PhDr. Jiří Kukačka Ph.D. - News

02/11/2020 - rejustify: a new AI-enhanced database available to our students

Rejustify is an AI-enhanced ETL tool (Extract-Transform-Load) for data set preparation and merging data from multiple sources. The rejustify's algorithm analyzes an empty dataset to recognize its structure and suggests source tables from primary sources of data that match the best. Followed by a "fill" function which sends data queries to the primary sources and fills the required data into the dataset.

Rejustify has automatized merging and combining data from more than 600 million data series from over 60 most trusted statistical sources like Eurostat, ECB, UN, IMF, statistical offices and central banks, including additional sources like CO2 emissions, Cryptocurrency prices, or COVID-19 cases.

Rejustify is an online service available through Google Sheets, R and Python. Registration and instruction videos are at rejustify.com and you can contact info@rejustify.com in case of any questions, suggestions and comments.

Each semester, first 100 students and staff of IES can claim their free access to premium account with Jiri Kukacka.

01/10/2020 - Eikon - Introductory Tutorial, October 13, 9:30 a.m.

For new users of the Eikon database, which is available in full version and free of charge to all IES students, regular introductory tutorials are held twice a year. The focus is on database control and effective data retrieval and download.

The tutorials take place on October 13 and February 25 from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m. online via Microsoft Teams. Alena Štifterová will guide you through the tutorial. It is recommended to have a functional version of Eikon installed on your personal computer.

No previous registration is required, simply connect at a given time via this link: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

17/02/2020 - Eikon - Introductory Tutorial, February 25

For new users of the Eikon database, regular introductory tutorials are held twice a year. The focus is on the database control and effective data retrieval and download.

The tutorials take place on February 25 and October 13 from 9:30 am to approximately 11 am in the Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv classroom (Wenceslas Square 832/19, entrance through the reception from the Jindřišská St. opposite to the florist Belle Fleurs). Contact person on site is Alena Stifterova.

Due to the limited capacity (7 students) it is necessary to register until Friday, Feb 21 at jiri.kukacka@fsv.cuni.cz.

The classroom is fully equipped, but you can work on your own laptop.

10/01/2020 - Mathematica: free online tutorials

Mathematica is available at IES, so they are providing various free online tutorials for students and faculty members to get up to speed with Mathematica.

An introductory tutorial "Hands-on Start to Mathematica" starts on January 21. During this live, hands-on training session, you'll learn to create calculations, text, presentations and mouse-driven models. As you follow along with the trainer, the live chat lets you ask questions and get answers right away.

Students with some experience in Mathematica can also join "Data Science Webinar Series" that starts on January 14.

Registration is required for both webinar series (follow the links). To install a full copy of Mathematica on a personal computer, follow the steps here.

11/11/2019 - iMac Pro stations for computations

In support of computationally demanding students' projects (Bc. and Mgr.) and diploma/bachelor theses, two iMac Pro computing stations were purchased for IES. The first computer with a 3.0 GHz 10-core Intel Xeon W processor and 32 GB RAM is located in room 602, the second computer with a 2.3 GHz 18-core Intel Xeon W processor and 64 GB is in room 503. Both stations have a Radeon graphics card For Vega 56, 8 GB. For more information, see the bottom of the page Databases and software.

If you are interested in using this computing capacity, contact one of the administrators: Jozef BarunikLubos HanusJiri Kukacka and then please fill in this form (information by other users can be viewed here).

12/06/2019 - Eikon data in Python on-line training

Free online (webex) training "Eikon Data API - how to access Eikon data in Python" available to IES students:

  • Connecting your Python to Eikon is easy
  • Real-time, Fundamental and Timeseries retrieval data
  • Working with the News

Possible dates:

  • June 18, 2019, 12:00 pm
  • July 2, 2019, 12:00 pm

Before the training, an e-mail will be sent to the participants with the details of the registration. If you are interested, please contact directly Naďa Benešová nada.benesova@thomsonreuters.com

17/04/2019 - Tutorial Thomson Reuters Eikon, May 7

A two-hour tutorial with the Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv Eikon database, which is available in full version and free of charge to all IES students, will take place on Tue 7 of May from 9:30.

