The Institute of International Studies (hereinafter referred to as the IMS) is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University in Prague (hereinafter referred to as the FSV UK), which was established in 1990 to respond to the current needs of the society. The IMS was founded in 1994 as the youngest part of the FSV UK. Its current structure is the result of a long-term process characterized, among others, by the deliberate formation of a new field of study "Area Studies." It is also positively influenced by the rising and changing demand of students, i.e. by satisfying the increasingly urgent "social demand" of the missing field of area studies, which is so important for further development in the practice of the Czech foreign and domestic politics.

Graduates of the study fields which are taught at the IMS are characterized by a contextually, regionally and methodologically based knowledge of modern history and of the legal, political, economic and socio-cultural background in those regions which are the contents of the Institute's scientific and pedagogical work. Furthermore, they orientate themselves in the practical consequences of recent historical events and essential contemporary problems and are equipped with basic analytic-interpretive skills. The graduates of these fields find jobs in all types of governmental and non-governmental institutions that focus on the issues of the respective regions, both domestic and foreign, in their historical and contemporary context.

IMS FSV UK is to a greater extent based on the CU campus in Jinonice.


  • Bachelor's state exams

    State exams in the study fields of HVK, MTS and MTSK will take place on 15.6 and 16.6. The division into commissions, including the schedule, will be listed here in the news, Please follow the IMS news.

  • Decree of the director for submitting projects for bachelor's and master's theses

    The Decree regulates the submission and submission of bachelor's thesis projects within
    bachelor's degree programs in International Territorial Studies (MTS), Contemporary
    history (HVK), Territorial studies (TS), master's degree program
    Territorial Studies (NP_TS) and the master 's degree program German and
    Central European Studies (NP_NSS). Bachelor's study program Czech-German
    studies (BP_CNS) is regulated by a separate decree.

  • New project at Department of European Studies

    As part of a new project under the Erasmus+ programme, academics from the Department of European Studies will join forces with members of the Czech Mountaineering Association and other climbers and alpinists from all over Europe.

  • Possibility to use the IMS study room for students

    IMS offers the opportunity to use its classroom as a study room for students who do not have sufficient facilities for study.

  • Planned Erasmus+ trips and other mobility

    COVID measures are slowly being released and the emergency will soon end, So it's time to think about what will happen when you return to offline life - including planned Erasmus+ trips and other mobility. Students' trips abroad can be planned and implemented in cases where this is possible both on the part of the Czech Republic and on the part of the country where the given mobility is to take place, And the situation is changing dynamically. The good news is that change is for the better!

  • International workshop CEFRES