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Brno, Czech Republic

Quality Assurance in Higher Education ONLINE
26. - 30. 4. 2021

Why IW?

The IW 2021 will give participants a unique opportunity to find out more about our university, network and share best practices with other colleagues working for the international, study abroad offices or professional academics. 


International Week 2020

Due to unpleasant situation the IW 2020 was held ONLINE. The event was named International Networking in times of COVID-19 and 55 participants from all over the world had the opportunity to discuss the current topics. The conference generated a lot of ideas about online learning, a new Erasmus programme, virtual mobilities and digital recruiting.


Programme activities

- Networking activities
- Transfer of knowledge
- Sharing of experiences and best practices among colleagues from partner and non-partner institutions.
- Lectures
- Workshops 


International Week 2019

In 2019, 54 participants from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brasil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Ecuador, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Jordan, Lithuania, Nepal, Netherland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, UK and USA have visited MENDELU in October 2019.

Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Mendel University in Brno has the pleasure of inviting you to our International Week 2021, which will take place from the 26th to the 30th of April, 2021. The IW 2021 will focus on Quality Assurance in Higher Education and it will give participants a unique opportunity to find out more about our university, network and share best practices with other colleagues

Special workshops

We had invited special guests who lead our workshops. You can donwload the WS presentations in the following links.

The quality dimension in internationalization in higher education institutions plays an increasingly important role. Moving towards deeper cooperation with international partners is the goal of many universities. However, in practice, IROs remain in business as usuall focusing on quantity over quality. The adaptation of quality assurance start to be one of the biggest challenges in internationalization nowadays. MENDELU was part of the Monitoring Internationalization of Czech Higher Education and the results helped it to adjust its practice in the field of internationalization. During the workshop, one of the MICHE evaluators Daniel Casten will present general recommendations that could also work at MENDELU partner universities. We will also shere with partners some of our progress in this area, especially with Louisiana State University.

 Special guests: Mgr. Lukáš Kala (MENDELU), Ivana Tregenza (LSU), Sarah Bernard (LSU) and Daniel Casten (MICHE)

The aim of the Strategic Partnerships projects under the Erasmus+ scheme is to develop new partnerships among European universities and foster the current ones. We will share our experience from two successful projects: European Network for Academic Integrity, which was successfully finished in 2019, and „Bridging Integrity in Higher Education, Business and Society.“ The participants of the workshop will be encouraged to share their experience as well to create a constructive discussion in which we can learn from each other.

Special guests: Mgr. Tomáš Foltýnek, Ph.D. (MENDELU) and Ing. Dita Henek Dlabolová, Ph.D. (MENDELU) 

The aim of this initiative is to bring together a new generation of creative Europeans able to cooperate across languages, borders and disciplines to address societal challenges and skills shortages faced in Europe.
European Universities are transnational alliances that will become the universities of the future, promoting European values and identity, and revolutionising the quality and competitiveness of European higher education. In order to achieve this major step forward, the Commission is testing different cooperation models for European Universities with two calls for proposals under the Erasmus+ programme.

The 4EU+ European University Alliance has one vision: to create a new quality of cooperation in teaching, education, research and administration. The cooperation is based on a common understanding of the idea of the European university that builds on academic freedom and autonomy and ensures fair access and participation in education.

Special guests: doc. PhDr. Martina Rašticová, Ph.D. (MENDELU) and Mgr. Pavel Senderák, Ph.D. (4EU+)

MENDELU is welcoming hundreds of students yearly and similar number of students from MENDELU spent their semester abroad. Pandemic reduced the numbers but not significantly, but it has definitely changed quality of student life. In what way and how students cope with the new situation will be part of the combined presentation and discussion with speakers from International Relations Offices and Institute of Life Long Learning.

Special guests: Ing. Michaela Menšíková, MSc., Ph.D. (MENDELU) 

  • TARGET GROUP - both academic and non-academic staff of different fields of study
  • WORKING LANGUAGE  - English (at least level B2 is required)
  • DURATION  -  5 working days (26.-30.4.2021)
  • REGISTRATION - registration will be opened until 15/04/2021. After this term, the International Week coordinators will contact the selected participants. Please, provide all necessary information in the application form in order to help us put together a unique blend of professionals from different fields and cultural background. 


