On 23 June 2012, the Graduation Ceremony for students at UNYP took place in the magnificent, Žofín Palace in Prague.

The main speaker at this year’s graduation event was Professor Simon Jarvis, deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Greenwich in the United Kingdom.

During the graduation ceremony, diplomas were awarded to 186 students from more than 37 countries, both from UNYP and from its partner institutions. Graduates received their diplomas in business administration, communications and mass media, IT management, international economic relations, English language and literature, psychology, finance, marketing, international and commercial law, professional communication and public relations, project management, human resources, finance and banking and IT Management.

Commencement Remarks were made from Mr. Erik Best, renown journalist and publisher of the Fleet Sheet in the Czech Republic. The graduates commencement was performed by Doc. Ing. Helena Fialová, CSc, from the University of New York in Prague. During the ceremony individual students were also recognized for their outstanding overall academic performance on their individual study programs. Jaroslav Čech (IUKB/UNYP, MBA), Barbara Isabelle von Burg-Hofer (La Salle University, M.A. in Professional and Business Communication), KristýnaHelešicová (University of Greenwich, LL.M in International and Commercial Law) and Xiaoqian Lin (ESC/SUNY, BA). The ceremony was concluded by Mr. Elias Foutsis President and founder of University of New York in Prague and New York College Educational Group.

77 students earned American bachelor’s degrees from Empire State College (ESC), which is part of the State University of New York (SUNY), and 24 earned European bachelor’s degrees from UNYP.

50 students were awarded their MBA dual degrees from the InstitutUniversitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB) based in Switzerland and UNYP and 4 were awarded their MBA degrees by UNYP only. A further 18 recipients of master’s degrees received diplomas from Philadelphia-based LaSalle University and12 students received LL.M degrees from Britain’s University of Greenwich.

Over 800 distinguished guests, family and friends attended the ceremony to share in the success of our graduates. The management and staff of UNYP wish all our graduates success in their future careers or studies, and we proudly congratulate them on their academic achievements and successful graduation from UNYP.

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