PhDr. Marek Prihoda from Charles University in Prague paid a working visit to UzhNU
The Deputy Director of the Department of East European Studies of the Faculty of Arts of Charles University, the coordinator of the Czech part of the Agreement between the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague and the Faculty of Social Sciences of Uzhhorod National Unversity, PhDr. Marek Prihoda, paid a working visit to Uzhhorod National University. During his visit, the scholar delivered an open lecture entitled "The Czech View of Ukraine and the Ukrainians in the XIX Century" and had a discussion with students of UzhNU on "Modern Czech-Ukrainian Relations and Interest in the Czech Republic".
At the beginning of the discussion with students, the Vice-Rector of UzhNU for Academic Affairs and Research Myroslava Lendel said: “Charles University in Prague is our strategic partner and we have been working together for several years on the development of many interesting projects within the framework of the Memorandum of Cooperation signed between Charles University and UzhNU. We often host the representatives of the Faculties of Law and Medicine of Charles University, and today we are hosting PhDr. Marek Prihoda, who initiated the discussion which should be of particular interest to students of the Faculty of History and International Relations."
Mr. Prihoda outlined the key points of the conversation: “First and foremost, I would like to touch upon the topics of our cooperation, discuss what our university can offer to you, as well as dwell upon the current state of Czech-Ukrainian relations and discuss what we can do together to improve them."
The scholar told the students about the history of Charles University in Prague, its departments, the structure of the Department for East European Studies, which also has a department of Ukrainian studies. “According to the official data, 100,000 Ukrainian citizens live in the Czech Republic, Ukrainians are the second largest group of foreigners living in the Czech Republic. Over the past 15 years, the number of foreign students in the Czech Republic has increased significantly, and now we have 3,000 Ukrainians students. This is also due to the fact that a person who speaks Czech can get free education at a public university. Therefore, the topic of Ukraine and Ukrainians is relevant to the Czech Republic and the work of our Department for East European Studies is very important,” said Marek Prihoda.