Charles University (CU) was founded in Prague in 1348 by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and belongs among the oldest, largest, and most prestigious universities in the world. Charles University is currently ranked among the top 2% of the world´s universities in Shanghai University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is the number one university in Eastern Europe according to The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.
The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV UK)) is the second newest faculty of Charles University. Shortly after its creation in 1990, the Faculty became a regional center of teaching and research in economics, sociology, political science, international relations, area studies, media studies, and journalism.
Profile: The Faculty of Social Sciences offers some of the highest quality Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. degree programs in Central and Eastern Europe in all fields of social sciences. Many of our alumni continue their studies at top universities in the United States and the United Kingdom (Harvard, Columbia, LSE, Cambridge, etc.) or they succeed in competitions for highly qualified jobs.
The Faculty's mission is the promotion of learning and the protection of knowledge, the cultivation of free thought, independent academic research, and the support of the creative spirit of human society. The Faculty´s main objective is to develop teaching and research in those aspects of the social sciences which directly or indirectly relate to the public administration or to the economic and cultural life of society.
International cooperation: FSV UK emphasizes the development of foreign cooperation. Firstly, by developing and strengthening scientific bonds, student and academic mobility, and, secondly, by offering English language degree programs. Throughout the academic year, the Faculty regularly organizes guest lectures, seminars, workshops, and conferences in English. They take place in cooperation with the Faculty´s partner universities in Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East.