Current Events

Symposium: Online Learning and Virtual Exchange- The Future is Now

18 november 2021, 13:00 - 17:00

Hosted by The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Den Haag, The Netherlands

This is a half-day symposium designed to share best practices and explore issues around online teaching and virtual exchanges. What further lessons have been learned during COVID times? How can we improve our online delivery to make it both engaging and rigorous for students? What new skill sets do course providers need to employ? How do we keep up with the seemingly never ending pace of technological change?


COIL Academy

We are launching a joint COIL Academy - a new joint online training programme of 3 Czech universities: IEI at Palacký University Olomouc, Ostrava University, and the University of Hradec Králové together with the Dutch The Hague University of Applied Sciences to support collaborative online teaching and learning (COIL).

When: Always Tuesdays at 16:00 - 17:30 on Oct 12th, Oct 26th, Nov 9th, Nov 23rd, Dec 7th, and Dec 14th

What: 6 virtual sessions (in English) and a helpdesk (in Czech) to help you design and deliver COIL courses with your international partners

Who: for academics from UP, OU, and UHK

 Join us and learn about COIL!

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is the co-teaching of two or more teachers from universities in different countries who jointly deliver their courses. They provide the students with opportunities to gain international knowledge and to learn in an international classroom without the necessity of travel.

Lead Trainers: Dr. Reinout Klamer and Dr. Jos Beelen, from The Hague University of Applied Sciences, are experts in internationalisation and have long-term experience in COIL practice.

Who Should Participate?
The training is designed for academics from Palacký University, Ostrava University and the University of Hradec Králové to help them design and deliver quality COIL courses with their current or prospective international partners. We encourage academics to attend the training in small groups or tandems with their colleagues from the same discipline/department/faculty so they may help each other in the process of building up new COIL courses.
We also encourage educational specialists from Pedagogical Centres, team leaders, and departmental heads as well as IRO staff to join the academics in the training and learn about this specific internationalization of curriculum process and support COIL from their positions.

What is the Cost?

FREE OF CHARGE for UP, UHK, OU academics (who are expected to actively participate in all sessions).

What Will You Learn?
Six virtual (90 min) sessions
are tailor-made for the Czech university context and will guide you through the process of designing a course involving COIL practice. During our interactive workshops, we will work in mixed teams and have both individual, team, plenary assignments, and discussions.

The training will be followed by a “HelpDesk” for academics to support them after the training in practical development. The Helpdesk will be provided by IEI experts in collaboration with THUAS trainers.
The course will give participants a Certificate from The Hague University of Applied Sciences (Research Group Global Learning) based on participation and completion of tasks for each session.

The training is organized thanks to long-term collaboration of IEI team and THUAS internationalization team and the great support of Czech ViceRectors: Jiri Stavovcik (UP), Renáta Tomášková (OU) and Leona Stašová (UHK).

For more on COIL: Watch Here
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Past Events

COIL Coffee Exchange: Building Capacities of Universities in International Teaching & Learning

Join us for a virtual coffee to exchange ideas and learn from each other about how we can build capacities of universities in international teaching and learning.

Thursday 8 July, 11:00­–11:50 CET

Zoom link


  • Eva Janebová and Petra Key from IEI, Palacký University
  • Katarzyna Kucharska, Multicultural Projects Coordinator and Intercultural Skills Trainer, University of Warsaw
  • Barabara Corravubias Venegas, Remote Work and Learning Expert, Virtual Space Hero


Strategic Leadership Symposium

January 26-27, 2021, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

For more information on Symposium programme and speakers, visit:

Video recordings of the plenary sessions, panel discussions and worshops are now available online.

From Policy to Action

Welcome by: Jaroslav Miller, Rector, Palacký University

Plenary Session: 

  • Hanneke Teekens, PUM Netherlands
  • Dana Petrova, DZS
  • Jaroslav Miller, UP

Capacity Building: Learning from International and the Czech Experience

International Panel:

  • Robert Coelen, Centre for Internationalisation of Education
  • Christopher Johnstone and Gayle Woodruff, University of Minnesota

Group Discussions: Challenges and Opportunities (Czech and English)

Roundtable: Josef Mestenhauser’s Legacy in the Czech Republic

  • Eva Janebová and Christopher Medalis, IEI UP

Closing Address: Strategic Leadership of Internationalization of Tomorrow’s Universities

  • Sabine Pendl, Past President, EAIE

Priorities of Internationalization in the Time of COVID

Workshop 1:  Internationalization at Home and Capacity Building Through Learning Communities

  • Jos Beelen, Hanneke Teekens

Workshop 2: Intersectional Collaborations: the Key to Internationalized Learning

  •  Jakub Tesař, Robert Coelen

Closing Remarks: Martin Kudláček, UP

Partner Events

University of Minnesota: ​​​​​​​Facilitating Intercultural Learning in Globally Diverse Classes

Are you looking for new teaching activities and methods to increase your students’ international, intercultural, and global knowledge and skills? The University of Minnesota offers online workshops designed to provide you with practical and effective pedagogical approaches to deepening international, global, and intercultural learning in your classroom.

Learn More and Register

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