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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.
To provide personalized distinctive university education in English stemming from the 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 (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 and U Lu
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.
Undergraduate and graduate degree programs of Anglo-American University are:
* Accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic
* Validated by the University of Wales, United Kingdom
The bachelor´s program (Honours) in Comparative Business Law is validated by the University of Wales.
* Degree is awarded by Chapman University, California, United states.
The Master in business Administration (MBA) degree is awarded by Chapman University that carries 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. Moreover, the Anglo-American University, as an MBA provider, is a member of CAMBAS (Czech Association of MBA Schools).
* Based on all acquired information and all knows facts, the Expert Commissions of International Education Society Ltd. stated that the Anglo-American University has achieved a good reputation in the course of 20 years of existence, and has a fixed position on the educational market in the region.As of 30.7. 2010, The Expert Commission proposed to allot to Anglo-American University the rating A, which means Top institution with international experience. The Certificate Registration number of this institution indicating the rating mentioned above is 00550a/2010. Anglo-American University belongs to traditional private university in the Czech Republic. There is high percentage of graduates´ admittance to further studies at universities and on the labour market. Studies at Anglo-American University provide the international and multicultural environment. The University provides the most prestigious MBA studies on the Czech educational market.Our educational institution is internationally certified by International Education Society, London (IES). Our students have a possibility to acquire international IEC certificate ( * Anglo-American University is applying for the WASC institutional accreditation.
As AAU doesnt have its own dormitories we can only offer assistance with finding accommodation in cooperation with real estate agencies and dormitories owners. We try to provide more options for our students, depending on their individual needs and preferences, including the cheaper options available - that is sharing rooms and apartments with other students.The accomodation price for a double room has an average of 6,000 CZK (approx. $330, 250) and the average for a single room is 10,000 CZK (approx.: $555, 400). The location of all apartments and dormitories is chosen carefully, taking into consideration its proximity to the University and public transport access. The distance from the University is no more than 15-25 minutes by public transport.
AAU students are entitled to use the students dining hall at the Law Faculty of Charles University (Menza Právnické fakulty Univerzity Karlovy). Located at Námestí Curieových 7, Prague 1, only a short walk from the AAU campus.
In order to participate students should provide their AAU ISIC cards, which can be obtained at the Student Services Center. The Faculty will then issue a Food Card (there is a 150 CZK deposit). The Food Card can then be charged and re-charged for any amount.
Právnická menza is open from Monday to Friday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., mid- September through mid-June.
Discounted dining for AAU Students
Mount Steak Restaurant - offers student meals from noon to 4 p.m. for 100 CZK, ISIC card needed
Subway sandwiches - offers a 20 % discount for AAU students, ISIC card needed
Le Bistrot Kampa - located in Letenská street, offers a 20% discount for AAU students, ISIC card needed
Other restaurants around AAU Campus with daily menu offers around 100 CZK
Malostranska Beseda - czech quisine with daily menu offers around 100 CZK
Ferdinanda - czech quisine with daily menu offers around 100 CZK
Pizzeria Carmelita - italian/czech quisine with daily menu offers around 100 CZK
Cantina - mexican quisine with daily menu offers around 100 CZK
112 General Emergency Number
112 is the general emergency line throughout the European Union (similar to 911 in the U.S.) It should be used for large-scale emergencies, especially for those who dont speak Czech operators will speak English and German as well as Czech. The number can be dialed from any phone, and the call is free. The call is also traced with Caller ID even mobile phones can be located within a 200 meter radius. The number can be used for urgent help from Police, Fire Brigade, or Emergency Medical Assistance, though these numbers can also be dialed directly:
155 Medical Emergency (Ambulance/First Aid)
156 Prague City Police
First Aid and Hospitals
In case of a non-urgent emergency, doctors/hospitals can be contacted directly. The hospital Na Holmolce is the most expat-friendly, with a special clinic for foreigners and numerous English-speakers, but it is a bit far from the centre of town.
Facilities for Special Needs Students
Since AAU campus is located in the historical building in Malá Strana no technical modification of the building are allowed, therefore, AAU is unfortunately not adapted for physically handicapped.
Student Services Center
The Student Services Center offers students and prospective students a variety of information and assistance. The Admissions, Registration, and Payments Specialists can all be found in this office.
The Admissions Specialist offers information and guidance about how to gain admission to any of our university programs.
Our Registration Specialists help students register for new courses, or add or drop courses through out the semester.
The Bursar advises students in regard to all tuition costs or other transactions. Scholarships and payment details can also be discussed with the Bursar.
The computer lab at the Malá Strana campus (Lázenská 2) is available for students to use every weekday that the university is open. Students may use the lab for writing assignments, working on homework, or accessing the Internet. The computers provide word processing, spreadsheet, and various computer applications as needed for course assignments. The lab is also used for IT classes. Students need a special login to use the PCs. A printer is also available for student use.
AAU students are also permitted to connect their laptops to AAU wireless Internet.
The AAU library, located in Letenska 1, has over 19,000 books, journals and student theses. The library also subscribes to a variety of periodicals and newspapers. The library specializes predominantly on areas studied at the AAU: Business Administration, Humanities and Social Sciences, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism and Legal Studies. The librarys circulating and reference collections offer a well rounded selection of fiction and non-fiction books.
The librarys main circulating book collection is shelved in open stacks.
AAU does not have its own facilities for sports activities.
AAU supports collective sport activities or after-school and interest activities organized by students. Up-to-date information is available from the Student Council.
AAU Sport Activities
Basketball: WHERE: Tyruv dum (close to school), Ujezd 450, Praha 1
WHEN: every Friday from 4pm 6pm
HOW: for fun, usually 8-12 people
WHERE: Tyruv dum (close to school), Ujezd 450, Praha 1
WHEN: every Wednesday 7pm-8pm and Thursday 7pm-8pm
HOW: just come and swim, there is one line reserved for us
WHERE: Tennis olsanska WHEN: every Saturday 4:40pm-6pm
PRICE: (temporarly): 60 Kc each
HOW: this is organized together with UNVA, they meet to play for fun; in case lot of people was interested we can set up a tournament
Game: Ultimate Frisbee
Where: Letna Park, 100 meters in front of Sparta Stadium
When: Every Sunday at 14:00
HOW: Just show up. There is a group of english teachers, erasmus students, and czech people that play every week.
The Social Committee of the Student Council presents New and Improved "Movie Nights". Every other Wednesday in room200 at 9.15 pm we show a film recommended by the Social Committee. We want to attract as many students as possible to come watch movies and therefore do our best to offer a variety of films of different genres, countries of origin and social perspectives.
We want to provide entertainment, but we also want Movie Nights to be a meeting point for students who are particularly interested in film. And to make these late evenings even more pleasant we offer pizza (on our expense). All you have to do is sign up on a list posted on our Student Council notice board a few days in advance for us to know how much to order. Posters presenting the upcoming film will also be posted around the Campus in advance.
Looking forward to see you on Movie Nights!
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