The tutorial will take place at Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv in Jindřišská Street and will focus on the basics of database control and effective data retrieval. Due to limited capacity (8 students), prior registration is required by email at jiri.kukacka@fsv.cuni.cz by Thu 2 of May. In case of overshoot, priority will be given to the current database access holders.

You will receive confirmation and details by email on Fri 3 of May. For technical reasons on the Reuters side, it might be necessarry to bring your own computers with functional access to TR/Refinitiv Eikon. Access details to the database can be found here.

21/03/2019 - Free access to the complete EMIS database

Until 19 April 2019, free access to the complete EMIS UNIVERSITY database is available.  Standardly, Central and Eastern Europe area is available to the FSV students, but it is now possible to use the complete database, covering also the areas of the Caucasus and Central Asia, Emerging Asia, Central and Southeast Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa regions. See Databases and software for more info. You can find the user manual here.

Free web access to EMIS UNIVERSITY based on the IP address recognition (no additional login steps required): https://www.emis.com/php/dashboard

06/03/2019 - Minutes from the March meeting of the AS FSV UK

During the meeting on Tuesday, 5 March, a new working commission for external relations was set up to prepare the overall communication strategy of the Senate (web, social networks, media). Next, a new Code of Procedure of the Senate was discussed as well as the Report on the student evaluation of courses 2017/2018. First meetings of the economic and development commission were convened, the development commission was assigned a conceptual agenda for the preparation of electronic elections.

In the click, you will find a list of approved resolutions (in Czech only), the complete minutes will be followed by the approval of the April meeting. The minutes of the February meeting can be found here.

The next meeting of the Senate will take place on April 2 at 15:00 in Room H212, Hollar. The preliminary program will be published on the AS FSV UK website in the week ahead. News can be followed also on the Academic Senate Facebook page.

Academic Senate now also has its web presentation in English! It also contains translated meeting agendas and approved resolutions (with some delay necessary for translation).

Please feel free to contact me with your questions and suggestions.

07/02/2019 - Minutes from the 1st meeting of the newly elected Academic Senate of FSV UK

During the first meeting on Tuesday, 4 February, the new Board of the Academic Senate of the Faculty for the period 2019-2021 was elected, consisting of the President of the Academic Senate Václav Moravec (IKSŽ), the Vice-President of the Academic Senate Ondřej Šveda (ISS) and members of the Board Jaromír Soukup (IPS) and Šimon Appelt (IES).

Furthermore, the commissions of the Academic Senate were established: economic, legislative, study, for development, and social. IES representatives became members of all standing commissions and of the temporary commission for development. In the click, you will find a list of approved resolutions (in Czech only), the complete minutes will be followed by the approval of the March meeting.

The dates of the Academic Senate meetings were approved in the summer semester: 5 March, 2 April, 7 May and 4 June 2019. The meeting are public and will take place from 15:00 in Room H212 (Hollar building). The agenda for the coming meeting is standardly published a week in advance on the Academic Senate website.

News can be followed also on the Academic Senate Facebook page.

Please feel free to contact me with your questions and suggestions.

(Source of the picture: Politologický klub FSV UK Facebook page.)

25/01/2019 - MATLAB for students and teachers of the CU

All students and teachers can install and use MATLAB and all of the official toolboxes on their computers, without the need to be connected to the faculty network via license server. More information about the license and installation is available at https://uvt.cuni.cz/UVT-920.html. The English version of the site si not available, but translation via Google works quite well: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=cs&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fuvt.cuni.cz%2FUVT-920.html. The existing users might be asked to deactivate their license during the installation process.  

29/11/2018 - Tutorial Thomson Reuters Eikon, December 7 and 12

A two-hour tutorial with the Thomson Reuters Eikon database, which is available in full version and free of charge to all IES students, will take place on 7 (from 13:30) and 12 (from 9:30) of December. Access details to the database can be found here.

The tutorial will take place at Thomson Reuters in Jindřišská Street and will focus on the basics of database control and effective data retrieval. Due to limited capacity (8 students/term), prior registration is required by email at jiri.kukacka@fsv.cuni.cz by 30 November. In the email, please specify your preferred term and whether you can potentially manage both listed terms. In case of overshoot, priority will be given to current database access holders.

You will receive confirmation and details by email on Monday 3 December.

