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International relations

International cooperation significantly shapes the openness of the faculty and its profile. In order to achieve high standards of quality of teaching results in the scientific field, the development of international relations is irreplaceable (and not only at the European level). The faculty has been a member of a number of prestigious international organizations (e. g. the European Association of Schools of Social Work – EASSW) and university networks for many years, and it has been actively supporting the mobility of students and academic staff.

The development of international relations is primarily implemented on the basis of a network of bilateral agreements concluded by the faculty with major foreign universities and non-profit organizations at European and non-European level.

The most significant partners of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice outside Europe include university institutions and non-profit organizations in South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Bangladesh, Thailand and Canada.

In Europe, the faculty maintains its most intensive cooperation with partners in Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, Finland, Norway, Belgium and the Baltic countries, usually using the European programs, with Ceepus and Erasmus+ as the most significant exchange programs.

Several dozen students are sent every year on international mobility for studies and traineeships. Since 2002, 657 students have participated in the international mobility for studies and traineeships. Generally the mentioned mobilities are to the European Union countries, as well as to Namibia, Zambia, South Africa, Thailand, Nepal, Ukraine and Russia. The diversity of the countries to which the students of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice are sent, requires different sources of funding for these mobilities.

The faculty also supports mobilities that take place under other programs and foundations, as well as free mover mobilities that take place outside any exchange program. These mobilities are not only administered but also financially supported by the Faculty.