Charles University Faculty of Science

Introduction

The Faculty of Science was established in 1920 as the fifth faculty of Charles University. It currently has 29 departments, 3 museums and a large Botanical Garden where the Study Department and some students’ facilities are located.

Nowadays the faculty is academically and organizationally divided into four sections: biological, geographical, geological and chemical. In addition to these sections the faculty has several specialists teaching and research centres, including interdisciplinary institutions such as the Institute for Environmental Studies. All parts of the faculty are active in both teaching and research.

The main mission of the Faculty of Science is to create highly qualified experts in biology, chemistry, geography, geology and in other interdisciplinary fields. Its scientific and research effort aims to solve key problems concerned with the development of human society. Some of the priority long-term subjects are human health, the study of the function and prediction of the development of ecosystems and the biosphere, and the development of environmentally-friendly materials based on the utilization of renewable resources.

The Faculty of Science offers three educational levels, bachelor, master and doctoral. All bachelor and master programs include both theoretical teaching and practical exercises in laboratories, and some courses combine the academic studies of natural science with teacher training in a chosen field. Bachelor courses are introductions to deeper studies that follow on in the master’s programs. Master’s study programs train experts for scientific and research institutes, government careers, industry and the private sector. Graduates of the master’s courses with the teacher training element are qualified to teach in secondary schools and secondary vocational schools. Doctoral study programs train highly specialized staff for science and research activities.

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PhD fellowship in structural biology of 14-3-3 protein complexes

Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague is offering a PhD scholarship at Tomas Obsil research group to start in October 1st 2016. Project is part of the Horizon2020 (H2020) Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) “Targeted small-molecule Stabilization of Protein-Protein Interactions (TASPPI)”. [+]

The Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague is offering a PhD scholarship at Tomas Obsil research group to start in October 1st 2016. Project is part of the Horizon2020 (H2020) Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) “Targeted small-molecule Stabilization of Protein-Protein Interactions (TASPPI)”. Offered PhD position is for 3-4 years with very competitive salary for first three years (gross income 2,600 € per month), additional family allowance for married students, and sufficient research funds; the last (optional) year the university will cover the basic salary of ca. 900 € per month. The application deadline is April 17th, 2016. Please send the application to the supervisor of the offered fellowship (T. Obsil: obsil@natur.cuni.cz). Project Aims of the PhD project are: (i) structural analysis of 14-3-3 protein complexes with protein kinases ASK1, CaMKKI and CaMKKII using chemical cross-linking, H/D exchange coupled to mass spectrometry (HDX-MS), small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and protein crystallography; and (ii) identification and characterization of small molecules that stabilize these complexes. High-throughput screening, fragment-based ligand discovery, and virtual screening will be used to identify initial stabilizers. Subsequently, biophysical and structural methods will be used to characterize these molecules and their stabilizing activity towards their respective 14-3-3 complexes. Qualifications and eligibility Applicants from any country of the world are accepted, but good English skills are mandatory. Applicants should have a solid experience with recombinant protein expression and purification. A strong interest in Structural biology, Biophysics and/or Biochemistry is desirable. Previous experience with protein crystallography and SAXS is an advantage. A MSc or equivalent degree in a relevant field is required. Due to specific requirements of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Program applicants should not hold PhD degree and, at the time of enrollment in the PhD program in the Czech Republic should have less than 4 years of research experience (counted as time of employment in research since receiving a degree allowing enrollment in the PhD program). Additionally, at the time of recruitment applicants must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Czech Republic for more than 12 months in the 3 years before his/her recruitment for the PhD project. Job description Your key tasks as a PhD student are: manage and carry out your research project pass PhD courses write scientific articles and your PhD thesis participate in TASPPI ITN training events and international congresses stay 6 months abroad working in laboratories of industrial partners of TASPPI project Procedures An assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the applications, with Tomas Obsil hosting the positions being a member of this committee. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee, and once their applications are evaluated they will receive written feedback from the committee with the right to send additional comments. Short listed applicants will be interviewed by phone or Skype by Tomas Obsil and the final selection of the successful candidates will be made by him in collaboration with assessment committee. The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicants. Successful candidates will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school at the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague. Please contact T. Obsil (obsil@natur.cuni.cz) for detailed information on the PhD programme of the Charles University. Application Application should include: your letter of motivation CV including your e-mail address and other contact data as well as contact details of 1-3 referees who already know you as a student or employee list of publications including submitted or in press papers, if any transcript of MSc diploma or equivalent For any questions concerning the project, TASPPI, PhD programme of the Charles University or living conditions in Prague/Czech Republic, please contact Tomas Obsil (obsil@natur.cuni.cz). [-]

PhD in Analytical Chemistry

Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate of the Ph.D. study program in analytical chemistry has gained advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and experience in a wide field of chemical and instrumental methods of analysis, chemometry, approaches to the attainment of a high quality of analytical results, procedures of method validation and accreditation of analytical laboratories. [+]

A graduate of the Ph.D. study program in analytical chemistry has gained advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and experience in a wide field of chemical and instrumental methods of analysis, chemometry, approaches to the attainment of a high quality of analytical results, procedures of method validation and accreditation of analytical laboratories. They can utilize this background in a great variety of jobs dealing with the development, optimization and verification of new analytical procedures, organization and supervision of analytical practices necessary for scientific research, for industry and agriculture, environmental protection, medicine, etc., in research institutions in industry and in various regulatory laboratories. They also can teach analytical chemistry in schools and specialized courses. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Analytical chemistry is a branch of natural science and is based not only on all the chemical disciplines, but also on physics, biology, theory of information and a number of technical disciplines. It provides information on the identity, structure and amounts of components in natural and man-made objects and on their distribution in space and time. It cooperates with other fields of natural science in seeking relationships between the chemical composition of substances and their properties. It is an applied multidisciplinary science with a number of feedbacks that accents teamwork in solution of problems. It requires mastering of a sufficient background in a number of disciplines, such as general and physical chemistry, physics, mathematics, inorganic and organic chemistry and biochemistry, and, of course, a thorough knowledge of the theory of analytical chemistry and of modern instrumental analytical methods. In view of the experimental character of analytical chemistry, an important role is played by practical capabilities and manual skills. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Animal Physiology

Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate of the doctoral study program in Animal Physiology is ready for independent scientific-research work. He/she has good theoretical knowledge and practical skills in a wide range of biological disciplines affecting the physiological and biochemical aspects of the relevant studied problems at the cell, organ and organism levels, and is able to adequately present the experimental findings obtained. [+]

