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The Faculty of Social Sciences

Charles University Prague

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV UK) is a part of one of the oldest universities in the world which was founded in 1348 by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. Shortly after the establishment in 1990, FSV UK became a regional centre of teaching and research in economics, sociology, political science, international relations, area studies, media studies and journalism.

FSV UK is an institution that contributes through its pedagogical and scientific activities to the understanding of society in cultural, historical and territorial contexts. At the expert level, we pursue cooperation at all levels of the public sphere - with the state and private sectors and non-profit organizations.

We are an institution that is “at the heart of Europe” not only by its geographical location, but also at the academic level. Leading experts from the Czech Republic and abroad meet at our faculty; owing to the wide study offer and interdisciplinary permeability, we are a faculty that is also very attractive for students and researchers from abroad.

We are a top scientific workplace with an international reach – the large number of international projects or cooperation within the 4EU+ Alliance testifies to this. In addition, within the whole university, our faculty has the highest number of joint international programmes (joint and double degrees) as well as the highest number of foreign-language study programmes. We cooperate with European universities within the ERASMUS+ programme, which is complemented by other programmes of international mobility with leading non-European educational and scientific institutions.

Our teachers are invited as key speakers to prestigious conferences and become members or advisors to major national and international boards. Thanks to this, studying at our faculty offers an extraordinary opportunity to gain foreign experience at prestigious workplaces. In the Czech Republic and Central Europe, we are among the clear leaders in international rankings in all our study fields.

Our graduates and teachers hold important positions in public life - as experts at the ministries, embassies of the Czech Republic, the European Union, in Czech and international or multinational commercial companies, as leading economists in banks, well-known journalists, politicians or members of research agencies. Holding such positions, they then become important co-framers in the process of creating public opinion on serious issues of a society-wide character.