We believe that education would be lacking a key component without theory, but that theory would lack its ultimate purpose without application. This triad would not be possible without our extraordinary community of students, scholars and partner organizations.

Research at AAU

In the academic field, AAU is proud to report notable research achievements such as publications of books with top world publishers, articles in high end international journals and international conferences. AAU's faculty has been the recipient of various prestigious research grants, for instance from the Czech Science Foundation, International Visegrad Fund or the Technological Agency of the Czech Republic. For detailed information, please see our annual reports here or individual pages of Faculty.

In the field of applied research, our Center for Research at AAU (est. in 2012) accomplished 80+ student projects, several corporate research projects and every year organizes a number of conferences, workshops and academic events. The main rationale behind most of the events is an existing gap between the world of academia and companies, NGO´s or government institutions. Recently the Center for Research and Creativity has been transformed into a Research Office and aims to further develop research culture via organization, coordination and promotion or research activities. 

AAU Research plan for calendar years 2018–2019 can be found here (překlad).

Events and Publications

Conferences, workshops, and colloquia are essential platforms for feedback, networking, and discussions of experts from the field. Every year we offer a number of similar occasions directly organized by AAU or in cooperation with other organizers.

Since 2009, Anglo-American University has run a legal journal Law Review publishing topical articles by an array of scholars, including government officials, judges, academics, and lawyers. Most recently this journal is called Per Curiam. Learn more at percuriam.aauni.edu.

Since 2018 AAU has introduced Research and Creative Coffees, a series of workshops aimed to highlight works-in-progress by AAU faculty and students presented to an academic audience. Internal and external discussants are invited as experts in the field who evaluate the works and give suggestions for improvement and constructive feedback. 

Another regular event is the international conference IFRS: Global Rules and Local Use established in 2013. Links to proceedings (indexed in Web of Science since 2015) of respective years can be found HERE. Links to conference pages year-by-year are below. Since 2019 the conference is co-organized with Metropolitan University Prague

AAU also organizes other regular conferences, such as Ideas in Politics (as a co-organizing partner of Institute of Political Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University and Faculty of Arts, Charles University), Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Rights (with Norwich University) and more.  

To see a full list of events related to Research at AAU please visit aauni.edu/events/research-creativity.

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

Every year since 2004,  AAU organizes a colloquium of the series Normal/Abnormal, which with this long tradition represents a unique feature in social sciences and humanities in academic life in this country.

 

Areas of Interest

POLICY ANALYSIS

We focus on various fields of public policy with the aim to perform cost-benefit analyses, causal evaluations and suggestions for improvements. We work in the field of law enforcement, restorative justice and public procurement. 

Achievements: international conferences, publications, team members of grants from Technological Agency Czech Republic and Institute for Research in Economic and Fiscal Issues and other. 

Partners: Transparency International, Probation and Mediation Service CZ and more

Faculty: Peter Bolcha, Carollann Braum, Tomáš Evan, Pavla Vozárová, Pietro Andrea Podda, Alena Zemplinerová

TRANSNATIONAL PROCESSES

We research and discuss current transnational challenges such as Migration, Populism or Authoritative regimes. Next to standard publications and discussion fora, we intend to prepare a project of Visual International Politics, as well as Experimental AAU as a “testing lab” for the young generations' opinions. We partner the conference Ideas in Politics and host workshops and conferences, such as the Model United Nations PORGMUN. Next to this, we organize regular Professors in the Pub events, where related issues are discussed in the informal environment of our Cafe des Taxis. 
Faculty: Alexei AnisinBen CunninghamDaniela L. ChalaniovaPelin Ayan MusilGeorge Hays II.David LipkaMilada Polišenská 

HUMAN RIGHTS 

The first event integrating this multidisciplinary field was a conference on Human Rights, held in Spring 2019, in cooperation with Norwich University. This event referred to major anniversaries connected to 2019 and offered panels bridging multiple disciplines. In this field, we also host the conference Model United Nations PORGMUN, and are a proud partner of UNICEF Czech Republic
Partners: Norwich University;  PORGMUNUNICEF Czech Republic
Faculty: Alexei AnisinCarollann BraumEva EckertZuzana Fellegi,  George Hays II.Charlie LamentoPelin Ayan Musil,  Gabriele MeissnerPetr Jan PajasMilada Polišenská 
 

IFRS REPORTING

We are bridging the gap between international accounting rules IFRS and local applications involved with issues of finance, accounting and management.

