Report about passage of studies at the Mendel University in Brno under the program of academic mobility
I am Yurkiv Yekaterina, a 3-rd year student of the Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz, specialty “Management”, studied under the program of academic mobility at the Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic from October 15, 2019 to February 6, 2020. In a foreign university, I studied disciplines such as the Tax System (Ph.D. Pavel Semerad), Management (Ph.D. Elena Chladkova), International Marketing (Ph.D. Yana Turchinkova), International Business Culture and Communications (Ph.D Sylvia Formankova), Business Economics (Ph.D. Pavel Syrovatka), Principles of European Integration in a Global Perspective (prof. Ph.D. Lubor Lachina).
Mendel University in Brno is one of the oldest universities in the Czech Republic and the oldest higher education institution in the Czech Republic in the field of agriculture and forestry. The university is named after the outstanding scientist in the field of genetics - Gregor Mendel. It was founded with the direct participation of President T. G. Masaryk in 1919 and was originally called the Higher Agricultural School in Brno. It is a state institution of higher education, funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in the Czech Republic. It includes five faculties, as well as a separate “Lifelong education” - the Institute of Continuing Education. Currently, more than 10 thousand students study at the University.
Along with Czech students, students from Germany, Poland, Austria, France, Finland, Croatia and others studied with us. Accordingly, the training took place in English, the level of English among students and teachers was at a high level.
We worked in groups with other students, which allowed us not only perform tasks together, but also share their horizons, culture and traditions of their countries. Final scores were exhibited in accordance with presentations of design work and final exams. At the weekend, I managed to visit various cities of the Czech Republic, as well as other European countries, for example Germany.
Of course, all the knowledge gained during training will be useful to me
both in everyday life and in a future career. Period of my
semester studies at the University of Mendel is the time to gain invaluable experience in studying in a completely different university tradition, acquiring acquaintances that will be useful in the future, and, on the whole, versatile development and broadening of one's horizons.
I would like to sincerely thank our university and to the Rector, Aymagambetov Yerkara Balkaraevich, for the opportunity, to study at one of the best foreign universities, as well as our International Center, which helped with all the documentation and emerging issues.