The Faculty of Social and Economic Studies of the UJEP has been trying since its origin to develop co-operation with foreign universities, both in the framework of the EU and outside of it.
The dominant co-operation is going on especially in the Framework of the Erasmus+ programme, where 40 contracts with tertiary institutions from 13 foreign countries have been concluded.
Erasmus + is an educational programme from the European Union for the years 2010 – 2014, which supports co-operation and mobility in all spheres of education. One of the key activities is individual mobility in the area of education. Within this framework, study stays and practical scholarships of students and employees can be realized.
Apart from the Erasmus+ programme, both the FSE and UJEP have contracts with other countries outside of the EU (Russian federation, Vietnam), study stays and scholarships could be also realized by means of the Ministry of Education and within a number of national and international projects (Norwegian funds, the Grant from the Northbohemian Mines Chomutov etc.)
An improving position of the FSE within the whole university can be discerned by the fact that the FSE is always more frequented as the destination for international students, coming to study in the Czech Republic. More than 20 students are coming yearly for one or two semesters.
The FSE faculty members maintain lively contacts with academic community abroad, not only within the EU, but outside of it as well (Norway, Israel, Japan). The areas of such cooperation typically include common research publications, co-organizing events (conferences, workshops) and grant projects preparation. While such cooperation takes place between individual scholars for the most part, there are more institutional ties as well, most notably between FSE and institutions in neighboring countries: in Slovakia, Poland and Germany. In particular, one can point out our partnership with the University of Economics in Bratislava (Národohospodárska fakulta EUBA), Comenius University in Bratislava (Pedagogická fakulta UK), University of Economics in Wrocław (Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu), Chemnitz University of Technology (TU Chemnitz) and Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden).