8 – 12. 4. 2024

Resilient universities

Brno, Czech Republic

In an era of marked by rapid changes, the resilience of universities has never been more crucial. Our upcoming International Week is dedicated to the multifaceted concept of resilience within the higher education sector. 
Together, we will share best practices, learn from experts, and collaborate on building a roadmap towards a more resilient future for our universities.

Why IW?

The IW 2024 will give participants an 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. 

Resilient universities

Security

Environmental sustainability

Economic stability

Blended Intensive Programme (BIP)

  • This year´s International Week is organized within BIP programme. BIP combines physical and virtual activity. If you come as a BIP participant, you will take part in physical part of the International Week (workshops and seminars) plus virtual part. The virtual part will take place after the physical part of programme. As a BIP participant you do not have to pay a registration fee.
  • Terms of participation:
    • you have to come as STT (Staff Mobility for Training) and select the option in the Mobility Agreement
    • you do not have to pay a registration fee
    • please tick in the registration form that you want to participate in IW as a BIP participant
  • Limited number of participants within BIP: max 25 persons

Information

  • Target Group both academic and non-academic staff of different fields of study
  • Language English (at least level B2 is required)
  • Duration 5 working days (8 – 12. 4. 2024)
  • Costs The fee will cover the programme, participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs and field trips (it is recommended to use an Erasmus+ grant provided by your home university) 

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 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, a large botanic garden, and an arboretum, a great place to study or relax.

Price list

  1. Payment Info – enter your payment amount (according to the selected type!) in Czech coronas to the third column – Participation fee, and country of origin in the Flywire form at https://pay.flywire.com/
    IW only: 1800 CZK
    IW + field trip: 2650 CZK
  2. Payment method – select your preferred payment method to complete your payment in your home currency. For debit/credit card payments, enter your card details online to complete your payment in your home currency. For bank transfers, follow the instructions provided to send your funds. Depending on your bank, payment may be made online, in person, or over the phone.  
    Note: Additional local payment options may be available depending on the country you are paying from.  
  3. Payer Info – enter some basic information to initiate your payment booking.  
  4. Info for the receiver – enter only your name, surname, and email and as the Program name write International Week 
  5. Review & Confirm payment information  
  6. Make payment 
Deadline for payment: March 31, 2024

Programme

The Programme is not ready yet, we will update it soon once we have confirmation of all workshops.

Monday

TimeAgenda (8. 4. 2024)meeting point
9:00Registrationbuilding A (Auditorium)
10:00Opening ceremony
Welcome speech and introduction to the programme of International Week 2024
building A (Auditorium)
10:30Panel discussion: Securitybuilding A (Auditorium)
12:30Networking lunchcanteen (building X)
18:00Quiz NightBar Game Over
address: Pionýrská 1, Brno
all dayLectures & Individual meetings at particular departments (throughout the day)

Tuesday

TimeAgenda (9. 4. 2024)meeting point
GoAbroad Fairbuilding Q (Atrium)
Workhop – to be updatedbuilding Q
19:00International Market – with international studentsbuilding X (Canteen)
all dayLectures & Individual meetings at particular departments (throughout the day)

Wednesday

TimeAgenda (10. 4. 2024)meeting point
8:45Trip to Moravian Karst – Punkva cavemeeting in front of building A (Rectorate)
all dayLectures & Individual meetings at particular departments (throughout the day)

Thursday

TimeAgenda (11. 4. 2024)meeting point
9:00Coffee with the Dean (Faculty of Regional Development and Territorial Studies)building Z
10:00Workhop – to be updatedshopbuilding Z
18:00Farewall dinner – Closing ceremony
all dayLectures & Individual meetings at particular departments (throughout the day)

Friday

TimeAgenda (12. 4. 2024)meeting point
9:00Coffee with the Dean (Faculty of Business and Economics)building Q, meeting room
10:00Brno city tourin front of building Q
all dayLectures & Individual meetings at particular departments (throughout the day)

Accommodation

We recommend the following: 

  • Hotel Continental 4* - use MENDELU as a reference in order to get a discount www.continentalbrno.cz
  • Cafe Placzek – write an email to cafe@cafeplaczek.cz and use Mrs Mensikova as a reference in order to get a discount www.cafeplaczek.cz
  • Hotel Amphone 3* - walking distance 15 minutes, www.amphone.cz 
  • Hotel Arte 4* – walking distance 10 minutes, www.hotelarte.cz 
  • Hotel International 4* - not within walking distance, about 30 minutes by public transport, city centre, www.hotelinternational.cz
  • Barceló Brno Palace 5* - not within walking distance, about 30 minutes by public transport, city centre, www.barcelo.com (please contact brnopalace.res@barcelo.com)  
  • University dormitories – https://skm.mendelu.cz/en

For Mobility Agreements, please use the following information:

Contact

IW Coordinator
Ing. Kateřina Mlejnková
building Q, office Q1.92
IW Coordinator
Mgr. Tereza Šmídová
building X, office X1.03a
Mendel University in Brno
Zemědělská 1665/1, 61300 Brno
IČO: 62156489
DIČ: CZ62156489