Thirty years after its founding, AAU remains the most cosmopolitan university
In January, Anglo-American University in Prague (AAU) showed an almost 80% share of foreign students among domestic universities, statistically the most international higher-education institution in the Czech Republic.1 As AAU enters its 30th anniversary year the private university remains the most cosmopolitan university of its kind in the Czech Republic. Students come from more than 80 different countries, with majority coming from the from the U.S. Moreover, the faculty represents 45 countries among them. Due to its international roots’ programs are taught entirely in English.
The university was founded in 1990 as the Anglo-American College by Jansen Raichl and Vlasta Raichlová. In 30 years, the number of students enrolled at AAU has grown from 50 in the very first semester to approximately 900 today with more than 80 nationalities represented among them. The year 2016 was a milestone for AAU, as the university received accreditation from the American WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. AAU is the only university in the Czech Republic to have received accreditation in the U.S.
Anglo-American University (AAU) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. AAU annually organizes various conferences and symposiums focusing on education and education systems among other topics. In the long term, the university aims to equalize the conditions of foreign students and teachers and expand its program offerings.
Anglo-American University was founded in 1990 and offers study programs in Business Administration, Law, International Relations, Humanities, Journalism and others.
Courses are taught in line with U.S. educational standards in small, interactive classes with an average of just 15 students per class.
In 2016, AAU received accreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the American agency, which also accredits such renowned institutions of higher education as Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley and Chapman University, with which AAU offers a dual MBA program. AAU was the first institution in Europe to receive WSCUC accreditation. AAU is also recognized by the Czech Ministry of Education.
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