International teacher/researcher

The Academy of Fine Arts and Design has signed numerous cooperation agreements with universities and higher education institutions from Europe, America and Asia. Foreign teachers and researchers interested in teaching, research or artistic stays at AFAD have the opportunity to use the benefits of these partnerships. This section of our website provides elementary information about mobility opportunities at AFAD for foreign pedagogues, researchers, or artists. If you are interested in further details regarding cooperation with specific departments, please contact the Foreign Relations Office, or the specific department itself. In case you are interested in cooperation with AFAD within the framework of international projects and grant programmes, please contact the Project Activities Office.

 

1. Teaching/ Research Stay

Foreign teachers interested in teaching mobility at AFAD can participate in the ERASMUS and CEEPUS programmes. Alternately, their stay may be based on a bilateral agreement between AFAD and their sending (parent) institution.

ERASMUS

  1. On the basis of an Erasmus agreement between AFAD and the parent institution, the foreign pedagogue will submit his/her request for a stay, together with a proposal of a Teaching Programme approved by the parent institution to the Foreign Relations Office, which is the coordinator of the Erasmus programme at AFAD.
  2. The Foreign Relations Office will submit the full information to the relevant department, which will express its opinion. The department confirms the term and programme of the teaching mobility, suggests its amendments or, in legitimate instances, rejects the mobility. The department announces its opinion to the Foreign Relations Office, which then communicates with the foreign teacher. Following a definitive approval of the stay term and the programme for the teaching mobility, the Foreign Relations Office presents the information to AFAD’s management.
  3. The foreign teacher’s stay at AFAD is financed by his/her sending (parent) institution. AFAD does not provide any financial support or remuneration to foreign teachers teaching at AFAD within the ERASMUS programme.

The list of all currently valid Erasmus interuniversity agreements can be found in the AFAD Partner Schools section.

CEEPUS

  1. Foreign teachers interested in the teaching mobility at AFAD submit their application online on www.ceepus.info  in accordance with the CEEPUS programme regulations.
  2. Network coordinator (for CIII-SI-0217: Mrs Mária Fulková, MA) will ensure the mobility is discussed at the relevant department. In case the department approves the mobility, the coordinator will electronically confirm acceptation of the foreign teacher, and will present the information to AFAD’s management.
  3. The foreign teacher’s stay at AFAD is financed from a scholarship provided by the National Office for the CEEPUS Programme in the Slovak Republic. AFAD does not provide any financial support or remuneration to foreign teachers teaching at AFAD within the CEEPUS programme.

Bilateral Agreement

  1. On the basis of a bilateral agreement between AFAD and their parent institution, foreign workers (pedagogues, researchers) interested in a lecturing/ research stay at AFAD should contact the Foreign Relations Office or the relevant department and submit their request for a stay, accompanied by a Teaching Programme proposal and a professional CV.
  2. The department confirms the term and programme of the teaching/research mobility, suggests its amendments or rejects the mobility. The department announces its opinion to the Foreign Relations Office and submits a proposal for accepting the foreign worker.  Final approval of the stay is the sole discretion of AFAD’s management, or its Rector. Organisation of the stay is coordinated by the Foreign Relations Office and the relevant department.

Lecturing/ Research Stay outside the framework of a Partnership Agreement

  1. Persons interested in a Lecturing/Research Stay at AFAD outside the framework of a bilateral agreement or a partnership agreement signed between AFAD and the parent institution should contact the Foreign Relations Office or the relevant department, and submit their request accompanied by a Teaching/Research Programme proposal and a professional CV.
  2. The department confirms the term and programme of the teaching/ research mobility, suggests its amendments or rejects the mobility. The department announces its opinion to the Foreign Relations Office and submits a proposal for accepting the foreign worker.  Final approval of the stay is the sole discretion of AFAD’s management, or its Rector. Organisation of the stay is coordinated by the Foreign Relations Office and the relevant department.

 

2. Stays Covered By Projects Or Grants

Persons interested in cooperating with AFAD on the basis of grants and other projects should contact the Project Activities Office.

 

3. Other Stays

Apart from the teaching or research mobility, pedagogues, researchers or artists may develop other types of activities and cooperations with counterparts at AFAD (e.g. short-term stays with the goal of participating in workshops, commissions, evaluations, etc.), or plan a study or a research stay at AFAD (e.g. via the Fulbright Scholarship or other programmes). Interested foreign nationals should contact the relevant department or office at AFAD, or the Foreign Relations Office, in order to cooperate with them on organising their stay.