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The IPS from the inside

Naturally, classwork represents the core of the IPS activities. However, the Institute also centres on scientific-research activities, where its staff reach exceptional results. Each year we scrutinize how the IPS staff succeed in publishing the results of their researches in prestigious international journals of political science (most recently for example European Union Politics, Security Dialog, Journal of European Public Polity, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, and others) or publishing houses (such as Palgrave, Routledge). This may be regarded as huge success, considering relatively short (post-revolutionary) history of political research in the Czech Republic.

For the sake of illustration, just a few recent prestigious international publications of the IPS staff …

Owing to scientific and publishing successes of its staff the Institute has been honoured to hold in 2016 the European Consortium for Political Research General Conference, the biggest political conference in Europe, hosting more than 2,000 leading European political scientists.

Organizationally, the Institute consists of the Department of Political Science, the Department of International Relations, and the Department of Security Studies (for further information, go to the section About the Institute on the Institute website). The Institute is seated in the building of Charles University in Prague 5 – Jinonice.

Last change: January 11, 2018 09:05 
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Important dates


  • Applications open: November 2019

  • Applications for Czech Bachelor and Master study programmes: April 2020

  • Applications for Master study programmes in English:

    The applications deadline for the academic year 2020/2021 has now been extended!

    Early-bird term for the application: 30. 06. 2020

    The early-bird term is strongly recommended for visa-seeking students. Please be aware that it is the student's responsibility to obtain a visa before enrolling in the program.

    Application submission deadline: 31. 08. 2020 

  • Applications for Doctoral programmes: April 2020

  • Admission proceedings: summer 2020

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