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Highered - a unique offer of career opportunities for students of FIR

Membership in the prestigious EFMD organization brings Faculty of International Relations another advantage, this time directly linked to students. Starting this semester, FIR becomes the first faculty nationwide to be included in the very special on-line platform Highered that connects  students and alumni with global opportunities.

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FIR Annual Conference The Sharing Economy: Reality and Future

The Faculty of International Relations, University of Economic cordially invites you to attend FIR Annual Conference 2017 The Sharing Economy: Reality and Future which will take place on October 4, 1:45pm. The conference is divided into two panels, where representatives of businesses, experts and policy- makers will discuss phenomena of sharing economy - its potential, risks and future in Europe and in the Czech Republic. Partner of the conference is PwC Czech.

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MIB EPAS Consortium to Deepen its Cooperation

The Faculty of International Relations (FIR) is a founding member of the MIB-Master’s in International Business EPAS Consortium. Only those schools which have obtained the prestigious EPAS accreditation from the EFMD, as well as offering a follow-up Master's degree programme in International Business, can become members of this association.

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European Horizons on FIR: a new student think-tank

Summer semestr 2016/2017 on FIR came with a new student club European Horizons. It has been founded by students of European Integration / European Economic Integration and International Politics and Diplomacy like a new branch international student think-tank European Horizons, that has been founded in 2015 on Yale University and in two years has expanded not only to other prestigious universities in United States, like Harvard, Stanford or Columbia, but also to European universities like Science Po in Paris, College of Europe in Bruges, University of Barcelona or Central European University.

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banner-2KJ-1024x3621-e1368969898652-300x276A wide range of courses taught by visiting professors in the winter semester 2017/2018

For the winter semester 2017/2018, the Faculty of International Relations offers a wide range of bachelor´s as well as master´s courses taught by visiting professors.

The courses can be registered within the regular registrations till August 29th, 2017.

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FIR became a partner of the 5th year of the "Ramaton" benefit race. Come and run!

In the evening of June 6, Stromovka will host the 5th year of the Ramaton Benefit Run, which proceeds to the activities of the non-profit organization Ramus. The route is 4 or 8 km long and there is no starting fee for students and FIR employees. All information about Ramaton and Ramus can be found here.

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17th International Joint Conference: Central and Eastern Europe in the Changing Business Environment

Department of International Business invites all faculty members and students to participate in the 17th International Joint Conference: Central and Eastern Europe in the Changing Business Environment. Conference is jointly organized in collaboration with the University of Economics in Bratislava and takes place on Friday, May 27, 2017 from 9am in the room NB169.

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IDS_logoInternational and Diplomatic Studies - full-time master’s program taught in English

The Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics, Prague offers a two-year International and Diplomatic Studies (IDS) master’s degree program taught in English.

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Bachelor in International Business - a full-time program taugth in English

A full-time International Business bachelor´s degree program taught in English is offered by the Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics, Prague.

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Master of Economics of Globalization and European Integration - EGEI

The full-time Master of Arts (M. A.) in Economics of Globalization and European Integration is an academic program developing competence for European economists with career aspirations in research at universities, government and international organizations, and in research departments of large banks and industrial and commercial corporations.

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MIB EPAS Consortium Meeting in Sheffield

Dean of the Faculty of International Relations, prof. Taušer, manager for international accreditations, prof. Štěrbová and the president of the University of Economics, Prague, professor Machková attended on December 12, 2016 a meeting of a consortium of universities, which have been granted a prestigious EPAS accreditation for their International Business programs.

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flag_yellow_lowErasmus+ Strategic partnership project “Online Study Platform on Mediation” on University of Economics, Prague

University of Economics, Prague, with 5 other European universities, University of Genova (Italy), Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania), University of National and World Economy (Bulgaria), University of Graz (Austria) and Turiba University (Latvia), started in September 2016 a three-year project „Online Study Platform on Mediation“, which is financed by the European Union as an Erasmus+ Strategic partnership project.

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International FairInternational & Study Abroad Fair 2016

The International Office invites you all to International & Study Abroad Fair 2016 which will be held on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 in atrium of the Rajská building. The event is intended for all of those who are interested in studying abroad. They will get information about all the opportunities of studying abroad and about different partner schools of VSE.

