Global Education Partners
Prague City University is committed to developing and expanding our network of close educational partners to provide opportunities for onward study at PCU and vice versa.
IFSA Strategic Partner for US Study Abroad
The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) is a non-profit organization founded in 1988. PCU is delighted to be a partner of IFSA since 2017 and welcomes students taking different majors from across the US every semester.
IFSA's primary goal is to provide quality study abroad opportunities, plus academic and personal support services, for qualified North American undergraduates seeking to earn academic credit through study abroad. While the Institute for Study Abroad has an affiliation with Butler University for transcripts and other purposes, it is an independent organization.
IFSA-Butler is organized to assist their students from the time they apply until after they return. Staff in the US prepare students for the academic and cultural changes that await them, and offices around the world provide on-site support to help students make the most of their study abroad experiences. Read more about IFSA student Madison’s experience in Prague and at Prague College (Now PCU).
Designschule München, Germany
Designschule is Munich's state technical school for communications design, preparing students to work in multiple sectors including design, fashion, advertising and PR. We are very pleased to welcome a number of highly talented students each year from the Designschule to complete their Graphic Design degrees with us here in Prague. In addition, Designschule has hosted our Art & Design faculty and students in Munich and partnered with us on workshops such as this one on typography.
ESME Sudria, France
The Ecole Spéciale de Mécanique et d'Electricité (Special School of Mechanics and Electricity), called ESME Sudria, is a French private institution of higher education and research (Grande École d'Ingénieurs). Multidisciplinary and international, specializing in the fields of energy, electronics and computer engineering, ESME Sudria is ranked among the top universities of Science, Engineering and Technology in Europe. Every year the School of Media and IT welcomes ESME students to Prague to study for a semester.
ETIC (Escola de Tecnologias, Inovação e Criação do Algarve) is a dynamic creative technology school based in Faro, Portugal. The pioneer spirit of ETIC, based (like PCU) on the principle of 'knowing by doing', has led to the opening of this school in the southern region of the country, an area that has long deserved investment in teaching within the creative industries. PCU has welcomed ETIC students to study various Creative programmes and has also hosted workshops organised by ETIC faculty members such as Pedro Palmera’s Photography workshop and Rita Sampaio’s Design for Social Media Workshop.
Escuela Superior de Arte y Tecnología (ESAT), is in the city of Valencia, right in the historic heart. ESAT focuses on studies in Art & Design (Graphic Design 3.0, Fine Arts 3.0), Videogame programming and Computer Game Animation. PCU welcomes students from ESAT to join the third year of our Graphic Design programme.
Our cooperation with International Pacific University and the Sochi group of higher education business and art colleges dates back many years. Lecturers and students from PCU and IPU have visited each other’s campuses over the years and have strengthened the relationship. Our renewed plans for the future include more bilateral short-term study visits and the possibility for semester abroad opportunities and internships.
Of special note are plans to develop teaching practice opportunities for our education students across the high schools and colleges of the Sochi Group where students can put their skills into practice, trial their teaching techniques, deepen understanding of different pedagogical styles, and their own knowledge of how to adapt to teach in various settings. Support is available from IPU International Team regarding Japanese language and culture, to ensure students settle in quickly and can maximise their experience.
IPU New Zealand
The sister university of IPU Japan is IPU New Zealand. Our connection with this university dates back to 2008 and their founder is a member of our Global Strategic Advisory Board. Our latest cooperation agreement is looking at ways to build study links and exchanges at the student and faculty level between Prague and Palmerston which we plan to introduce in 2022/23.
Based in Barcelona, this specialist state school Escola Tècnica de Cicles Formatius d'Imatge offers education in image and sound production with students able to join PCU for year 3 of our Creative Media Production programme.
Additional Education Partners
BYU Marriott School Of Management
Brigham Young University in Utah has earned the reputation of producing some of the most respected and trusted business leaders around the world. PCU is proud to regularly host students from BYU Marriott School of Management during their World Business Tour, visiting businesses, networking with professionals, and pursuing career opportunities.
Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
PCU School of Business is a partner of Chinese Culture University in Taiwan, with PCU offering an annual visit to executive MBA study abroad students in Taiwan to Prague.
MBA students come to PCU to deepen their knowledge on sustainable development strategies, strategic CSR, and social entrepreneurship. The exchange fosters international interaction, enhances student's experience and further develops lecturers' teaching and research.
UWC Czech National Committee
PCU is a proud partner of the UWC Czech National Committee, to whom we offer our premises and support for the scholarship application and selection process every year for this extraordinary network of international secondary schools.
Akcent International House
Based in Prague, Akcent IH is our strategic partner for teaching practice on the Bachelor's degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Akcent IH is also the founder and original owner of Akcent College Vysoká Škola, which is now Prague City Vysoká Škola, and where its original programmes are the foundation of our School of Education. Akcent IH teaches English, German, French Spanish, Italian, Russian and Czech. They are members of the International House World Organisation, the international network of quality language schools, founded in 1953.
A Star Future
A Star Future provides information about international higher education opportunities to British students, parents and advisors. It's a free advisory service that is designed to point students in the right direction when looking for information about universities abroad.
Since 2006 A Star Future have been monitoring the interest and intentions of British students with regard to universities abroad. We work closely with the A Star team to support British students to study abroad, and indeed all students to study around Europe.
PCU is proud to partner with the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, particularly during its annual week-long summer school for international students in Prague.
Europeum is a non-proﬁt, non-partisan, and independent think-tank focussing on European integration and cohesion. EUROPEUM contributes to democracy, security, stability, freedom, and solidarity across Europe as well as to active engagement of the Czech Republic in the European Union. EUROPEUM undertakes original research, organizes public events and educational activities, and formulates new ideas and recommendations to improve European and Czech policy making. It strives to contribute to the long-lasting development of democracy, security, stability, freedom and solidarity across Europe.
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