University of New York in Prague

Success stories
Martin Pavlíček
MBA in Marketing, class 2012
Corporate Communication Director, Unipetrol
Hana Reader
MBA in HR, class 2011
Regional HR Manager, Zentiva Group
Dominika Janigová
Professional Communication & PR, class 2010
PR & Marketing manager, Fource Entertainment
Tomáš Kubica
Bachelor in Business Administration, class 2007
Associate at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR)
Patricie Noemi Auš
Bachelor in Communication and Mass Media, class 2005
Managing Director Ausch Real Estate
Meet our faculty

MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
B.A., University of New York in Prague

William is a full time faculty. He specializes in the areas of Marketing, Strategic Business Development and Project Management. William is a veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army where he was Platoon Sergeant and has served in Europe as well as in the USA.

Ph.D., University of Arkansas
C.F.A., Chartered Financial Analyst Institute
M.A., University of Arkansas
B.S., University of Nebraska

Dr. Johnson joined UNYP in 2013, teaching courses in economics, finance, mathematics, and business, as well as serving as the Graduate Business Programs Manager.  His teaching experience includes both American and Czech universities.

Vice-Chair, Business Administration Department

C.Sc. (Ph.D.), Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic

Václav Chvalovský teaches several management classes at UNYP, such as Project Management, Information Management in Business, and Strategic Management.

Chair, Business Administration Department

M.A., San Jose State University, USA
B.S., San Jose State University, USA

Mr. Capuder joined UNYP in 2010 and Economics and Management courses. He is responsible for managing the MBA and undergraduate Business programs. Mr. Capuder's current research area is International Political Economy and the Reform of Monetary Institutions/Financial Regulations.

M.A., Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne University, France

Since 1997 an Associate Professor at Université Paris 2 (Center for Research and Higher Education Sorbonne Universités) where he teaches International Monetary Theory and Financial Markets at Masters 2 level, Pr . Ing. Jacques Regniez, is an economist who in addition to a Masters with Honor from Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne University was trained as ...

Chair of Psychology Department

M.Sc. University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
B.A. La Salle University, Philadelphia, USA

Mike Bar-Johnson, currently serving as Chair of the Psychology Department at UNYP, received his M.Sc. in Experimental Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is currently conducting his Ph.D. research at the Sexology Institute of the 1st Medical Faculty of Charles University in Prague in the area of Medical Psychology and Psychopathology.

Chair of the Communications Department

Ph.D., PhDr., M.A.,Charles University, Czech Republic
B.A., University of Windsor,Canada

Dr. Todd Nesbitt is Chair of the department of Communication and Mass Media at UNYP, and is the Prague director of the Master's program in Professional Communication and Public Relations granted by La Salle University.

Director of LL.M Program

Dr., Ludwig-Maxmilianis-Universität München, Germany
LL.M., Ludwig-Maxmilianis-Universität München, Germany
LLB, University of Athens Law School, Greece

Dr. Athanassios Pantazopoulos, LL.M. is an instructor of law at UNYP. He received his law degree from the University of Athens, and his LL.M and Ph.D. in International and European Law from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, Germany. He is an active attorney, admitted in Athens, Munich and the Czech Republic.

Doc., Palacký University, Czech Republic
Ph.D., Charles University, Czech Republic

M.A., Charles University, Czech Republic

Dr. Marek Preiss is a full time instructor and researcher at UNYP. He earned his Ph.D. from Charles University in Clinical Psychology, and the title of Docent was conferred by Palacký University, in Olomouc.

H.E.C.,Haute Ecole 'Groupe ICHEC - ISC Saint-Louis - ISFSC', Bruxelles
President of Varley & C°, Monaco and of Somodi, Monaco.

With thirty years of managerial experience in industry (Assistant to the Vice-President, Control and Finance, American-Standard, Europe, President of American Hospital Supply Corporation, Benelux, President of Coca-Cola bottling companies in the south of France), concurrent with fifteen years of lecturing and consulting...

Ph.D., Palacky University, Czech Republic
Mgr., Palacky University, Czech Republic
B.A., Palacky University, Czech Republic

Dr. Veronika Zavrelova teaches in the department of Communication and Mass Media. She earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. She also holds a Master’s degree in English and Czech Philology, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the same University.

