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I lost my home because of war, Brno is the new one, says Alexandra Šmídová

I lost my home because of war, Brno is the new one, says Alexandra Šmídová

With a bit of exaggeration, the 25-year-old doctoral candidate Alexandra Šmídová-Pysarieva from Faculty of Social Studies in Brno claims that the Eastern Ukraine Conflict was a blessing in disguise for her. „If there was not a war at my home I would not have my son in my lap,“ describes a woman who decided eight years ago to move from Ukraine to the Czech Republic and pursue studies of Political Science and Security & Strategic Studies.

Simona Zpěváková | 23. 03. 2017 11:52

Left paradise and found new home in the North

Left paradise and found new home in the North

Exotic, beautiful and cheerful – the most accurate words to describe Mook, a 21-year-old girl from Thailand who now lives and studies in North Europe, Lithuania. By the way, Mook is a nickname given by her mother, which means a pearl. Her real name is Jeerapat Nantanapramoth and it is kind of self-explanatory why most of the people in Thailand have nicknames – it is extremely hard to pronounce their names if you are not native.

Ruta Draskinyte | 28. 03. 2017 15:35

Brno is a city for studying, not for living, says Slovak student

Brno is a city for studying, not for living, says Slovak student

The most interesting about people is the impression they can make on the others. Twenty-two years old woman Andrea Benedek is from Slovakia and she studies British and American studies at University of Vienna and also journalism at Masaryk University. She is hard-working even if she has her own fears and insecurities. Who is Andrea Benedek, and why can her story make a really good impression on you?

Lenka Haniková | 20. 03. 2017 11:41

A student from Ukraine: I feel safe in Brno

A student from Ukraine: I feel safe in Brno

Behind a constant smile on the cute girl’s face there is hidden a deep experience with what is it like to live in fear. Alina Markulchak, 18-year-old Ukrainian, almost literally fled from her birthplace Kiev to Brno.

Lenka Jebáčková | 18. 03. 2017 18:02

I have never heard any racist comments, says Aicha from Algeria

I have never heard any racist comments, says Aicha from Algeria

Aicha Zoghbi seems humble but she has high goals. A 23-years-old girl who studies communications and media studies want to be a radio journalist. She is from Algeria and now, in the Czech Republic, she is at Master Studies at Masaryk University.

Radek Krajči | 20. 03. 2017 11:30

Young and ambitious student on her way of helping people

Do you take care of your body properly? Lucia Stančoková would probably say that you do not. Her wish to become an excellent physiotherapist comes from her passion to help people, even though it wasn’t her first career choice. She dreamed of being a doctor, but with physiotherapy she fulfills that dream from the different perspective and she does it with a heart full of love.

Jana Matúšová | 30. 03. 2017 23:11

Lithuanian student compares three countries for study

The young creative girl called Rūta Draskinytė join our seminars this semester. She comes from Kaunas, Lithuania, where she lives with her family. But these days she is stuyding at Masaryk University, Brno.

Kotulová Martina | 28. 03. 2017 15:36

I have been only once to my mainland, says Spaniard Aroa

I have been only once to my mainland, says Spaniard Aroa

We might say that Brno as a student city is full of foreign students. One of them is Aroa from Spain, future journalist. However, her home isn’t the Spanish mainland. She lives in the exotic Canaries.

Marek Bartošík | 18. 03. 2017 18:04

From Malaysia to Brno to become a dentist

From Malaysia to Brno to become a dentist

Brian Lee a is twenty-one-year-old student from Kuala Lumpur, which is the capital city of Malaysia. At first sight he looks like he is shy and silent, but when he starts to speak, you realize that he is talkative and sociable.

Petr Uhlíř | 20. 03. 2017 10:53

Farm girl from Wisconsin discover Czech culture trough her annual exchange

Farm girl from Wisconsin discover Czech culture trough her annual exchange

Forty countries. Twelve choices. One final destination. No, this is not a new reality show. It’s real story of seventeen years old Taylor Eilers, a farm girl from Waupaca, Wisconsin, currently studying in Czech Republic.  She is an exchange high school student, who is living with Czech family in Brno for 10 months.


Kateřina Paraiová | 23. 03. 2017 11:52

Veerle: a girl that never stops

From the moment you meet her for the first time, Veerle is a likeable, pleasant and smiley girl that you want to talk to and get to know better. Also, she is tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. Presumably, you would guess she could be Dutch. Well, and she really is.

Denisa Funtíková | 23. 03. 2017 11:54

The Faculty of Social Studies supports the Political Science Symposium

The topic followed-up previous successful years with an analysis of current military and security threats emerging in the Central European region.


Markéta Jakicová | 10. 04. 2017 19:35

It’s a hard path, but it’s definitely worth it, says student of Biomedical Engineering Selena Milanovic

It’s a hard path, but it’s definitely worth it, says student of Biomedical Engineering Selena Milanovic

For the first sight strict and ambitious, but also very nice girl who loves animals and wants to help people. Talking about twenty-two year old Selena Milanovic, half Serbian and half Italian. These two things, love for animals and desire for helping people, bring her closer to her dream – to become an owner of Biomedical Engineering company in field of micro devices.

Smetanová Monika | 22. 03. 2017 09:02

Ghanaian children are very grateful, Czech student says

Ghanaian children are very grateful, Czech student says

Instead of spending her vacation lying on the beach, she decided to go on a medical mission trip to Ghana and help local people. A PhD student Barbora Vojáčková is living proof that everyone has a remarkable story to tell.

