International Relations and Threats to Global Security

in person summer 2021


23 June – 16 July


2,000 EUR

€500 discount for partner universities


15 May

About summer programme

This intensive and dynamic course involves academic classes, active group work, guest presentations and field trips. It is ideal for students studying international relations, politics, security studies or policing, criminal studies, international relations, history or international law. The programme is ideally located for students to be able to gain a regional perspective on both the historical and modern aspects as well as military and non-military security threats to international security.

This programme includes 3-day excursions to Krakow/Auschwitz, Vienna, and Budapest. 

Learning outcomes: This program is designed to give students an understanding of some of the fundamental international security issues and their implications for Europe and the world.


Academic Overview

Classes take place Monday-Thursday from 9:30-12:30. The site visits and learning outside the classroom takes place in the afternoons and on Fridays. Culture/social activities will take place in the afternoons/nights.

The final essay is included 3 weeks after the end of the programme

Lecture topics:

  • Concept of Security and development of security arrangements
  • Extremist threats and Military Sphere
  • Energy Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Information Warfare
  • Religious Radicalism and its threat for Europe
  • Current security arrangements in Europe and its position in the world
  • Refugee and Migration Crisis in Europe

There are site visits arranged to the organizations such as the UN in ViennaOSCE Secretariat in Vienna, Radio Free Europe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic and experts in the Security field.

What is included in the cost?

Cost: The cost of this program is €2000, with a €500 discount for partner universities.

Tuition includes:

  • Transportation for the weekend trips (Krakow/Auschwitz, Vienna, Budapest)
  • Accommodation in Brno and weekend trips
  • Tuition for the summer school
  • Academic trips
  • Opening and Closing receptions
  • Culture activities around Brno

Students should budget an additional €400-1000 depending on their spending habits for food in Brno (breakfast, lunch, dinner), weekend trips (lunch and dinner) and fun "optional" activities in Brno, Krakow, Vienna, and Budapest (the underground labyrinth in Brno, Budapest baths, bars, etc.)

Life in Brno

Brno is a great place to live, even if just for a short period of time. As a student city (1/5 of the population are students) and an international city there is always something to do, and the Czech language isn’t a barrier. This means that exploring cafes, teahouses, restaurants and the local sites is easy, even without our amazing assistants. However, because we want you to get the most out of your experience, we have a team of local Czech students to show you their favourite things in Brno!

Best Cafes for coffee and tea
Best Restaurants
Favourite Places in Brno to relax


The team of professional and local students provides the 24/7 assistance from the practical and safety arrangements to creating a rich cultural program helping the participants to understand better culture of Moravia and Central Europe in general. This support is provided both in Brno, as well as on all the field trips. Moreover the staff is trying to assist with creating social activities that aims at enhancing the mutual cultural exchange and understanding.


Students in this program are housed in one of our Residence Halls where both international and Czech students live during the school year. This is a great opportunity to see how student housing is different all around the world (or is similar, depending on what country you are from!). In Brno, students share a room with one other student, while on trips, students are three per room.

Bedding is provided; however, students should bring their own towels. Students will have an opportunity to cook their own meals, some cooking supplies will be provided, as supplies last.

On the field trips, accommodation is arranged at low end hotels or the equivalent. Students are usually accommodated in ensuite rooms with three beds. 

How to apply

Please follow this link and choose the correct programme. Do not forget to include all the necessary information (and documents if requested) including writing a short statement of purpose. We will contact you afterwards to tell you if your application was successful and to discuss the further steps (including the deposit payment) with you.

Student experience

This program was beyond anything I had ever dreamt an overseas exchange program to be. I learnt so much from so many passionate and interesting teachers and made friends for life. My highlights were the weekend trips to Budapest, Vienna and Prague as we saw so many beautiful places and learnt so much about that part of Europe. Brno was a great place to experience this program.


Jessica McGrath

Australia, Griffith University

Life in Brno...

The 'beach' in the city centre where students can sit with friends.
One of the fabulous cafes where students grab a bite to eat before class!
Experience Czech culture.
Make friends of a lifetime.

Travel to...





Martin Glogar

summer school manager


Erin Anna Smith

summer school manager


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