About the department 

Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Charles University is a top-class academic workplace not only in the Czech Republic, but also in a broader Central-European context. Its exceptional focus on the political philosophy or theory, international relations theory, Czech political history, and comparative politics, together with the emphasis on the quality of education and a broad variety of taught topics, provides the students with enough space for the development of their individual interests. With the support of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, the Department attracts internationally recognized senior and perspective junior scholars. Research into the polarization of the society, politics of identity, theory of nationalism and democracy counts among the major fields of interest of the Department. Its scholars also actively participate in international scientific projects and collaborate with renowned institutions abroad, enhancing the political research and discourse by new findings and perspectives. Department of Political Science is a place of intellectual dialogue and exchange of views, where academical excellence combines with practical relevance. The Department encourages students’ intellectual growth and critical thinking, it prepares them for an active participation in public life and professional carrier in the areas of politics, research or public administration.