Centre and Specialized Departments
Centre of Global Studies
Centrum globálních studií
The Center of Global Studies is a joint workplace of the Institute of Philosophy at the Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Philosophy at Charles University in Prague. It focuses on an interdisciplinary research in the fields of philosophy and social science, and develops the Czech research in the European and world framework. It explores contemporary political, social and cultural changes which, as a consequence of the ongoing process of globalization, influence the lives of individuals and whole societies.
Chiang Ching-kuo International Sinological Centre at Charles University
Mezinárodní sinologické centrum
The main objective of the Sinological Centre at Charles University is to promote Sinology in Europe with the aim of enriching and further developing research and study of Chinese culture, in the widest sense of the word,history and language at Charles University and academic institutions and universities throughout Central and Eastern Europe. The Centre organizes programs held at Charles University, coordinates the Regional Committee Program and cooperates in Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Fellowship. Support given to the Institute of East Asian Studies helps to expand the library which is open to scholars and students from the region. Other grants and projects are administered directly from Taipei Headquarters.
Research Group for the History of European Ideas
CU Faculty of Arts & Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences
The research group Collegium Europaeum concentrates on interdisciplinary investigation and critical reflection of Europe´s cultural and political identities. Research in history, philosophy and social sciences (from the Middle Ages until today) deals with the phenomenon of Europe and its specific traditions of cultural history, religion and politics in both Czech and Central European contexts.
Language Resource Centre
Mediatéka JC FF UK
The Language Resource Centre is intended especially for the reference study of languages taught at the Language Centre of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University (i.e. English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Russian), Czech for foreigners, Czech Sign language, British Sign Language (BSL) and American Sign Language (ASL). Any student or teacher of the Faculty of Arts may use it and students and teachers from other academic institutions are welcome as well.
Gender Studies Centre
Centrum genderových studií
The Gender Studies Centre is a teaching and expert unit of the CUFA established as a division of the Department of Social Work in 1998 to follow in the lecturing activities conducted at the CUFA since 1993 by the Gender Studies Foundation. The work of the Gender Studies Centre is currently focused on topics relating to the CUFA Research Plan titled The Foundations of Modern World in the Mirror of Literature and Philosophy.
Gallery of Ancient Art in Hostinné
Galerie antického umění v Hostinném
The mission of the detached centre Gallery of Ancient Art in Hostinné of the CUFA Institute for Classical Archeology is to present rare ancient sculptures from the historical collections of Charles University in Prague. Masterpieces by ancient artists are exhibited in context as a component in the development of classical culture, allowing insight into the thinking of ancient Greeks and Romans and their perception of the world, and thus into the roots of today’s western civilisation.
Prague Centre for Jewish Studies
Centrum židovských studií
The Prague Centre for Jewish Studies was established in early 2012 by the Faculty of Arts, Charles University Prague. The Centre provides an interdisciplinary platform for the study of topics relating to Jewish people in the fields of history, literature, philosophy, language and culture. The Centre will concentrate on the specifics of the Central-Eastern European region with special regard to the cultural memory of the city of Prague. The Centre thus creates space for the integration of teaching and research activities relating to Jewish Studies and can be seen as the culmination of continuous support for such activities on the part of the Faculty of Arts.