A graduate of the doctoral study program in Animal Physiology is ready for independent scientific-research work. He/she has good theoretical knowledge and practical skills in a wide range of biological disciplines affecting the physiological and biochemical aspects of the relevant studied problems at the cell, organ and organism levels, and is able to adequately present the experimental findings obtained. Graduates are capable of working in basic and applied research both in national and international scientific institutions, including teaching posts in medical, science and agriculture universities. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic This branch is the study of biological functions of animal and human organisms. Using wide possibilities of modern experimental methods of molecular biology, chemistry, physics and some special physiological techniques, cellular, organ and organismic aspects are studied. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Anthropology and Human Genetics

Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A Ph.D. graduate in Anthropology and Human Genetics is educated in both the theoretical and practical aspects of biological anthropology and human biology related to the biological roots of human beings, and human variability and adaptability in both time and place. [+]

A Ph.D. graduate in Anthropology and Human Genetics is educated in both the theoretical and practical aspects of biological anthropology and human biology related to the biological roots of human beings, and human variability and adaptability in both time and place. The key disciplines in the graduate curricula are human evolution and ecology, auxology, human anatomy, and also molecular anthropology concentrated on both the human past as well as clinical and biomedical research. Ph.D. graduates are prepared to apply practical knowledge in morphological research but also in methods of molecular anthropology and sophisticated 3D computer-assisted analyses, primarily in fields such as clinical, functional, ergonomic, forensic anthropology, human osteology, archaeology, forensic sciences, human genetics and biomedical technologies. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The discipline is focused on physical antropology and human biology, genetics, ecology and ethology. It deals predominantly with ontogenetic and phylogenetic development of man, morphological variability and evolution of populations, ethnic anthropology and ethnology, human growth and its disorders, body composition and nutrition, action of environmental and social factors on man, human behavior and with characteristics at various levels of biologic organization and their heredity. Molecular genetics includes analyses of different human receptor genes and genetic polymorphisms in variable regions of human chromosomes. Applied specialities include forensic, functional, clinical and industrial anthropology. Special position occupies skeletal and dental anthropology. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Applied Geology

Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate of the Applied Geology Ph.D. program has acquired deep knowledge in the field of engineering geology focused on theoretical and experimental soil and rock mechanics as well as geotechnical mathematical modelling. [+]

A graduate of the Applied Geology Ph.D. program has acquired deep knowledge in the field of engineering geology focused on theoretical and experimental soil and rock mechanics as well as geotechnical mathematical modelling, in the field of hydrogeology focused on the use and protection of ground water resources, in the field of applied geophysics with special interest on mathematical models of physical fields, in the field of economic geology focused on the genesis of raw mineral material deposits including prospecting, exploration and evaluation as well as the problems of the reclamation of abandoned mines, and in the field of environmental geology and geochemistry. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Applied geology with specializations of geology of mineral deposits, engineering geology, hydrogeology, applied geophysics, environmental geology and geochemistry is focused on study and the use of the rock environment and its protection. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY Engineering geology applies the geological knowledge in design and construction in all branches of civil engineering, in mining and in urban planning. It is an interdisciplinary field in between the science and technology. Using technical or rather mathematical methods, the knowledge gained by geology is applied in analyzing geodynamic processes and the interaction between the rock and civil engineering structures. HYDROGEOLOGY Hydrogeology is a scientific field engaged in groundwaters, their origin, conditions of incidence, laws of movement, their regimes, physical and chemical properties, their interaction with rocks, surface water and atmosphere. Hydrogeology ranges among applied geological branches and has closest relation to engineering geology. Modern hydrogeology has the character of a cross-border scientific discipline at the margin between geology, hydraulics, hydrology, chemistry and several technological disciplines (water management, civil engineering, chemical technology of water treatment etc.).A necessary method of modern hydrogeology is the development and use of mathematical models simulating natural processes as well as artificial interventions in the regime of waters both in saturated and unsaturated zones. The contents of the hydrogeology of today is moving from simple searching for water resources to the determination of optimum conditions of their utilization and protection. Hydrogeology plays an irreplacable role in the field of the protection of the living environment, in research and remediation of contaminated soils, rocks and groundwater. APPLIED GEOPHYSICS Applied geophysics studies physical fields and their utilization in solving geological problems. The main interest is in the upper part of the Earth s crust in the depth range of the first meters to first kilometers. The basic methods of applied geophysics are: gravity methods, magnetic methods, seismic methods, geoelectrical methods, radioactivity methods, geothermal methods and well logging. Geophysical methods are applied for investigation and exploration of mineral deposits, building materials, water resources, energy resources and are significant in monitoring and protection of natural environment. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Biochemistry

Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate of the Ph.D. doctoral program in Biochemistry is expected to have broad theoretical and practical knowledge in biochemistry and molecular biology. In their particular field, he/she is able to produce and present scientific results at the international level. [+]

A graduate of the Ph.D. doctoral program in Biochemistry is expected to have broad theoretical and practical knowledge in biochemistry and molecular biology. In their particular field, he/she is able to produce and present scientific results at the international level. His/her education and knowledge is broad enough to be able to adapt to work in all research directions at various institutions dealing with studies not only in biochemistry and molecular biology, but also with broader subjects at the chemistry:biology interface. He/she is able to participate in theoretical and practical training courses at Universities, but is also able to lead research groups and clinical chemistry laboratories in medical establishments, as well as participate in specialized research in the pharmaceutical industry. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Chemistry of the Life Processes Students entering this Program are trained in all fields of Biochemistry including bioenergetics, enzymology, molecular biology, protein chemistry and structure, immunochemistry, xenobiochemistry (biochemistry of foreign substances), chemical and cellular fundaments of the metabolic reactions etc. Students participating in the Program are actively involved in grant supported research projects at the Department of Biochemistry of the Faculty of Science of Charles University Prague as well as in the collaborating laboratories at the Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, and in regional and company laboratories. The studies in the Program are successfully completed after obtaining the English Language Certificate (issued by independent organizations), and after passing the State Doctoral Examination in biochemistry and two other subjects (usually suggested by the supervisor), and the defense of the PhD Thesis the important part of which is at least one publication in international peer-reviewed journal at which the candidate must be the principal author. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Botany

Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate of the Ph.D. program in Botony is qualified to do independent research in botany and plant ecology (including mycology). [+]

