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Brno, Czech Republic

Weeks of teaching in English - Inclusive and Digital
Economic and socio-psychological impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on EU societies and beyond
28. 3. - 1. 4. 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. 

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WITEA-ID

The project WITEA-ID (Weeks of International Teaching – Inclusive and Digital) is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme, aiming to bring an innovative approach to internationalization in higher education in the digital environment. The project intends to create the infrastructure necessary for learning events with transnational and international participants on the side of students as well as teachers. Opening such events to the broader public due to digital transfer of the teaching sessions should enable more inclusivity of the education (overcoming the geographical, health and other obstacles and age barriers).

The partnership is composed of organizations from the Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg and Croatia ensuring a geographical variety with staff from diverse social and professional backgrounds, ensuring the implementation of this multilevel and interdisciplinary project. 

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International Week 2021 (autumn)

In October 2021 MENDELU has organized International Week for both academics and non-academic staff. The event was named Environment and Society. After a long time, this event was face to face and twenty-nine participants from Poland, Slovakia, Chile, Bulgaria, Germany, Turkey, Portugal, and the USA 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 by the Rector was held. 

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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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International Week 2021 (spring) 

Due to unpleasant situation the IW 2021 in spring was held ONLINE. The event was named Quality Assurance in Higher Education and 43 participants from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, South Korea, Spain and Turkey had the opportunity to discuss the current topics, such as Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Experience with the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships projects, European University Alliance (4EU+ personal experience) and Quality of Student Mobilities.

Weeks of International Teaching – Inclusive and Digital

Mendel University in Brno has the pleasure of inviting you to our International Week 2022, which will take place from March 28th to April 1st, 2022. The IW 2022 will focus on digitalization and inclusion.
The IW is held under the project WITEA-ID initiated by the consortium of 5 institutions. It will give participants a unique opportunity to find out more about universities, networking and sharing best practices with other colleagues.

Special workshops

We have invited special guests who will lead our workshops.
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Workshop - 1,5 hours - round table and discussion with experts. 

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Special guests: 

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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 (28. 3. - 1. 4. 2022)

  • COSTS - free of charge for an online form. In case you decide to visit us in Brno, we kindly ask you to pay regisration fee of 50 EUR, which will be paid after your arrival. This 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) 

  • REGISTRATION - registration will be opened until 15/02/2022. 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. 
  • PhD CONFERENCE - a doctoral conference is part of the IW. Young researchers can share their experiences and scientific knowledge in a variety of scientific fields and disciplines.

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University

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.

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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.

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Brno

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. 

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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 2022

Please notice the different time zone - we have CEST (Central European Summer Time)
UTC/GMT +2 hours.

 All the workshops are via ZOOM and will be recorded. Please select the workshop, click on the provided link and connect. You may be asked to enter the password intweek21. In case of troubles, please send an email to intweek@mendelu.cz. 

28 March, 2022

Monday

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29 March, 2022

Tuesday

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30 March, 2022

Wednesday

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31 March, 2022

Thursday 

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1 April, 2022

Friday

Administration 

Lectures

You can find all lectures taught in English here. Most of the lectures are face to face, but some 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 intweek@mendelu.cz.
Some lectures may be recorded.
Please notice the different time zone - we have CEST (Central European Summer Time)
UTC/GMT +2 hours

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PhD conference

This conference aims to provide new opportunities for PhD students, where they can share their experiences and scientific knowledge in a variety of scientific fields and disciplines. It is also a good opportunity to meet new colleagues and get qualified feedback from experienced academics from Mendel University. An additional goal of the conference is to build a bridge between experienced researchers with the young researchers and PhD students to start new relationships and research networks to work together with the next generations.

Sessions

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Socio-psychological impacts of COVID-19 pandemic 

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Impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on economy and finance of EU countries

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Environmental and technological impacts of COVID – 19 pandemic

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Legislative impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on EU societies and beyond

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Health impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on EU societies and beyond

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Impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on education

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


Contacts

intweek@mendelu.cz
+420 545 132 725
+420 545 135 113


Coordinators of IW

Ing. Kateřina Mlejnková
Ing. Pavla Soukopová