• New books at IMS ground!

    In the last month, our academics published two exceptional books. The first one presents Germany in the period from 1989 to 2021. The second one presents the research of IMS director on the Czechoslovak railways.

  • New academic staff

    In the new academic year, several academic and scientific scholars will strengthen the Institute's team. You can find out more about them and their new courses in the article below.

  • Scientific cooperation with UA scholars

    Institute of International Studies invites Ukrainian institutions and individual scholars for cooperation on relevant topics pertinent to the research foci of the Institute.

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  • Claims Conference

    Our recent graduate of the International Area Studies PhD programme, Karin Hofmeisterová, has been awarded a prestigious Claims Conference grant.

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  • Covid situation

    As of Wednesday 16.3.2022 IMS temporarily suspends all epidemiological Semaphore measures. A detailed explanation of the current rules can be found below.

    Covid measures

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  • RIP

    Dear students, dear colleagues, It is with great sadness that I inform you that our student has suddenly passed away.

  • Online lecture "The war as a human experience"

    Ukrainian philosopher and journalist Volodymyr Yermolenko will share his reporting experience and philosophical reflections about what happens to Ukraine. November 8 at 6 p.m. online on Youtube.

  • Election to AS FSV UK

    AS FSV UK announces electronic elections to the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University for the term of office 2023–2025 from November 29 to November 30, 2022. 

  • Memorandum of Cooperation between IMS FSV UK, IIR and BNFF

    Institute of International Studies of FSV UK, Institute of International Relations, v. v. i. and the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom gGmbH signed Memorandum of Cooperation.

  • IMS Career Day

    IMS Career Day - coming up on Monday, Nov. 7! Our students can join two workshops with Blanka Bellak (registration required), two roundtables with guests and speed-dating with guest organizations.

  • Public seminar: Challenges to European Security

    We cordially invite you to a public seminar on the Challenges to European Security, co-organised by Europaeum and Charles University.

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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!