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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 103 regular, 49 foreign members and 14 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

20.05.19

XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.

19.05.19

Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.

07.05.19

XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.