The most successful Scientist Night in history. Humanities Week begins.

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Reform of doctoral studies awaits us

Dear colleagues,

At Masaryk University, there is a lively and often turbulent discussion about the future shape of doctoral studies. Its fundamental reform, which should be based on the results of last year's evaluation concepts and which should be carried by three keys: interdisciplinarization – internationalization – and rationalization. The word "rationalization" means, among other things, the reduction of doctoral study programmes and boards and, consequently, the decrease in the number of doctoral students.

These are serious steps aimed at improving the quality of doctoral studies, achieving competitive scientific results and, last but not least, reducing the number of incomplete studies. All these measures in a reasonable SWOT analysis table show not only undoubted opportunities but also some threats. Above all, the current reforms will build on the positive changes in the working style of the disciplinary boards and the PhD students themselves that took place at the faculty a few years ago.

Quite possibly, some questions after "continuities and discontinuities" in science and doctoral studies will be answered by the debate that will be created at our faculty on 22 November and the lower invitation for research and postgraduate studies of MU by Šárka Pospíšilová, and also by her two predecessors in this position, Petr Dvořák and Jana Musilová. Undoubtedly, there will also be discussions about disciplinary shifts in scientific research or about the possibilities and limits of crossing the divide between actual study and the management of scientific work. All those interested in these topics are welcome to join the debate.

Tomáš Knoz
Vice-Dean for academic affairs and doctoral studies

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A woman who appears weak in the eyes of the West is a liberated woman in the Arab world

With Arabist Danuša Čižmíková about women writers in the Arab world and the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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The most successful Scientist Night in history. Over a thousand people visited the faculty

This year's edition, subtitled Secrets, occurred on Friday, 6 October. See how it looked at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University.

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Humans have always been predatory towards nature, romantic view of the past is wrong

With Daniel Drápala about the book Traces of Human Mind, which describes the creative activity of our ancestors.

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Academics' strike in Brno: This is the response in the media

Read how the media covered the October strike at the Faculty of Arts.

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Also in the fall semester we will have reading week. How to use it?

Traditional classes will not be held the week of November 13.

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Five tips on how to organize a public event at the faculty

Are you going to organize an event to which you would like to invite the faculty community or even the non-faculty public? Learn what not to forget and how to make the event as successful as possible.

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Drink filtered water and save plastic

You can use the Lokni filtration plant in the basement of Building C.

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CERPEK: Sign up for new workshops

Meet teachers (not only) from Masaryk University and get inspired by them.

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VR headset loans for teachers and staff

Try out the possibilities of virtual reality in your teaching or work agenda. For example, you can rent the Meta Quest 2 VR headset.

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The next edition of the E-learning in practice conference is approaching

The focus is on sharing and exchanging experiences in e-learning and technology-enhanced learning.

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Humanities Week 2023: Close to the Baroque

We celebrate UNESCO World Philosophy Day with lectures, workshops, exhibitions and other exciting events. This year's theme commemorates the 300th anniversary of the death of two Baroque greats – Jan Blazej Santini-Aichel and Johann Bernhard Fischer of Erlach.

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Follow the minutes of the management meetings

Mon 16 Oct 2023

Deans Board No. 13 

Mon 23 Oct 2023

Session of the Academic Senate 

Mon 30 Oct 2023

Faculty Management Meeting No. 15 

What awaits us in the coming months

Wed 8 Nov 2023

With a Book on the KaFFe – How to Write and Read at the Faculty of Arts | Tereza Matoušková 

A new series of author evenings with writers, poets, academics and aspiring authors continues in the Reading Room at the Faculty of Arts MU. This time, Tereza Matoušková will present her new book. Start at 5:00 p.m.

Mon 13 – Fri 17 Nov 2023

Humanities Week 2023 

The Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University traditionally joins the celebration of the UNESCO World Philosophy Day by organizing the Humanities Week. This year, the programme will focus on the 300th anniversary of the death of Santini-Aichl and Johann Bernhard Fischer of Erlach.

Wed 22 Nov 2023

Continuities and Discontinuities in Science and Doctoral Studies 

Šárka Pospíšilová, Petr Dvořák and Jana Musilová, who successively held the position of Vice-Rector for Science and Research, will debate with students of doctoral programmes. Start at 5:00 p.m.

Mon 27 Nov 2023

With a Book on the KaFFe – How to Write and Read at the Faculty of Arts | Petr Kylián 

A new series of author evenings with writers, poets, academics and aspiring authors continues in the Reading Room of the Faculty of Arts. This time, Petr Kylián will present his book United Losers or Men on the Edge of Hope. Start at 5:00 p.m.

Wed 29 Nov 2023

With a Book on the KaFFe – How to Write and Read at the Faculty of Arts | Miloš Štědroň and Jiří Hanuš 

A new series of author evenings with writers, poets, academics and aspiring authors continues in the Reading Room at the Faculty of Arts MU. This time, a new book will present Miloš Štědroň and Jiří Hanuš. Start at 6:00 p.m.

Wed 6 Dec 2023

St. Nicholas legends in the library 

We invite you and your children or grandchildren (ages 3–6) to a playful evening at the Central Library. The event will be held in two groups (at 4:00 and 5:00 PM) and capacity is limited, so registration is required.

Other events can be found in the calendar of events on the website. For all study dates, see the schedule in IS.

Faculty in the media

Václav Štěpánek won the Prize of the South Moravian Region (CZ)  Externí odkaz

Music at the confluence reverberated (CZ)  Externí odkaz

Brno Reads Bruno Festival will commemorate "the greatest poet of the 20th century" Scholz (CZ)  Externí odkaz

The next issue of the faculty newsletter will be published on 10 December. Submissions can be sent until 6 December to

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