University description (as per official university website)
Since 1998, UNYP has offered the best in English-language higher education in Central Europe,with a focus on business, communications, international relations, literature, and psychology.
UNYP offers accredited Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in English as an officially recognized higher education institution in the Czech Republic, and in partnership with prestigious international universities in the United States and Europe.
Our Mission is to equip our students with the necessary knowledge and way of thinking to become scholars, thinkers and leaders in their chosen profession and to provide them with the skills, ethics, multi-cultural perspectives and confidence that will allow them to explore, learn, question, create and thrive as productive members of the international community.
We are committed to providing the highest possible quality education and to giving our students the personal attention, support and care necessary for them to achieve their goals in life.
The University of New York in Prague (UNYP) was established in April 1998 in cooperation with the State University of New York, New Paltz, and the State University of New York Empire State College www.esc.edu. Through this cooperation, UNYP offers students the opportunity to obtain an internationally recognized American Bachelor's Degree from the State University of New York. UNYP also received assistance from its sister college, New York College, in Athens, Greece www.nyc.gr. New York College has more than 20 years experience in offering international Bachelor's and Master's Degree programs in partnership with accredited American and European universities.
The undergraduate program is based on the American style of university education and classes are taught in English. The goal of the program is to introduce students to a range of academic disciplines, to prepare them to master the techniques of critical thinking, effective communication, analysis and research, and acquire the knowledge necessary for a professional specialization in a major field.
UNYP also works closely with large multinational firms located in Prague establishing internships that will give students the opportunity to apply their skill in a work setting.
UNYP received the support of the public universities in Prague and continues to maintain a close relationship with Charles University, the University of Economics in Prague and the Czech Technical University in Prague. Many of UNYP's instructors are also members of the teaching faculties at these universities.
In Fall 2002, the university in partnership with La Salle University www.lasalle.edu in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, began a post-graduate program in communications that leads to a Master's Degree in Professional Communications and Public Relations granted by LaSalle University.
In Fall 2004, UNYP in partnership with the Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB) www.iukb.ch in Switzerland began offering a Master's of Business Administration (MBA), with concentrations in Banking, Marketing, Human Resources, Management Information Systems, Management and Tourism. These programs were designed for working adults with classes offered on weekends.
In a few short years UNYP has gained a reputation for offering high quality educational programs by providing a strong foundation in the liberal arts and professional majors with a cross-cultural and international perspective. Today, over 600 students from over 60 countries are learning together and interacting with an international group of instructors. UNYP is proud of its accomplishments and its ability to blend the rich academic history of the Czech Republic with American and European higher education.
WHY STUDY AT UNYP
International experience is more important than ever to a successful education.UNYP provides challenging, accredited curricula offered in a beautiful city in the heart of Europe by respected institutions from the U.S., Switzerland, and the United Kingdom
Lectures are given by an internationally credentialled and experienced faculty utilizing modern, open, thought-provoking, and participatory teaching styles to a culturally and geographically diverse group of students reflecting the diversity of today and tomorrow
Our students are advised and nurtured by faculty who will develop their critical thinking, analytical, problem-solving, leadership, and decision-making skills required for career success and a fulfilling life in the 21st century
We also have a caring staff ready to help you with the various outside-the-classroom challenges you will face while studying at UNYP.