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In order to achieve a better compliance with the needs of the society, we have directed our resources and activities at five focus fields: educational innovation, digital and media culture, cultural competences, healthy and sustainable lifestyle, and society and open governance. Please learn about the applied research and main trends of development activities of each focus field below.

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Cultural competences

  • teaching, translating, interpreting, studying different languages and cultures
  • consultations on possibilities of developing intercultural dialogues and on barriers thereto, incl. consultations on business environment and similar in Asian countries
  • services and applied research related to cultural heritage
  • applied research in urban organisation and urban space
  • developing innovative possibilities (incl. written, visual) for teaching and studying history, and for creating knowledge in history

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Healthy and sustainable lifestyle

  • analyses and expert assessments covering the status of the environment, nature conservation, use of natural resources and ambient air contamination level (including drafting of management plans and related research);
  • research related to wetland (coast, lakes, mires) ecosystems (including sediment analyses, reconstitution of the near-natural status of fens, research on coastal waters and shore, effect studies and drawing of prognoses);
  • development and implementation of methodologies for assessing ecosystem services;
  • urban ecology;
  • consultations for the development of nature trails’ concepts;
  • development of suitable methods of separating industrial value biomolecules from the natural raw material and for their ennobling;
  • chemical composition analyses of substances;
  • preparation of solid materials and metals for microscopic studies, including burnishing, fine polishing, cross-sectioning (incl. hard alloys), microhardness measuring;
  • exposing of materials to high-temperature plasma radiation in order to study the resistance of materials to high-temperature gases and plasma;
  • development of health and environmental services based on smart applications;
  • projects related to the development of urban space following the principles of development supportive of and preserving health and well-being;
  • development of organisations of the sports and motion field in terms of leadership and management (incl. the cost-effectiveness analyses of event organisations);
  • testing of motion techniques (e.g. bicycling, swimming) and technique-improving consultations, performance and work ability analyses (for sportsmen and recreational sports’ enthusiasts, for positions of various fields in an enterprise or any other organisation), development of workout groups;
  • development of active and experience-based learning methods for adventure and team activities’ service providers;
  • planning of recreational areas and services;
  • development projects of health technologies;
  • noise level measurement, spectral analysis of noise caused by noise sources and recommendations for noise level reduction;
  • satisfaction surveys and consultations related to organisational behaviour and communication;
  • preparation of design and prototypes of products, learning materials, displays (e.g. exhibition displays, learning aids, design of service personnel outfit);
  • counselling and service development in art therapies (music, art, drama and dance and motion therapy), including the use of natural materials in art therapy and the development of hands-on activities’ package.

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Digital and Media Culture

  • development of social-technological systems that support learning
  • formation of digital competences in the introduction of digital learning practices in organisations and the society;
  • innovative applications of digital didactics and learning aids and gamification in formal and informal learning for different target groups;
  • digital libraries;
  • information management and administration; 
  • interaction design;
  • mathematics’ didactics.

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Society and open government

  • assessment of international organisations and practices, and consultations
  • planning of strategies, counselling as regards development plans and future monitoring
  • analyses of policies (including ex ante and ex post analyses, analysis of political campaigns, policy analyses on international level, etc.)
  • applied research in political culture, civil society and civil education
  • legal expert analyses (incl. analyses of court rulings)
  • social work, social politics, social pedagogy, applied research and expert analyses on social stratification
  • gender studies, applied research on lifestyles, inhabitants’ attitudes and the cooperation between generations
  • studies in migration and ethnic relations, studies in society’s integration
  • organisational satisfaction surveys, labour force and payment surveys
  • consultations on register-based censuses and creation of databases; population prognoses
  • survey counselling regarding methodology and databases.

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Educational innovation

  • education research, including research in learning conceptualisation
  • pedagogical counselling in product development
  • idea development of learning aids and educational games, development and testing of prototypes
  • research in the need for and results of training and development of training programmes
  • development and preparation of innovative study programmes, modules, training formats and teaching methodologies
  • development, piloting and researching of models of school management
  • counselling on development of learning environment and school culture