A graduate of the Ph.D. program in Botony is qualified to do independent research in botany and plant ecology (including mycology). This includes the identification and analysis of key research questions, the design of experimental/data collection techniques and analytical tools for handling them, up to the final presentation of results. The study program also includes essential theoretical concepts on which the discipline is based, and methodological issues used in data collection and analysis. The graduate has a command of English sufficient to do research at international research institutions outside the Czech Republic. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The field of botany covers all plant organismal sciences including mycology. Students typically specialize in one of the following fields: (i) systematics, distribution and ecology of non-vascular plants (including fungi), (ii) biosystematics/experimental taxonomy, microevolution, phylogenetics a distribution of vascular plants, or (iii) plant ecology, vegetation science and landscape ecology (including paleoecology). The study encompasses training in modern methodological approaches, data analysis and synthesis, and stresses participation in the scientific community, including the ability to present one's own results. Work on the PhD. project of the student is the core of the study. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Cartography, Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing

Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

This Ph.D. study program prepares students for professional research in the specific areas of cartography, remote sensing and geoinformation systems (GIS). [+]

This Ph.D. study program prepares students for professional research in the specific areas of cartography, remote sensing and geoinformation systems (GIS). After finishing this program, a graduate is equipped with a synthesis of academic knowledge and practical skills, enabling him/her to develop creative solutions in a particular field. He/she has proficiency in the effective collection of geographical data including remote sensing, developing software tools and methods such as database design for data storage, retrieval and management and spatial data modeling using GIS, as well as web authoring and programming for the dissemination of data and maps. Depending on the focus of the thesis, the student may also have the ability to use different data processing methods such as neural networks, genetic algorithms or object classifications. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Cartography, geoinformatics and remote sensing are separate fields of science, which engage in the creation of whole classes of localization character, communication-information and recognition models. Scientific branch includes general cartography, theoretic cartography, history of cartography, cartographic informatics and modeling, analyses and creation of maps and atlases, cartographic technology, geographic information systems and remote sensing (RS). Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Demography

Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A Ph.D. graduate in Demography is an expert in many areas of population studies. He/she provides all types of demographic research and analysis in the context of social, economic or health issues. [+]

A Ph.D. graduate in Demography is an expert in many areas of population studies. He/she provides all types of demographic research and analysis in the context of social, economic or health issues. He/she is skilled in making all types of population forecasts, including estimates for future infrastructure demands. The graduate analyzes the population climate and devises strategies for social policies, as well as contributes expertise to various departments of the public administration. Other roles include proficiency in public statistic services (demographic and health statistics), research and decision-making, as well as in business, marketing, and other industries. The graduate is competent as a professional at any regional administration level. His/her abilities are especially beneficial when implementing long-term initiatives. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Demography is the scientific study of human population dynamics. It encompasses the study of the size, structure and distribution of populations, and how populations change over time due to births, deaths, and migration including related events of marriages, divorces and abortions. The relationships between economic, social, cultural, and biological environments and population development in terms of causes and effects (including forecasting) are the object of population studies in broader sense. Demography compiles and analyzes data that are useful for various disciplines dealing with human populations such as: economics, sociology, social medicine, anthropology, historiography, social geography, ecology, etc. Outcomes of demographic studies are important for public administration, policymaking, health service organization, educational system, insurance companies, etc. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Developmental and Cell Biology

Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate of the Developmental biology study program meets the requirements for a qualified researcher. They possess theoretical and practical knowledge, plus experience in a wide range of biological disciplines (molecular and cellular biology, embryology and developmental biology, reproductive biology). [+]

A graduate of the Developmental biology study program meets the requirements for a qualified researcher. They possess theoretical and practical knowledge, plus experience in a wide range of biological disciplines (molecular and cellular biology, embryology and developmental biology, reproductive biology). He/she is trained to carry out fundamental and applied research into cell structures, organismal reproduction and development, morphogenesis, the molecular basis of cellular regulation, proliferation and differentiation, and intercellular relations in multicellular systems throughout the entire life cycle of an organism. Graduates will be useful in basic scientific research, biotechnology, and applied research and practice (health, agriculture, biotechnology), as well as in the training of new generations of researchers. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Developmental biology is the study of the life cycle and the process by which organisms reproduce, develop and grow (in normal and pathological states). Modern developmental biology studies the genetic control and molecular mechanisms of cell growth, differentiation, miovement of multicellular complexes (morphogenesis) and regeneration, which are the processes that gives rise to tissues, organs and three dimensional anatomy. Embryology is a subfield, the study of organisms between the one-cell stage (generally, the zygote) and the end of the embryonic stage, which is not necessarily the beginning of free living individuum. The discipline therefore integrated the methodological approaches of molecular biology, genetics, cellular biology and morphology and cover large field of biological sciences. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Didactics of Chemistry

Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The PhD study grants integrated education that allows its graduates, thanks to their high erudition, to do conteptual and research activities in the area of chemistry education. The PhD study graduates will be ready for the independent scientific, pedagogic and management work in this area. [+]

The PhD study grants integrated education that allows its graduates, thanks to their high erudition, to do conteptual and research activities in the area of chemistry education. The PhD study graduates will be ready for the independent scientific, pedagogic and management work in this area. They will be able to assert themselves at the colleges' didactical workplaces, in the Education ministry research institutes that concern themselves with the problematics of chemistry education, at the secondary schools as highly-qualified chemistry teachers, at the workplaces which are dealing in further teacher training, and in the international and European institutions and organizations focused at the countrywide and international research in the area of chemistry or science education. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The doctoral study provides integrated education, allowing its absolvents to perform conceptual and research activity in the chemical education field because of their high erudition. The absolvents of the doctoral study will be ready for independent scientific, pedagogical, and coordination work in this field. The absolvents, will be able to use their skills at didactic places of work at universities and colleges which prepare Chemistry teachers, in the research institutes of Czech Ministry of Education which concern themselves with the chemical education problematics, in workplaces of institutions and organizations focused on postgraduate teacher education, in national and international institutions and organizations focused on state-wide or international research in chemical or science education (Division of Chemical Education EuCheMS, European Science Education Research Association, International Organization of Science and Technology Education, International Council of Associations for Science Education etc.). Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Ecology

Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The Ph.D. programme in Ecology is aimed at students with a background in biological or related fields such as the agricultural and environmental sciences. The study is based on current methods and processes used in actual grant projects, and focuses on the most recent issues in ecology. [+]

The Ph.D. programme in Ecology is aimed at students with a background in biological or related fields such as the agricultural and environmental sciences. The study is based on current methods and processes used in actual grant projects, and focuses on the most recent issues in ecology. A graduate of this programme will have mastered topical methods of the field, be able to publish her/his work in quality international journals, and to teach in university courses. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic shrink Ecology is dealing with interactions of groups of organisms related to their abiotic environment. The study is general, i. e. including all groups of taxonomic units. Projects with predominantly biotic interactions have priority over the study of abiotic environment: populations and community ecology, study of ecosystems. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Environmental Science

Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A Ph.D. graduate in Environmental Science is educated to solve problems of applied and basic environmental research in a creative manner and with high expertise. He/she is able to recognize processes leading to changes in the biophysical environment, to analyze causes of these changes and assess the related effects. [+]

A Ph.D. graduate in Environmental Science is educated to solve problems of applied and basic environmental research in a creative manner and with high expertise. He/she is able to recognize processes leading to changes in the biophysical environment, to analyze causes of these changes and assess the related effects. On the basis of this knowledge, the Ph.D. graduate is ready to provide methods aimed at improvements to the environment as well as to the social, health, and economic conditions of human society. The graduate is experienced in field and laboratory work, is able to formulate research hypotheses, perform conceptual work leading to project proposals, handle research data, use appropriate statistical and/or graphical methods and publish the results obtained. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The programme reflects a general public demand to understand and analyze mechanisms of adverse changes to the environment and find ways to mitigate them. The key aim of the study is a detailed analysis of current state of the environment, identification of principal pollutants, their dynamics, transport processes, and transformation among the various environmental compartments. An important aspect of the study is identification of biotic and abiotic processes, phenomena, species, and/or their groups (and their combinations) which may through the mediation of their state, behaviour or a certain mechanism assist in early recognition of an unwilling disruption of a given environmental system (air, water, soil, biota ...). During the study period the graduate will acquire the necessary attitudes towards a creative independent and/or team work based on a general scientific method. The applicant is ready to creatively and at a high level of expertise solve complex and complicated problems of the basic and applied science. He/she will acquire a deep experience in lab and/or field work and will be ready to plan scientific projects. He/she will have to use appropriate statistical/graphical techniques and publish the results obtained in renowned scientific journals. The study program is intended to prepare an individual to a carrier of a scientist acting in the field of applied or basic science or a highly skilled environmental management expert meeting the demanding needs of the private, non-profit or governmental sector. The main focus of the PhD programme is a PhD dissertation. To meet the criteria of the programme the applicant has to expect to attend supportive courses and pass appropriate exams. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in General Issues in Geography

Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

This graduate is well-prepared for work either independently or as a team member in scientific, research and pedagogical fields. [+]

This graduate is well-prepared for work either independently or as a team member in scientific, research and pedagogical fields. He/she has a broad understanding of general geographical issues, both in terms of theory and issues which integrate geographical topics with other related fields (namely the development and utilisation of landscape), as well as in the realm of teaching geography in both Czech and international contexts. The graduate is able to apply his/her knowledge of theories and concepts (e.g. the evolution of geographical thinking, geographical synthesis, forecasting of environmental changes). He/she is active in scientific research and training (conceptual, writing and reviewing, curriculum development, development of educational programmes and materials, the promotion of geographical knowledge). Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic General Issues in Geography as a programme of doctoral studies constitute an effort to find the touching/intersected topics that link the previous programmes of doctoral studies. In fact, a rapid development of geographic fields in the past half a century brought about their exceptional differentiation, while the common denominator of the individual fields was weakened. The strengthening of mutual links between individual fields of geography constitutes a major task both for further development of geography as a science and the fulfilling of the urgent needs of society. This is associated with the fact that the current landscape, as a focus of geographical study, is undergoing major changes both on the local and regional levels, as well as the state, continental and global levels. However, its research is primarily materialised within specialised disciplines. As a result, an interconnection of differing aspects of crucial questions of the research into the interaction of nature and society and the enhancement of holistic approaches to the solution of problems is becoming urgently needed. The crucial problems should be not only studied, but also represented in the educational process as its integrating parts. It is just geography on elementary and secondary schools (as well as a number of non-geographic programmes of universities) that should play the corresponding integrating role of an umbrella field. The misunderstanding of this integrating potential of geography by the drafters of the curricular reform of the Czech education and the traditional division of sciences/subjects/disciplines into social and natural science spheres can also be ascribed to the long-standing absence of a similar, comprehensively conceived doctoral study programme in the milieu of the Czech higher education. It is an objective of the doctoral study programme to reprieve this state of affairs. Geography is an inter-disciplinary field with a distinctive, though not always used potential of multidisciplinary cooperation. The studies proceed in three thematic directions integrating the character of geographic research: a) geographic thought; b) landscape development; c) education in geography. There is the assumption that one of them is a major focus of the research effort of a PhD student. The remaining two will allow to a student of the doctoral studies to be firmly anchored in the general, integrating issue of geographic fields. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Geology

Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A student of the Ph.D. program in Geology has acquired deep knowledge in the field of general geology, focused on the geological mapping of sedimentary, volcanic and metamorphic rocks; in the field of palaeontology focused on systematic, classification and stratigraphic applicability of plant and animal fossils. [+]

