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Note: News from the Mensa Grammar School have been moved to a separate section.

What did Mensa CR do for children in 2015?

10.12.2015 Dana Havlová | More information...

A brief summary of Children’s Mensa activities in 2015.


Mensa Czech Republic: Activities for gifted children

1.12.2015 Tomáš Blumenstein, Lenka Šnajdrová | More information...

Mensa is a non-profit organization open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardized and supervised IQ test. It has over 130.000 members in a hundred countries worldwide. Mensa CR, the Czech national organization, provides intellectual stimulation through hobby groups, local and nationwide meetings, lectures, excursions, and particularly through a friendly environment to its more than 4000 members, as well as to the public. Mensa CR supports the development of gifted children throughout the entire Czech Republic, runs the Mensa NTC for kindergartens project, co-operates with schools, organizes Gifted Children’s Clubs, and even a Logical Olympiad contest. Mensa CR also runs the Mensa Grammar School in Prague. The entire range of Mensa CR activities aimed at gifted children can be found on the website http://deti.mensa.cz (the website has been only partially translated to English).


Thanks to the Universities project, 52 Czech students will study at the world’s best universities, come autumn

1.10.2015 Jitka Tkadlecová | More information...

The Universities project has been funded by The Kellner Family Foundation ever since 2009. In the academic year 2015/2016, a total of 52 students will receive scholarships with a value of approximately 10 mil. CZK in total. In all, 12 new students were admitted to the programme for this year, while 40 more will carry on with their previously commenced studies.


deti.mensa.cz: a website for teachers and parents of gifted children

15.6.2015 Lenka Šnajdrová | More information...

By the beginning of November 2012, Mensa CR managed to launch a new website, predominantly targeting parents and teachers of gifted students – the http://deti.mensa.cz website. As the statistics show, the website has become increasingly popular over the years. In this article, I would like to briefly outline the Children’s Mensa website content.


How was Children’s Mensa doing in 2014?

10.12.2014 Dana Havlová | More information...

The range of Mensa activities for gifted children, as well as of educational activities for parents, teachers, and the general public, is increasing and improving year by year. Similarly, the number of participants of individual events keeps growing.


The Kellner Family Foundation’s support will allow 57 students to study at the world’s best universities

8.12.2014 Jitka Tkadlecová | More information...

The University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Yale College, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – even such prestigious universities will be attended by students who have won scholarships within the framework of the Universities projects, which has already been funded for six years by The Kellner Family Foundation. The Foundation scholarships will allow 57 students from the Czech Republic to study at (mostly foreign) universities.


What happened in Children’s Mensa in 2013?

1.12.2013 Dana Havlová | More information...

A multitude of activities aimed at our youngest members were organized in 2013. The Logical Olympiad, with more than 41,000 participants was, as usual, the most significant, however all of the small events bringing Mensa’s activities to even the most remote parts of the country can certainly be considered equally important.


The website deti.mensa.cz celebrates its first birthday!

19.11.2013 Lenka Šnajdrová | More information...

The website deti.mensa.cz was launched by the end of 2012, due to the ever increasing range of Mensa CR activities aimed at gifted children, their parents, and teachers. On an international scale, Mensa CR is doing exceptionally well in the field of these activities. Projects such as the Mensa Grammar School and Logical Olympiad are unique among Mensa organizations worldwide. All of that led the Executive Board of Mensa CR to the decision to create a dedicated website for the presentation of Mensa activities for gifted children, and thereby to give it greater visibility than it had before 2012.


Masaryk University experts will be helping in developing gifted children

24.5.2013 Masaryk University Press Release | More information...

Experts from the Faculty of Education and Faculty of Social Studies of the Masaryk University in Brno intend to help gifted children develop their abilities. As the attention paid to the gifted children in the Czech Republic has been insufficient so far, the Masaryk University launched a project aimed at talented pupils of primary schools, as well as at their teachers, in the South Moravian Region.


MERF – Mensa Education and Research Foundation

15.12.2010 Alena Oudová, Tomáš Kubeš | More information...

Human intelligence is one of the world’s greatest resources. Its support and development gradually reaches the forefront of worldwide projects of both non-profit and for-profit organizations. The Mensa Education and Research Foundation (MERF) was established predominantly to provide support for research organizations, educational institutions, and gifted individuals to develop their intellectual and social dispositions, and thereby contribute towards the development of society.


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