Study opportunities

Study programs and opportunities

  • Philological (Russian Language and Literature)
  • Area Studies (East European Studies) with possibilities to study Russian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Belorussian, Armenian, Georgian and Azerbaijani languages
  • Educational (Russian Language with Focus on Education in combination with English Language and Literature, Czech Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, History, Latin language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature)
  • Ph.D. study programs – Slavic philology, Slavic literatures and international double degree program Germanoslavistika in cooperation with Rome University Sapienza (
  • More information about study programs at Faculty of Arts:
  • Faculty of Arts offers a number of lectures and seminaries in English language for foreign students
  • Close cooperation with other departments related to East European Studies (Department of World History, Department of South Eastern and Balkan Studies)
  • Possible cooperation with other departments related to Area studies (Chinese, South Asian, Middle East and Central Asia, Latin America, German Studies, Czech Studies etc.)

Centres and projects related to Department of East European Studies

  1. Research teams (for example: for the study of Cold War; for the study of Collective memory etc.)
  2. Cooperation with OSGA (prof. Lomová)
  1. Cooperation with Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom
  2. Scientific projects
  3. Summer School of Boris Nemtsov for journalists and students in humanities (regularly at the turn of July and August at the Faculty of Arts) –
  4. Public lectures at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University
  • Scientific project PRIMUS and the Centre for research of „Communist Gender Policies Towards Muslim Minorities in Eastern Europe: from Unveiling to Expulsion“ – three year scientific project with participation of 6-8 international investigators supported by Charles University and led by dr. Ivan Simic since January 2020 – website will be presented in first months of 2020 – more information:
  • Armenian Chair – educational and scientific activities in cooperation with the Armenian Embassy in the Czech Republic (

Other activities of the Department of East European Studies

  • Regular conferences:
  1. Regular International Conference of Ukrainists in Prague (every two years): the last event in 2020:
  2. Regular Conference of Young Slavists with strong tradition (in 2022 we will organize the XVIth session) –
  • Irregular conferences, symposiums and summer schools                                                                                                                                        
  1. First International Conference of BNAC „Understanding of Liberty in Russia“ in 2019 –
  2. International Conference „World War II: History and Memory in 2019 –
  3. The Summer School „Eastern Europe from the Post-Socialist Perspective: Changes and Challenges, 24.–28. srpna 2020 –
  4. Workshops and conferences organized by PRIMUS group – the last in 2021:
  5. Symposium to the 100th Anniversary of Russian Action – postponed to the Spring 2022 –
  6. Armenian conference on 5th October 2021 –
  7. More to the conferences:

Networks of the Department of East European Studies, Faculty of Arts

  • Charles University: close cooperation with Department of Russian and East European Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences (focused on politology)
  • Academy of Science of the Czech Republic (Department of Slavonic Studies)
  • Czech Republic (related departments in Brno and Olomouc through project financed by Ministry of Education)
  • Russian Federation (RGGU, MGU, HSE, Sankt Petersburg State University and some regional universities, for example in Tambov, Elista etc.)
  • Ukraine (universities in Lviv, Kiev, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Uzhorod and others)
  • Belorussia (Minsk)
  • Baltic States (Riga, Vilnius)
  • UK (OSGA, Oxford University)
  • EU (Project 4EU+, Center for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Södertörn University in Stockholm; Lund University; Warsaw University; Jagellonian University in Krakow; German Universities: Heidelberg, Tübingen, Passau, Frankfurt am Oder, Bochum and others)
  • USA (Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University)

Support of Science by University

  • Every year submitting of PRIMUS projects for post-docs (projects led by foreign post-docs at Charles University)
  • Financial and institutional help with submitting of European projects
  • ERASMUS networks
  • 4EU+ project (Charles University, Warsaw University, Universität Heidelberg, Sorbonna, University of Copenhagen, University of Milan)
  • Fellowships for Visiting professors
  • International conferences (for example: World War II: History and Memory with participation of Prof. Dan Healey, prof. Barbara Törnqvist-Plewa and others)
  • Inviting lectures with support of the Faculty of Arts
  • Possibilities for students (Erasmus, Summer Schools: for example Academic Centre for the Study of Russia – fully financed by the Centre; workshops, conferences, seminaries)

Prague institutions for the study of Eastern Europe

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