Mendel University in Brno (MENDELU) is a public institution with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research that has driven new ways of thinking since 1919 and proudly bears the name of J. G. Mendel, the founder of modern genetics. There are over 8,300 students at the university. Mendel University offers more than 100 different graduate degree programmes in Czech and in English languages. The University comprises one Institute and five faculties: AgriSciences, Horticulture, Business and Economics, Forestry and Wood Technology, Regional Development and International Studies. The university campus is based in Brno, just ten minutes from the city centre. The university provides students with modern well-equipped classrooms, laboratories, and study rooms. A library, canteens and a pizzeria also form part of the campus as well as a large botanic garden and an arboretum, which is a great place to study or relax.


Business and Economic Faculty

Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) at Mendel University in Brno was established in 1959 and is the oldest business school in Moravia. It has accreditation for all degree levels: Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. in Czech and in English. In recent accreditation the school received the highest rating (ranking in group A) as a one of the best schools from a total of 21 business schools in the Czech Republic. There are nearly 4,000 applicants on average each year.



Brno is one of the friendliest cities with excellent accessibility. The city of Brno puts Europe easily within reach but also boasts many attractions of its own. There is an International Airport just 20 minutes from the city centre and other major airports are very close (Prague – 200 km, Vienna – 120 km, Bratislava – 120 km). Theatres offer classical performances and modern productions. Restaurants and pubs feature a range of culinary delights including locally produced Moravian wine and delicious beer. 


Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe and surrounded by Poland to the north, Slovakia to the east, Austria to the south, and Germany to the west. The Czech Republic is a member state of the European Union (since 2004), NATO and it is a part of the borderless Schengen Area. The population of the Czech Republic is over 10 million people.
The Czech Republic has developed an advanced social market economy and social policies that support a high-income welfare state. Industry plays an increasingly pivotal role in the Czech economy, because it contributes the most to gross value added. The Czech Republic enjoys a temperate continental climate with warm summers and cool winters. It is famous for its excellent beer, fine wine and delicious traditional cuisine. 

Programme 2021

You can donwload the WS presentations in the following links.

27 April, 2021


2pm - Opening Ceremony (welcome speech and introduction) 
2:15pm - Quality Assurance in Higher Education (Key study in international partnership development)

29 April, 2021


2pm - Quality of Student Mobilities (workshop & summary of IW 2021)


You can find all lectures taught in English here. If you are interested in any topic, kindly select the lecture and click on the link to connect. Most of the lectures are via MS Teams. There should be no problem connecting with the provided link (you might be asked to log-in to your MS account). In case of troubles, please send an email to
Some lectures may be recorded.
Please notice the different time zone - we have CEST (Central European Summer Time)
UTC/GMT +2 hours

Lecture Course Day Time Lecturer
Personal data protection and Czech company lawBusiness LawMonday8:00 AMMgr. Bc. Ondřej Pavelek, Ph.D.
Word embeddingsIS/ICTMonday8:00 AMdoc. Ing. František Dařena, Ph.D.
Institutional economics and current economic thinkingHistory of Economic ThoughtMonday9:00 AMdoc. Ing. Luděk Kouba, Ph.D.
Manager’s EtiquetteManagement in EnglishMonday11:00 AMLic. Silvie Zámečník
Soil quality under the influence of environmental loads in former mining areasGlobal AgricultureMonday11:00 AMdr. Demková
Condition of civil society in the time of pandemics: Women's protests in PolandPolitical ScienceMonday1:00 PMdr.Kancik-Koltun
Business IntelligenceInformation SystemsMonday3:00 PMIng. Jaroslava Klegová, Ph.D.
Recent Immigration Flows to Europe-Monday3:00 PMMgr. et Mgr. Robert Stojanov, Ph.D.
Environmental Marketing (Green Marketing)Economic Aspects of Environmental ProtectionMonday3:00 PMIng. Ebo Tawiah Quartey, Ph.D.
Oracle NoSQL databaseDatabase Systems and Database DesignMonday5:00 PMIng. Oldřich Faldík, Ph.D.
Leverage and Capital StructureFinancial ManagementTuesday9:00 AMIng. Petr Polák, Ph.D.
The Role of Universities in Regional Development in Central Europe-Tuesday10:00 AMRNDr. Pavel Ptáček, Ph.D.
Technostress as a new challenge today: technostress creators and how to deal with thatPsychology and Sociology for HR ManagersWednesday12:00 PMdoc. PhDr. Martina Rašticová, Ph.D.
Personal data protection and Czech company lawEU LawTuesday1:00 PMMgr. Bc. Ondřej Pavelek, Ph.D.
Quality management at MENDELUOperations ManagementTuesday1:00 PMdoc. Ing. Pavel Žufan, Ph.D.
Forestry in South AmericaGlobal ForestryTuesday1:00 PMIng. Jiří Schneider, Ph.D.
Alternative Investment StrategiesPortfolio ManagementWednesday3:00 PMdoc. Ing. Svatopluk Kapounek, Ph.D.
Intercultural differencesManagement Wednesday9:00 AMChijioke Esogwa Nwachukwu
Database systemsData Processing PrinciplesWednesday9:00 AMIng. Jan Turčínek, Ph.D.
Aquaculture production and Food Security and SafetyGeneral Approaches to Food Safety EnsuringWednesday9:00 AMdoc. MVDr. Helena Modrá, Ph.D.
Automatic control - basic principles and terminologyEngineering CyberneticsWednesday10:00 AMprof. Ing. Radim Farana, CSc., FEng.
DerivativeFinancial MarketsWednesday11:00 AMIng. Jolana Stejskalová
English as a World LanguageWorld Language - English Advanced CourseWednesday11:00 AMMgr. Renata Hajslerová
The Sustainable Development Goals and African countries – Quo Vadis?Economic Processes in Developing CountriesWednesday1:00 PMFrancois Stefanus Lategan
Analysis of companies´ performance using the valuation approachBusiness Economics 2Wednesday3:00 PMIng. Jan Vavřina, Ph.D.
Education, Employment and Social Integration in the Czech RepublicEconomic Processes in Developing CountriesWednesday3:00 PMIng. Nahanga Verter, Ph.D.
Hotel DirectorHotel ManagementWednesday4:00 PMGustavo Guidobono Zabalu & Lic. Silvie Zámečník
Student project presentationsBlockchain and CryptocurrenciesThursday7:00 AMMgr. Tomáš Foltýnek, Ph.D.
Aggregate supply in the AS-AD modelMacroeconomics IIThursday9:00 AMIng. Ladislava-issever Grochová, Ph.D.
Development and Medical InterventionsDevelopment AnthropologyThursday9:00 AMRNDr. Mgr. Miroslav Horák, Ph.D.
Language Learning Strategies - workshop-Thursday11:00 AMMgr. Lenka Zouhar Ludvíková
Text data mining: examples of applicationsInformation Systems for Decision MakingThursday11:00 AMdoc. Ing. František Dařena, Ph.D.
Water Resources Management Planning in the Czech RepublicManagement of Water ResourcesThursday1:00 PMIng. Jiří Schneider, Ph.D.
Complexity classes, NP-complete problems, space complexityTheoretical InformaticsThursday2:00 PMMgr. Tomáš Foltýnek, Ph.D.
The dynamics between agricultural trade and policy - the case of the SA wine industryAgricultural Policy and TradeThursday4:00 PMFrancois Stefanus Lategan
Social EntrepreneurshipCorporate Social ResponsibilityFriday7:00 AMEva Abramuszkinová Pavlíková
-MicroeconomicsFriday9:00 AMprof. Dr. Ing. Libor Grega
Monetary Policy in DetailMacroeconomics IFriday12:00 PM Ing. Dennis Nchor, Ph.D. 
TRIPS Convention - the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property RightsInternational Trade LawFriday9:00 PMJUDr. Ing. Libor Kyncl, Ph.D.
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IW 2020 - International Networking in times of COVID-19

Mendel University in Brno had changed the face to face International Week into an online form in October 2020. We were enormously grateful to host 55 participants from all over the world who had the opportunity to discuss the current topics. The conference generated a lot of ideas about online: Digital international recruiting, Virtual mobilities, Consortium of European universities, New Erasmus+ programme.

Participant testimonial

"I really enjoyed my time during the International week held at Mendel University.  It really looked like the organization of the event was planned accordingly, on a high level. The communication from the organization team was good. The program of the International Week itself was rich on the events like workshops,lectures, field trips, etc. The organization team made sure that every guest felt welcomed.

I think the event provided a great opportunity to strengthen collaboration between Mendel University and KFU and also build relationships with those universities that also participated in the International Week. At the GoAbroad Fair we could learn about each other, exchange university leaflets and business cards.

At the Farewell Dinner we had another chance to learn about each other and enjoy each other's company in a non - formal setting. It was a wonderful time in a beautiful place with great food and atmosphere.

I just want to thank all colleagues at the Mendel University for organizing such a great and useful event. "

                                                 (Albina Zamalieva, Kazan Federal University - 2019)

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Mendel University in Brno
Faculty of Business and Economis

Zemědělská 1
613 00 Brno
Czech Republic

+420 545 132 725
+420 545 135 113

Coordinators of IW

Ing. Kateřina Mlejnková
Ing. Pavla Soukopová