ABOUT THE INSTITUTE
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.
Congratulations to Prof Jaroslav Kučera for receiving the UK silver commemorative medal for his life's work in the development of knowledge in modern history and for the development of FSV UK.
We would like to invite all applicants for the English-language programmes of the Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University to the IMS Virtual Open Day that will be held in January 2021 online via ZOOM.
We would like to invite you to an annual IMS Plenum.
The Department of European Studies and the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence invite you to a webinar on the implications of covide pandemic and the EU's response to it for the development of European integration in the coming year.
Do you want to know what happened in 2019 at the Department of German and Austrian Studies? Read on!
KRVS invites you to an online debate with Liubov Tsybulske.