Jan Fischer received Prize of President of Czech Statistical Office

The traditional Prize of the President of the Czech Statistical Office was awarded during the Celebrations of 100 years of modern Czech statistics to Mr. Jan Fischer.

Jan Fischer is former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic and former President of the Czech Statistical Office. Nowadays he is teaching one of the keynote course in the Master programme Official Statistics, which is taught in English at the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics.

The Prize of the President has been awarded since 2013 and aims to highlight the outstanding merit and contribution of individuals in the field of national and international statistics.

At the evening have participated the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, Deputy Prime Minister Karel Havlíček, Eurostat’s Director General Mariana Kotzeva and heads of statistical offices of the Visegrad Group countries.

The event in the Liechtenstein Palace symbolically completed the “Century of Statistics” project, which began on January 28; it is the day when the State Statistical Office was founded 100 years ago, the heritage of which is now smoothly followed by the Czech Statistical Office.