Partner universities of the University of Social and Administrative Affairs University of Nebraska, Kearney, USA The University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) is a regional university based in Kearney, Nebraska. The history of the school dates back to 1905, when the Nebraska State Normal School was founded. In 1963, it was transformed into Kearney State College, and since 1991, it is one of the Nebraska universities. The school now includes 3 faculties and over 170 degree programs. There are approximately 8,000 students studying here, not only from the US, but from more than 50 countries. The employment of graduates of selected study programs approaches 100%. These include accounting, pedagogy, psychology, computer science, graphic and technological disciplines, etc. The university is also active in the field of university sports. It focuses mainly on baseball, softball, football, volleyball, basketball, golf, cross-country skiing, wrestling, women’s swimming and diving, women’s soccer, etc. The school colors are blue and gold and the mascot of the school is antelope. In the sporting environment, the school is called Lopers. The Cooperation Agreement between the UNK and the University of Social and Administrative Affairs was established in the autumn of 2018. Nantong University, China The Nantong University (NTU) is a comprehensive university established by Jiangsu Provincial Government and Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China. The history of the University can be traced back to Nantong Private Medical School and Nantong Textile School set up by Mr. Zhang Jian, the famous industrialist and educator, in 1912. Located in the beautiful coastal city of Nantong, Nantong University has 4 beautiful campuses with features of a waterside town, covering nearly 250 hectares. NTU provides a complete range of disciplines including literature, science, engineering, medicine, pedagogy, economics, law, history, administration and so on. It is composed of twenty-three colleges and one affiliated hospital, having in all 104 undergraduate programs, 46 master’s programs and 3 Ph. D programs. The university presently has more than 38,000 full-time students, including around 2300 students studying for Doctor’s degree and Master’s degree and more than 700 international students. The university now has around 3,200 full-time teachers, including more than 1500 professors and associate professors. The university undertakes nearly 500 research items under projects including National 973 Project, 863 Project, National Science Research Fund Project and Social Science Fund. NTU has 4 disciplines ranked among the global top 1% by the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) subject ranking. NTU is expanding its international academic exchange and cooperation, like faculty and student exchange programs, research cooperation programs, joint education programs and other programs, with more than 100 universities and research institutes in UK, USA, Germany, Canada, Australia, Japan and Korea. University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Faculty of Social Sciences, Slovakia The Faculty of Social Sciences was established on December 1, 2011 as the fourth faculty of the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava. After five years of existence it has become an integral part of the university and one of the leading educational and scientific institutions not only in Trnava academic area. The mission of the Faculty of Social Sciences is to provide higher education in the field of social sciences focused on technical, scientific and practical development of knowledge and skills not only to students but also to workers in the domestic and international environment. Faculty of Social Sciences focuses on teaching and research in social sciences, with the emphasis on political science, European studies, public administration, public policy and social services and counseling. The faculty has modern facilities with excellent technical equipment. It provides a comprehensive study on all three levels, studying also in a foreign language, lectures by renowned national and foreign experts, internships and workshops and linking theoretical knowledge with practice. Study programs of the faculty effectively respond to the demands of society in terms of preparing qualified professionals for the current labor market. Graduates can work in state and local administration, in various national and international organizations and institutions. Currently the faculty provides a wide range of full and part time study programs on bachelor level: public administration, European studies, political science, social services and counseling, management of social services, management of public administration, on master level: public administration, public policy, European studies, political science, social services and counseling and on doctoral level: European Studies, public policy and public administration and social policy. The Faculty has the right to conduct habilitation procedure and procedure for the appointment of professors in public policy and public administration that the faculty obtained as the first ever institution in Slovakia. Sichuan Vocational and Technical College, China The Sichuan Vocational and Technical College (SVTC) is a public college that operates in Suining in Sichuan Province, China. The city of Suining is the city of gardens and parks on the banks of the Fu River, and it is very attractive for tourists. According to Buddhist religious mythology, the city of Suining is also home to the goddess Guanyin. The college has more than a hundred years of history, it was founded in 1917. It provides education in more than 50 fields, focusing, for example, on economics, management, pedagogy, agriculture, arts, etc. More than 14,000 students attend the school. The school also develops international relations. It cooperates with more than 30 foreign schools and institutions. The college provides three-year academic education as well as annual preparatory courses for foreign students. The first contacts between our schools took place in Prague in April 2018, and in October 2018, a memorandum on cooperation between our schools was signed in Suining. Academy of Management and Administration in Opole, Poland The Academy of Management and Administration in Opole is a private college located in the Polish city of Opole that started operations on June 12, 1996. The owner is MDI Partners, Inc. The school has two faculties: the Faculty of Economics and Education, located in Opole, and the Faculty of Social Sciences, located in Tarnowskie Góry. At this college, it is possible to study in study programs such as pedagogy, special pedagogy, logistics, administration and administration, economics, management, finance and accounting. Education is provided in both bachelor and master study programs. The University of Social and Administrative Affairs established a partnership with the Academy of Management and Administration in Opole in March 2018. So far, the schools have been cooperating mainly on Czech-Polish cross-border grant projects (INTERREG). In October 2018, a memorandum on cooperation between the two schools was signed in Havířov. See the photogallery here. Erasmus+ Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad. Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn’t just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations. The aim of Erasmus+ is to contribute to the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity and inclusion, as well as the aims of ET2020, the EU’s strategic framework for education and training. Erasmus+ also aims to promote the sustainable development of its partners in the field of higher education, and contribute to achieving the objectives of the EU Youth Strategy. University of Social and Administrative Affairs holds the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.