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Brno, Czech Republic

Environment & Society
18. - 22. 10. 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 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.


Programme activities

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


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.


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.

Environment & Society

Mendel University in Brno has the pleasure of inviting you to our International Week 2021, which will take place from the 18th to the 22nd of October, 2021. The IW 2021 will focus on Environment, Zero waste, Social responsibility, Inclusion, Nature and Vocation Excellence. 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 have invited special guests who will lead our workshops.

-to be updated-
Special guests: 

Human capital development: 
Inclusion, Equal Treatment, Respect to Human Rights

During workshop we would like to introduce the common project with University of Iceland focused on Human capital development focused on strengthening inclusive education, equal treatment and respect to human rights.

The project follows the priority objective of both universities:
According to the official document of Mendel University in Brno „Implementation plan strategic intention Mendel University in Brno for 2020 the PRIORITY OBJECTIVE 2 Diversity and accessibility declares: The aim is to continue to expand openness universities and real support for students with special needs, including students with lower needs socio-economic status, parents with children, members of linguistic and ethnic minorities in the domestic and foreign environment and students receiving further education on the job, and to ensure that university studies are also accessible to students as much as possible the specific groups mentioned above.“

In addition, the University of Iceland supports very similar objectives. In the document, Strategy of the University of Iceland 2016-2021 the equality and diversity is strengthened: Equality is a guiding principle of the University and the basis of diversity and respect in the academic community… Administrators’ knowledge of diversity and equal opportunities supported and an Equality Award established.

Special guests: doc. PhDr. Martina Rašticová, Ph.D. (MENDELU), Sigurveig H Sigurðardóttir (University of Iceland)

The issue of food waste is currently an often discussed topic at all levels. In the whole food chain in developed countries, households waste the most. The official statistics often only estimates the amount of wasted food and it is not easy to determine the actual volume of wasted food in households.
During the workshop, we will present the results of our project focused on food waste. The project we are solving at Mendel University aims to obtain data about how much food is wasted in households and to define how households can be influenced to waste less food.

Special guests: doc. Ing. Lea Kubíčková, Ph.D. (MENDELU), Ing. Lucie Veselá, Ph.D. (MENDELU)

Consortium UNIDA
Worskshop of the consortium United for Development of Amazon (UNIDA) – plans for future cooperation in the Amazon region, bringing mission to action plan for 2022.

„The vision of UNIDA is a society that recognizes social responsibility for the use of all its resources, both human and natural.“
„The mission of UNIDA is to create an educational platform based on excellent interdisciplinary cooperation with the emphasis on the needs and involvement of local actors.“

This WS will be online via Zoom. Please register in advance here.

Consortium STREAM Mongolia
The Czech Republic has been cooperating with Mongolian forestry institutions for many years and providing education to Mongolian experts in forest and landscape ecology. MENDELU will lead a consortium of 11 universities in the STREAM project (Sustainable Resilient Ecosystem and Agriculture Management in Mongolia), which will be implemented in cooperation with the European Commission (EC), United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. (FAO), the development organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Mongolian Ministry of the Environment and Tourism. The expertise provided by the international consortium in cooperation with the Mongolian institutions will strengthen the research and education component of the STREAM project.

This pilot European forestry project aims to contribute to the implementation of innovative and long-term sustainable farming principles in the countryside of Mongolia by 2024, taking into account the challenges posed by the food system and climate change.

This WS will be online via Zoom.

"Public Private Partnerships in Educational Projects as a Model for Future Education - Platform of Vocational Excellence Water as an Example of Good Practice"

Educational institutions need to cooperate closely with governments and businesses to enable graduates to have their skills adjusted to market needs. Education in fact do not end with high school or universityh graduation, rapid changes across many sectors requires life long learning for employees and creates demand on educational institutions. There is a way how to harmonize needs of different stakeholders on job market - Public Private Partnership. How to organize one will be shown on lessons learned from pilot Erasmus+ project - Platform of Vocational Excellence Water (PoVE Water).

Special guests: Ing. MSc. Michaela Menšíková, PhD. (MENDELU), Boudewijn Grievink (Katapult)

“We are bringing sci-fi of today into the reality of tomorrow.”
Workshop will introduce new software used at Faculty of Business and Economics for teaching and research purposes. Phonexia offers a comprehensive portfolio of cutting-edge speech recognition and voice biometrics technologies ready to meet any commercial and governmental scenarios. Powered by the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, acoustics, phonetics, and voice biometrics science, Phonexia products are extremely accurate, fast, and scalable.

