About Faculty - The Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies
Who we are?

We are a young and progressive faculty that offers students a comprehensive education (theory connected with practical skills) focused on all aspects of regional development in both national and international contexts.

Our partners include many renowned universities, organizations and companies from all around the world. We actively support our students in completing study stays and internships. We emphasize practicality, thanks to which the experience gained in this way is very positively perceived by potential employers and helps students to find a better job in the labour market.

Our graduates become competent experts who are able to solve the issues of economic and social development of regions.

Just like many leading European universities, we are proud to see that our students are becoming ever so diverse in terms of their origin and nationality. In addition to those from European countries, we have had numerous students from distant countries, such as Canada, Ghana, South Africa, Namibia, Nigeria, India, Nepal, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Mozambique, Thailand, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Cameroon.

While some of them only choose to stay with us for a semester or two as part of an exchange programme, others opt for more extended stays, using the full potential of our study programmes and choosing to graduate here, too.

Faculty History and Specialisation

Established in 2008, the Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies (FRDIS) broadened the scope of expertise at Mendel University in Brno and provided additional fields of research and study.

The faculty was founded in response to the growing importance of regional tendencies in social and economic life and their impact on regional, national and international policies. Meeting the ever increasing demand for a new type of university graduates equipped with comprehensive skills and abilities, the Faculty aims to produce experts capable of solving complex issues and tackling various challenges in the area of balanced regional development in both economic and social terms.

With this in mind, our students are trained to be sensitive not only to the economic position and social cohesion within the individual EU countries, but also to the position of the European continent on the world stage in general. In addition, special emphasis is put on meeting the current demand for employees who specialise in developing countries.

All in all, the Faculty seeks to make its study programmes as internationalised as possible, making them highly attractive and practical both nationally and internationally.