What is the importance of internationalization of Czech universities? This year's EAIE conference and trade fair begins

The 33rd edition of the EAIE University Fair and Conference began. The event takes place until 29 September in Rotterdam.


This year's EAIE (European Association for International Education) conference and exhibition taking place from 26 to 29 September at Rotterdam is themed "Connecting currents". This key event in the field of higher education aims to bring together professionals in the international education sector. It is an ideal opportunity for representatives of higher education institutions to forge new partnerships and deepen existing ties. They will be able to use the national stand of the Study in Czechia initiative with ten consultation tables. With our joint stand together with Czech universities, we represent Czechia abroad as a stable and united partner for education and research. 

Traditionally, the main visitors to the event include leaders and decision-makers in the field of higher education, rectors, vice-rectors, staff of international relations departments, staff from the areas of student services, marketing and recruitment, etc., managers of international education programmes, teachers and researchers, representatives of ministries of education and service providers. They will not only have the opportunity to attend the expo with 239 exhibitors, which starts today, but also participate in workshops or debates. More than 6 thousand participants from all over the world are expected to attend. 

During the EAIE conference and exhibition, in addition to attending the opening reception, we are organising a joint reception with the Austrian national agency OeAD, at which representatives of Czech higher education will have another opportunity for networking. It was opened by the Director of the Czech National Agency for International Education and Research (DZS) Michal Uhl: “An integral part of the quality of education is cultural diversity. The challenges of today's world are of a global character, and so we need to find global solutions to them. To do this, we need to see the world in a broader context. This is where international experience, understanding different cultures and social contexts step in. Every university should strive to create a diverse environment that encourages international exchange and collaboration,” summed up Michal Uhl. 

Česko-rakouská recepce. Foto: DZS
Czech-Austrian reception. Photo: DZS

Representatives of the following 22 Czech universities are attending EAIE 2023: 

  • Academy of Performing Arts in Prague  

  • Anglo-American University  

  • Brno University of Technology  

  • Czech Technical University in Prague  

  • Czech University of Life Sciences Prague  

  • Charles University  

  • Institute of Technology and   
    Business in České Budějovice  

  • Masaryk University  

  • Mendel University in Brno  

  • Palacký University Olomouc  

  • Prague University of Economics and Business 

  • Silesian University in Opava  

  • Technical University of Liberec  

  • Tomas Bata University in Zlín  

  • University of Hradec Králové  

  • University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague  

  • University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem  

  • University of Ostrava  

  • University of Pardubice  

  • University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice  

  • University of West Bohemia  

  • VSB – Technical University of Ostrava