About Universitas magazine

 

Universitas – magazine for universities – is a new independent online magazine about science, education, research and higher education founded by 14 Czech universities. In 2019 22 Czech universities are involved in the project.

Active since early 2017, Universitas is a professional magazine whose focus group is academic staff and other interested parties in the Czech and Slovak Republics. Readers turn to it for in-depth analysis, interviews with renowned researchers, comment and home and foreign news. 

Universitas magazine is a platform for discussion on hot topics in Czech and Slovak higher education, such as the new reform of the higher education system, the financing of science, and the quality and ranking of universities. Each month it emails a newsletter directly to academic staff and PhD students. Universitas magazine’s communication also embraces social media – it shares its articles via its Twitter and Facebook account UniversitasCZ. 

Universitas magazine is financed by the Czech Ministry of Education. From the beginning, there are 14 Czech universities were involved in the project (in alphabetical order):
Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Charles University in Prague
College of Polytechnics Jihlava
Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno
Masaryk University
Mendel University
Palacký University Olomouc
Silesian University in Opava
Tomas Bata University in Zlín
University of Hradec Králové
University of Ostrava
University of Pardubice
University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno
University of West Bohemia

In 2018 these six universities became partners:
Czech Technical University in Prague
Jan Evangelista Purkyně University
Technical University of Liberec
Technical University of Ostrava
University of chemistry and Technology Prague
University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

In 2019 two more universities joined the project: 
The Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice