AUXILIARY EVENTS

Monday, October 15

 

Pre-conference Campus Visit, Charles University

Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Location: Carolinum building, Charles University

The International Relations Department of Charles University is delighted to welcome participants of The Forum on Education Abroad’s European Conference to a preconference Campus Visit.

After presentations of Charles University by the Vice-Rector for International Affairs and Mobility Professor Jan Skrha and the Vice-Rector for Education Professor Milena Kralickova, presentations of some of our faculties’ representatives will follow. We will offer you a light lunch and a guided tour of the Carolinum historic premises. We also invite you to choose one faculty for an afternoon trip (see the registration form, transportation will be arranged).

Link: https://www.cuni.cz/UKEN-773.html

Contact information: International Relations Office int@cuni.cz.


Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts Tour

Time: 10 am
Location: KAFE DAMU, Karlova 26, Praha 1 (in the building of the Faculty), The Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU)

We would like to show you our school in its full operation during the winter semester. Please come and join us to see its unique spaces in the historical centre of Prague, get acquainted with our Degree Programmes system involving close cooperation among the students of various fields. You will see the school full of life at the start of the semester and you will have a chance to sneak peek into some lectures or the school theatre DISK rehearsal. Please register through our Google Form prior to your visit: https://goo.gl/forms/q8ym8qXeSZ6MB45q2

Contact: Daniel Bratka, daniel.bratka@damu.cz.


Campus Tour- University of Pardubice (UPa)

Time: 10 a.m – 3 p.m
Location: City Centre of Pardubice (Historical building UNIT, nám. Čs. legií) + University Campus (Studentská 95, 532 10 Pardubice 2)

As part of The Forum’s 4th European conference, the University of Pardubice takes this opportunity to offer you a tour of our campus, new equipment and infrastructure, as well as a visit to the historic centre of the city.

In order to offer you a fruitful and enjoyable stay, the Vice Rector for Internal Affairs will be delighted to welcome you in the historical building and introduce to you the University of Pardubice.

As you will be already in the city centre, a tour of the renaissance houses and the Chateau is not to be missed. That´s why the Office of International Affairs will give you the opportunity to walk around before taking you to the campus for a light lunch.

There, the Faculties of Chemical Technology, Economics and Administration and Transport Engineering will take over offering you a tour of their facilities and laboratories.

Located in the heart of the East Bohemia Region, in the lowlands of the Rivers Labe and Chrudimka,  the University of Pardubice can offer a peaceful and relaxing environment just 50 minutes away from Prague, so we hope to welcome many of you!

For the registration and for more details about the University of Pardubice and the campus tour click here:

https://www.upce.cz/en/campus-tour-university-of-pardubice-upa

Web page: https://www.upce.cz/en

Contact: Caroline Novák-Jolly, caroline.novak-jolly@upce.cz


Campus Tour- University of Ostrava

Time: 10:30 am
Location: Ostrava, Dvořákova 7, 701 03 Ostrava, Czechia, University of Ostrava
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forum-on-education-abroad-campus-tour-the-university-of-ostrava-tickets-48686207758.

This tour is for those who enjoy exploring locals ‘off the beaten path’. If you are willing to journey to the distant uplands of the Moravian-Silesian Region a unique experience awaits.

Discovering the Campus

Our campus is the city of Ostrava; each faculty, the library and administrative buildings are housed within recently renovated historical buildings or newly built structures throughout the city and within easy reach by our excellent public transportation system or by bike rental.

Discovering the City

Ostrava is a post-industrial city undergoing a renaissance of entrepreneurial innovation and re-purposing. Discover in our city European squares, industrial heritage and a burgeoning arts, food, coffee and pub culture.

Contact: Richard.Conaway@osu.cz


Pre-conference Campus Visit of the Czech Technical University in Prague

Time: 2 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Czech Technical University in Prague, Jugoslávských partyzánů 3, Prague 6, Penthouse Conference Room (10th floor)

The CTU International Office is happy to welcome participants of The Forum on Education Abroad to a pre-conference campus visit of the Czech Republic’s largest technical university.

The 90-minute tour of the main CTU campus begins at the Penthouse Conference Room situated on the 10th floor of the brand new CTU rectorate´s building, featuring a magnificent and unique view of Prague Castle. After some coffee and a short presentation about CTU we will begin the campus walk. First we will visit the electrical engineering and mechanical engineering buildings where the CTU Formula Student electric-engine and petrol-engine cars are on display. Next for a guided tour of the Laboratory of Biomechanics featuring the current research on additive manufacturing for medicine and experimental testing on joint replacements and implants. Finally we will proceed to the National Library of Technology which forms the core of the CTU Dejvice campus. The library, opened in 2009, is considered to be the finest example of modern architecture in Prague, though not well-known to tourists. The reading room is particularly striking.

