The Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies (FRRMS) was founded in 2008 and is the youngest faculty of Mendel University in Brno.
Despite its short existence at Mendel University, it is no baby. During its existence the faculty reached international extent and is still developing. We can be proud of a consistent students' goodwill and huge interest in studying at the faculty.
The idea behind the foundation of the faculty was to offer students complex education - not only theoretical lessons, but also practical skills which are so much requested these days. We intended to offer a completely new type of study preparing specialists able to solve problems in agricultural and social development of regions.
Students can choose whether they want to study in Czech or English language. At the Faculty Czech and foreign students and teachers often meet with each other. A huge advantage is the possibility to participate in an internship abroad where students gain practical skills.
A variety of offered study programmes ensures the faculty graduates of employment not only in public but also in private sphere.
Nowadays FRRMS MENDELU offer Bachelor and Master programmes, altogether in eight study programmes. Four of them are taught in Czech and four in English language. The possibility to study in English increases the attractiveness of the faculty. FRRMS is the only MENDELU Faculty offering a complete study in English.
In the study programme Regional development students learn how to solve the problems of a complex area development at all levels, development of rural areas as well as big cities in which agricultural and cultural life is concentrated. Another topic is the use of landscape and its regeneration, which are the main conditions for regional development.
Within a study programme International territorial studies students together with the Faculty employees solve key questions and problems of developing world. They try to find out the causes of these problems, analyse their possible future development and finally try to find the solutions to these problems. Students gain practical skills within internships in developing countries where they have the chance to feel the current problems of the given region. The internships usually take place in Africa, South and South-east Asia or Latin America. During the internship the students prepare a specific project of the developing cooperation for the selected region.
The selected subjects are taught by experienced foreign lecturers from all over the world - Republic of South Africa, Ghana, Thailand, Chile, Peru, Austria, Germany, Spain or the United States of America. Apart from these, more and more teachers from Europe come to short lecture programmes within Erasmus project.
Within the exchange stays the faculty cooperates with many prestigious European and world Universities to which both students and teachers travel in order to gain experience from abroad.