4th International Week 2016

4th International Week (November 28, 2016 - December 2, 2016) 25 year´ Jubilee of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (1991 - 2016)

The 4th International Week took part in the first week of December, the beginning of the Advent period, when the city of České Budějovice starts to live the Christmas atmosphere with the traditional Christmas market and beautiful street decoration. This year edition was also dedicated to the 25 year´ Jubilee of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, which was celebrated this year.

The University of South Bohemia was pleased to welcome 33 colleagues from 13 countries (United Kingdom, Latvia, Romania, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Finland, Greece, Portugal, Croatia, Turkey and France) and 21 universities, mostly administrative workers in International Relations, IT, Student affairs or technicians but also academic teachers.

The core topic of the International Week was „25 year´ Jubilee of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (1991 - 2016)" and there were held workshops and discussion sessions concerning this issue and others throughout the whole week.

The programme was also designed to present the highlights and excellent research projects of our university. Our international collegues could visit the recently opened micro-brewery of the Faculty of Agriculture where they also tasted the faculty´s beer „Čtyrák“ and traditional Czech dishes; the facilities and archives of the Academic Library; the concert of the orchestra of the Faculty of Education and at the Faculty of Science they could meet experts from the Institute of Applied Sciences (dept. of Robotics and Embedded systems) who presented them the ongoing projects and even let them fly the hexacopter (drone) and finally the scientists from the department of Zoology showed them the laboratories of the reaserch of Fruit flies and the Subterranean rodents (molerats), which are the largest labs of this kind in Europe.

Our intention was also to show our international colleagues the beauty of our town and the South Bohemian region and so in the afternoons we organized trips to the magnificent UNESCO town Český Krumlov and the world famous Budvar Brewery in České Budějovice.

Thank you very much, our dear friends, for coming to the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice and for creating such a cheerful and fruitful atmosphere!!!