Innovative MIAS project entered the next phase
The meeting of participants of International Project Workshop (IPW) took place in Prague in the week of February 20 to 24, 2023. This project is mainly intended for MIAS students of bachelor programme Economics and Management and their colleagues from foreign universities. This was the second year of an event, which is unique from two points of view. It not only offers students a possibility to try to apply in practice their theoretical knowledge, but it gives them also a chance to work in international team. In addition to the representatives of MIAS and Université de Lille, who already participated last year, they were joined this year by students of Mikolas Romeris University in Vilnius (MRU).
On Monday, February 20, all IPW participants gathered for the opening ceremony in the CTU rector’s building, where they were first divided into six teams and received specific project assignments from IPW partner companies. Companies participating this year are: Cofidis, L’Oréal, Linet, TOTAL Energies, Komerční banka and RHEA. The projects had a wide range of focus, from HR to logistics to management, the unifying element was the theme of innovation. The morning session was mainly dedicated to getting to know both the tasks and the team members, who will collaborate online to find the best solutions until the end of April, when the results of their work will be presented at the final meeting of all participants on the grounds of the Lithuanian university.
The morning part was concluded by a speech of the director of Business France in the Czech Republic, Ms Magali Voisin Ratelle, who presented a programme supporting international internships of university students within EU.
The afternoon session was already in a festive spirit. The opening speech was delivered by prof. Vladimíra Dvořáková, the director of MIAS, who highlighted the contribution of IPW to the fulfillment of the “learning by doing” strategy adopted by MIAS last year. She also appreciated the companies’ interest in cooperation and expressed her sincere thanks to them for the financial support of IPW. Without their contributions this year´s IPW would have taken place only with great difficulty.
Next speaker, Mr. Arnaud Guigné, the commercial counsellor of the French Embassy in Prague, also declared support to IPW. He then emphasized successful cooperation between French and Czech Universities as well as excellent and stable economic ties between both countries. His speech was followed up by Mr. Martin Svášek, press officer of the European Commission’s representation in Prague, who also appreciated the cooperation of universities within EU and mentioned a number of instruments, mainly of financial nature, that contribute to its realization.
As mentioned above, the presentations of the results of teamwork will take place during final week of IPW, which will be held at Mikolas Romeris University in Vilnius in April.