Graduates of the Anglo-American University are prepared to make a positive difference addressing local, national and international challenges through the analysis and application of current and developing knowledge in the context of a globalized world.

It was founded in 1990, shortly after the collapse of communism, as the Anglo-American College (AAC) by Jansen Raichl and Dr. Vlasta Raichlová. Their vision was to create an educational institution that would combine the best of American and British academic principles with Central European traditions and give students a wide range of opportunities for future career in the local and international labor market.


As a global and inclusive community, Anglo-American University prepares learners for success by cultivating critical thinking, effective communication and responsible action through personalized and transformative learning.


Anglo-American University’s vision is to be a learning hub connecting study programs, real-world experience and research.


  • Academic excellence: Conduct quality programs based on the innovative strategies and practical skills of a qualified and diverse faculty.
  • Personal attention to learners – Instruct in small, dynamic groups using real-world experience with seminar- and project-based education strategies to identify and satisfy individual learner needs, support their constant growth and development, and contribute to their personal success.
  • Diversity, Inclusivity and Multiculturalism: Cultivate a multicultural campus environment; encourage diversity of the student body, faculty, and staff; and treat each person with dignity and respect.
  • Flexibility and Critical Thinking: Promote open discussion and original thought from students, faculty, partner businesses and institutions to empower innovative approaches and increase flexibility to address new challenges.
  • Social Consciousness: Foster an ethos of social responsibility through operating affordable education with a professional administration; employing qualified faculty, quality staff and as a not for profit organization continually invest in the betterment of our community and educational models.

What was the idea behind the foundation of AAU? We sat down in the library with one of our Founders to discuss AAU´s current role in our community, his vision for the university and the value of a liberal arts education in today's world.

Interview with one of our original founders, Dr. Richard L. Smith.