AAU is the oldest private university in the Czech Republic, offering BA and MA programs with Czech and American accreditation in a uniquely international environment.

Situated in the beautifully restored Thurn-Taxis palace in Prague’s historic Malá Strana district, AAU offers 17 undergraduate and graduate programs entirely in English to students from more than 70 countries across the world.

With more than 80% international students, AAU is the most international institution in the Czech Republic and was recently recognized by the European Association for International Education as an innovative leader in internationalization on the global stage.

With an average of just 15 students per class,  AAU places an emphasis on small, interactive classes and focuses on critical and creative thinking, effective communication, and flexibility. Additionally, AAU cooperates with many local and international organizations to enrich students learning experiences outside of the classroom.  

AAU is one of few global universities outside the United States to have received accreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), an American accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Most of AAU’s programs are also accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of the Czech Republic. Exceptions being the Law programs and Chapman MBA program, which are offered in cooperation with international partners.

As a not-for-profit university, AAU continually invests in developing the potential of our community and improving our educational models. We work together with our diverse student body to cultivate a sense of ethical consciousness and social responsibility towards each other and the world.

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Mission, Vision & Values

University Governance & Administration

Accreditation (MŠMT, WASC)

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