A student of the Ph.D. program in Geology has acquired deep knowledge in the field of general geology, focused on the geological mapping of sedimentary, volcanic and metamorphic rocks; in the field of palaeontology focused on systematic, classification and stratigraphic applicability of plant and animal fossils; in the field of petrology, with special interest in models of structural and petrological history, deformation of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks; in the field of geochemistry and mineralogy, focused on abiotic nature, and in environmental geology and geochemistry. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Geological sciences with the emphasis on stratigraphical and historical geology, structural geology, paleobotany, zoopaleontology, mineralogy and crystallography, geochemistry, economic geology and geology of mineral deposits, and petrology. STRATIGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL GEOLOGY Follows the studies of geological processes in the history of the Earth with the emphasis on organic and inorganic features. It is employed in broad range of geological sciences (including the reconstruction of geological environment in the past with the implications for the recent). The discipline deals with lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy and chronostratigraphy especially in the regional studies and correlation. It uses methods of the facies analysis as well as basin analysis in the paleogeographic reconstruction. It applies paleontological methods for the paleoecology, ecostratigraphy and quantitative stratigraphy, climatic stratigraphy and eventstratigraphy. The discipline uses geochronological methods radiometric dating and deals with the stratigraphical position of metamorphic and magmatic rocks. It employs the methods of detail studies of geological sections and deals with the research of Quaternary sediments. STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY In order to study the geological features (structures) of different scales it follows the scale sequences from the structures of mineral grains and rocks, outcrop structures ad structures expressed in the geological maps, global lithospheric structures and planetary structures. The emphasis of the structural geological studies is on the relationships among the structures and methods of their studies (deformation or strain analysis, methods of physical and mathematical models . The discipline provides a complex overview and applications of structural research in geological sciences using contemporaneous and up to date state of art of problems and methods. PALEOBOTANY The discipline deals with the studies of plants of the past geological times, plant evolution from the oldest forms of life in early Precambrian up to Cenozoic. It studies morphology and anatomy of the plant organs, carries out the reconstruction of fossil plants and whole plant assemblages. It studies the relationships of plant evolution and the environment. It formulates paleoclimatic and paleogeographic conclusions that are used in the geological studies (predominantly in the coal and oil geology). ZOOPALEONTOLOGY The study of evolution animals on the Earth from the earliest stages to the contemporaneous times, using the methods of morphology, anatomy and paleoecology. It attempts to reconstruct individual species and whole fossil assemblages. The results are used for biostratigraphy and evaluation of the evolution of an environment in geological past. Specialization: 1, paleontology of invertebrates: systematic and evolution, comparative anatomy of the individual groups, 2. Paleogeographical distribution and migration in the geological past, 3. Paleontology of vertebrates: comparative anatomy of individual groups, systematic and evolution 4. Evolution of humans and primates, paleogeographical distribution and migration in the geologic past. MINERALOGY AND CRYSTALOGRAPHY It studies mineral phases, their crystalochemistry, features and position within the mineral parageneses with the emphasis on quantitative methods of the study of mineral phases through the methods of quantitative reflectance microscopy, quantitative X-ray diffraction analysis, methods of powder and monocrystalline diffraction, and studies of chemical composition of individual phases "in situ". It studies polymorphy and polytypy and OD structures and their relationships to genetic conditions. Crystallography is directed to the region of structural crystallography and refinement of crystal structures. It applies mineralogical research in technologies and uses the mineralogical and geochemical methods in the environmental studies. Specialization: 1. Genetic mineralogy 2. Methods of laboratory studies of minerals and their industrial applications, 3. Mineralogical studies of solid contaminants in the environment, 4. Crystal structures. GEOCHEMISTRY It integrates the knowledge of the basic geological disciplines in the terms of chemical composition. It deals preferably with the physico-chemical features of geological and/or cosmochemical processes, anthropogenic processes and consequent modeling of those processes. It uses modern methods of "in situ" chemical analyses including the determination of stable and radioactive isotopes, physical methods and methods of statistical evaluation of data for the purpose of genetic geochemistry and geochronology. It studies the reaction kinetics of migration and distribution of chemical elements in geological materials (minerals, rocks, water and atmosphere) their equilibria (thermometry and geobarometry) and their mutual interactions. The geology uses these results in the exploration for mineral resources, for the studies of environments and partial problems of ecology, archaeology and in the medical science. ECONOMIC GEOLOGY AND GEOLOGY OF MINERAL DEPOSITS The discipline deals with the geological processes leading to the formation of concentration of potentially useful components in he Earth's crust. For the formulation of models of the individual types of mineral deposits it uses the knowledge and methods of other geological disciplines especially methods of geochemistry, mineralogy and methods of structural and basin analysis. It deals with the motion of solutions through the Earth crust and their interaction with the rocks, the isotope fractionation (e.g., of oxygen) and their significance for the interpretation of mineral deposit formations as well as the interaction of lower crust and the upper mantle with regard to processes forming the mineral concentrations. PETROLOGY Petrology studies metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary rocks. The emphasis is given to relationships of rock formation and geotectonic processes. Study includes the material and structural relations and microstructural features of the rocks. Metamorphic petrology studies thermal, pressure and mechanical evolution of crust in the collisional and extensional deformation regimes and the relationships of metamorphism and deformation. Magmatic petrology studies the formation of magma in the mantle and crust source areas, it rise, differentiation and crystallization including the geological properties and mechanisms of the emplacement. The sedimentary petrology studies modern features of sedimentology including the processes of diagenesis and petrology of organic materials. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Inorganic Chemistry

Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate of the PhD program in inorganic chemistry obtains detailed knowledge in the fields of solid-state chemistry, chemistry of materials, coordination chemistry, and bioinorganic chemistry, in accordance with his/her scientific focus. [+]

A graduate of the PhD program in inorganic chemistry obtains detailed knowledge in the fields of solid-state chemistry, chemistry of materials, coordination chemistry, and bioinorganic chemistry, in accordance with his/her scientific focus. An integral part of this specialization is the orientation on current methods, such as X-ray diffraction, NMR, molecular spectroscopy, electrochemical methods and UV-VIS spectroscopy. During experimental work, the student gains experience in the field of chemical synthesis and obtains needed know-how. On the basis of the curriculum offered, a graduate is able to solve scientific problems of both pure and applied inorganic chemistry, as well as related areas arising from the creative development of his/her research. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Inorganic chemistry is an interdisciplinary branch of chemistry. The main research directions are focused on "Chemistry of Materials" and "Coordination Chemistry". Both the orientations are included in the following characterization of the offered lectures, courses and research projects. Inorganic Chemistry - Material Chemistry Synthesis of new compounds and materials by the reactions in solutions and melts, characterization of their structure (x-ray analysis, spectral, thermal and magnetic properties). Searching of the relations between structure and properties with attention on potential applications. Study of the possible phase transitions. Inorganic Chemistry - Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry Synthesis of new macrocyklic ligands, aminoalkylphosphonic and phosphinic acids and investigation of their coordination properties both in diluted solutions (potentiometry, UV-VIS and NMR spectroscopy). Determination of structure both in solution and in the solid state ( spectral methods, magnetic properties, x-ray structure). Investigation of these compounds is oriented to their application in medicine. Study of organometalic compounds comes from research of ferrocene ligands and is focused on catalysis. Photochemistry is oriented on reactions of the singlet oxygen. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Macromolecular Chemistry

Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A Ph.D. graduate in Polymer Science has basic knowledge covering all fields of chemistry, plus advanced knowledge of chemistry, physical chemistry and the physics of polymer materials, as well as usually having good interdisciplinary knowledge oriented toward the fields of biology, physics, or nanoscience, according to his/her thesis. [+]

A Ph.D. graduate in Polymer Science has basic knowledge covering all fields of chemistry, plus advanced knowledge of chemistry, physical chemistry and the physics of polymer materials, as well as usually having good interdisciplinary knowledge oriented toward the fields of biology, physics, or nanoscience, according to his/her thesis. The graduate is able to present his/her results at international conferences and in peer-reviewed journals. Experience in teaching undergraduate students, the formulation of grant proposals, and the administration of research budgets are also quite frequent. The graduate is highly qualified for creative work at any academic, research or technological laboratory dealing with the development, testing and application of polymer materials at any research level (basic, applied, technological). Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The Graduate Study is organized by the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry in cooperation with the Prague Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry. The Study Program has been prepared by experts from the Faculty of Science, Academy of Sciences and the Prague Institute of Chemical Technology. It covers all fields of Macromolecular Chemistry (including Biopolymer Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Polymers) and some disciplines of Polymer Physics. The up-to-date topics that may be studied experimentally at the Department include, e.g., (a) synthesis of polymers and studies in polymerization kinetics (e.g., synthesis of semiconducting substituted polyacethylens), (b) association processes in polymer systems (e.g., micellization of block polyelectrolytes in aqueous solutions), (c) mechanical degradation and biodegradation processes in polymer systems, and (d) properties of semiconducting polymer materials. Theoretical studies in (a) statistical thermodynamics of polymers and (b) Monte Carlo computer simulations of chain conformations in supramolecular structures are available for theoretically oriented students. A great variety of other topics is available for students working partially at the Faculty and partially in the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry. In order to prepare the graduates for a successful professional career, the Graduate Program reflects the impact of polymer chemistry on chemical technology and various industrial production branches, and the offer of individual research topics reflects the up-to-date trends in the free positions advertized by research institutions and chemical companies in the Czech Republic and in the European Community countries. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Microbiology

Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Ph.D. graduates in microbiology are educated for individual scientific work in the field of microbiology. They gain comprehensive knowledge of cellular and molecular biology of bacteria and fungi at the most recent level, and are experienced in the methods of microbiology, biochemistry, molecular genetics, analytical chemistry, and biophysics. [+]

Ph.D. graduates in microbiology are educated for individual scientific work in the field of microbiology. They gain comprehensive knowledge of cellular and molecular biology of bacteria and fungi at the most recent level, and are experienced in the methods of microbiology, biochemistry, molecular genetics, analytical chemistry, and biophysics. Graduates are prepared to creatively solve the problems of basic and applied research in medical, environmental, industrial and biotechnological microbiology. Ph.D. graduates in microbiology can find positions in scientific institutes, at universities oriented on research and education in microbiology, or in organizations engaged, for instance, in clinical diagnostics, food production, pharmacy, bioremediation, or the water services sector. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Studies are focused on the knowledge of the biological processes occured in the microorganisms at the molecular, cellular and ecosystems level of organizations. Graduates are accomplished in the skill of independent research and scientific work in microbiology. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Modeling of Chemical Properties of Nano- and Biostructures

Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

This Ph.D. program is an interdisciplinary study combining physical chemistry, biochemistry, and material science with the modern tools of molecular modelling. [+]

This Ph.D. program is an interdisciplinary study combining physical chemistry, biochemistry, and material science with the modern tools of molecular modelling. Graduates are able to solve problems in the structural and dynamical aspects of complex systems using state-of-the-art tools of computational chemistry; they are also capable of writing reports and papers in scientific journals. Graduates have presented their results at international conferences, and have experience with the preparation of grant proposals. They will be useful in various areas of science, including: materials engineering, pharmaceutical research, molecular biology, biotechnology and/or catalysis. Graduates will find positions in applied research both in the private sector and in academia. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The graduate study is organized by the department of physical and macromolecular chemistry in collaboration with the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Academy of Sciences, covering computational chemistry, quantum chemistry, and molecular modeling. The study is focused on biomacromolecules (DNA and proteins) and complex molecular systems. The following projects can be studied: structure and dynamics of pairs and oligomers of DNA in the ground and excited electronic state, interaction of DNA with proteins and ligands, study of non-covalent interactions, particularly the regular and irregular hydrogen bonds, structural bioinformatics, stabilizing interactions in biomolecules - peptides and proteins and theoretical models of protein folding, theoretical study of chemical reactivity and catalysis, physical and chemical properties of molecular sieves, development of methods for the description of static and dynamic properties of weakly bound systems, study of carbon nanostructures, interaction of biologically relevant ions with hydrated proteins, structure and dynamics of ions in solvents and at interfaces, physical and chemical processes on atmospheric aerosols, Structure, dynamics and function of RNA and DNA. The concept of the study, which is based on the experience of the advisors, reflects modern trends in computational chemistry and in molecular modeling. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology, Genetics and Virology

Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate of the Ph.D. program has sound theoretical and practical knowledge in molecular and cellular biology, genetics and virology. He/she is highly qualified in these fields, especially in that which was the subject of his/her dissertation. [+]

A graduate of the Ph.D. program has sound theoretical and practical knowledge in molecular and cellular biology, genetics and virology. He/she is highly qualified in these fields, especially in that which was the subject of his/her dissertation. He/she is experienced in modern molecular, cellular, biochemical and biostatistical methods, including techniques and experimental approaches. The level of education obtained allows graduates to work skilfully in different fields of biology, microbiology, biomedicine and bioinformatics, and to contribute at any University, academic or industrial institution specializing in basic and/or applied research and development. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The subjects applied specific molecular approaches in the detailed exploration of the heredity and variability of organisms the uncovering of the structural and functional relations between information macromolecules (nucleic acids and proteins) as the basis of the existence and manifestation/expression of living matter at all levels of complexity of its organisation. It is concerned with the structure and function of genes, the biosynthesis of proteins as gene products – gene expression and its regulation. Classical and molecular biological approaches are applied to all biological objects in normal and pathological states with the aim of discovering, understanding and purposefully modifying the mechanisms of all their manifestations, including the viral level and gene therapy. Their subject of study and methods mean that these disciplines have an impact on practically all the scientific and research fields of biology and biomedicine and have an influence on the applied spheres of medicine (congenital and infectious diseases, vaccines, new drugs), agriculture (transgenic organisms and the improvement plants and animals), ecology (the relationship between organisms and the environment, control of pollution of the environment and non-traditional processing of wastes) and biotechnologies based primarily on the procedures of genetic engineering and genetic manipulation. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Organic Chemistry

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A graduate of the Ph.D. program in Organic chemistry has acquired knowledge in organic synthesis, stereochemistry and the modern methods of structural analysis of organic molecules (infrared spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy). [+]

A graduate of the Ph.D. program in Organic chemistry has acquired knowledge in organic synthesis, stereochemistry and the modern methods of structural analysis of organic molecules (infrared spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy). He/she is able to design the synthesis of an organic derivative, consult with the relevant literature (including on-line reference databases such as Beilstein Crossfire, Chemical Abstracts and Web of Science) and to perform the actual laboratory synthesis. The student is also able to use modern separation techniques – column chromatography, TLC and HPLC. In addition, he/she has acquired knowledge in the usage of the modern computational methods of quantum chemistry. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Organic chemistry deals with isolation, synthesis, and determination of the structure of organic compounds and with study of relationship between the structure and properties of organic substances by help of physical and chemical methods. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Parasitology

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The absolvent received appropriate theoretical grounding and practical skills for demanding scientific work in basic research at universities and research institutions. He/she is also qualified for teaching positions in selected biological and biomedical branches of universities and other institutions of higher education and for research and development type of work at various institutions of applied research. [+]