Achievements: 7 international conferences at AAU organized for 150+ participants,  Reviewed Proceedings included into Web of Science; other impact factor publications.
Partners: Metropolitan University Prague, CFA Society Czech RepublicACCA
Faculty:  David MuirGabriele MeissnerRadka MacGregor, Pietro Andrea Podda, Mihaela Stratulat

OTHER FIELDS

Other fields of interest can be found at individual pages of our scholars, usually work individually or in small teams. These fields include history (Milada Polišenská, Gerald Power), linguistics (Eva Eckert ), law (Jiří Kašný, Carollann Braum, Pietro Andrea Podda, Radka MacGregor), economics & business (Alena Zemplinerová, Miroslav Svoboda, Peter Bolcha ) and American Studies (Andrew Giarelli, Eva Eckert.)

Student Projects

Collaborating with researchers and working professionals allows our students to utilize knowledge only experts in the field can offer, while our students and faculty are able to support and give insight to company projects. Since Fall 2012, we have successfully organized 80+ projects with a wide range of partners. Below, we proudly showcase an overview of recent winning projects from our School of Business Administration. Congratulations to all winners and thank you to all instructors and sponsoring companies who allowed this to happen. 

Information on AAU Student projects for possible clients can be found here

TERM PROJECT INSTRUCTOR WINNERS SPONSOR

2019

(Fall)

Entrepreneurship

Gabriele Meissner & Mark Wiedorn

All Teams

The Miners

2019

(Summer)

Customer Experience Management

Gabriele Meissner & David Muir

All Teams

The Miners

2019
(Spring)

Marketing Communications

Alena Foustková

All Teams

Probation and Mediation Service

2019

(Spring)

Introduction to Digital Marketing

Mark Wiedorn

All Teams

The Miners

2019 (Spring)

 Creative Advertising

Alena Foustková & Scott Cohen  

All Teams  

Y&R Prague and Viña Tarapaca

2018
(Fall)

Marketing
Communications

Alena
Foustková

S. King
B. Phelps
P. Mcdonough
A. Kaliasniova

dialogue.cz

2018
(Fall)

Marketing
Communications

Sylvia
Vondráčková

Z. Baimakhanova
A. Krapchun
A. San José
M. Vallejo

Sneakers Corner

2018
(Fall)

Public Relations

Sylvia
Vondráčková

K. Furtado
A. Jaber
S. Sehizadeh

OCCASIO

2018
(Fall)

Strategic
Marketing
Analysis and
Planning

Dan Fiala

M. Bakula
L. Donnelly
K. Furtado
L. Grbavac
A. Idinova
A. Klinge
E. Morozova
L. D. Nguyen
M. Tauer
M. Warstler

UNICEF
2018 (Spring) International Consulting Program

D. Fiala, V. Williams, J. Carney, C. Shallow

Erica Huckaby
Conor Musselwhite
Savannah Peters
Jamie Vandommelen
Venera Zhakhyan

SPORTISIMO
2018 (Spring) International Consulting Program D. Fiala, V. Williams, J. Carney, C. Shallow

Franco Costa
Mckenzie Morgan
Leigh Anne Stacklin
Victoria Strahan
Mihaela Stratulat

UNICEF
2018 (Spring) International Consulting Program D. Fiala, V. Williams, J. Carney, C. Shallow

