References from our students and graduates

I am very glad that a college focusing on topics of this type is located in my city district and that I had the opportunity to study there. I enjoyed the study very much and I wish to thank all of the professors, whose lectures were really interesting and important as well. Actually, I have had many opportunities during the subsequent years to draw on what the college has given me. What I have especially appreciated is the link between the topics lectured and practical life. As a mayor – a position in which I am currently serving my second term – I have been using the theoretical knowledge acquired through my study in combination with my practical experience, and this has been helping me in my work appreciably. I only regretted one thing: that the college did not provide follow-up master's study and so I had to continue my studies at another educational institution. Nevertheless, this school helped me with that as well. The follow-up study would have been much more difficult without the good background I acquired here. I wish all the teachers much energy and enthusiasm for their work, and I also hope that the students enjoy their studies and have the energy to study hard – it's worth it!

Mgr. Jitka Synková
graduate of the College, Mayor of the Prague 17 District

I acquired much experience by studying at the college. In fact, the college is rather small and so we constituted sort of a large family. We are not mere numbers to our teachers, like students at other universities are. Nearly all of us know one another, which makes the study and all that comes with it a pleasant experience. I am not shy to contact anyone. The professors are receptive and willing to help. As for the subjects, they are very interesting. Everyone draws something different from the lectures, but overall, we all learned a lot about regional development. It is also good that although this is a facility concentrating on regional development, management and a newly opened subject are also included in the curriculum. I could not take part in the Erasmus student exchange project for personal reasons but I hear that my colleagues were very satisfied. I don't regret in the least that I selected this school. Three years spent in a pleasant environment as a member of a very friendly study team and taught by perfect professors – what more could you wish for?

Michaela Špačková
student in 3rd year at the College

Why this college? For 18 years I worked abroad, where regionalistics was not just a term; instead, it was part of official national policy. The new scientific as well as social phenomena attracted my interest. My recollections from the study are very pleasant indeed, the Study Department providing a perfect background, qualified and skilled professors (some of them, sadly, teaching in heaven now) who had so much patience with us the students who combined study with employment and were always catching up on something, and a lot of practical information. I don't want to praise any professors specifically: all of them were perfect. I only wish to thank Dr Nečasová, who taught me humility. Thanks should also go to Mgr. Radim Žižka, supervisor of my bachelor's thesis, who opened up a way to my own soul for me and inspired me with continuous interest in the topic of my thesis.

Bc. Egon Zelinka
graduate of the College, driving school owner, ALTERNATIV spol. s r.o.

I came "back to school" after 20 years and I was lucky I selected this college. The College of Regional Development is ideal for anyone wishing to test their potential and acquire knowledge at a later age, like me. I liked the friendly atmosphere, the approach of the professors and the Study Department staff, whom I remember with pleasure and respect. My own experience in the functioning of public administration in combination with what I had learned at the college was very helpful during my subsequent master's study and, in fact, I was ahead of the other students in this respect. I would certainly have studied for my master's degree here as well had the opportunity existed. I wish to thank everybody who contributed to my education – for their approach, understanding and for helping me to advance.

Ing. Miroslava Novotná
graduate of the College, Economist, Environment and Agriculture Department, Central Bohemian Regional Authority