The absolvent received appropriate theoretical grounding and practical skills for demanding scientific work in basic research at universities and research institutions. He/she is also qualified for teaching positions in selected biological and biomedical branches of universities and other institutions of higher education and for research and development type of work at various institutions of applied research. His/her professional qualification is directed primarily to parasitology and related fields of biology and biomedicine. The absolved curriculum provided deeper insight into the biology of parasites and their interactions with hosts and vectors at organismal, cellular and molecular levels. Practical experience with current methods of biological research increases his/her versatility for work in different branches of life sciences. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Organismal, cellular and molecular biology of parasitic protozoa and helminths, mechanisms of their interactions with hosts. Biology and ecology of parasitic arthropods, vectors of diseases and their interactions with pathogens. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Philosophy and History of Science

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A graduate of the doctoral study program in Philosophy and the History of Natural Science possesses extensive knowledge in the field of philosophical and methodological foundations of the scientific disciplines (primarily biology), as well as thorough familiarity with their history. [+]

A graduate of the doctoral study program in Philosophy and the History of Natural Science possesses extensive knowledge in the field of philosophical and methodological foundations of the scientific disciplines (primarily biology), as well as thorough familiarity with their history. He/she has a wide knowledge of languages (frequently including classical) and specialized skills in work with scientific and scholarly literature, acquired through work with the source texts. Moreover, they have more specialized knowledge at their disposal, depending on the topic of his/her doctoral thesis, since the study is highly individual – each student has his or her own supervisor, according to whose proposal the departmental board determines the structure and content of the student’s study plan. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Philosophy of science investigates the principles of rational understanding to animate as well as inanimate nature. The scientific knowledge has period specific nature characterized by the noun paradigm. The history of a science represents the merger of scientific and other cultural influences. Historical development of a particular scientific branch provides the specific depiction of a paradigm under investigation. „Philosophy and History of Science“ is primary accessible to graduates of Faculty of Sciences and Philosophical Faculty; entrance requirements involves the possession of MSc or MA degree (Mgr). Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Physical Chemistry

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A Ph.D. graduate in Physical Chemistry has basic knowledge covering all fields of chemistry, plus advanced knowledge of physical chemistry, computational chemistry, or both, as well as usually having good interdisciplinary knowledge oriented toward the fields of biology, physics, or nanoscience, according to his/her thesis. [+]

A Ph.D. graduate in Physical Chemistry has basic knowledge covering all fields of chemistry, plus advanced knowledge of physical chemistry, computational chemistry, or both, as well as usually having good interdisciplinary knowledge oriented toward the fields of biology, physics, or nanoscience, according to his/her thesis. The graduate is able to present his/her results at international conferences and in peer-reviewed journals. Experience in teaching undergraduate students, the formulation of grant proposals. The graduate is highly qualified for creative work at any academic, research or technological laboratory dealing with the development, testing and application of new and traditional chemical and physical methods as well as with new materials. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The Graduate Study is organized by the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry in cooperation with a number of Institutes of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (The Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Processes, etc.) and covers almost all fields of Physical Chemistry (including Biophysical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Polymers) and some disciplines of Chemical Physics. Due to the interdisciplinary character of the Department, there exist possibilities of combined graduate studies with biochemical, or macromolecular orientation, despite the fact that the Faculty of Science offers separate Graduate Studies both in Biochemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry. According to the up-to-date trends in Physical Chemistry, the following fields in the Graduate Program have been developed, e.g.: (a) dynamics and kinetics of physical and chemical processes (the conformation and relaxation dynamics of molecules, clusters and macromolecules - studied both experimentally a by computer simulations, etc.), (b) statistical thermodynamics of low-molar-mass liquids and macromolecular assemblies (theoretical studies of the equilibrium phase behavior in combination with Monte Carlo simulations), (c) the up-to-date electromigration separation methods aimed to lifesciences (high-performance capillary electrophoretic techniques for separation of biologically important molecules like DNA and proteins, etc.), and (d) biophysical chemistry (the structure-function relationships of biological molecules and supramolecular structures). The graduate study in Chemical Physics is most focused on either (a) quantum chemistry (the accurate ab initio calculations of characteristics of small molecules, and the semiempirical calculations of properties of molecular assemblies and calculations of weak intermolecular interactions), or (b) spectroscopy (theoretical studies of the surface-enhanced Raman scattering and its application in the study of biologically active molecules, the time-resolved fluorometry studies of fast processes at the molecular level, etc.). A great variety of other topics is available for students working partially at the Faculty and partially in various Institutes of the Academy of Sciences. The Graduate Program has been developed in cooperation with experts from the Academy of Sciences and the Prague Institute of Chemical Technology. To secure a successful professional career for the graduates, the offer of individual research topics reflects the recent trends in the free positions advertized by research institutions and chemical companies in the Czech Republic and in the European Community countries. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Physical Geography and Geoecology

Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate of the Ph.D. study program has obtained the following knowledge: an extensive base in general geography and solid theoretical knowledge of physical geography as a whole. The graduate has deep theoretical knowledge in his/her specialization, as well as in some of the branches of physical geography (geomorphology, climatology, hydrology, pedogeography, biogeography, geoecology) or their combination. [+]

A graduate of the Ph.D. study program has obtained the following knowledge: an extensive base in general geography and solid theoretical knowledge of physical geography as a whole. The graduate has deep theoretical knowledge in his/her specialization, as well as in some of the branches of physical geography (geomorphology, climatology, hydrology, pedogeography, biogeography, geoecology) or their combination. The graduate grasps the methods of field research, calculations, statistics, geoinformatics and GIS, and has good knowledge of at least one worldwide language. The graduate is thus able to perform both scientific and research work, as well as applied research, in different academic and scientific institutions and in public administration. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The post-graduate study subject "Physical Geography" links up with the magister study subject of the same name. In its specializations, the post-graduate study subject covers the whole spectrum of physical geography: a) It develops individual basic scientific disciplines studying partial subsystems of the landscape sphere: Geomorphology and Palaeogeography of the Quaternary, Climatology and Meteorology, Hydrology, Biogeography, Pedogeography and Geoecology. b) It is concerned with synthesis of the geographical environment, ensured by complex physical geography. Besides the relations between natural components of the geographical environment, it also covers interactions of physical-geographical and social-economic spheres. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Plant Anatomy and Physiology

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A graduate has general knowledge about the current state of experimental plant biology, the focus of which lies in plant life functions and structures, signal and regulatory mechanisms of physiological processes from molecular, cell and organ levels to the level of a plant as a complex entirety in relation to environmental factors including plant interactions with organisms. [+]

