Looking back at FIR in 2022/23!

With the end of exam season drawing close, it is time to look back at what FIR, and especially the students of three English-taught programs, have been up to during the academic year 2022/2023. Students at the Faculty of International Relations (FIR) – home to the International Business (IB), International Business Bachelor (IBB), and International Diplomatic Studies programs (IDS) – have had the opportunity to build connections and strengthen our student community throughout this academic year. Let’s take a look back at some of our favourite events! 

Innovation Week 

Prague University of Economics and Business introduced a brand new Teaching Innovation Week, held mid-semester in both winter and summer. FIR students had the privilege to attend over 100 captivating lectures, workshops, and excursions across various fields. Some highlights from the Faculty of International Relations included a visit to a zero-waste store, a compliance and risk pub quiz in collaboration with Deloitte, a lecture by the ambassador of Japan, UN Model simulations, mock Cambridge exams, speak dating, and a Czech language workshop. 

Welcome to FIR

FIR Pub Quiz

During Orientation Week in September, new FIR students had the opportunity to meet their peers, make connections, and form friendships. The first event of the academic year, held at the Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden, was organized by FIR students and received a fantastic response. We eagerly anticipate organizing similar events in the future!  In March 2023, we held the first-ever FIR Pub Quiz, which turned out to be a resounding success among students and academic staff. With participants from 25 different countries, the competition was fierce, but the camaraderie was even stronger. Participants had an enjoyable evening answering a variety of questions in diverse international teams and had the chance to win traditional Czech prizes. 

IDS trip to the Karlštejn castle 

Run with the Dean

During the delightful spring weather, International and Diplomatic Studies students embarked on a trip to Karlštejn Castle near Prague, led by the IDS Academic Director, Mr Jan Rolenc. Students from diverse backgrounds and countries, including Albania, India, Turkey, Hong Kong, the USA, and France, greatly appreciated this unique opportunity for cultural exchange, cross-cultural learning, and a deeper understanding of the Czech Republic’s history.  Our FIR dean, who is an avid runner, enjoyed meeting students while engaging in physical activity. Throughout both the winter and summer semesters, regular runs were organized on Wednesdays, and FIR students warmly embraced this unique event. 

We are thrilled to receive positive feedback from our student community and eagerly look forward to welcoming new students in September!