Management and Secretariat


doc. PhDr. Tomáš Nigrin, Ph.D.

IMS Director in coordination with the Dean of FSV UK coordinates the creative and educational activities of the Institute and ensures their development and quality. IMS Director also controls the implementation of study programmes at the Institute and in case of problems proposes appropriate measures to correct them, ensures the management of the Institute and convenes the plenary session of the Institute at least once per academic year.

Deputy directors

The Deputy Directors shall act for the Director in his absence or on a permanent basis in the areas delegated by the Director by mutual agreement. The Deputy Directors shall permanently represent the Director in case of Study and Research.

Position Person Secretariat
Deputy Director for Study doc. PhDr. Jiří Vykoukal, CSc.

Mgr. Iveta Hönigerová

Deputy Director for Research  doc. Mgr. Tomáš Weiss, M.A., Ph.D. Mgr. Barbora Navrátilová


Heads of departments propose members of committees for the purposes of admission interviews and state final examinations for study programmes, convene departmental meetings and organise their operation so as to enable the smooth operation of study programmes.


Department of European Studies Mgr. Eliška Tomalová, Ph.D.
Department of German and Austrian Studies PhDr. Zuzana Lizcová, Ph.D.
Department of Russian and East European Studies                          Mgr. Daniela Kolenovská, Ph.D.
Department of North American Studies Mgr. Ing. Magdalena Fiřtová, Ph.D. (substitute)


IMS Management is an advisory body to its director and consists of representatives of the director, the secretary of the institute, heads of departments, guarantors of PhD studies, or chairpersons of the doctoral study councils, the vice-dean, or vice-deans of the IMS and representatives of the student self-government (SIMS), as well as members of the management delegated by the director to carry out a specific agenda.

Management position Member Secretariat
Management member for strategic
partnerships and internacionalization
doc. PhDr. Kateřina Králová,
Ph.D., M.A.
Management member for international mobility PhDr. Jiří Kocián, Ph.D.

Mgr. Ladislav Beneš

Management member for external relations
and PR
PhDr. Zuzana Lizcová, Ph.D. Mgr. Klára Smitková
Management member for foreign language
 Mgr. Eliška Tomalová, Ph.D. Mgr. Ladislav Beneš
Management member for cooperation
with secondary schools
PhDr. Ondřej Žíla, Ph.D. ---
The chairman of the department board
of Modern History
doc. PhDr. Ota Konrád, Ph.D. Mgr. Iveta Hönigerová
Mgr. Ladislav Beneš
The chairman of the department board
of International Area Studies
prof. PhDr. Michal Kubát, Ph.D. Mgr. Iveta Hönigerová
Mgr. Ladislav Beneš
Vice-Dean for Development PhDr. David Emler, Ph.D. ---
Vice-Dean for Foreign Relations PhDr. Zuzana Kasáková, Ph.D. ---
Member of the Rector's Board for 4EU+ Prof. PhDr. Lenka Rovná, CSc. ---

Secretary and the secretariat

The Secretary shall organise meetings of the IMS management, deputise for the Director in his/her absence and that of his/her deputy, and on a permanent basis in areas delegated by the Director by mutual agreement. The IMS Secretariat ensures an appropriate environment for the performance of the functions of the Director, Deputy Director, Secretary, Heads of Departments, Study Programme Supervisors, members of the Management Board and other staff delegated by the Institute's management with other tasks as well as the smooth running of the Institute's study (especially timetable) and research agenda, including individual grants and projects.

IMS Secretary PhDr. Lucie Jůzová
MA and PhD programmes Mgr. Iveta Hönigerová
BA programmes and Erasmus+  Bc. Jiřina Tomečková
Administration of the Scientific Activities Mgr. Barbora Navrátilová
PR coordination Mgr. Klára Smitková
Coordination of foreign language programmes and online teaching        Mgr. Ladislav Beneš
Administrative help, agenda of AUC ST Hanna Serednia

Other members and their agendas can be found here.

Study programme guarantors

Programme guarantors are responsible for the curriculum design of the study programme they guarantee. They have programme coordinators on hand to help with the smooth running and promotion of the programmes and are the primary contact for students with queries.