Important dates for academic year 2020/21:
WEEK 0 – ORIENTATION WEEK
Aug 26 – Aug 28, 2020
WINTER TERM (14+2 weeks)
SUMMER TERM (14+2 weeks)
BANK HOLIDAYS (Easter)
SUMMER EXAM PERIOD (4 weeks)
WINTER EXAM PERIOD (4 weeks)
Useful information and tips
ARCHIP Students Information Portal
For the information on the workings of student senate, recomended clubs, organisations, accommodations, food and drink (with an interactive map of ARCHIP’s surroudnings), graphic software, printing and cutting, supplies or transportation see students.archip.eu.
The site was created by our students and is maintained by the student senate. Its purpose is to make life at ARCHIP and in Prague more enjoyable and convenient.
STUDY AND TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES
Our school cooperates with different other architectural institutions within the Erasmus+ program, please see more in section Program - Erasmus.
If however you find another school of your interest to visit for a term of pursue afterward studies, there is a great opportunity to win financial support in the means of scholarship provided by Go Euro - up to 21 000 EUR. See more information about the competition rules and guidlines by visiting the page https://www.goeuro.cz/cestovani/studium-v-zahranici or feel free to contact us.
Living in Prague and other tips
Student bodies and organisations
ARCHIP Student Senate
ARCHIP currently has a student senate made up of 5 members. The group serves as a communicator between the students and ofﬁce administration; they listen to the needs, and feedback either positive or negative and relay that information to the ofﬁce. The aim of student senate not only deals with problems but to bring harmony between professors, staff and students.
Student Senate meets every Tuesday for a weekly meeting where they discuss the biggest problems or concerns and ﬁnd solutions. Then twice a month they meet up with students for an open discussion.
Every member has a goal that they feel needs to get done or resolved at Archip by the end of the semester. This is something that will help ARCHIP as a growing school and in the long run.
ARCHIP is an ever growing school with more students attending each year. Student Senate tries to provide a friendly atmosphere and revive the feeling of a community. They organize parties at Archip for interaction between students and teachers. This provides the opportunity to meet new people, and foster more connections. For future plans they are trying to communicate with other universities so the network is broadened and can enlarge the community. For example the Senate organised a Christmas party with decorations and food from all home countries of ARCHIP’s students.
Current members of the Senate (see Facebook post here):
Isabella S – Communication with students and office
Caroline A – Student clubs
Victoria G – Social media involvement
Hannah H – Budget and fundraising
Vanesa V – Events organization
contact: [email protected]
Design Disco – a non-proﬁt organisation founded by ARCHIP students
Design Disco (short for "discovery") began with the belief that young generations from all backgrounds - not just those who can afford it - should have equal access to discover their creative potential, empowering them to incorporate design into their academic pursuits and everyday lives.
Design Disco organizes programs for high school students to explore design through studio work, lectures, workshops, and ﬁeld trips. The non-proﬁt organization, which was founded by two ARCHIP students during their studies, is run by young architects and design students from diverse backgrounds in architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design, architecture theory, product design, and web design.
The Dot Collective used to be a collaborative network founded by ARCHIP students. Kasimir, ARCHIP's student and one of the Dot Collective founders explained what the network's mission was:
"We are a growing community of architects, designers and entrepreneurs who believe that we can work better together. By eliminating the top down hierarchy of traditional design firms, we are decentralizing the workplace and giving individuals back their freedom. Working together and sharing jobs, we can achieve more than anyone of us could alone."
"We envision a collective network incorporating the immense capacity of passionate people from different fields of expertise, breaking down the typical silos of the profession. Unlocking the spark of true innovation which lies between the well trodden paths of modern segregated science, in the systems understanding of complex interdependence. In order to use design as an instrument of innovation, to endow resources with new capacities for creating value."
"We believe that individuals and communities that foster self-organization can be more impactful and purposeful. So we are doing just that!"