A graduate has general knowledge about the current state of experimental plant biology, the focus of which lies in plant life functions and structures, signal and regulatory mechanisms of physiological processes from molecular, cell and organ levels to the level of a plant as a complex entirety in relation to environmental factors including plant interactions with organisms. They are capable of using this knowledge in basic or applied research oriented both toward agriculture, e.g. breeding research, plant production and protection, or biomedical research - pharmacy or medicine. They are well informed in current field advances, capable of designing original research projects, and can independently accomplish plant biology research with the use of many approaches from bioinformatics to microscopy and ecological physiology. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Plant physiology studies vital processes in plant organisms, deals with intrinsic relationships within plant body as well as interactions with the environment. At present, the traditional name „physiology“ de facto covers complex studies of plant biology including genetic, biochemical and ecological problems. It aims to elucidate coherence between structure and function at the level of whole organism, organs, tissues and cells. It makes use of the methods of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, anatomy and ecology. Plant physiology contributes to the knowledge of general biology of living organisms including biomedical aspects. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Regional and Political Geography

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This graduate is well-prepared for creative scientific work in a team or as an individual. He/she has a broad understanding of regional and political geography in general, and of his/her specialisation (knowledge of theories and concepts, methodological approaches including GIS). [+]

This graduate is well-prepared for creative scientific work in a team or as an individual. He/she has a broad understanding of regional and political geography in general, and of his/her specialisation (knowledge of theories and concepts, methodological approaches including GIS). The graduate is capable of comprehensively analysing and evaluating changing interactions between social and natural components of the geographical environment, and solving problems at local, regional, national and global levels (e.g. analysis of regional socio-economic, socio-cultural and political systems, settlement systems, public administration operations, European integration, globalization, international relations or tourism). He/she is active in academic research and policy-making (municipal, regional or national administration, EU institutions, etc.). Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The field is aimed at local, regional, macroregional, continental, and global problems of landscape sphere. The aiming is based on the study of development of the Nature - Sociogeographical interaction on different hierarchy level. Study is aimed at regions of the Czech Republic and foreign countries as well. It gives scientific and manager training focused on: regional development, development of a region and regional systems Nature - Society interaction, sustainable development travelling and recreation, causes, structure, dynamics, consequences transformation and development of traffic systems geopolitical changes, globalizing of problems, and social-economic and political development of macroregions Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Social Geography and Regional Development

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This graduate is well-prepared for creative and scientific work in a team or as an individual. He/she is capable of analyzing components of the socio-geographical environment, and comprehensively analysing and evaluating its changing spatial organisation as well as interactions between social and natural conditions, socio-economic and socio-cultural systems, all of this through the utilisation of GIS. [+]

This graduate is well-prepared for creative and scientific work in a team or as an individual. He/she is capable of analyzing components of the socio-geographical environment, and comprehensively analysing and evaluating its changing spatial organisation as well as interactions between social and natural conditions, socio-economic and socio-cultural systems, all of this through the utilisation of GIS. He/she is able to outline scientific research on regional development at various spatial levels. He/she is also prepared to advise on policy-making and commercial activities, and be involved in public administration, planning and consulting, e.g. in regional and urban development, suburbanisation, peripheral areas, population mobility, location of economic activities, market research, at the national, European, and global levels. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The subject of study is geographical organization of society and its development. The courses on offer are particularly concerned with the following themes: analytical and synthetic evaluation of the system of settlement and the process of urbanization; hierarchical organization of regions; territorial differentiation of social and economic phenomena and identification of the role of their conditioning factors. In terms of its applied dimension, this study relates to problems of regional development, administrative division and locational aspects of various socio-economic phenomena. A special importance is ascribed to the study of interaction between society and its environment including related problems of social ecology. Further and more specific study opportunities are offered in connection with themes from a number of subdisciplines of socio-economic geography such as structure and development of migration relationships and their motivation (population geography); land use (geography of agriculture); locational factors (geography of industry) and hierarchical differentiation of service facilities of centres (geography of services). Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Theoretical and Evolutionary Biology

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A specialist in area of life's origins and evolution. The student will receive a broad theoretical and methodical training oriented towards epistemology and theory in Biosciences. [+]

A specialist in area of life's origins and evolution. The student will receive a broad theoretical and methodical training oriented towards epistemology and theory in Biosciences. This erudition is supplemented by student's special training in some particular area(s) of biology - therby qualifying her/him for the work in a broad spectrom of research, e.g. theoretical biology, mathematical biology and modelling, history of science, and last but not least, standard experimental biology. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic A specialist in area of life's origins and evolution. The student will receive a broad theoretical and methodical training oriented towards epistemology and theory in Biosciences. This erudition is supplemented by student's special training in some particular area(s) of biology - therby qualifying her/him for the work in a broad spectrom of research, e.g. theoretical biology, mathematical biology and modelling, history of science, and last but not least, standard experimental biology. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Zoology

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Ph.D. programme in zoology is aimed at graduate university students deeply interested in science of zoology and capable of independent research in a particular zoological discipline. The study is centred with a Ph.D. project addressing the current issues of the discipline and consistent both in conceptual and methodological respects. [+]

Ph.D. programme in zoology is aimed at graduate university students deeply interested in science of zoology and capable of independent research in a particular zoological discipline. The study is centred with a Ph.D. project addressing the current issues of the discipline and consistent both in conceptual and methodological respects. The study is intended to promote skills in independent research, in establishing its contextual setting and producing relevant research outcomes, in particular by publishing. A graduate is able to conduct research, publish its results in international journals and teach in university courses. He/she can find a position in research and academic institutions in zoology and related disciplines as well as in organizations of conservation biology, in museums, zoos and/or in applied research. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The program is opened to students who finished the graduate study (master, MSc., mgr.) in biology and wish to continue their professional career in zoology. The participants are instructed in conceptual, methodical and technical issues of particular disciplines of zoology and trained in practical invesigation of particular scientific problems. The PhD study is centered with the PhD project which concept and actual performance is largerly subjected to student´s personal initiative and skills. A broad spectrum of problems in animal systematics, phylogenetics, ecology and behavioral biology can be studied typically with a routine application of various modern methods and approaches (molecular phylogenetics and phylogeography, histochemical analyses, experimental morphology and evo-devo, quantiative behavioral analyses, neuroethology, acoustic biology etc.) combined with extensive field investigation, comparative studies and laboratory analyses. Almost all major groups of animals are covered, typically Acarina, Aranea, Psedoscorpionea, Mollusca, Heteroptera, Coleoptera, Diptera and several other groups of insects (including fossils) and all major clades of vertebrates (including fossils) as well. For current examples consult a list of the past and recent projects undertaken in frame of the PhD Program in Zoology Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

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