Project title:

Improvement of professional competences of students of bachelor study program International Development Studies through the system of practical internships in developing countries

Project short title: Scholarly Internship in Developing Countries

Applicant: Mendel University in Brno
Grant provider: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

Priority axis title:

Tertiary education, research and development


Projects brief description:

The aim of the project is to innovate the fields of study focused on developing countries by implementing three new elements into the curricula -- new educational block, scholarly internships in developing countries and new didactic methods.
The innovations lead to increased siginficance of practical knowledge gained during the studies with a view to increase competencies of future graduates and improve their chances at the labour market both in the Czech Republic and internationally. The first target group of students will be, within the first key activity, made familiar with creation and implementation of developing projects which will consequently be verified during the intership in one of five selected developing areas. In the course of the project the students will create their own developing projects that they will, as the third key activity, defend before a committee. Total number of 90 student will be sent to the scholarly interships in one of the five developing countries: Ghana, RSA, Chile, Peru and Thailand.