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.
On Tuesday, 17 May 2022, during the Academic Senate FSV UK meeting, the Golden Courses were awarded to the lecturers. The award is accompanied by financial reward.
Tereza Juhászová: „Post-WWII migration flows in micro-perspective: The case of the east Slovak small town Medzev"
Tereza Juhászová, a doctoral student in our Ph.D. program, Modern History, has just published a paper entitled „Post-WWII migration flows in micro-perspective: The case of the east Slovak small town Medzev.“
On Thursday, 19 May 2022, a conference entitled "Belarusian exiles in Central and Eastern Europe after 2020" will be held by Charles University together with CEFRES.
On 12 and 13 May, our Institute hosted the conference "Dissent In Transatlantic Perspective: Then, Now and in the Future?". Photos from the event can be found in the body of the article.
On 5 and 6 May the international conference "High Speed Rail: Planning and Appraisal" was held within the project New Mobility - High Speed Transport Systems and Transport Behaviour of the Population; reg. number: CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_026/0008430.
Dear applicants, we would like to inform you about the announcement of an additional round of admissions to the doctoral study programmes Modení dějiny and Modern History. The deadline for applications has been set for 4 September 2022.