Faculty Departments, Institutes and Centres

Department of German Studies

Head of the Department: Doc. Mgr. Renata Cornejo, Ph.D.
Tel.: +420 475 286 490
E-mail: renata.cornejo@ujep.cz

Department of German Studies is one of the leading Central European departments, successfully linking its scientific research (realized in cooperation with numerous foreign partners) with a first-rate education to the emerging generation of scholars and German teachers. This is reflected not only in its publications and publishing of magazine Aussiger Beiträge, but also in organizations of renowned international conferences. The key field of study of the Department is Intercultural German Studies with Focus on Czech-German and Czech-Austrian Relations, where the students can get a double degree (thanks to a cooperation with the Bayreuth University). In addition, the Department also offers the possibility of doctoral studies (Ph.D.). Education of future teachers of German and further education of German teachers in the region is also done by the methodological centre CEPRONIV. Austrian Library is available to the wider public. Further information is to be found on our German and Czech website.

Department of History

Head of the Department: doc. Mgr. Martin Veselý, Ph.D.
Tel.: +420 475 286 444
E-mail: martinvesely.ff@centrum.cz

Department of History is a pedagogical and scientific-research department with a long tradition. Department of History offers programs in bachelor, post-graduate master, and doctoral studies. Candidates can choose from internal or external studies, which are focused on history, archival science and records management, or on documentation of historic monuments. Candidates can do joint studies, which the department opens in cooperation with the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Education, or choose specialization in education in the masterʼs study. Our graduates work as teachers, conservationists, archivists, museum workers, etc. Scientific and research activities of the department are also worth mentioning: the position in the border region, the Czech-German relations, the difficult period of development in the 20th century, as well as some older topics related to the existence and the flourishing of the mining towns in the entire Krušné hory region, etc. – these topics are all reflected in the Departmentʼs specializations. Department of History cooperates with a number of national and international partners, professional organizations and institutions, and is involved in projects and grants.  An integral part the Department of History is the Cultural Heritage Documentation and Digitization Centre.

Department of Political Sciences and Philosophy

Head of the Department: Mgr. Ivana Havlínová, Ph.D.
Tel.: +420 475 286 500
E-mail: ivana.havlinova@ujep.cz

Department of Political Sciences and Philosophy came into existence from the Department of Social Sciences in 2006. In the bachelor's degree, students can do Philosophy, Political Science, Social Sciences, or Aesthetics. In the Master's degree, students can choose Teaching of Social Sciences, Teaching of Civic Education, and Political Philosophy, which is unique in the Czech Republic. The department's staff is committed to developing European thinking, systematic philosophy, developing ethical systems and ethical issues of today. Political scientists investigate contemporary extremism, social pathology, current issues of geopolitical space in Central Europe, development of political theories, Czech political thinking, theories of democracy, and issues of power and governance. In social sciences, the Department offers Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Law and Psychology. We deal with controversial topics, education for citizenship, and mass media. The Department also focuses on arts and contemporary aesthetics. We publish two magazines: Ergot (philosophy and social sciences) and Central European Journal of Politics (political sciences). We organize regular philosophical symposia and conferences, special lectures on current topics, panel discussions, or roundtables. All these activities are regularly attended by students, many of whom are part of the scientific teams. The Department cooperates with a number of scientific and administrative institutions. Our graduates work as teachers, in government departments, in non-profit organizations, in professional institutions, in media, or they further pursue their academic careers.

Institute of Slavonic nad German Studies

Head of the Institute: Doc. PhDr. Kristina Kaiserová, CSc.
Tel.: +420 475 286 423
E-mail: usgs@ujep.cz

The Institute was established at the same time as the University in 1991 as its scientific and coordination centre. It stemmed from the specificity of the region (centuries-old Czech-German symbiosis, border character) and corresponded to the new social conditions. From the very beginning, the Institute aimed not only at exploring the Czech-German and Czech-Austrian relations in the past, but also at establishing new contacts with the perspective of a multicultural Europe. The project was supported by the then director of the Institute of Contemporary History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Doc. PhDr. Vilém Prečan, and it was also supported by the director of the Slavonic Institute of the Academy of Sciences Prof. PhDr. Antonín Měšťan. ÚSGS has been incorporated into the structure of the Faculty of Arts since 2008, for further information see the annual report of the Faculty.

Language Centre

Head of the Centre: Mgr. Martin Škvára
Tel.: +420 475 286 522
E-mail: martin.skvara@ujep.cz

Language Centre was founded in 2008. Its aim is to provide students with good language learning. One of the main problems we had to deal with was the different language level of our students. As a result, we decided to divide our students into groups according to their level and field of study, and to complement language learning with PVK courses (voluntary courses) in foreign languages. Students of the first years are grouped according to their language level and field of study by electronic placement tests. The Centre is currently teaching English and German. Spanish and Russian are also available if there are enough attendants. Language Centre also provides teaching of specialized language in higher years of B.A. studies and teaching of English and German for M.A. studies. We also teach and test PhD students. In summer semesters, the Center also offers PVK courses. Teaching is done ​using the method CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning): the students should thusly broaden their professional knowledge, while at the same time improve their language skills.

Cultural Heritage Documentation and Digitization Centre

Head of the Department: PhDr. Kamil Podroužek, Ph.D.
Tel.: +420 475 286 458
E-mail: kamil.podrouzek@ujep.cz

In 2008, due to several successful projects and the development of the study program called Documentation of Historic Monuments, the Documentation Laboratory of the History Department was transformed into the Cultural Heritage Documentation and Digitization Centre. The Centre focuses on modern technologies documenting the historic monuments and on projects covering the documentation and research of our cultural heritage.

The Centre specializes in research and documentation of artifacts, especially historic buildings and historical cultural landscapes as manifestations of human culture. It uses 3D measurements and modeling technologies, laser and optical scanning, thermal imaging and spectrometry research, aerial exploration and dendrochronology. The Centre provides teaching of technical subjects of modern documentation and analyzing of tangible historical sources at the Department of History of the Faculty of Arts. In the field of applied science and research, the Centre closely cooperates with Národní památkový ústav (National Heritage Institute), other heritage institutions, and private commercial subjects as well.

Centre for Support of German Language Education and Intercultural Education

Head of the Department: Mgr. Jan Kvapil, Ph.D.
Tel.: +420 475 286 482
E-mail: ceproniv@ujep.cz

Centre for Support of German Language Education and Intercultural Education CEPRONIV was founded in 2017 at the Department of German Studies. Its main goals are to support further education of German teachers in the form of courses, workshops, meetings and other activities, and to popularize German and Czech-German mutual acquainting through animating seminars for students or public meetings. A free-of-charge methodical-didactic library and information network Teacher Forum (DeutschlehrerInnen-Forum) were also established.

History Department’s Centre of Auxiliary Sciences of History

Head of the Department: Doc. PhDr. Ludmila Sulitková, CSc.
Tel.: +420 475 286 420
E-mail: ludmila.sulitkova@ujep.cz

Study Department

Head of the Study Department: Bc. Daniela Libichová
Study Assistant: Mgr. Eva Grisová
Tel.: +420 475 286 466
Tel.: +420 475 286 467
E-mail: studijni.ff@ujep.cz

Economy Department

Economist: Dana Ulmanová
Tel.: +420 475 286 403
E-mail: Dana.Ulmanova@ujep.cz