Lecture in language
The route of Jan Libich started in Ostrava, then continued through his studies in Prague, work experience in Brazil, New Zealand and Britain all the way to Australia. He has been giving lectures on economy at local universities for 17 years and since 2013 has worked at the Faculty of Economics at VSB - Technical University of Ostrava. He has been awarded by his students a lecturer of the year at La Trobe University in Melbourne and in 2012 won a prize of the Australian government for his merits to students. He was also a member of a committee awarding inspirational Czech teachers a Global Teacher Prize Czech Republic.
In recent years his research has focused on the area of education with the attempt to help improve the Czech education system (e.g. recent debates on the Czech TV in “Vaclav Moravec Questions” or “Jan Pokorny Connections”). His inspiration, among others, comes from attending classes of his children as a teacher´s assistant in Australia, and from discussions with the Czech students about the ways of effective learning. He lets the politicians as well as wide public know about the results of his research by means of the former section in “Hospodářské noviny” (www.ihned.cz/ekonomix) or through video-interviews with top-class economists (www.youtube.com/c/JanLibich).