Anglo-American University was selected as a top-3 finalist to win the prestigious Institutional Award for Innovation in Internationalisation at The European Association for International Education 2018 conference.

Anglo-American University had the great honor of being shortlisted alongside the University of Mannheim, Germany and the 2018 winner of the Institutional Award for Innovation in Internationalisation, Bournemouth University, UK. All 3 universities were invited to give a presentation at the conference focused on tips, strategies, and successes in the area of internationalisation. This award recognises a European institution for its exceptional efforts to promote internationalisation.

The EAIE, founded in 1989, is a non-profit organization recognised as the European centre for expertise, networking andresources in the internationalisation of higher education. This year EAIE hosted Europe’s largest international higher education conference in Geneva, Switzerland. The 30th Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition took place from September 11–14, 2018 at Palais des Expositions et des Congrès (Palexpo). A select group of individuals and institutions were recognised by the conference for their exceptional dedication to the internationalisation of higher education.


Left to Right Representatives from Bournemouth University, Anglo-American University and University of Mannheim

AAU’s Vice-President for Development and Communications, Eva Rivera commented on this year’s conference that, “EAIE really promoted Central European countries and in particular Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic with special events and sessions dedicated to this region.”

Rivera presented AAU’s unique strategy for success at the conference in Geneva where she highlighted the university’s impressive growth since its foundation in 1990 and pointed to thorough innovation, bottom-to-top programs and a variety of beyond-academy stakeholders and partners as three essential factors in AAU’s success.

Rivera added, “It was with great satisfaction that we were able to confirm to the EAIE community that obstacles still common in Central Europe, like a lack of international spirit at Higher Education Institutions, insufficient English proficiency of faculty and inefficient credit transfers are not a problem at AAU. This is why we are considered the most international university in the Czech Republic.”

Click to read more about the conference and the 2018 award winners!

Publication date: September 17, 2018