Anelya Barzhukova
Amanda Filippek
Bailey Herbert
August Weathers
Kathryn Swensen

PhiTech
2018 (Spring) International Consulting Program D. Fiala, V. Williams, J. Carney, C. Shallow

Edgar Barajas
Ekaterina Belova
Seemya Mohamed
Meagan Shadbolt
Massa Sitta

Andrea Klimko Architects
2018 (Spring) International Consulting Program D. Fiala, V. Williams, J. Carney, C. Shallow 

Amy Butler
Derek Dommisse
Crystal Katovsich
Jacob Kiefer
Steven Wilson

Educasoft
2018 (Spring) Strategic Marketing Analysis and Planning D. Fiala Leila Asanbekova
Polina Nozdrina
Valentyna Mykulenko
Dmitrii Sergeevich Shpakov
Revekka Babickaja
Oralkhan Yermek
Anastasia Voloshina
Natalia Rozdiestwienskaja
Savelli Rylkov
UNICEF
2018 (Spring) Marketing Communications A. Foustková Kelsey Henjes
Melanie Messinger
Leon Liberman
Hillary Schier
Budimlija Resort
2018 (Spring) Brand Management S. Vondráčková Lauren Garay
Taylor Gilliatt
Aleksandra Kosolapova
Clara Sullivan
Steven Wilson
MyCuisine
2018 (Spring) Marketing Communications S. Vondráčková Lauren Mayo
Chau Nguyen
Bryce Kiefer
Madeline Demeter
Maja Gryglewska
Sophie Moreau
Únětický pivovar
2018 (Spring) International Marketing D. Fiala

Andrey Karpov
Savelii Rylkov

Expando
Show all projects
2017 (Fall) Media Marketing and Communications A. Foustková