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logo-oecd-e1414075127909How to start a career in OECD

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics in Prague and the Secretariat of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) invites you to a seminar called HOW TO START A CAREER IN OECD, which will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 2:30 p. m. in Vencovského Aula. After the seminars focused on the World Bank Group and the UN, it is another unique opportunity to get information about career opportunities in prestigious international organizations.

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KONF_2017Conference Czech Republic’s Strategy for Competitiveness 2017: Digital society

On Thursday, September 29, 2016, an international scientific conference titled Czech Republic’s Strategy for Competitiveness 2017: Digital society will be held in Rajská building at the University of Economics in Prague. It is organized by the CMC Graduate School of Business, Faculty of International Relations and the Czech management Association as it is based on a memorandum of mutual cooperation on the collection, analysis and presentation of results of the Executive Opinion Survey - Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum. The conference takes place under the patronage of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka.

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vimun03Diplomacy students represented FIR in Vienna

In the days of 31. 7. - 4. 8. 2016, the ten-member delegation of students VSE participated in one of the most authentic simulation of the UN - Vienna International Model United Nations 2016 in Vienna. Each simulation has its own rules of negotiations and particularly VIMUN rules are very similar to the real ones. Moreover, this model United Nations was held on the premises of the international organization.

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FIR goes abroadSummer photo contest: FIR goes abroad

The Summer Semester has already come to an end, but it does not mean you should forget about FIR or that it forgets about you. Are you going on a world tour, holiday abroad or did you find a summer job in a foreign country? Tell us about your experiences and adventures during the summer and there will be another pleasant surprise waiting for you in September.

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banner-2KJ-1024x3621-e1368969898652-300x276A wide range of courses taught by visiting professors in the winter semester 2016/2017

For the winter semester 2016/2017, the Faculty of International Relations offers a wide range of bachelor´s as well as master´s courses taught by visiting professors.

The courses can be registered within the regular registrations till August 30th, 2016.

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t1465198272_tmp_dscn2473Successful international conferences at FIR

Two international conferences were held last week at the Faculty of International Relations. They have a long tradition and therefore belong to highly regarded events at the faculty. They were organized by the Department of World Economy and Jan Masaryk Centre for International Studies.

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VýstřižekConference ‟Recent trends of economic diplomacy in selected countries of EU”

The Faculty of International Relations VSE in Prague invites academic employees, students and professional public to a conference called ‟Recent trends of economic diplomacy in selected countries of EU”. The conference will take place on Thursday, 16 June 2016 and will be held under the patronage of  prof. Ing. Hana Machková, CSc., rector of the University of Economics in Prague. Minister of foreign affairs of the Czech Republic, Lubomír Zaorálek will participate in the opening as well.

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Karel-BurešLecture by CEO of Czech Export Bank as part of Alumni Wednesdays at FIR

Management of the Faculty of International Relations invites all students, academic employees and alumni as well to a lecture by Ing. Karel Bureš, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Czech Export Bank. The topic is „The role of state support of export in the period of economic growth and a specific mission of Czech Export Bank“. The lecture will take place on 25 May 2016 at 6 p. m. in the room RB 211, which means the Rajská building of VSE.

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kviz3Students and teachers joined their forces at the first FIR Quiz

What is the capital of Suriname? How many kilometres does the Great Wall of China have? Not only to these questions tried to find the answers the students and teachers of the Faculty of international relations on 27 April. There were nine teams competing for the win in the first FIR Quiz which was inspired by a popular game called Pub Quiz.

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VSE_rectorProfessor Hana Machková to receive The Order of the Legion d’Honneur

His Excellency, M. Jean-Pierre Asvazadourian, the Ambassador of the French Republic to the Czech Republic, will confer the Order of the Legion d’Honneur upon the Rector of the VSE, Professor Hana Machková, on 7th April, 2016. The conferral ceremony will take place at the Embassy of the French Republic in Prague, in Buquoy Palace which houses the embassy.

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Jaro-v-Praze-150x150New photography contest at FIR

The nature is awake, the days are getting longer and not even FIR lazes. How about you? Do you suffer from spring fatigue or do the first sun rays make you feel more alive? Don’t keep your feelings to yourself, share them on Facebook or Instagram and win the official T-shirts or hoodies of VSE in Prague.

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Mentoring programmeMentoring programme at FIR – be part of it too!

The Mentoring programme has worked at FIR since the winter semester 2015/2016. Its purpose is to connect the younger students with the older and more experienced ones, who can provide them valuable advice on their studies at the Faculty of International Relations so that they can get out of it the most. The registration for the programme has just opened.

