The Faculty of Economics explores the impacts of Covid measures in the Czech-Bavarian border region
At the beginning of October, the Faculty of Economics welcomed a group of students and teachers from the Hochschule Hof partner institution to take part in a joint project focusing on the impacts of anti-Covid measures on life in the Czech-Bavarian border region.
meeting of this international project took place from October 6th to
8th in Pilsen. At the faculty, representatives of the German
partner workplace first became acquainted with students studying the Czech
program Economic and Regional Geography, with whom they will explore the whole
three-day work meeting under the supervision of a Czech-German team of
researchers, groups were created to begin research and find information on
selected topics. These included cross-border economics, political aspects of
the Schengen Area, HR – employee recruitment, HR – changes in work organization
and digitization, (geo)marketing or logistics and transport. A part of the
three-day program included a visit to Pilsen’s Kolektiv Hub spaces or an excursion
to the Pilsner Urquell brewery.
was surprised at how quickly the individual groups were created, how naturally
the students communicated with one another, and how warmly the Czech group
welcomed their German colleagues. I was also happy to see the groups’ excellent
planning skills and how well they carried out their shared activities,” says
Tina Wiegand, assistant professor at Hochschule Hof’s Faculty of
the following several weeks, students will carry out more detailed work on
their topics. They will consult their topics with the staff of both
institutions and selected experts in the practical field. In the first week of
November, a four-day excursion has been planned for students to meet the
management of selected companies in the Czech-Bavarian border region.
The whole project will culminate in
a panel discussion in Bavaria Bohemia, the Czech-Bavarian center
in Schönsee, where students will present the results of their research and
hold discussions with invited experts focusing on business, regional
development or regional politics.
firmly hope that such projects will strengthen the international partnership
between both university workplaces and that students of both countries will
improve their intercultural and language knowledge and skills. At the same
time, we hope that good neighborly relations between our country and Germany
and the whole significance of the European Union and Schengen Area will be
strengthened,” concludes Jiří Preis, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Economics
and head researcher of the project on the Czech side.
Faculty of Economics
| Barbora Havlová
20. 10. 2021