What are Area studies

Area studies aim to summarize the general issues of political, cultural, historical, economic, legal and social aspects of the development of selected territories. North America, Western Europe, German-speaking countries, Central-Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the post-Soviet space are the main geographic and geopolitical structures that are being researched. Students have the opportunity to come across many disciplines and fields of science from contemporary history, current political and social events, international relations to collective memory and oral history.


31. 3. 2019 

for Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes

30. 4. 2019

for foreign language programmes and PhD studies



  • Another interesting publication worthy your library

    Jakub Eberle and Vladimir Handl are publishing a new publication called Rozpolcená mocnost

  • New publication at IMS

    Congratulations to doc. Konrád on the publication of the new book Geisteswissenschaften im Umbruch

  • Congratulations to Lucie Kadlecová and Ondřej Klípa

    Congratulations to our researchers on winning the Jacques Derrida Prize in Social sciences and humanities

  • Have a nice holiday and in September at a new address!

    IMS wishes all its students and employees a wonderful holiday and looks forward to seeing you in September at the new address: Pekařská 695/10, Prague 5, 155 00 - Jinonice. The building is accessible from the metro station B Nové Butovice, Come and visit us from July 20.

  • Three successfully defended dissertations at IMS!

    IMS finished the summer semester before the holidays very successfully! We have three new Ph.D. On June 24, Kateřina Šimová defended her dissertation, and on June 29, Václav Lídl and Mikuláš Zvánovec also successfully completed their doctoral studies. Congratulations!

  • Bachelor's state exams

    State exams in the fields of HVK, MTS and MTSK will take place on 15.6 and 16.6.
    Here you will find the division into commissions, the schedule including the introduction of the room will follow.
    If, for serious reasons, you are unable to attend the exam in person, please email me at:
    The serious reason is if you have stayed abroad or are quarantined for a medically verifiable reason for your physical absence. Thank you