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Prof. Jan Škrha

Brief Biography:


After finishing his Doctor of Medicine (1979), Professor Skrha worked at Department of Internal Medicine where he finished his PhD (1983). His scientific work has concentrated on diabetes since 1984. Professor Skrha has been Professor of Internal Medicine since 2001. He has participated in ten grants (since 1991 as the principal investigator) and since 1997 he has been involved as the principal investigator at University projects. Professor Skrha has published 260 communications, 140 of which as the first author, 82 have been published in international journals, (citations according to SCI 4200 times, HI 25).

Professor Skrha has Participated in more than 250 congresses, symposia and meetings. He has received numerous prestigious awards and has been a member of different scientific organizations. Professor Skrha has been the Vice-Rector for International Affairs and Mobility at Charles University since 2006.


Title of the Lecture:

International research collaboration and its impact on higher education



The interrelationship between the research and education is a typical sign of a modern university in the third millenium. The university teachers should have experiences and skills in the research work during their professional career and bring them to students. This increases students’ interest, especially in medical and natural sciences. The research has no frontiers between the countries and it is the platform for collaboration of scientists and their scholars.

Charles University was founded in 1348 with nearly 670 years tradition of medicine and its Medical School expanded its narrow collaboration with universities around the world. It is developed between academicians but significant enlargement has been done in education of students influenced by modern scientific trends spread abroad. Joint-degree and double-degree programs are popular for doctoral students but master-degree students are supported as well. They may prepare their theses abroad at partner universities. The exchange of doctoral students between universities is a promising area for collaborating institutions creating twinning partners. Further scientific achievements may be realized by creating post-doc positions. The young investigators bring new ideas and may form new research groups together with domestic young researchers.

Charles University realized in 2016 total of 130 out of 215 exchanges of academicians, 73 out of 98 in exchanges of scientific stays of students with 35 universities, 11 Cotutelle programs and has in total 22 positions of post-docs. Mobility fund for financial support of exchanges has been created 15 years ago. The complex strategy of the university is necessary for establishing a prosperous research-education interrelationship because research enforces education and education stimulates the research.



Research Collaboration; Twinning Partners; Joint Programs; Postdoc Investigators; Education Development;



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