06/03/2018 - Free trial access to the full Emerging Markets Information Service database

By 31 March 2018, free access to the complete EMIS GLOBAL database is available. EMIS delivers deep, rich, and hard to get macroeconomic, industry, and company data, multi-source news, research, and analytics for all emerging markets worldwide. Standardly, Central and Eastern Europe area is available to the students, but it is possible to use the complete version by the end of March, covering also the areas of South America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. EMIS may thus constitute an optimal data source for your theses/term papers/research project.

This database can be accessed without any previous registration via the remote University access. After registration, tick the "My full subscription" a click "Continue". See Databases and software for more info. Contact Jiri Kukacka in case of any technical difficulties.

28/03/2017 - Update - EMIS database online tutorial today, March 28, 19:30

Join the meeting at 19:30: https://join.me/emis-pl-1

On a computer, use any browser. Nothing to download. On a phone or tablet, launch the join.me app and enter meeting code: emis-pl-1

Contact Jiri Kukacka in case of any technical difficulties. The number of logged users will be temporarily increased so that you can work with the database in real time.

Interactive online tutorial on Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS) database delivered by Mr. Krzysztof Grzybowski, Account Manager for CEE.

EMIS delivers deep, rich, and hard to get company and industry data, multi-source news, research, and analytics. At the present, Central and Eastern Europe area is available to the students. EMIS may thus constitute an optimal data source for your theses/term papers/research projects on the CEE region.

This database can be accessed without any previous registration by 5 simultaneously logged users via the remote University access. See Databases and software for more info.

13/12/2015 - Thomson Reuters Data Workshop

There are several vacancies for the Thomson Reuters Data Workshop focused on the basics of operating Eikon for Wealth Management database. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 15:30 in room 016. A reservation in advance at jiri.kukacka@fsv.cuni.cz is required.

10/11/2015 - Discussion with Financial Markets Experts

DISCUSSION WITH FINANCIAL MARKETS EXPERTS organized by E-klub will be held on Wednesday November 11th from 17 pm in 314. Jan Kubík (country director Thomson Reuters) will offer insight into the world of information in banking and advice on how to access professional data for writing theses, Matěj Turek (portfolio manager Meridon Global Equity Fund) will present the "CFA® Program - Great Resources for Your Studies", and Dina Lašová (relationship manager of the Power Exchange Central Europe) will talk about the practical aspects of energy trading. The lecture will be in English.

The lecture will be followed by a TRAINING WORKSHOP DATA (Thursday November 19th, 15:30, PC lab 016) focused on work with the Thomson Reuters Eikon for Wealth Management database providing financial markets info in real-time and historical financial and macroeconomic data to download. The workshop will be led by a professional lecturer from Thomson Reuters. Due to the limited number of seats participants must register in advance, registration information will be provided during the lecture.

Database access is freely available to IES students. Data can be used for study purposes as well as writing bachelor and diploma theses. More information here.

28/10/2015 - Info from the October meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty (in Czech only)

The click-through links you to the minutes of the October meeting of the Academic Senate FSV UK (in Czech only). The most important items on the agenda: changes in the principles for allocating the FSV budget 2016 and an inter-institutional cohesion principle, the process of the November (online) elections to AS FSV UK and AS UK, Gold Courses of the last acedemic year. Details can be found in the minutes. Please feel free to contact me with your questions and suggestions.

07/10/2015 - Info from the special September meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty (in Czech only)

The click-through links to the minutes of the special September meeting (29. 9.) of the Academic Senate FSV UK (in Czech only) convened because of the termination of employment of the Secretary of the Faculty in trial period. The document also contains the minutes of the meeting of the Presidium AS FSV UK (31. 8.) convened in a quick response for the same reason. Academic Senate FSV adopted two important resolutions: "AS FSV UK agrees with the decision of the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences to terminate the employment of the Secretary of the Faculty Mr. Ulrich in trial period and considers the reasons, that led to it, relevant." (no. 9) and "AS FSV UK appreciates the control by the internal audit department of the Rector's Office ongoing in connection with allegations by Mr. Ulrich." (no. 10). Details form both meetings can be found in the minutes. Please feel free to contact me with your questions and suggestions.

