17 Ноября 2020

International Students’ Day

Financial University congratulates all students on International Students’ Day!

November 17, 2020, the Pre-University Training Faculty held an open lesson dedicated to International Students’ Day.

International Students’ Day is celebrated every year on November 17.

Traditionally, Financial University organises an annual International Students’ Day concert where foreign students perform and show their talents. However, this year, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the concert was organised online: the students from the Pre-University Training Faculty recorded their congratulations and made some videos.

During the event, the students were told about the history of this holiday. In 1939, the occupation of Czechoslovakia by the Nazis began. On October 28, students and teachers marched in defence of the independence of their country. The action was violently and mercilessly dispersed by the troops, one of the leaders was shot. It was Jan Opletal, a medical student. His funeral became an anti-fascist action. Eventually, November 17, the Czech University was assaulted, the residents of residence halls were taken hostage and more than a thousand people were sent to concentration camps. 

Three years later, the capital of Great Britain hosted an international meeting of students who fought against fascism. At the same time, it was decided to commemorate International Students’ Day on November 17.