The Institute of International Studies (IMS) is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University in Prague (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 (map).

Due to reconstruction the IMS campus will be moved from July 1, 2020, for approximately 2 years to Nové Butovice - Pekařská 10, 16 (map).


  • 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