The Congress will take place on the campus of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (CZU). The campus is located in the northwest suburbs of Prague – in the district of Suchdol, approximately 20 minutes from the city centre. It is a quiet green-suburb with a few small protected areas near by. Due to its location, Prague a very good starting point for field excursions across the whole of Bohemia. During the Congress, we will offer various excursions.
The modern campus offers a concentration of all services and facilities in one place. There are six Faculties with classrooms and lecture halls, student dormitories, Menza (student dining hall), park, arboretum, restaurants and bars, parking, etc. All these facilities are within ten minutes’ walk of each other on the campus. Besides the student dormitories, there are three hotels in the immediate vicinity of the campus.
CZU follows the principles of CSR, and in the UI Green Metric World University Rankings 2019 it took 31st place (out of 780 universities; the best Czech university). There is a waste separation system across the campus and biowaste composting. CZU also follows a special programme for reduction of disposable plastics, for example by using Filermac (micro-filtered water for free, if you bring your own bottle).
Czech Republic in a box
- The capital city of the Czech Republic (also known as Czechia) is Prague.
- The Czech Republic is a democratic republic and a member of European Union.
- The official language is the Czech language.
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Prague, the Heart of Europe
For more than one thousand and one hundred years, visitors to Prague have been trying to give Prague a suitable name: stone Prague, golden Prague, magic Prague, hundred-spired Prague, Prague, mother of the all cities... Each of these highlight one of its many attractive features.
Hundred-spired Prague – as this name suggests, Prague is the city of architectural treasures. It might be impossible to count all the large and small spires of Prague churches, palaces and houses. This city has been developing for more than one thousand years, in the course of time many memorable buildings have been built. In spite of often having been destroyed, Prague was able to keep its enormous legacy. It excels in Romanesque monuments; it is known as a world-renowned work of Gothic city planning. The re-catholicization of the country was accompanied by a remarkable development of the Baroque style. Hundreds of artists, mainly from Italy and Germany, gave Prague its Baroque appearance, which the city has been preserving since that time. The countenance of Prague reflects every cultural period and every artistic style.
The name Magic Prague is known all over the world. Doctor Faust's Prague, Golem's Prague - this name was given to the city after the mythical clay giant symbolizing Jewish magic. Rudolphian Prague - after Emperor Rudolf II, who contributed to its reputation to a great extent. This emperor of alchemists, the admirer of occultism and Maecenas gathered in Prague one of the biggest collections of art of that time. The remains of this collection, still preserved in Prague, are remarkable. However, the emperor left behind something that cannot be taken from the city - the atmosphere of mystery.