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What is SIF?

"SIF" stands for "Středoevropský Institut Filosofie" ("The Central-European Institute of Philosophy"). The Institute promotes philosophy and transdisciplinary research. It achieves its goals through a specific curriculum and research, emphasizing the transdisciplinary and intercultural aspects and international cooperation. Furthermore,it hosts workshops and conferences,participates in several publishing activities and promotes the exchange of students and professors.

Jan Patočka Memorial Medal for Hans Rainer Sepp

On May 5th, 2022 Hans Rainer Sepp received the Jan Patočka Memorial Medal of the Czech Academy of Sciences for his long-term contribution to the development of research in the field of philosophy.

The Jan Patočka Memorial Medal is awarded by the Czech Academy of Sciences to both Czech and foreign scholars who have significantly contributed to the advancement of science. The first Jan Patočka Memorial Medal was awarded in 1997 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of prof. Jan Patočka’s birth and the 20th anniversary of his death. More information on the medal is available here: The Jan Patočka Memorial Medal – Akademie věd České republiky.