Gillíková Kristýna | 20. 03. 2017 18:03

Legalisation of cannabis discussed at FSS

Four hosts talked about legalisation of Cannabis on Thursday evening last week in the auditorium of the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University.


 

Lenka Haniková | 07. 04. 2017 11:16

Two Erasmus programmes in two years: Nothing is impossible

Two Erasmus programmes in two years: Nothing is impossible

It is a huge success, if you get to go on Erasmus programme once. But if you get to go to two Erasmus programmes in two years, it is more than that. Twenty-three-year-old student Zuzana from Slovak city Martin is a great example of what a desire and hard work can bring. 

Jakub Vaverka | 21. 03. 2017 15:04

People in Brno were so welcoming, I was overwhelmed, says young designer

People in Brno were so welcoming, I was overwhelmed, says young designer

Vera Rambi is an amazing young designer with a lot of fresh ideas to bring on the Czech fashion industry. She is twenty-seven and for the last two years she lived in Czech Republic. Judging by her appearance, you know immediately, there’s something special about this lady with blonde curly fringe. Maybe, it’s the sparkle in her eyes, that indicates her passion for what she does…

Eliška Koukalová | 20. 03. 2017 10:39

Stay in a new country has taught Anna to appreciate every culture, language and traditions

Anna is a twenty-year old student from Russia. She was dreaming about studying abroad and her dreams came true. She left her home and has started learning unknown language, meeting new friends and being responsible for herself in a foreign country.

 

Markéta Jakicová | 21. 03. 2017 15:04

Ernesto Sin: I did not choose the Czech Republic. They chose me!

Ernesto Sin: I did not choose the Czech Republic. They chose me!

He is 25 years old, comes from Mexico, attended an art school in New Jersey for three years and as he admits right at the beginning of our little meeting, he wanted to travel to Argentina at first… It is a real pleasure for me to introduce you Ernesto Sin, a young man who draws superhero comics and ended up in our country for two months by an accident, in fact. 

Kristýna Svobodová | 20. 03. 2017 10:37

“I’m looking from my window on forest, where are monkeys,” says Czech student on exchange in Hong Kong.

“I’m looking from my window on forest, where are monkeys,” says Czech student on exchange in Hong Kong.

Linda is on international exchange in Hong Kong. She is from Prague, studying in Brno journalism and security studies. Exchange is best opportunity for her to get to Asia and get some new experiences.

Klára Procházková | 21. 03. 2017 15:05

I play the flute when I am lonely, says student from Vietnam

I play the flute when I am lonely, says student from Vietnam

Tai Tri Nguyen has been living in Brno for nine months. He is a 25-year-old Masters degree student at Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts. His home university is university of Oulu, Finland. Although he studies English language teaching, he has joined classes of physical education and stress management, too. Wishing to become an English teacher, he has enrolled in a CELTA (Cambridge English Teaching Qualifications) course. "I have enough time to do a lot of things in here," he says, smiling. A typical a master degree student.

Selvi Misir | 19. 04. 2017 23:19

Legalization of marijuana discussed in the cycle called Masaryk’s debates

Legalization of marijuana discussed in the cycle called Masaryk’s debates

The legalization of marijuana in the Czech Republic was the main topic of discussion that took place in the Faculty of Social Studies Masaryk University.

Petr Uhlíř | 10. 04. 2017 10:55

Brno is so different from my Palestinian home, says Erasmus student

Brno is so different from my Palestinian home, says Erasmus student

Adi Erekat is a 20-year-old young man from Jericho, Palestine. Despite the fact that Palestine is a Muslim country, Adi doesn’t practise any religion. He behaves relaxed and nice, so you wouldn’t guess what horrible things he has already experienced. Listening to his speech I realize how lucky I am to live in the Czech Republic.

Kateřina Bečková | 23. 03. 2017 11:51

Debate about security threats in Central Europe at Masaryk University

Political Science Symposium took place at the Faculty of Social Studies, this year’s main topic were Security threats in Central Europe.

Radek Krajči | 10. 04. 2017 19:32

The guide how to shoot viral video presented by Jiří Fabík

Brno; the lecture “How to shoot viral video?” was organised within the course of Video-journalism.

Denisa Funtíková | 10. 04. 2017 19:38

I was on the highest road in Europe with my motorbike, admits czech student

I was on the highest road in Europe with my motorbike, admits czech student

Michaela Benešová is a twenty-two-year-old student of Media Studies and Journalism and Public Policy and Human Resources. She is a very interesting person with big and warm heart. However, her coming to Brno was coincidence and her life could be totally different from nowadays.

Martina Hykšová | 20. 03. 2017 10:38

Masaryk University students pranked on April 1st

Students have been pranked by Masaryk University official medium on April Fools' Day. The post implied on establishing school uniforms as a compulsory, but only on Mondays.


Kateřina Paraiová | 10. 04. 2017 19:31

Children’s Corner of FSS Organises Creative Easter Program for Kids

Spring crafts and exercise games for children are prepared for the visitors of FSS‘ Easter afternoon.

Kristýna Svobodová | 10. 04. 2017 19:31

Easter is alive at the Faculty of Social Studies

Easter is alive at the Faculty of Social Studies

Easter special program for families with children is full of physical activity and art.

Lenka Jebáčková | 10. 04. 2017 19:28

PRgang explains how to do PR today

PRgang explains how to do PR today

The first meeting of PRgang discussed the question “Can you do current PR?“ A lot of candidates crowded the venue last Tuesday. Many important people performed to the students and others interested in the topic.

Kotulová Martina | 19. 04. 2017 23:22