About the department
Department of Politics and European Studies (“DPES”) is currently the only educational institution in its field conducting intense contact lecturing of the Anglo-Saxon type, which is common at prestigious American and European universities. In addition to traditional lectures, seminars based on discussions, individual engagement and in-depth interaction have an important place here.
DPES trains experts who then work in state administration at all levels (including diplomatic services and European structures), non-governmental organizations, advertisement and research agencies, mass media or in private businesses focusing on cooperation with foreign countries, or in foreign companies operating in our territory. Some graduates decided to stay in the academic world, working at Czech and foreign universities.
The Department is housed in the former canon’s residence, which is part of a unique set of palace buildings on the former fortified Olomouc Forecourt surrounding the historic center of Olomouc. The entrance to the building opens to Křížkovského Street, the opposite side of the building provides access to the reconstructed parkland gardens and comfortable pedestrian access directly from Křížkovského Street, across the walls to Bezručovy sady. The neighborhood of other university buildings, Theresian Armoury as the seat of the University Library, and the Archbishop’s Palace, creates an original “genius loci” with the Department’s building being a part of it as a natural educational and cultural campus right in the historical heart of the city.