Tecnológico de Monterrey Summer Schools

Since 2015 CEVRO Institute has organized two 4-week-long tailor-made summer schools for dozens of students from Tecnológico de Monterrey on issues ranging from globalization problems, political & economic challenges to cyber-security issues.


Summer School 2016 Program

Central Europe – Political, Social and Economic Challenges

Course 1: Economic and social challenges in Europe

  1. The Making of European Idea 
  2. Political Development on the Map 
  3. Political Geography of Central Europe 
  4. Politics and Languages 
  5. Communism and Central Planning 
  6. How to Desocialize? Disputes over Economic Transition 
  7. Transformation of Central Europe after 1989 
  8. Economic Development of the European West 
  9. Essence and Goals of European Integration 
  10. European Integration and its Current Problems 
  11. Common European Currency – Economics and Politics 
  12. Europe and Latin America

Course 2: Political Challenges of Central Europe

  1. Politics in Central Europe – Historical Overview of  Political Development 
  2. European Politics – Cold War and the End of Soviet Block 
  3. European Security after the Cold War 
  4. Current Challenges in Central European Politics 
  5. Czech Political System and its Changes 
  6. Foreign Policy of Central European Countries – Visegrad Group Cooperation 
  7. Central Europe and Its Perspective of the World 
  8. New Security Problems of Central Europe 
  9. Migration In Europe and Its Risks 
  10. Post-transition Problems 
  11. Modern Party Politics in Europe 
  12. Internet and Politics

International Relations, Europe and the World

Course 1: Development of Europe in International Context

  1. Milestones in Historical and Political Development of Europe 
  2. Nationalism  and its Role in the Creation of Modern European States 
  3. Politics and Languages 
  4. European Wars of the 20th Century 
  5. Cold War and the End of the Soviet Block 
  6. The Making of European Idea 
  7. European Integration 
  8. Transformation of Europe after 1989 
  9. Political Development of Europe on the Map 
  10. The European Union – Its Present and Future 
  11. European Security after the Cold War 
  12. Current Development in Political Systems of European Countries

Course 2: Modern European Political Systems and New Security Challenges

  1. Current Challenges in European Politics 
  2. Czech Political System and its Changes 
  3. Modern Party Politics in Europe 
  4. Current Issues in the European Economy 
  5. Politics and Internet 
  6. Euroscepticism and Revival of Nationalism 
  7. Increasing of Political Participation – Education and Youth Engagement 
  8. Cyber Security and Cyber Terrorism 
  9. The Euro-American Relations – Past, Present and Future 
  10. Contemporary Threats to European Security 
  11. Conflict Regions in the Current World 
  12. Migration in Europe and Its Risks

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology

Course 1: Entrepreneurship

  1. Entrepreneurship and the Market System 
  2. Production and Business Costs 
  3. Economic Organization and the Theory of the Firm 
  4. Firms and Property rights 
  5. Market Structures and Industrial Organization 
  6. Competition and Monopoly – Entrepreneurial Approach 
  7. Natural Monopolies and Their Regulation (KEM)
  8. Macroeconomic Environment for Business Entrepreneurship 
  9. Money and the Financial System 
  10. International Economic Relations 
  11. Transactions cost economics and public policy 
  12. Economics of Privatization

Course 2: Innovation and Technology

  1. The Role Innovation and Technology in Business Management 
  2. Economic Growth and Innovation 
  3. Business and Innovation 
  4. Small Business and Innovation 
  5. Economic Policy and Innovation 
  6. Money, Banking and Modern Technology 
  7. Social Media in Business and Marketing 
  8. Problems of Cyber Security 
  9. Cryptography and Cyber Safety 
  10. e-Government and Technology in State Administration 
  11. Online Voting and the Future of our Democracies 
  12. Internet and Democratization

Classes will be held from Monday to Thursday. On Fridays, participants of the summer school will visit institutions and places of interest related to the focus of the program. During the weekends it will be possible to visit other European destinations easy to reach, such as Vienna, Budapest or Berlin; or to participate in trips organized by our partner travel agency.

This year summer schools are now being prepared. If you have any suggestions with what you would like to experience, please, let us know and help us to make the program tailored to your needs and wishes.


Contact information

Petra Jíšová, M.A.
Summer School & Study Abroad Manager

tel.: +420 221 506 777 / cell.: +420 774 427 409
e-mail: studyabroad@vsci.cz

Jungmannova 17 / 110 00 Praha 1 / Czech Republic