About Czech's sewing face masks in the world media

Created: 31. 3. 2020
 

How to sew a cotton mask

Created: 30. 3. 2020
 

Letter to academic community

Dear students, teachers, and employees,

Two weeks have passed since our school closed due to emergency measures against the spread of the coronavirus. Last time, we only sent out decisions addressing the minimum operation of the school and distance learning. Allow me now to greet you after two weeks in a less formal tone and in this difficult time wish you firm health and much physical and mental strength.

 As far as I know, to date, none of our students or employees have COVID-19, although some of us have been quarantined. We are in contact even with students on internships abroad. Interning students in the most vulnerable countries returned to the Czech Republic, and others can participate in distance learning at partner schools.

 From the media, you probably know that UMPRUM's limited operations will take several weeks. The government published information that the closing of schools will be one of the last measures to be lifted, probably at the turn of May and June. Our ministry declares that it wants to prevent (an economically demanding) extension of studies and that it does not count on shortening the summer holidays.

 The management of UMPRUM is considering different scenarios for ending the semester. Meanwhile, we expect intensive teaching of practical and theoretical disciplines in June and early July and will extend the regular exam period into the summer. We will most likely postpone finals and the master's thesis defense to September. Graduation will take place at the end of October.

 The entrance exams for the fields of Architectural Design and Theory and History of Modern and Contemporary Art are planned for early July.

 However, it is not yet possible to exclude the fact that universities may not open until September. In this case, we would need to prepare another emergency scenario.

 I am very pleased and moved to receive news that students, graduates and UMPRUM staff are participating in various volunteer activities, especially sewing face masks, but also caring for the elderly. I am proud of everyone involved and thank them very much. I would also like to thank all UMPRUM staff and students for supporting our efforts to keep the school running, especially for the positive attitude towards the non-standard forms of teaching. In particular, I would like to thank my colleagues who are personally present at the school and are in charge of its basic functions during this difficult time.

 I do not want to go into unnecessary wisdom, but like many of you, I think of the current quarantine as a chance. We have fallen out of our stereotypes and have given up various activities that from a small step back seem to be unnecessary. We may have become sharply aware of what is really important to us and what are just the trivialities of the day. Let us use the silence around us for internal cleansing. Let us devote our efforts to those creative activities that we have neglected in our everyday hustle and bustle.

 My warmest greetings to you all.

 

Jindřich Vybíral

Rektor of UMPRUM

 

 

Created: 27. 3. 2020
Information from the Czech National Agency for International Education 

International education programmes and emergency measures concerning coronavirus

UPDATE 12/03/2020

International education programmes and emergency measures concerning coronavirus

The Czech government has today declared a state of emergency in response to the current coronavirus situation. New emergency measures will be enforced from 14:00 on March 12, 2020 onwards.

In light of this decision and under the advisement of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, the Czech National Agency for International Education (DZS) implements the following measures:

• All new international mobilities financed by programmes administered by DZS will be put on hold. This concerns all types of mobilities, e.g. for pupils, students, academic and non-academic staff as well as other professionals working in the education field.

• We highly recommend that all participants of international mobilities who are currently abroad suspend their stay and return to the Czech Republic. This concerns all types of mobilities, e.g. for pupils, students, academic and non-academic staff as well as other professionals working in the education field.

• Foreign students who are currently staying in the Czech Republic are advised to contact the sending institution or embassy.

For more information, please contact Study the Czech Republic, e-mail: info@study.cz, tel: +420 221 850 604/610/619/621

 

Created: 13. 3. 2020
 

Coronavirus - measures - useful links and information

Due to preventive measures taken in connection with COVID-19, starting today all public events in Czech Republic involving more than 30 people will be cancelled for a period of 30 days.

For further up-to-date information concerning the emergency measures in force in the Czech Republic, we recommend visiting the website of:

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (https://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/index.html),

the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic (https://www.mzcr.cz/Cizinci/obsah/coronavirus_2649_23.html),

the website of the Government of the Czech Republic (https://www.vlada.cz/en/),

 

and

New obligations and information for foreign nationals - prevention against spread of COVID-19 - https://www.mvcr.cz/docDetail.aspx?docid=22239194&doctype=ART

 

If required, please contact the embassy of your country in the Czech Republic.

Created: 13. 3. 2020
Exhibition 

Pass it on! Aspects of Collaboration in the work of UMPRUM students

Event: 20. 3. 2020 - 31. 5. 2020
Exhibition at UM Gallery 

One-to-one. Challenge of the white cube

Event: 10. 3. 2020 - 25. 4. 2020
Artist Talk 

Maja Smrekar - artist talk

Event: 9. 3. 2020
new release 

The Villa of Jenny and Josef Winternitz

Created: 19. 2. 2020

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