Ing., Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, Czech Republic

Dana Hague graduated from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague and spent a year at the University of Toronto in environmental research where she developed interest in computer modeling.

Ph.D., University of Chicago, USA
M.S., University of Southern California, USA

Will Bennis is a cultural psychologist / cognitive anthropologist. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in the Department of Psychology, Committee on Human Development.

Chair of the International & Economic Relations Department

M.Phil., University of Kent, UK
M.A., University of the Basque Country, Spain

Oscar Hidalgo holds the position of Chair of the Department of International and Economic Relations. Born in the Basque Country in Spain, he earned an M.Phil. by research in Politics and Government from Graduate School of Politics and International Relations of the University of Kent at Canterbury...

Ph.D., University of Rochester, NY, USA 

M.A., University of Rochester, NY, USA 
M.D., Carol Davila University, School of Medicine, Romania

Raluca Topciu is a clinical psychologist. She received her M.D. from the Carol Davila University in the School of Medicine. She moved to the USA where she worked in cancer treatment research at Harvard Medical School.

Ph.D., University College London, UK
MBA, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, USA
M.Eng., University of Patras, Greece

Dr. Andreas Antonopoulos is the Rector of UNYP and teaches Entrepreneurship in its MBA Programs. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from University College London, UK, where he has been teaching as an Adjunct Professor since 1998.

Ph.D., Lancaster University, UK
M.A., University of Leicester, UK
B.A., University of Sussex, UK

Tess Slavíčková has been teaching courses in the Communication and Media Department at UNYP since 2001. Before that, she worked as an English language teacher in Portugal and France, a book editor at Oxford University Press, and as Managing Editor of a journal for teacher trainers at the British Council in Prague.

Ph.D., Charles University, Czech Republic.

Jan Záhořík is an Africanist, teacher at UNYP, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and a researcher at Charles University, Prague. He earned his Ph.D. in African Studies at Charles University, Prague. He did his bachelor and master studies in Cultural Anthropology at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.

J.D., the University of California, USA
B.A., Stanford University, USA

Mr Cohn is an attorney and constitutional law scholar, has practiced and taught law since 1993, working with clients, judges, international organizations, bar associations and scholars, lecturing and publishing extensively on issues of international jurisprudence.

Ph.D,, University of Washington, USA,
B.A., Santa Clara University, California, USA

Dr. Critz has worked extensively in the IT industry, primarily for Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, California USA, and at universities in the US and Central Europe as both an educator and consultant on technical and business management issues.

Ph.D., University of Kansas, USA
M.A., Charles University, Czech Republic

Dr. Filip Smolík earned his Ph.D. on a Fulbright Scholarship in the Child Language Doctoral Program at the University of Kansas, and teaches Developmental and Cognitive psychology at UNYP as well as serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Institute of Psychology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.


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University of New York in Prague in cooperation with State University of New York/Empire State College is a highly prestigious university. Added value for each student at UNYP is in the philosophy of encouraging the transfer of theoretical concepts to real-life situations in professional and work environments as part of  Bachelor, Master, MBA and Ph.D studies.

As the only university in the Czech Republic which offers both an accredited American Diploma and an accredited European Diploma for undergraduate study, University of New York in Prague is the best destination for any international student. For graduate students, University of New York in Prague offers internationally recognized diplomas from American and British universities.


At UNYP, you can study in the successful Bachelor's, Master's, MBA and Ph.D programs of our foreign partner universities offered in cooperation with State University of New York/Empire State College, La Salle University and Greenwich University, or a local Bachelor program in the field of Business Administration accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (Bc.).

The University cooperates closely with a number of multinational companies and offers an exclusive opportunity to apply their new knowledge in practice. As part of their studies, students can apply for study stays abroad, or get professional placements and internships,  which can lead to permanent employment.

Teaching takes place in English and the programs are open to foreign students. Currently, more than 800 students from more than 60 countries study at UNYP. Lecturers come from the United States, EU and the Czech Republic (more than 20 countries in all), and bring with them both academic and professional backgrounds. This makes UNYP multicultural and offers a truly international environment for every single student.