Mezenina
Maghazei
Peeters
 Obbad

Automyčka Express
2017 (Fall) Media Marketing and Communications S. Vondráčková

Walker
Shackleton
Ushakova
Aleabov

MEDIBAY
2017 (Fall) Public Relations S. Vondráčková

Čandová
McCarthy
McCarthy
Duongová
Somošová

Automyčka Express
2017 (Fall) Strategic Marketing Planning D.Fiala

Middleton
Vera
Gruenthal
 Ngan

UNICEF
2017 (Fall) Direct Marketing and Sales Gabriele Meissner AAU
2017 (Summer) International Consulting Program more instructors Rankin 
Castaneda 
Costello 
Ryan 
Fedorov
Educasoft
2017 (Summer) International Consulting Program more instructors Gold-Smith 
Gallik 
Herrera 
Sayagh
 Hron
Hlidacky CZ
2017 (Summer) International Consulting Program more instructors McGrath
De Los Rios 
Goetzinger 
Klaric
Mudaqiq
UNICEF
2017 (Summer) International Consulting Program more instructors Dillon
Bejarano
Khan 
Zerbe 
 Macura
Automyčka Express
2017 (Summer) International Consulting Program more instructors Justin No 
Ference
Martin
Rubin 
Vavrusa 
Verlag Dashoefer
2017 (Spring) Strategic Marketing Planning Dan R. Fiala Anastasiya Neskoromna
Roman Tarassenko
Elena Livadaru
Silicon Wharf Consulting Limited
2017 (Spring) Innovations Management Gabriele Meissner more teams MP Martin Pavlik Fashion Brand
2016 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Dan R. Fiala H.Brumfield
A.Bloom
M.Rathmanner
R.Saleem
K.Bobelska
Slovenija Center
2016 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Dan R. Fiala C.Felter
K.Cochran
A.Albertine
B.Nichols
 K.Malá
UNICEF
2016 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Dan R. Fiala Z.Watson
R.Benton
N.Williams
E.Fening
 M.Hron
Verlag Dashoefer
2016 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Dan R. Fiala V.Burress
D.Richardson
T. Zhang
P.Oleriny
S.Abduraimov
Western Union
2016 (Summer) Customer Experience
Management
Gabriele Meissner all teams Energycloud
2016 (Spring) Thesis Seminar Chris Shallow Kateřina Jurečková NUPHARO
2016 (Spring) Strategic Marketing Planning Dan R. Fiala all teams IBM
2016 (Spring) Brand Management Sylvia Vondáčková Anna Savina
Kieu Trinh
Loan Nguyen
Maria Reutskaya
NESTLÉ
2016 (Spring) Media Marketing and Communications Sylvia Vondáčková all teams Joalis
2016 (Fall) Strategic Marketing Planning Dan R. Fiala V. Baradai
E. Fening
T. Kebort
H. Koorbusch
M. Lolua
AAU
2016 (Fall) Media Marketing and Communications Sylvia Vondáčková all teams AAU
2016 (Fall) Media Marketing and Communications Sylvia Vondáčková all teams AAU
2016 (Fall) Public Relations Sylvia Vondáčková all teams
2015 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Chris Shallow
Peter Bolcha
J.Baumgardner
B.Corrigan
A.Dudgaokar
S.Truong
EURO-JET
2015 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Chris Shallow
Peter Bolcha
M.Palermo
T.Brown
JT Jeong
L.Brathová
UNICEF
2015 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Chris Shallow
Peter Bolcha
H.King 
C.Bonomonte
R.Bozzone
M.Kubát
VERLAG DASHOEFER
2015 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Chris Shallow
Peter Bolcha
F.Herta
K.Bixler
C.Trautz
A.Zahir
K.Jurečková
NUPHARO
2015 (Spring) Strategic Marketing Planning Chris Shallow K.Jamnická
T.Kicková
A.Margaritopulu
American Express
2015 (Spring) Innovations Management Gabrielle Meissner O.Bocharikova
A.Imamovic
Y.Kukushkina
P.Musela
M.Reutskaya
TRIMO
2015 (Spring) Intro to Econometrics Jirka Lahvička Miles Schimmel anonymous client
2015 (Fall) Thesis Seminar Chris Shallow Kristyna Jamnicka TRIMO
2015 (Fall) Pricing Strategies Dan R. Fiala Nils Bahr
Maher Brahmi
Cihan Demirkapi
me2we
2015 (Fall) Strategic Marketing Planning Dan R. Fiala Hana Bacaj
Vanesa Gashi
Fjoralbë Krapi
VERLAG DASHOEFER
2015 (Fall) Public Relations Sylvia Vondáčková all teams NUPHARO
2014 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Chris Shallow
Peter Bolcha
names 
not 
published
EURO-JET
2014 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Chris Shallow
Peter Bolcha
J.Bak-Brevik
B. Daulton
D. Matsche
UNICEF
2014 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Chris Shallow
Peter Bolcha
W. Swingle 
J. Adams
K. Groome
BOSCOLO HOTEL
2014 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Chris Shallow
Peter Bolcha
S. Arnautovic
Tyler Currie
Jacob Mey
VERLAG DASHOEFER
2014 (Spring) Innovation Management Gabrielle Meissner A. Braun
M. Mezan
R. Gondeaux
R. Kavkazi
LISCA
2014 (Spring) Business Ethics Gabrielle Meissner S. Gross
K. Czernin
A. Gamolina
D.Kovarikova
T. Probst
A.Voitehovschi
LISCA
2014 (Spring) Intro to Econometrics Peter Bolcha Nam Ba Nguyen RWE
2014 (Fall) Strategic Marketing Plan Chris Shallow Angeles Lastras
Samantha Shiner
SEACAT
2014 (Fall) Marketing Research Chris Shallow M. Coppens, O. Khabchuk SKI MAGAZÍN
2014 (Fall) Marketing Communication – Thesis Chris Shallow Nam Ba Nguyen RWE
2014 (Fall) Direct Marketing and Sales Gabrielle Meissner K.Coutermarsh
D. Isufi
A. Pireva
D.Cunningham
H. Keiser
C. Brady
LUKA KOPER
2013 (Spring) Marketing Research Chris Shallow Z.Papryczka, M.Mrozek,
M.Nguyen
MEDIA-
MASTER
2013 (Spring) Intro to Econometrics Peter Bolcha O.Petrus ENER-
GANA
2013 (Fall) Strategic Marketing and Planning Chris Shallow S.Puchkova RWE
2013 (Fall) Business Ethics Gaby Meissner R.Kenter, M.S.Olamíde, W.Mede, 
M.Pardini, 
N.Pierce
SR4
2013 (Fall) E-Business Jeff Medeiros S. Godziek 
M. Mrozek
PARFEMS
2013 (Fall) Global Energy Robert Ellman M.Melichárek
K.Pejatovic
PRAGO-
PLYN
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Student Theses

