The Bavarian-Czech Academic Agency
The Bavarian-Czech Academic Agency (Bayerisch-Tschechische Hochschulagentur, BTHA) is a project which will continue until 2020. It was launched on the basis of the development report of the Bavaria-Czech border area by the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance, Land Development and Homeland in 2016.
The Bavarian-Czech Academic Agency is affiliated with the Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (BAYHOST) as its own department and acts as the central point of contact for all aspects of bilateral cooperation between Bavaria and the Czech Republic in the field of higher education and science.
The funding of BTHA encompasses grants for study abroad programs, language courses, summer and winter schools in both countries as well as mobility grants for internships, research travels and excursions; moreover it focuses on support of bilateral academic projects and conferences or common cooperation on research projects of several universities and colleges in Bavaria and the Czech Republic. The financial support programs are complemented by the networking and counseling services for students, teachers, researches and management of Bavarian and Czech universities and scientific institutions.
BTHA provides a wide range of academic cooperation in research and education and a variety of contacts that contribute to the increased cooperation of these two countries in higher education and science.