Edition 215 - March 2019

DZS and Czech Ministry of Education launch new round of Monitoring Internationalisation of Czech Higher Education (MICHE)

Six Czech higher education institutions (HEIs) were selected for the 2019 Monitoring Internationalisation of Czech Higher Education (MICHE) project. The selected institutions are the University of South Bohemia, the University of Hradec Kralove, the University of Ostrava, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Mendel University in Brno and Brno University of Technology.

The MICHE initiative is funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in Czech Republic, while organised and supervised by ACA member organisation – DZS (Centre for International Cooperation in Education). The main objective of the project is to increase the quality of internationalisation and global attractiveness and competitiveness of Czech higher education, by providing policy makers with information on the state of internationalisation at Czech HEIs and by equipping Czech HEIs with a complex tool to reflect, analyse, and improve internationalisation at the institutional level. 

The pilot round of the MICHE project was implemented in 2018 with three universities: the University of Pardubice, the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague and Palacky University Olomouc. The first findings and recommendations were presented to the Ministry in early March 2019 by the expert group, including Daniel Casten, Head of International Affairs at the Technical University of Ostrava, Christopher Medalis, Expert Advisor and Consultant (International Education Consulting), Gábor Dobos, Head of Unit at Tempus Public Foundation (TPF), and Irina Ferencz, Deputy Director at ACA.

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