AAU takes pride in its students’ research. One of the first research efforts of each scholar is the thesis. We recognize extraordinary efforts and award the best theses every year. See awarded works below:

2018/2019

Author

Title

Advisor

Angelina Liverko

‘Pouring Oil on Troubled Waters’: Enhancement of Autonomy in Reproductive Negligence 

Carollann Braum /Alexandra Trochtova

Mihaela Stratulat

Reporting of Good Versus Bad News in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Peter Bolcha

Steven Mikhail Wilson

Strategic Marketing Plan for Take-Two Interactive, Inc.

Dan Ravick Fiala

Dina Meier

Strategic Plan for Visa Inc.

Mark Wiedorn

Dzhannet Zhangalova

“O Tell Me, Poet, What you Do. –I Praise.” A Jungian Interpretation of the Myth of Orpheus

Joseph Dodds

Mariana Gaitán Rojas

The Liminality of Boredom

Filip Vostal 

Adéla Jiřičková

China’s Shift to Climate Change Mitigation from the Neo-Realist Perspective

George Hays II

Ana Caballero Díaz

Spanish Populist Parties: An Alternative Understanding of Populism Success

Pelin Ayan Musil

Veronika Bartáková

Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems – Identifying and Analysing the Normative Drives for and against within the Convention on Conventional Weapons

George Hays II

Reimann Saky

The Geostrategic Influence on Self-Determination: The Iraqi-Kurdistan Case 2017

Pelin Ayan Musil

Chau Minh Nguyen

Defining „Vietnamese-ness“: A Cross-Generational Debate on the Identity of Vietnamese Immigrants in the Czech Republic

Karen Grunow-Harsta

Julia Nowak

Hezbollah in a Time of War: The Role of Discourse in Crafting a Militant Identity

Seth Rogoff

2017/2018

AUTHOR TITLE ADVISOR
Janine Sonnenberg U.S. Rhetoric Toward Russia: A Critical Analysis of the Reagan and Obama Administrations  George Hays II.
Andrej Bartík The Power of Religious Language: Pope Francis and His Public Communication Eva Eckert
Aneta Kölblová Spirit Possession and its Impacts on Marginalised Social Groups  Markéta Šebelová
Markéta Hrehorová Surrealism: For Women Artists a Method of Oppression or Emancipation? 
Douglas Dix
Justine Vera Tom Strategic Marketing Plan for Whole Foods Market Inc.  Gabriele Meissner and David Muir
Arina Tokoryan Strategic Plan for Blue Apron Mark Wiedorn
Benjamin Michael Goings The Contemporary Disinformation Ecosystem: Impact and Solutions Andrew Giarelli