Special guests: doc. PhDr. Martina Rašticová, Ph.D. (MENDELU), Pavel Krajča (Phonexia)

  • 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 (18.-22.10.2021)

  • 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 15/09/2021. 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

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 

18 October, 2021


10:00   Registration  (building X)
11:00    Opening Ceremony - welcome speech and introduction (building X; room X01)
12:00    Networking lunch 
13:30    WS - PoVE Water (Q33 - link to connect ONLINE)

19 October, 2021


10:00    WS - Food waste study within Czech households  (meeting room at the Department of Marketing and Trade; building Q - 2nd floor)

12:00    Mendel Point - opening

14:00    WS - Human capital development (meeting room at the Department of Law and Social Sciences; building Q, 5th floor - link to connect ONLINE)

15:00    Villa Tugendhat visit 

18:30    International Market - with international students (building X - canteen)

Lectures & Individual meetings at particular departments  (throughout the day)

20 October, 2021


10:30    GoAbroad Fair  (building X)

12:00    WS - Phonexia: Voice Biometrics and Speech Technologies - “We are bringing sci-fi of today into the reality of tomorrow.”  (Q33 - link to connect ONLINE)
12:45    Scientific mission to Ghana (building M 2.12)
13:15    Louisiana State University - New ways of cooperation (building M 2.12)
14:00    WS - STREAM Mongolia (M 2.12 - link to connect ONLINE)
Lectures & Individual meetings at particular departments  (throughout the day)

21 October, 2021


9:00    Trip to Lednice
16:00   WS - consortium United for Development of Amazon (UNIDA) - ONLINE (only)
19:30   Farewell dinner and Closing ceremony 

Lectures & Individual meetings at particular departments  (throughout the day) 

