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Douglas Hajek (AJ)
Business and IT for Business
Douglas Hajek is co-founder and director of Prague College.Originally from Edmonton (Canada), Doug Hajek went on to study at the United World College of the Adriatic (Trieste, Italy), McGill University (Montreal) and the Institute of Education, University of London (United Kingdom). He holds a Joint Honours BA in History and Philosophy and an MBA in Higher Education Management.
After working in Canada and Japan, Doug arrived and settled in Prague in 1990.
Doug Hajek was responsible for Prague College's initial strategy to develop three separate but related disciplines: business, design and computing. That vision has now been fully embedded in the institution with the establishment of the School of Business, School of Art & Design, School of IT & Computing and the Research Centre which supports collaborative engagement in all the disciplines taught at Prague College.
As director of Prague College, Doug is currently primarily responsible for the strategic development of the college, and for the accreditation and development of our programs with Teesside University, Edexcel, LCCI International Qualifications, the Czech Ministry of Education and our partner colleges and universities around the world.
Doug Hajek started teaching in 1989 and managing international education in 1991. He first set up and then directed a large corporate training organization, providing services for many top Czech and international companies for more than fifteen years. Other ventures include magazine and book publishing, design and art catalogue publishing, as well as cultural event management.
Doug Hajek's background in IT includes developing a number of integrated business information systems, learning management systems, CMS and website designs.
Doug Hajek and Prague College are founding members of the Corporate Social Responsibilty group of the British Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic.
Doug's professional and research interests include all aspects of transnational higher education, and especially developments in national and international systems of quality assurance and enhancement.