Foreword from the Dean
The Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics, Prague (UEP), was founded in 1991 as a successor of the original Faculty of Commerce. At the Faculty of International Relations, the branch of study - Economics of Foreign Trade - was changed to double branches - International Trade and Tourism; the former has today the largest number of students in the Faculty. Further branches oriented towards Business and Law, International Politics and Diplomacy as well as European Integration and Political Sciences emerged during the nineties. Nowadays the Faculty has 170 pedagogues, and in the Bachelor's and Master's programmes there are enrolled around 3,500 students.
The mission of the Faculty of International Relations is to develop education and knowledge in the field of international economic and political relations and to provide internationally recognized study programs based on critical thinking and openness, personal and societal responsibility and commitment to lifelong learning.
Vision of the Faculty of International Relations - it is the best education and research institution in the field of international economic and political relations in the Czech Republic and through its strategy of internalization and internationally verified process of quality assurance and enhancement it is an internationally recognized institution, which belongs among top three best ranked schools within the region of Central and Eastern Europe.
Graduates of both the Bachelor's and Master's programmes find fulfilment in the commercial sphere, particularly within multinational corporations that greatly appreciate their exceptionally high standard of linguistic abilities and broadly based knowledge. Graduates' proficiency is given by interdisciplinary nature of the instruction provided by UEP.
A large number of the Faculty's Bachelors and Masters can take advantage of opportunities to study abroad. Since the early nineties the Faculty has been practicing a credit-based system of study, and it has developed and put in place the necessary mechanism for enabling the exchange of students' transfer and accumulation of credits as provided for by ECTS (the European Credit Transfer System). With the exception of some postgraduate programmes, summer universities and the life-long education programmes, the course of study at the UEP is free of charge.
ECTS Label 2013-2016 Awarded by the European Commission to Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze