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Brno, Czech Republic

7. - 11. 11. 2022

Why IW?

The IW 2022 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 2021 (autumn)

In March 2022 MENDELU has organized International Week for both academics and non-academic staff. The event was named Weeks of International Teaching – Inclusive and Digital. After a long time, this event was face to face and twenty-nine participants from Poland, Jordan, Slovakia, Croatia, Thailand, Greece, Luxembourg, Latvia, Ukraine, Romania, Turkey, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, Nepal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria and Israel came to Brno. A rich program full of workshops with experts, networking, trip to the chateau Lednice or a visit to Villa Tugendhat was prepared. Our international students and ESN MENDELU Brno helped to prepare an International Market where participants could taste a lot of traditional food, drinks, enjoy music and dance. During the week many of the classes were taught in English so guests also had the opportunity to attend lectures with Czech students. Moreover, a grand opening of Mendel Point 2 by the Rector was held. 


Programme activities

- Networking activities
- Transfer of knowledge
- Sharing of experiences and best practices among colleagues from partner and non-partner institutions
- PhD conference
- GoAbroad Fair
- International Market 
- Trip to Lednice city
- Lectures
- Workshops 
- Brno city tour
- Tour of faculty facilities and laboratories
- Individual meetings with representatives of the particular departments and discussion on cooperation possibilities   

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  • 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 (7. - 11. 11.  2022)

  • COSTS - The fee will cover the programme, participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs (it is recommended to use an Erasmus+ grant provided by your home university) 

  • ACOMMODATION - we recommend the following: 
    - Hotel Continental 4* - use MENDELU as a reference in order to get a discount
    - Cafe Placzek - write an email to and use Mrs Mensikova as a reference in order to get a discount
    - Hotel Amphone 3* - walking distance 15 minutes, 
    - Hotel Arte 4* - walking distance 10 minutes, 
    - Hotel International 4* - not in a walking distance, about 30 minutes by public transport, city centre,
    - Barceló Brno Palace 5* - not in a walking distance, about 30 minutes by public transport, city center, (please contact  


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. 

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
+420 545 135 030

Coordinators of IW

Ing. Kateřina Mlejnková
Mgr. Tereza Šmídová