AAU Develops COVID-19 Management Plan
Anglo-American University (AAU) adopted stringent measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on its campus. Based on the AAU COVID-19 Plan 2020/21, an internal document that exceeds legal restrictions imposed by the Czech government, faculty, staff, and students are provided with means to minimize risks of infection while the programs of study continue uninterrupted.
The Plan consists of instructions on virtual classes, hygienic measures on the campus, and important information about reporting duties, testing, contacts, and resources related to the pandemic.
Thanks to the rapid transition to online teaching, we managed the dramatic situation in the first months as well as in September, when the second wave of the pandemic appeared in the Czech Republic.
Štěpán Müller, AAU President, commented on this semester’s situation.
The multiculturalism and flexibility, which is typical for our students and teachers was very helpful and therefore, our teachers and students had no problem changing the way of teaching and studying from day to day. At the same time, I believe, that we will also manage the toughest period, which seems to be yet ahead, by also putting the health of ourselves and our loved ones first. Our community is supportive, responsible, and disciplined enough to overcome the crisis again.
Anglo-American University was founded in 1990 and offers study programs in Business Administration, Law, International Relations, Humanities, Journalism and others. Courses are taught in line with U.S. educational standards in small, interactive classes with an average of just 15 students per class.
With more than four fifths of students coming from abroad, representing 80 countries, AAU is one of the most international higher education institutions in the Czech Republic. Programs are taught in English.
In 2016, AAU received accreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the American agency, which also accredits such renowned institutions of higher education as Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley and Chapman University, with which AAU offers a dual MBA program. AAU was the first institution in Europe to receive WSCUC accreditation.