22 October, 2021




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
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 Class Lecturer
Analysis of companies´ performance using the valuation approachEconomics of Business ProcessesMonday (18.10.)11:00Q35Ing. Jan Vavřina, Ph.D.
Political Economy of Eurozone CrisisEuropean Integration and GlobalizationTuesday (19.10.)15:00Q01Slawomir Czech
Behavioral Economics in Public Finance Public FinanceWednesday (20.10.)9:00Q22Michal Ďurinik
DerivatesFinancial MarketsWednesday (20.10.)9:00Q23Ing. Jolana Stejskalová 
Dynamic network address assignment - Protocol DHCPv4. DJHCPv6 and Stateless address Autoconfiguration (SLAAC)Switching and Routing in Computer NetworksTuesday (19.10.)7:30Q01.48Doc. RNDr. Tomáš Sochor, CSc.
Risk management in projectsManagement of IS Development Tuesday (19.10.)13:00Q25Doc. RNDr. Tomáš Sochor, CSc.
L2 Redundancy – Spanning Tree, EtherchanneSwitching and Routing in Computer NetworksThursday (21.10.)10:00Q01.48Doc. RNDr. Tomáš Sochor, CSc.
Network Layer, Address ResolutionComputer Networks IThursday (21.10.)13:00Q01.48Doc. RNDr. Tomáš Sochor, CSc.
Labour Market Macroeconomic Analysis Thursday (21.10.)13:00Q48Bc. Ing. Marek Litzman, Ph.D.
Theory of Cost of the Firm  Microeconomics 1Wednesday (20.10.)15:00Q32Ing. Dennis Nchor, MSc., Ph.D.
Securing devices, remote access, account management (RADIUS), autentizationComputer Networks II Tuesday (19.10.)15:00Q01.48Ing. Jiří Balej, Ph.D.
Recent Immigration Flows to EuropeMigration, Development and EnvironmentTuesday (19.10.)14:00ONLINEMgr. et Mgr. Robert Stojanov, Ph.D.
Systems AnalysisSystems EngineeringWednesday (20.10.)11:00Q35doc. Ing. František Dařena, Ph.D.
Machine Learning-Based ClassificationInformation Systems for Decision Making Wednesday (20.10.)13:00Q15doc. Ing. František Dařena, Ph.D.
Turing machine: Extensions to Turing machine, computation of functionsComputability and ComplexityMonday (18.10.)9:00Q16Mgr. Tomáš Foltýnek, Ph.D.
Introduction to citations and referencingThesis SeminarTuesday (19.10.)13:00Q28Ing. Dita Henek Dlabolová, Ph. D.
Strategic Pricing - Pricing Policies in Tourism Tourism EconomicsWednesday (20.10.)11:00Q02 
Ing. Bc. Martin Machay, Ph.D.
Practical Seminar on Push-Down AutomataComputability and ComplexityThursday (21.10.)15:00Q16Ing. Dita Henek Dlabolová, Ph. D.
Introduction to Company and Product Life CycleBusiness Economics 1 Tuesday (19.10.)11:00Q15Ing. Jan Vavřina, Ph.D.
Datawarehouse ETL SystemBusiness Intelligence and Data WarehousesTuesday (19.10.)11:00Q08Ing. Jan Přichystal, Ph.D.
Theoretical Concepts Relevant for Political Economy of ReformsReforms of Czech and Global EconomyTuesday (19.10.)9:00Q25doc. Ing. Luděk Kouba, Ph.D.
Risk identificationChange Management Tuesday (19.10.)16:00Q14Ing. Radovan Kožíšek, Ph.D.
Diversity at WorkplaceInternational Business Culture and CommunicationWednesday
15:00ONLINEJasna Kovacevic
The Art of Aggregating Data in SQLApplication Software Programmes  Tuesday (19.10.)7:00Q05Ing. Oldřich Faldík, Ph.D.
Management and life cycles of projectsProject Management Basics in ENMonday (18.10.)10:00Z6Francois Stefanus Lategan
Short- and long-term financial decision making process of DCsDevelopment Cooperation Funding in ENMonday (18.10.)11:00Z7R. K. Adjei
Foreign portfolio and direct investmentInternational Business in EnglishMonday (18.10.)11:00Z9Ing. Nahanga Verter, Ph.D.
General and structural characteristics of the development of farming production systems as economic entitiesAgriculture Economics and Forestry Management in EnglishMonday (18.10.)13:00Z6Francois Stefanus Lategan
Cuba and its Future (dr. Zourek)Development Problems in Latin America in EnglishWednesday
9:00Z14Mgr. Martin Hrabálek, Ph.D.
General and structural characteristics of developing countries; populations, migration and employmentDevelopment Economics in EnglishWednesday
11:00aulaFrancois Stefanus Lategan
Measures of association between two variablesStatistical Analyses in ENWednesday
13:00Z23Ing. Nahanga Verter, Ph.D.
History of International Relations IIInternational Relations and Contemporary Security Challenges in ENWednesday
13:00Z7Mgr. Eva Taterová, MA, Ph.D.
Global climate changeGlobal Environmentalism in English  Thursday (21.10.)11:00Z4Mgr. Ludmila Floková
Paragraph Structure and ArgumentationAcademic WritingThursday (21.10.)13:00Z24Mgr. Lenka Zouhar Ludvíková, Ph.D.
EU Neighbourhood policy and enlargement European Union as a global actor in EnglishThursday (21.10.)15:00Z7Mgr. Vladimir Đorđević, Ph.D.
Distributive justicePolitical Thinking in EnglishFriday
9:00Z7Martin Kovanič, MA, Ph.D.
Economic geography of Africa perspectiveEconomic Geography of Asia, Africa and Latin America in EnglishFriday
Ing. Emmanuel Kofi Ankomah, Ph.D.
Register and PolitenessPresentation skillsFriday
11:00Z5Mgr. Lenka Zouhar Ludvíková, Ph.D.
Mechanism of the economic cooperation processPolicies of Regional Economic Development Cooperation in EnglishFriday
14:00Z24Ing. Emmanuel Kofi Ankomah, Ph.D.
GDPR Regulation - Personal Data Processing in the EUIntegrated Information SystemsTuesday

15:20Q07JUDr. Ing. Libor Kyncl, Ph.D.
Environmental Policy as a Part of Global Governance – Protection of Environment and Anti-Climate Change

European Union and Global GovernanceWednesday
13:00Q23JUDr. Ing. Libor Kyncl, Ph.D.
Leadership of diverse teams in PPGLeadership of Diverse TeamsWednesday
11:00Q33Michal Galáš (PPG), Eva Šerá, Martina Rašticová 
Green Infrastructure for Germany’s Ruhr area. Peculiarities, development, challenges & visions
Ecosystem Services in a Local Planning Context 
9:00Z24 Harald Zepp 
Informal Urban Development
Cities as Social Ecological System 
13:00Z24 Luis Inostroza 
Ecosystem services - an integrated approach for landscape management and environmental policy -Thursday (21.10.)9:00Z8Peter Mederly 
The role of green infrastructure in building resilient urban environments: a planning and policy tool -Thursday (21.10.)11:00Z4Simeon Vaňo 
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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