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DSC8218Photography exhibition: China Un/known

In the days from 22 February to 4 March, there was a photography exhibition called „China Un/known“ in the atrium of Rajská Building. The first edition of this event, mainly arranged by the minor in Chinese Studies and held under the patronage of the Faculty of International Relations, was aimed on the beautiful diversity of China. The main intention was to support this way the interest of students and public in Chinese culture and China in general.

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BěhRun with FIR

Do you like to be active and always on the move? Does a constant sitting cause more harm than good to your mental and physical health? Would you like to get to know an other side of your teachers? In that case, we have got some good news for you!

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IMG_1043The Fifth Edition of Student Simulation of the UN at the University of Economics, Prague

In the days from 8th to 11th February 2016, a student organization based at the Faculty of International Relations, Model United Nations Prague o. s., organized an annual international UN simulation called PragueMUN. The PragueMUN simulations are held at the University of Economics since 2012.

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DSC_2335New dean of the Faculty of International Relations

On Monday, February 1, 2016, the new dean of the Faculty of International Relations doc. Ing. Josef Taušer, Ph.D. will start to execute his function. He was elected dean by the Academic Senate on 12 November 2015 and he will remain in this role until 31 January 2020.

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banner-2KJ-1024x362A wide range of courses taught by visiting professors in the summer semester 2015/2016

For the summer semester 2015/2016, the Faculty of International Relations offers a wide range of bachelor´s as well as master´s courses taught by visiting professors.

The courses can be registered within the regular registrations from 4 January to 26 January 2016. Regarding the exact time and room, please always refer to the note in syllabi of relevant courses.

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Kristalina_Georgieva-2-150x150European Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources at VŠE

On 11th of December 2015 European Commission Vice-President of the budget and human resources Kristalina Georgieva will perform at the University of Economics, Prague. Her lecture on the topic Current Challenges for the budget of the European Union is organized by Delegation of the European Commission in collaboration with the University’s Centre for European Studies.

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VŠE was awarded the best business school in Eastern Europe

13. 10. 2015 - The University of Economics, Prague (VŠE) took the first place in the Eastern Europe in the annual international ranking of Eduniversal. VŠE has been ranked among the 27 world’s best business schools (top 3 excellent Business Schools in 9 geographical zone). The excellent result again confirms the high level of the University of Economics, Prague. VŠE has regularly ranked among the three best schools in the region since 2009.  For VŠE the first place represents a great appreciation of the quality work of academics and students at the University of Economics, Prague.

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hands-908165_640International Conference “Environmental Economy, Policy and International Environmental Relations”, 20 November 2015

Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics, Prague, in cooperation with Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic invites Postgraduate Students, Young Scientists and Researchers to the International Conference “Environmental Economy, Policy and International Environmental Relations”. Registration are to be sent to sauer@vse.cz (without conference fee). Papers that will be published in the Conference Proceedings are to be sent by 10 November 2015.

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Rector of the VŠE Elected to the Board of Management of EIASM 5. 10. 2015 - On 1st October, 2015, the Rector of the University of Economics, Prague (VŠE), Professor Hana Machková, was unanimously elected to the Board of Management of EIASM - the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management. Professor Machková was elected to a three year term of office. The VŠE is the only university from the CEE region with a representative amongst the top management of this prestigious association.

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The Czech Republic’s Strategy for Competitiveness 2016: Industry for the 21st century

This year's conference on competitiveness, The Czech Republic’s Strategy for Competitiveness 2016: Industry for the 21st Century, will take place on September 30th, at the University of Economics, Prague (VŠE) in the auditorium RB 101. The conference is dedicated to a discussion on competitiveness of the Czech Republic in global comparison and the context of the annual Global Competitiveness Report conducted by the World Economic Forum. This years´ Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016 will be officially released on the same day.

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Ludmila-SterbovaVice-dean of the FIR has been elected President of the CIDD

Vice-Dean of the Faculty of International Relations, Assoc. Prof. Ludmila Štěrbová, has been elected President of the Consortium of International Double Degrees (CIDD).

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Registrations start on 8 June 2015

For the winter semester 2015/2016, the Faculty of International Relations has prepared a wide range of bachelor´s as well as master´s courses taught in English or French by visiting professors or experts. In the list below, you can find links to the syllabi of relevant courses. As the demand for some courses is traditionally high, do not hesitate and register within regular registrations from 8 June 2015.

     

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