The University of New York in Prague (UNYP) was established in April 1998 in cooperation with the State University of New York, New Paltz, and the State University of New York Empire State College. This cooperation enables UNYP to offer students the opportunity to obtain an internationally recognized American bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York.
Our undergraduate programs are based on the teaching styles used in American colleges and universities. Our programs are designed to introduce students to a range of academic disciplines, to prepare them to master the techniques of critical thinking, effective communication, analysis and research, and acquire the knowledge necessary for a professional specialization in a major field. All of our classes are taught in English.
In 2009, a research budget was established at the University of New York in Prague to support the faculty in all of the departments in their research work, and to facilitate and increase the university’s research output. Since then, research at UNYP has developed steadily. Our faculty members are highly active in conducting significant research and publishing their work within the Czech Republic and abroad in academic journals, research conferences and books. UNYP faculty members also contribute to popular journals and magazines, and many are recognized as leading experts in their respective fields due to their media presence.
The UNYP Career Center is conjoining the university and business, graduates and the employment market. One of Career Center objectives is to help students develop their careers and makes available the UNYP’s institutional networks.
You may have come to UNYP to earn a degree, but that’s only the start! The University of New York in Prague offers a variety of activities and services to make your stay with us both rewarding and fulfilling. The Student Services Center will take care of you from your arrival on the first day, through individual counselling during your studies on academic and personal matters, up to assistance and guidance in achieving your career goals that will continue even after your graduation.
We believe that it is very important that students pursue and enjoy activities outside the classroom, such as sports, fitness, cultural and social events and trips.
The University of New York in Prague has partnered with prominent real estate company Amres to be the very first private university in Prague to offer accommodation for its own students in the center of Prague, from March 2016.
The University of New York in Prague Library is centrally located on the 1st floor of Londýnská 41, and has over 16,000 books, periodicals, and audio/visual materials (most in English, with a few foreign-language holdings).
Online library resources are available to all UNYP students through the ProQuest 5000 International set of databases.
UNYP students can use more than 60 computers located in two PC labs and in the Library. The computer facilities are open all day and at weekends.
Our E-learning is based on the Moodle system, which provides all necessary features for effective student-teacher communication, access to individual course materials, course discussion boards, assignments etc.
Our campus is located in the beautiful and quiet district of Vinohrady, home to stunning architecture and beautiful parks just steps from the center of Prague. The University campus is excellently situated between two public transport hubs, I. P. Pavlova and Nám?stí Míru, for easy access to downtown or around Prague. The location provides ideal conditions for teaching and learning as well as student life.
Athletic participation is a way for students to grow and learn and enjoy themselves and to use and develop their personal, physical and intellectual skills. UNYP provides all its students, faculty and staff members with free access to a variety of sports facilities. Sport and recreation are as an important part of student life, and through your participation in diverse athletic activities we hope to strengthen your ties with the UNYP community and make your experience at UNYP as enjoyable as possible.
You can take aerobics or dance classes, get involved in team and individual sports, such as playing soccer or basketball for the UNYP Blazers Teams, or work out at the gym or pool.
It isn’t all books and lectures here at the University of New York in Prague. Whether you’re an aspiring Messi, a budding debate champion, a star of the small screen or you prefer the life of the mind, you’ll find friends at UNYP with similar tastes. Here are a few possibilities.
UNYP is officially recognized by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports as a private higher education institution. The Ministry of Education has accredited five of UNYP’s bachelor’s degree programs. Students who complete the Business Administration, Communication & Mass Media, European Business Administration, International Economic Relations and Psychology degree programs will be awarded a bakalá degree (Czech bachelor’s degree) from UNYP.