Anglo-American University’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

The year 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of Anglo-American University (AAU). On Wednesday, April 29th, AAU celebrated a number of significant events at its new campus: the official opening of the premises which is located in the magnificently restored Thurn-Taxis Palace, its 25 year commemoration, and, most importantly, the institution’s recognition as a Candidate for Accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission that provides institutional accreditation to universities like Stanford, Caltech, Berkeley, Chapman and others. Anglo-American University is the first and only non-U.S. foreign academic institution to be formally affiliated with WASC, a position that holds great significance.

Before the start of the party, a press conference regarding the significant developments at AAU was held in one of the most beautiful classrooms on the new campus. Guests later congregated in the courtyard of the Thurn-Taxis Palace to enjoy the afternoon’s ambience contributed to by the Sedláček Quartet and a barbecue buffet courtesy of Zátiší Catering. The guest of honor, U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro, was a main speaker as was one of the institution’s founders, Jansen Raichl. Distinguished guest from Chapman University, General David C. Henley and Deputy Mayor of Prague 1, Jan Krejčí, also spoke at the event.

AAU invited many friends and prominent guests to the event. In total, approximately 250 invitees came to offer their words of optimism for the future.

Slavomír Dušek