Putting Your Education on the Map: Why Study at Anglo-American University?News 04.06.2015
When thinking about which university to choose after successfully completing high school or a previous higher education program, it is important to consider your options. Undoubtedly, Anglo-American University (AAU) in Prague, the oldest private institution of higher education in the Czech Republic, and one of the oldest in the region, is at the top of many scholars’ lists. Since its foundation in 1990, AAU has quickly established itself as a leader among today’s European universities and a favorite study abroad destination. This year it is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
With curricula that draw on the best of British and American teaching practice, balanced with Central European tradition, AAU offers students small class sizes, interactive study programs, flexible schedules, and dynamic instructors from top schools all around the world (including Cambridge, Harvard, Stanford and Yale). Our watchwords are the pursuit of excellence, respect for individual interests, and presenting an open, international environment to students from all over the world.
The university’s key priority this year is advancing the WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accreditation process. WASC is a nonprofit accreditation agency recognized as one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States. Accreditation can also be granted to foreign institutions, in particular those with American origins. The agency provides institutional accreditation to universities such as Stanford, Caltech, Berkeley and Chapman among others. The voluntary accreditation process is based on standards agreed upon by association members. Our university is the first and only non U.S. University to achieve formal WASC affiliation (currently at the candidacy status level).
AAU has moved to a new location this year, to the Thurn and Taxis Palace under the Prague Castle. All students will have the opportunity to wander along the cobbled side streets of Malá Strana, browse small shops, explore churches and discover traditional Czech pubs and restaurants.
Furthermore, hard work and diligence are encouraged by our generous system of merit scholarships, which offer full or partial tuition waivers to students with excellent grade point averages (GPA). Top students may achieve up to 100% coverage of tuition fees. And as a non-profit, we reinvest 100% of our funds into academic development.
AAU is divided into five schools: the School of Business Administration, the School of International Relations and Diplomacy, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Journalism, and the John H. Carey II School of Law. Together, these five provide a wide range of Bachelor and Master Degree programs, catering to diverse academic and professional interests. Furthermore, Anglo-American University offers a prestigious MBA program taught entirely in English in Prague. The Prague MBA Program is a 17-month program in cooperation with the Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics (ASBE) based in Orange, California USA.
AAU also boasts the largest specialist library of English-language books in the Czech Republic, offering instant access to around 19,000 printed volumes, plus a range of journals, newspapers, and electronic data resources. Erasmus and other international exchanges with over 40 study abroad destinations are available to suitably qualified students. We regularly send students to Hawaii, Australia, Korea, Taiwan, and all over Western Europe.
Few cities in Europe can compete with Prague’s unique combination of easy access, a thriving international community, and intrinsic beauty. With its cobbled streets, stunning palaces, parks and gardens, it justly deserves its listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while its numerous cozy cafes and excellent public transport make for an unforgettable experience.
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