10th Prague International Week
10th annual Prague International Week – staff training for our partners that was originally scheduled to take place April 20-24, 2020 will be rescheduled in connection with the COVID-19 situation and current increase of reported cases across Europe. All participants were contacted by email to fill in the google form regarding their availability during June or July. Final dates TBC.
This training is aimed mainly at our colleagues from International Offices – its main focus will be different aspects of internationalization, especially digitalization of mobility administration and social media strategy. The upcoming International Week will be full of sessions and workshops, as well as social and cultural events.
Participation fee 150 EUR includes welcome package, coffee breaks, lunches, welcome dinner, guided tour, culture event and sightseeing trip. Invoice will be sent to selected participants (payment due in mid March 2019). Participants must cover costs for travel and accommodation.
Deadline for REGISTRATION is February 3, 2020.
Monday | 9:00 – 20:00
Official Welcome & Participants Introduction
Guided Tour of the University
Prague Guided Tour
Tuesday – Thursday | 9:00 – 15:00
Digitalization – going paperless
Strategy for Social Media and Mobility Promotion
Wednesday | afternoon – evening
Experience Czech Culture Event
Friday | 9:00 – 17:00
Guided Tour to Kutna Hora – ancient silver mining town / cathedral /ossuary
(UNESCO World Heritage list)
As for the accommodation, we can help to reserve rooms for you at our dormitory – these are hotel type rooms with kitchenette and bathroom, price is around 500,-CZK/night. The dormitory is about 20 minutes by tram from the university and from downtown. If you want too book a room, email us ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you prefer to stay in a hotel, we recommend hotel Ariston or Ibis Old Town nearby the VSE, or hotel Central, which is more centrally located but still within a reasonable distance to the university.
Public transport in Prague
Prague has very good public transportation systems. The metro, trams and buses cover the majority of the city and outskirts. To move around town, we recommend using public transport over driving or taking a taxi. If you insist on taking taxi, consider downloading an app such as Taxify, Liftago or Uber to avoid unexpectedly high charges.
Tickets for public transport
You need to have a valid ticket before you get on the bus/tram/metro. You can buy transfer tickets for 30 minutes (24 CZK), 90 minutes (32 CZK), 24 hours (110 CZK) or 72 hours (310 CZK).
- Paper one-off tickets are sold in the Prague Public Transit Co. info centres, Ticket vending machines, Advanced Sales and selected wholesalers (Relay branches, news stands).
- SMS ticket: In cooperation with all mobile operators, the Prague Public Transit Co. provides passengers with an SMS ticket service. In order to purchase an SMS ticket, you need to send an SMS “DPT *ticket price*” to 90206 (for example “DPT32” for a 90-minute transfer ticket). Your should obtain a ticket within 3 minutes.
From the airport to the Prague city centre
The connection between Václav Havel Airport Prague and Prague city centre is provided by public transport bus lines which operate at regular few-minute intervals. Bus stops are located directly in front of terminals. To get to Prague city centre we recommend taking the 119 bus (Terminal 1/Terminal 2 – Veleslavín train/metro station) and changing to metro Line A. You will need to purchase the 90 minutes ticket (32 CZK) before boarding the bus.
Or you can use the Airport Express bus, which connect the Main Railway Station (Praha Hlavni Nadrazi) with Václav Havel Airport Prague. There are no other stops. AE bus runs daily from 5 a.m. till 9 p.m. in regular interval of 30 minutes. Tickets can be bought directly from the bus driver (60 CZK) or online (5 EUR). Please note that usual Prague public transport tickets cannot be used in the AE bus line.
Night service (0:00 – 4:00 am): 910 bus in direction I.P. Pavlova station.
Coralie Pluimgraaff, ZHAW School of Management and Law
The International Staff Week at VSE in Prague was so inspiring! The perfect combination of interesting topics, sightseeing and networking have made it a success. Each presentation, workshop, visit and exchange was very useful. And last but not least, it was very well organized. The organizers have thought of every detail. I have returned with more knowledge, a broader network and warm memories of the university, the city and the country. Thank you!
Nathan Raugutt, University of Northern Colorado
Prague International Week is truly a working cultural exchange. Our sessions on Social Media and digitalization were professionally relevant and gave much food-for-though. This professional development was well-balanced with cultural events and excursions, perfect for sharing with students! I recommend this event to all of my colleagues!
Sarah Bradley, Sheffield Hallam University
A truly inspiring week – very professional and well organised, full of useful content which was so relevant to my daily job, I have returned home with lots of great memories and good ideas I can’t wait to implement at my home university!