Sociology Index

Sociology Departments Czech Republic

Masaryk University: The Department of Sociology was established at Masaryk University as early as 1921, and thus is one of the oldest sociological centers in Europe.

The Sociology department offers a complete education in the discipline of sociology on three academic levels: Bachelor's degree (in Czech only), Master's degree (both in Czech and in English), and Ph.D. (both in Czech and in English). The Master's programme offered in English is open to graduates of Bachelor's or Master's programmes at other schools.

The Department puts a strong emphasis both on the methodological and theoretical preparation of its students. Apart from basic courses in sociology (including sociological theory, history of social thought, and methodology), the Department offers courses from various other related fields. These include civil society and public opinion, cultural changes in the globalization process, social problems (inequality, poverty, unemployment), and family and social aspects of demographic processes (mainly population and the needs of an aging society).

School of Social Studies, Masaryk University Brno.
Department of Sociology - Head: Assoc. Prof. PhDr. Radim Marada, Ph.D.
Associate Professors:    Assoc. Prof. PhDr. Radim Marada, Ph.D.

Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
The Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic was established in its present form in 1990. The Institute of Sociology is engaged in the pursuit of research into contemporary society and in the provision of post-graduate education in the field of sociology. It conducts ongoing and one-time empirical surveys, comparative research studies, public opinion surveys, and case studies, applying modern qualitative and quantitative research methods, and it also cultivates the development of sociological theory and methodology. Research at the Institute also makes use of information, concepts and methods drawn from related scholarly fields, such as economics, law, political science, demography, social geography, and gender studies.
The Institute of Sociology is located in Prague. The Institute of Sociology also comprises the Sociological Data Archive (SDA), the Public Opinion Research Centre (CVVM) and the Library of the Institute of Sociology.

Charles University in Prague Palachovo
A Czech and Roman king Charles IV founded the Prague university by a deed of foundation on April 7, 1348 as a first university (studium generale) to the north of the Alps and to the east of Paris. The Charles University belongs to old European universities.
Department of Sociology
Katedra sociologie FF UK
Celetná 20, Praha 1, 116 42, Czech Republic
Head: Doc. PhDr. Jirí Buriánek, CSc.
Vice-Head:    Doc. PhDr. Jirí Šubrt, CSc.
Assistant Director: PhDr. Jana Duffková, CSc.

SOCIOKLUB
SOCIOKLUB is an association of citizens, a juridical person, a non-governmental and non-profit organisation operating on the territory of the Czech Republic. Its statutes were approved and registered by the Ministry of Interior on 26 September 1995, No. Statutory body: Petr Visek, Executive Director.
Membership of SOCIOKLUB consists of graduate professional and executive staff and experts in social policy issues who, in addition to the fulfilment of their official duties, have decided to make a contribution towards further advances in both theory and practice of social policy and are committed to full involvement in SOCIOKLUB activities.
To achieve these goals, SOCIOKLUB (based on its statutes):
* provides a platform for debates on social policy issues;
* provides organisational support, sponsors and implements research, analytical activities and studies in the area of social policy;
* runs workshops and training courses;
* publishes studies and research papers;
* collects and classifies social policy information;
* disseminates social policy information;
* offers advisory services;
* co-operates with governmental and non-governmental bodies, institutions, organisations and educational institutions in the area of social policy.