16 – 20. 10. 2023

Consorcia – Connecting Universities

Brno, Czech Republic

Why IW?

The IW 2023 will give participants an unique opportunity to find out more about our university, network and share best practices with other colleagues working for the international, study abroad offices or professional academics. 

Joint programmes

EU universities

Strategical partnership

Capacity building KA2

Open Project meeting: U2U

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Programme

Best Practices


  • Target Group both academic and non-academic staff of different fields of study
  • Language English (at least level B2 is required)
  • Duration 5 working days (16. – 20. 10. 2023)
  • Costs The fee will cover the programme, participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs and field trips (it is recommended to use an Erasmus+ grant provided by your home university) 


Mendel University in Brno (MENDELU) is a public institution with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research that has driven new ways of thinking since 1919 and proudly bears the name of J. G. Mendel, the founder of modern genetics. There are over 8,300 students at the university. Mendel University offers more than 100 different graduate degree programmes in Czech and in English languages. The University comprises one Institute and five faculties: AgriSciences, Horticulture, Business and Economics, Forestry and Wood Technology, Regional Development and International Studies. The university campus is based in Brno, just ten minutes from the city centre. The university provides students with modern well-equipped classrooms, laboratories, and study rooms. A library, canteens and a pizzeria also form part of the campus as well as a large botanic garden and an arboretum, which is a great place to study or relax.


The Programme is not ready yet, we will update it soon once we have confirmation of all workshops.


TimeAgenda (16. 10. 2023)meeting point
9:00Registrationbuilding A (Auditorium)
10:00Opening ceremony
Welcome speech and introduction to the programme of International Week 2023
building A (Auditorium)
10:30Panel discussion: European University Alliancesbuilding A (Auditorium)
12:00Networking lunchcanteen (building X)
18:00Quiz NightBar Game Over
address: Pionýrská 1, Brno
all dayLectures & Individual meetings at particular departments (throughout the day)
Panel discussion about European University Alliances

We are excited to announce a panel discussion on European University Alliances, exploring the diverse models, programs, and objectives prevalent within these consortia. The event will shed light on the varying focus areas such as research themes, student mobility, joint programs, and the aspiration for a unified European Campus. Notably, the discussion will consider how universities, as recognized knowledge powerhouses, can actively engage with local communities and align with European strategies to drive resilience and contribute to societal challenges, especially in connection to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Furthermore, the event will delve into the newly opened 2024 Erasmus+ European Universities call, which aims to expand the initiative to at least 60 European Universities alliances, fostering transnational cooperation and encouraging a collaborative environment through the establishment of a Community of Practice for European Universities alliances. Join us in exploring replicable approaches to addressing these pivotal challenges and making a meaningful impact on our educational and research ecosystems.

The panel will be moderated by Daniel Casten, facilitating a comprehensive and insightful discussion on European University Alliances and their various aspects. The panel guests will be representatives from successful Czech universities with expertise in consortium management and successful proposal preparation. 

Mariana Tesařová will represent the EULiST alliance

Violeta Osouchová will represent the EDUC alliance

Kamila Danihelková will represent the NEOLAiA alliance 


TimeAgenda (17. 10. 2023)meeting point
14:00GoAbroad Fairbuilding Q (Atrium)
15:00WS – Projects KA2building Q, meeting room
16:00WS – Projects KA2 part 2building Q, meeting room
18:00International Market – with international studentscanteen (building X)
all dayLectures & Individual meetings at particular departments (throughout the day)


TIMEAGENDA (18. 10. 2023)meeting point
8:45Trip to Chateau Lednice & wine tasting at Horticulture facultyin front of building A
all dayLectures & Individual meetings at particular departments (throughout the day)


TimeAgenda (19. 10. 2023)meeting point
9:00Coffee with the Dean (Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies)building Z, meeting room Dean’s office (Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies)
10:00Joint degree & Double degree: sharing practicesbuilding Z
11:00International project’s speed datingbuilding Z
18:00Farewell dinner and Closing ceremonybuilding X
all dayLectures & Individual meetings at particular departments (throughout the day)


TimeAgenda (20. 10. 2023)meeting point
9:00Coffee with the Dean (Faculty of Business and Economics)building Q, meeting room
9:45Administrationbuilding Q (International Office – Q1.92)
10:00Brno city tourin front of building Q
all dayLectures & Individual meetings at particular departments (throughout the day)


Price list

  1. Payment Info – enter your payment amount (according to the selected type!) in Czech coronas to the third column – Participation fee, and country of origin in the Flywire form at https://pay.flywire.com/
    IW only: 1800 CZK
    IW + field trip: 2650 CZK
  2. Payment method – select your preferred payment method to complete your payment in your home currency. For debit/credit card payments, enter your card details online to complete your payment in your home currency. For bank transfers, follow the instructions provided to send your funds. Depending on your bank, payment may be made online, in person, or over the phone.  
    Note: Additional local payment options may be available depending on the country you are paying from.  
  3. Payer Info – enter some basic information to initiate your payment booking.  
  4. Info for the receiver – enter only your name, surname, and email and as the Program name write International Week 
  5. Review & Confirm payment information  
  6. Make payment 
Deadline for payment: September 30, 2023


We recommend the following: 

  • Hotel Continental 4* - use MENDELU as a reference in order to get a discount www.continentalbrno.cz
  • Cafe Placzek – write an email to cafe@cafeplaczek.cz and use Mrs Mensikova as a reference in order to get a discount www.cafeplaczek.cz
  • Hotel Amphone 3* - walking distance 15 minutes, www.amphone.cz 
  • Hotel Arte 4* – walking distance 10 minutes, www.hotelarte.cz 
  • Hotel International 4* - not within walking distance, about 30 minutes by public transport, city centre, www.hotelinternational.cz
  • Barceló Brno Palace 5* - not within walking distance, about 30 minutes by public transport, city centre, www.barcelo.com (please contact brnopalace.res@barcelo.com)  
  • University dormitories – https://skm.mendelu.cz/en

For Mobility Agreements, please use the following information:


IW Coordinator
Ing. Kateřina Mlejnková
building Q, office Q1.92
IW Coordinator
Mgr. Tereza Šmídová
building X, office X1.03a
Mendel University in Brno
Zemědělská 1665/1, 61300 Brno
IČO: 62156489
DIČ: CZ62156489