Anglo-American University

  • Students ( int'l)
  • Private (non-profit)
Prague, Czech Republic
Anglo-American University, founded in 1990, is the oldest private institution of higher education in the Czech Republic. It prides itself on providing a personalized, distinctive university education in English, stemming from best American and British academic traditions that form future leaders, citizens of the world and high profile individuals ready to get globally engaged in world matters.

Accreditations

Undergraduate and graduate degree programs of Anglo-American University are accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic. Anglo-American University is currently in the first stage of applying for Candidacy Status with the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). AAU applied for eligibility in May 2011. Found eligible, in May 2012 AAU submitted a Letter of Intent to apply for accreditation. WASC has since reviewed the application and determined that AAU is eligible to proceed with an application for Candidacy for Accreditation. Currently, we are expecting the first on-campus visit to review our adherence to WASC standards. A team will visit AAU in early May for a Capacity and Preparatory Review (CPR). To receive Candidacy Status, the standard process requires one additional visit, focused on Educational Effectiveness. The second visit typically occurs within 12-24 months after the CPR visit. AAU is honored to be the first international university undergoing processes leading toward WASC accreditation. A determination of eligibility is not a formal status with the Accrediting Commission, nor does it ensure eventual accreditation; it is a preliminary finding that the institution is potentially accreditable and can proceed within four years of its eligibility to be reviewed for Candidacy status with the Accrediting Commission.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is awarded by Chapman University, California, United States.

Chapman University carries the WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) institutional accreditation. The MBA program also carries the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) professional accreditation.

The LLB degree program has been awarded a validation by the University of London. It has been designed and is under the academic direction of the Law Consortium ensuring students enrolled in the University of London International Programmes are offered a high caliber education and meet the exacting standards expected of all other University of London students. Upon completion of the 3-year study program and after having successfully passed the University of Londons assessments, a student will receive a LLB, Bachelor of Laws, issued by the University of London.

About

Anglo-American University, founded in 1990, is the oldest private institution of higher education in the Czech Republic. It prides itself on providing a personalized, distinctive university education in English, stemming from best American and British academic traditions that form future leaders, citizens of the world and high profile individuals ready to get globally engaged in world matters.

Anglo-American University is divided into five schools: School of Business Administration, School of International Relations and Diplomacy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Journalism and John H. Carey II. School of Law. They offer a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. Located in beautiful baroque palaces in Prague's historic Malá Strana, Anglo-American University has become a center of academic excellence where students from all over the world come to pursue academic study in an environment that encourages intellectual curiosity, leadership, cooperation and respect for cultural and national diversity.

AAU prides itself on having a core international faculty trained at fine universities worldwide, including the Ivy League.

Mission

Graduates of the Anglo-American University are prepared to make a positive difference addressing local, national and international challenges through the analysis and application of current and developing knowledge in the context of a globalized world.

History

Anglo-American University (AAU) is the oldest private university in the Czech Republic. It was founded in 1990, shortly after the collapse of communism, as the Anglo-American College (AAC) by Jansen Raichl with the assistance of Dr. Vlasta Raichlová with the vision to create an educational institution that would combine the best of American and British academic principles with Central European traditions.

During its history AAU has always attracted strong personalities to its academic community, today it prides itself with gifted students from about 60 countries worldwide and renowned international faculty often trained at best universities of the world, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford and others. AAU alumni have always excelled in their professional career and work worldwide in top positions in business, academia, politics, diplomacy and media.

From its beginning AAU was divided into School of Business Administration, School of Humanities and Social Sciences and School of Law. In 2006 and 2010, respectively, School of International Relations and Diplomacy and School of Journalism were established.

AAU has always cooperated with many foreign universities. From 2004 University of Wales is awarding its diplomas to our bachelor students in law, from 2008 Chapman University, home of 2002 Nobel Price winner for Economy Dr. Vernon Smith, is awarding the diplomas to our MBA students. Hundreds of universities, mostly from USA, have been sending students to AAU as study abroad students, exchange students or degree seeking students. Many AAU alumni have continued their studies as graduate students at famous universities like Berkeley or Stanford.

During its first years AAU operated in several different locations, later it moved all of the operations under a single roof, into a large building on the outskirts of Prague. In 1999 AAU established its campus in the breathtaking location in the historical heart of Prague. The campus consists of 2 medieval palaces of Lázenská 2 and Lázenská 4, the site of the historic convent of the Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta, and the palace at the corner of Letenská street. From the beginning of 2015 the main building of the school is the historic Thurn and Taxis palace located at Letenská 5. AAU has kept the palace at the corner of Letenská street.

From 2005 Anglo-American University is enjoying an unprecedented academic and economic growth. It has opened a wide range of graduate programs, has attracted many high caliber professors and substantially broadened its own research activities. Number of students has multiplied without compromising the strict academic requirements on admission and study. Strong economic results have allowed to make significant investments into the stipend funds, campus development and enabled to hire the best professionals for faculty and administration. AAU has become the leading private university in the country and one of the most respected English institutions of higher education based in the non-English speaking country.

Other Degrees by Anglo-American University