2016/2017

AUTHOR TITLE ADVISOR
Tereza Lacmanová Path Toward the First Czechoslovak Republic of 1918: Thomas Garrigue Masaryk's contribution and the role of the United States regarding indpendence of Czechoslovakia  Polišenská, Milada
Tetiana Savchuk International Determinants of Regime Change: The Consequences of Foreign Policy Pendulum in Ukraine Chalániová Lenčéš, Daniela
Adéla Prokopová Curating in Prague's Contemporary Art Centers  Kottová, Karina
Daria Stepanova Role of Curator in Contemporary Art
Dolanská, Karolina
Karina Verigina  Vladimir Putin's Media Coup: A History of the President's Image-Making  Giarelli, Andrew
Fateeva, Valeriya What strategy should Diebold Nixdorf develop and implement in order to reduce costs, grow revenue and sustain a competitive advantage?  Wiedorn, Mark
Menke, Katrin Julia Which marketing strategy should Compagnie Générale des Eablissements Michelin implement to sustain competitive advantage and sustain revenue growth?  Vondráčková, Sylvia

2015/2016

 Kodl, Matyáš Financialization of art: Analysis of the Czech and Slovak art markets in the international perspective Vozár, Mário 
Ženatá, Vendula Political discourse on immigration in the Czech Republic: A critical analysis Braun, Mats
Pekáček, Ondřej Cold WarandAfghanistan in the 1970s: Struggle for supremacy and prelude to the Soviet invasion Eddleston, William
Lakatosh, Eduard EU integration during the Eurozone crisis through the lenses of neo-functionalism Chalániová Lenčéš, Daniela
Denk, Štěpán Nagorno-KarabakhandtheSoviet Nationalities Policies Eddleston, William
Gužvica, Stefan The political activity of Yugoslav communist students in Prague from 1927 until 1937 Eddleston, William
Andreeva, Yuliya Four cases of tax optimization – canrevisedIFRS change them? Muir, David
Jamnická, Kristýna An investigation of more effective ways of marketing of Qbiss One system in the Czech Republic in order to diminish the time of acquisition of a new partner/customer Shallow, Christopher
Ryumina, Kristina Photo-Me International Plc Gordon-Smith, Simon

Student Consulting

Important Message: 

ICP 2020 is cancelled globally with respect to health situation and travel restrictions around the world. AAU may offer online or on-site version of the summer class depending on the overall situation. More information to come in April or contact the Director of the program Peter Bolcha. 

International Consulting Program (ICP) developed in cooperation with the prestigious Virginia Commonwealth University brings together 20 students supervised by four faculty members from both universities. In June, teams work 14 days on hands-on intensive consulting projects for top-rank partners, such as Boscolo Hotel Prague, Eurojet Intercontinental, Slovenija Center, UNICEF, Verlag Dashoefer, Western Union and more.

This special 3-credit course teaches students how to conduct consulting engagements by providing both academic background through readings and classroom sessions, and practice application through solving real issues submitted by our project partners. We are proud to be affiliated with such exclusive and international brands, and, because they see the value in the input and ideas of ICP students, we have been able to continue regular cooperation over the past 7 years.

The intensive, 14-day program is accompanied by socializing and networking events, including dinners and weekend tours. AAU volunteers organize an interesting and beneficial student orientation, as well as informal evening beer meet-ups (Thanks to them!).

For more info please visit the Homepage of the ICP at VCU.

 

 

 

PARTNERSHIPS HELP US STAY IN THE GAME

Social responsibility forms the bedrock of AAU’s mission and purpose. Therefore, we cooperate with like-minded corporations, organizations, and associations on research and joint projects that reinforce ethical foundations in learners, faculty, and staff.

obrázek"Research has surely been an integral part of education and academic progress since the dawn of European universities. At Anglo-American University we seek to break the dichotomy of academia and everyday life and therefore next to traditional works in many fields, we engage our faculty and students in dozens applied projects. Next to direct value delivered to our partners, we believe that hands-on real project solving brings exceptional learning experience to all involved participants. We invite everyone to join our extraordinary community and benefit from joint cooperation.”

Ing. Peter Bolcha, Ph.D., Director for Research