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Michal Uhl is the newly appointed Director of DZS

Michal Uhl was appointed the new Director of the Czech National Agency for International Education and Research (DZS) by the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Petr Gazdík on 14 February 2022.

Michal Uhl has been working for the Czech National Agency for International Education and Research since 2016. He has been leading the organisation as its legal representative since Dana Petrova left her post in September of last year. Together with the former Director of DZS Dana Petrova, he contributed to building the organization’s position as a prominent voice in the field of international education, strengthened cooperation with national and international stakeholders and actively contributed to the expert debate on the internationalisation of education.

“I am very glad I can build on the excellent work of Dana Petrova and further develop the organisation as an essential player in the field of international education in the Czech Republic and continue to build the good name of Czech Republic in education and research abroad. My goal is to continue making international education accessible so that truly everyone has a chance to participate in international activities, thus contributing to the development of high-quality education in the Czech Republic,” said Michal Uhl following his appointment.

Michal Uhl will concentrate on removing entry barriers of the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes, regional cooperation, focusing on the activation of organisations and institutions in school and vocational education, and supporting schools in professional development and internationalisation. The plan he presented during the selection process stresses the importance of connecting the Czech Republic with Europe via the activities of the Czech Liaison Office for Education and Research in Brussels, as well as the importance of the Study in the Czech Republic initiative.

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