24/06/2015 - A short info from the June meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty (in Czech only)

The click-through links you find the list of resolutions of the July meeting of the Academic Senate FSV UK (in Czech only). The most important items on the agenda: changes in the 2015/15 Academic Year Timetable (Master's proposals), Annual Report FSV UK 2014, budget of the Scholarship Fund and the Social Fund, elections to AS FSV UK and AS UK were announced on 25 to 27 November 2015. Detailed information will follow after the minutes are published on the FSV website. Minutes form the May meeting can be found here. Please feel free to contact me with your questions and suggestions.

29/04/2015 - A short info from the May meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty (in Czech only)

The click-through links you find the list of resolutions of the "May" meeting of the Academic Senate FSV UK (in Czech only). The most important items on the agenda: approval of the FSV UK budget for 2015, possibility of e-voting, electronic evaluation of courses from already for this semester and related shift of the evaluation to the examination period, changes in the Statute of FSV (esp. one-time extension of the term of office of the future Senate to create an annual overlapping between terms of Senate and dean). Further support was approved for projects via Student Money. Detailed information will follow as soon as the minutes of the meeting will be published on the FSV website. Please feel free to contact me with your questions and suggestions.

29/04/2015 - Facebook page of the Academic Senat FSV UK

New facebook page of the Academic Senate of the FSV UK is used to inform you about current events at the Faculty, meeting agenda (meetings are public and you are welcome) and the results of negotiations, or about Student Money and supported projects. You are warmly welcome to visit!

16/04/2015 - Info from the April meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty (in Czech only)

The click-through links you find the minutes of the April meeting of the Academic Senate FSV UK (in Czech only). The most important items on the agenda: appointment of a new Vice-Dean for International Relations - dr. Zuzana Kasáková, the situation in the CESES, approval of new Rules of Election and Procedure AS FSV UK and a suggestion for electronic elections, the situation regarding student festival JinoniceJinak. Details can be found in the minutes. Please feel free to contact me with your questions and suggestions.

01/04/2015 - Info from the March meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty (in Czech only)

The click-through links you find the minutes of the March meeting of the Academic Senate FSV UK (in Czech only). The most important items on the agenda: introduction of a new Secretary of the Faculty Mgr. Josef Ulrich, MBA, changes in the Schedule of the academic year 2015/2016, a new position of a Vice-Dean for the Economy, which has become the current Vice-Dean for Doctoral Studies PhDr. Natalie Švarcová, Ph.D. from IES, and the launch of Google Apps for students (esp. new email accounts, which from 1 March became the primary student addresses in SIS). Details can be found in the minutes. Please feel free to contact me with your questions and suggestions.

22/12/2014 - Info from the November and December meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty (in Czech only)

The click-through links you find the minutes of the November a December meeting of the Academic Senate FSV UK. The most important items on the November agenda: admission requirements for doctoral studies, election of Dr. Petr Soukup to the Council of Higher Education Institutions of the CR, information from staff  selection procedures for Heads of CIVT, study department, and KJP, and directors of the Institutes; in December: Student money 2014, re-election of the Board of the AS FSV UK, Golden Courses, by-election to the AS UK - the new senator is Jan Malek from IES, changes in the rules for FSV UK budgeting, changes in the FSV UK statutes. Please feel free to contact me with your questions and suggestions.

17/11/2014 - Information from the October meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty (in Czech only)

The click-through headline you will find the minutes of the October meeting of the Academic Senate FSV UK. The most important items on the agenda: re-accreditation of the Bachelor and Master study programs Ekonomie a finance, Economics and Finance; announcement of by-elections to the Academic Senate of the UK (25. and 26. 11. 2014); appointment of honorary members of the Scientific Board of the FSV (prof. Michal Mejstrik from the IES and others). Minutes of the November meeting will appear on the IES News immediately after its publication on the website of the Senate. Please feel free to contact me with your questions and suggestions.

21/02/2013 - JEM116 Applied Econometrics - NO seminar today, seminars start February 28, 2013

Seminars for JEM116 Applied Econometrics start not before the evening seminar February 28, 2013 (6:30 - 7:50 PM). We continue with the same topic during two Thursday seminars (11:00 AM - 1:50 PM) a week later. So there is the Intro lecture but not any seminar today.

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