The University of Economics, Prague is the leading university in the fields of management and economics in the Czech Republic with more than 17,000 students and 600 professors. The CESP is a program for students at graduate and undergraduate levels. The mission of the program is to provide studies in the economies, societies and cultures of Central and East European countries to students from countries around the world.
Prague is also one of the oldest capitals in Europe and for a long time the city served as the primary residence of kings governing the region, including the Habsburg Empire. The two most prominent historical landmarks of the city are the Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge. Several architectural styles can be found throughout the city such as Roman, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Classicism, Art Noveau, as well as other modern styles of the twentieth century.
Also, Prague has been the home of many musicians, writers and artists including Kafka, Kundera, Mozart, Dvorák and Smetana. It has a wealth of opportunities for residents and visitors to attend cultural events and performances, which feature both local and international talent. There are numerous museums and galleries throughout the city, and many clubs and recital halls offer a range of daily concerts, operas and theatre performances.
The Central and East European Studies Program, taught in English, reviews the past and investigates the present and future of the developing economies, societies, politics, and languages of these countries. Students of the program also have the opportunity to register in several courses designed as a standard part of the University curriculum and taught in English (from fields such as finance, economics, marketing, trade, etc.). This will improve the students’ general academic background and, simultaneously, make it possible for them to immerse themselves in the community of Czech students at the University of Economics.
The strategy of the program is to offer this objective through daily social interactions and course curriculum. When the students complete the program they will have accumulated a large amount of knowledge about Central and East European cultural attitudes and daily life. At the same time students can learn a lot about living in Central Europe, everyday life in the Czech Republic and to get know Czech culture and habits.
Course Subjects: Czech Foreign Relations - Past and Present, Comparative Government of Central and Eastern Europe, Central European Managerial Systems, Transformation of the Centrally Planned Economies, Contemporary Russia, International Trade, Environmental Economics and Policy, European Integration, Privatization and Foreign Capital, Philosophy in Central Europe, Games and Decisions, Elementary Czech/ Russian/ German
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Summer Course Notes: CESP organizes one term of Summer University in Prague for international students lasting four weeks. The Summer University offers intensive versions of basic CESP courses. The courses taught in English include business practicalities, marketing, history and culture. The term consists of four courses offered and students can choose to study one to three of them.
To date, CESP has taught students from various countries such as Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cameroon, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong-Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Turkey, United States and Uruguay.
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Language: The principal activity of CESP is to offer various courses taught in English during the Fall and Spring semesters to foreign and Czech students.
Accommodations and Meals
Accommodation for CESP students is provided in the Jarov III. G student dormitory about 20 minutes by tram from the university building.
Jarov III. G is situated in the campus at Jarov in the town district Praha 3 about 100 metres from the Konevova street at the corner of the Jeseniova and Biskupcova street. The look-out of the room’s window offers the view to the green vegetation of the campus and to the housing blocks at Jarov. Each room has a balcony.
There is a tram stop Strážní in the vicinity (tram #9). The address of the dormitory is Kolej Jarov III. G, Jeseniova 1954/210, 130 00 Praha 3.
Students are assigned to stay in the room with a person of the same sex. The structure of the flat units is 2+2 (double-bed rooms which are located in 2-room flat units). Every flat unit consists of a kitchen with a cupboard (with cooking utensils and dishes), an electric hot plate, a microwave oven and a fridge. A bathroom with a shower, 2 wash-basins and separated WC is also located inside the flat. All rooms for CESP students were reconstructed in 2015.
Your accommodation will be available (free of additional charge) to you 5 days before the Orientation week starts and 5 days after the official end of the program. However, the end date may be shortened because of Christmas holidays at the end of the Fall semester. In this case, the last day of the dormitories will be specified in the Welcome letter you receive once accepted.
This applies to the Summer university as well: Your accommodation will be available (free of additional charge) to you 5 days before the Summer University starts and 5 days after the official end of the program.
Students can move in every day, even during weekend or evening. After the arrival you will arrange all necessary formalities (signing the accommodation agreement, picking up the dormitory ID card ).
For lunch and dinner you may take advantage of the student cafeterias located at the University or in the dormitory area. Hot meals usually include soup, main dish and drink.
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The students should be prepared to spend an additional 600 – 800 € for food per semester. Local transportation may require 50 € and another 100 € can cover the costs of a modest cultural life (both amounts are per semester).