• Michal Kubát elected to the AS of Charles University

    On 24 and 25 November 2021, elections took place for the representatives of the FSS to the Academic Senate of the Charles University. Our candidate was prof. PhDr. Michal Kubát, Ph.D. and he won. Congratulations!

    Election programme
  • Lecture about Taiwan

    On Monday, October 25, a lecture by Mr. Ming-Hsin Kung, Minister of the National Development Council of Taiwan, entitled "Taiwan's Role in the Post-Pandemic World Economy", took place at Karolinum.

    More information and photos
  • Covid situation

    Due to the worsening epidemiological situation, our institute is switching to the II (yellow) stage of the IMS Semaphore with effect from October 27. 

    IMS Covid Semaphore

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  • Virtual Open Days of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programmes

    We would like to cordially invite you to our Virtual Open Days (VOD), where you can get more information about our English Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes. Do not hesitate to join us!

  • Successful defence of the dissertation thesis of Jiří Pondělíček

    We would like to congratulate our Jiří Pondělíček on the successful defence of his dissertation thesis, which took place on Monday, 22 November 2021. Congratulations!

  • Elections to the Academic Senate of Charles University

    On 24 and 25 November 2021, elections will be held for representatives of the Faculty of Social Sciences to the Academic Senate of Charles University for the period 2022-2025. The polling stations will be open virtually. Our candidate is Prof. Michal Kubát, PhDr.

  • 4EU+: Ms. Sylwia Borowska-Kazimiriuk

    Sylwia Borowska-Kazimiriuk spent a week in Prague as part of the 4EU+ project doing research related to her PhD project. Her paper entitled "How Was the World "Perceived" in the Early 20th Century? Modern Concepts of Vision in Academic Circles of East Central Europe" can be read in the article.

  • Public defence of the dissertation of Jiří Pondělíček

    On Monday, 22 November 2021, Jiří Pondělíček's public defense of the dissertation thesis entitled "From Planning the Unimaginable to Imagining the Impossible: Civil Defense in the United States 1945-1957" will take place. Good luck.

  • Balkan Express 2021

    Tomorrow and the day after, on 12 and 13 November 2021, the 6th International Conference of Balkan Studies "Balkan Express" will take place at the Faculty of Humanities in Prague. All of you are cordially invited! The detailed programme of the conference can be found in the text.

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    PRAREAS (Prague Area Studies) is a platform at the Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, which brings together four English-language study programs: BECES, CECS, EPS, LAG. In collaboration with the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), IMS also offers a double-degree program taught in English.

  • SIMS

    SIMS is an informal association of the IIS students. Its task is to solve students' problems, so as to bridge the imaginary gap between them and the instructors. Another activity of the SIMS is to organize traditional social and educational events for (not only) the IIS students. These events include, for example, the Welcome Party, the Christmas Party, the year competitions, the Karaoke Party, the IIS Steamboat, competitions with the Institute of Sociological Studies (ISS), lectures on current topics or an Orientation Week for the first years of the Bachelor's degree studies.

  • Why Study at our Institute?

    High-quality education, young and creative academic team, an immense number of student activities, modern lecture rooms...these are just a few reasons why you should apply for one of our English language degree programmes and study at Faculty of Social Sciences in the very heart of historical city of Prague!