• New books at IMS ground!

    In the last month, our academics published two exceptional books. The first one presents Germany in the period from 1989 to 2021. The second one presents the research of IMS director on the Czechoslovak railways.

  • New academic staff

    In the new academic year, several academic and scientific scholars will strengthen the Institute's team. You can find out more about them and their new courses in the article below.

  • Scientific cooperation with UA scholars

    Institute of International Studies invites Ukrainian institutions and individual scholars for cooperation on relevant topics pertinent to the research foci of the Institute.

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  • Claims Conference

    Our recent graduate of the International Area Studies PhD programme, Karin Hofmeisterová, has been awarded a prestigious Claims Conference grant.

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  • Covid situation

    As of Wednesday 16.3.2022 IMS temporarily suspends all epidemiological Semaphore measures. A detailed explanation of the current rules can be found below.

    Covid measures

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  • Field Research in Horní Slavkov

    Academics from the Institute of International Studies of Faculty of Social Sciences in cooperation with their counterparts from Lviv National University of Ukraine did field research in Horní Slavkov. The main interest for the scholars was the Integration of Ukrainian refugee children and minor internally displaced persons in a comparative perspective of the Czech Republic and Ukraine.

  • Roundtable on "Small States and Great Powers"

    On Friday, November 18, a roundtable on "Small States and Great Powers" was held as part of the NAWA Chair Days: Observing Complexity in Turbulent Times project. Among the guests at the roundtable was Adrian Brisku, head of our Research centre for Small nation(-states) within/without empires and unions.

  • HERZL: Invitation to a Movie Night: Lemon Tree

    The Herzl Center for Israel Studies invites you to a screening of the film Lemon Tree. The screening will include a discussion on how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict affects the daily lives of Israelis and Palestinians.

  • Article Hachsharot in Greece, 1945 – 1949: Camps or vocational centers?

    Kateřina Králová, Head of the Memory Studies Research Centre and member of the Department of Russian and East European Studies, published an article Hachsharot in Greece, 1945 - 1949: Camps or vocational centres? in the peer-reviewed journal Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History.

  • Discussion: How Will the Election Change America?

    On November 14, 2022, Skautský institut in Prague will host an expert debate titled How Will the Election Change America? The discussion will analyze the current US Congressional midterm elections under Joe Biden's presidency, the results and implications not only for the US but also for foreign policy and support for Ukraine.

  • New book "The Rise and Decline of Communist Czechoslovakia's Railway Sector"

    A new book on the IMS ground! Book written by our IMS Director Tomáš Nigrin called "The Rise and Decline of Communist Czechoslovakia's Railway Sector" was published by Central European University Press.

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    PRAREAS (Prague Area Studies) is a platform at the Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, which brings together four English-language study programs: BECES, CECS, EPS, LAG. In collaboration with the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), IMS also offers a double-degree program taught in English.

  • SIMS

    SIMS is an informal association of the IIS students. Its task is to solve students' problems, so as to bridge the imaginary gap between them and the instructors. Another activity of the SIMS is to organize traditional social and educational events for (not only) the IIS students. These events include, for example, the Welcome Party, the Christmas Party, the year competitions, the Karaoke Party, the IIS Steamboat, competitions with the Institute of Sociological Studies (ISS), lectures on current topics or an Orientation Week for the first years of the Bachelor's degree studies.

  • Why Study at our Institute?

    High-quality education, young and creative academic team, an immense number of student activities, modern lecture rooms...these are just a few reasons why you should apply for one of our English language degree programmes and study at Faculty of Social Sciences in the very heart of historical city of Prague!