year showed that the majority of Czech middle school students have a low level of media literacy.  Their knowledge of how social media and internet search engines work is limited, and almost half are unable to differentiate between paid advertisements and authentic journalism. Despite this... Read more >
November 15 2018
What do you imagine first when you hear the word “Erasmus”? Traveling all over Europe? Exploring new places? Meeting new people? Learning and studying in a new language? All this is now available to UNYP students – and financially supported by the European Union. The University of New York in Prague, for the first time in its history, has received a financial grant to support Erasmus students... Read more >
October 31 2018
Have you ever wanted to visit New York City, yet stay physically in the Czech Republic? University of New York in Prague (UNYP) arrived in Gaudeamus Brno with a NYC subway car, and a replica of Time Square supported by a team of students, alumni and professors to explain to visitors why private education can be of higher quality than state. In a related survey on the portal vysokeskoly.cz,... Read more >

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