Czech Technical University in Prague: https://www.cvut.cz/en

Places available: 15

Registration deadline: September 30, 2018

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/lp8YDMWaiQ11FdXJ3

Contact information: Caleb.Daniel.House@cvut.cz


Palacký University Olomouc Campus Tour

Location: Olomouc

Visit Palacký University Olomouc, 2 hours away from Prague by train, in the UNESCO-recognized historic city of the Moravian region.  Palacký University Olomouc is a comprehensive research university with 23,000 students, and recognized by Times Higher Education as the 10thbest university in the new EU countries (see: https://www.upol.cz/nc/en/news/news/clanek/up-has-fought-its-way-into-the-top-ten-in-prestigious-university-rankings/).

Participants will be met in Prague by Palacký University representatives and led to the city of Olomouc, where the university will host a program to acquaint you with its 8 academic schools, international-quality research centers, and student services and facilities for hosting study abroad programs.

Link: https://www.upol.cz/en/

Register for the pre-conference visit on Monday, October 15 at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G7PQBWN  Registration deadline: September 30, 2018

Contact: Christopher Medalis, christopher.medalis@upol.cz.


Tuesday, October 16

 

CEVRO Institute College Visit

Time: 9:30 am
Location: at the premises of CEVRO Institute, Jungmannova 17, Prague 1
Contact: Jiří Š. Cieslar / jiri.cieslar@vsci.cz / +420 774 427 403

You are cordially invited to tour CEVRO Institute College and meet President Josef Šíma.

ABOUT CEVRO INSTITUTE CEVRO Institute is a private college, located in the center of the city of Prague, offering undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs, many unique.


Anglo-American University Campus Visit

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm
Location: Anglo-americká vysoká škola, z.ú., Letenská 5, Prague 1 (near Prague Castle)

Anglo-American University (AAU) is an international university, founded in 1990 as the first private institution of higher education in the Czech Republic. All programs are taught entirely in English and AAU regularly hosts students from 45+ partner institutions, who join AAU degree-seeking students to make up an unusually diverse community from more than 70 countries. AAU is the only university in the Czech Republic with both U.S. and Czech accreditations.

AAU would like to welcome you at its unique Thurn-Taxis Palace campus where you can find out more about the AAU Learning Hub, AAU Partnerships and the AAU Student Experience.

You can find more information about this event here: https://www.aauni.edu/anglo-american-university-campus-visit/event/891/

You can register for the event here: https://goo.gl/forms/MVs3BxvBBFk071gT2

Contact person: Tereza Mal á, [ mailto:tereza.mala@aauniedu | tereza.mala@aauni.edu ]

Additionally, visit CEA Prague Center Open House, AAU’s Study Abroad Partner for U.S. institutions, at Prokopská 8, Prague between 12 noon and 5pm. More information and sign up here: goo.gl/bAhVXv


The USA and the Origins of Czechoslovakia Presentation

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: náměstí Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1 room 104

The presentation will focus on the role of the United States in the process of the founding of Czechoslovakia in the year 1918. It will explore both the political support for the Czechoslovak resistance movement abroad from the part of American political representation, and the role of Czech and Slovak fellow countrymen in the USA. This lecture will also discuss the attitude of the USA towards the Czechoslovak problem on the Paris peace conference, ending with the role and limits of Czechoslovak relations in the making of the Czechoslovak democracy of the interwar period. This lecture is held in conjunction with the Charles University Univerzita a Republika event, which is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Czechoslovak Republic. The reception will follow immediately after the lecture.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/313135305895293.

Contact information: Katherine Ford, Katherine.Ford@ff.cuni.cz


Thursday, October 18

 

New York University Reception – Celebrate 20 years of NYU Prague

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Richter Palace, Male namesti 11 (steps from Old Town Square)

Celebrate NYU Prague’s 20th anniversary with esteemed colleagues and friends from all over the globe. Mix and mingle with members of the NYU Prague community, including faculty members Jan Urban and Jiri Pehe, who were pivotal actors in the transformation of the Czech Republic to a young democracy.  Build cross-country connections with leaders of NYU’s international centers in Abu Dhabi, Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, DC.

In the spirit of The Forum, connect and re-connect with old and new friends, and strengthen our shared community of international educators dedicated to valuing a diversity of voices and experiences.

RSVP for the reception: https://goo.gl/forms/arThxn3P8j5nk5pC2

Contact Information: chris.nicolussi@nyu.edu


 

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Reminder: The Forum kindly insists that events do not conflict with Forum Conference events held Wednesday, October 17 – Friday, October 19.