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
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 ubrt, CSc.
Assistant Director: PhDr. Jana Duffková, CSc.
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.