The Institute of Central European Studies


Name: Ing. Iveta Šupíková
Adress: Bezručovo náměstí 885/14, 74601, Opava, Czech Republic
E-mail: iveta.supikova (at)
Phone: +420 553 684 180


Head of the Institute:

prof. PhDr. Dušan Janák, Ph.D.

List of Courses


Institute profile

The Institute of Central European Studies of the Faculty of Public Policies of Opava was established in December 2011 by splitting of the Institute of Public Administration and Regional Policy, at which the branch of Central European Studies could be studied at Bachelor and Master level until then. The independence of the Institute was accompanied by addition of the Doctoral study program of Modern History of Central Europe to the current study opportunities, to complete the studies offered to students interested in issues of Central Europe, with regard to its historical, cultural and social development, current internal political situation or status of the region in international relations. Additionally to education of graduates, the Institute employees engage in long-term research of modern Czechoslovak and Czech history, with focus on the issue of political repressions in the 20th century, on migration or on the status of national minorities in Central Europe. The results of the existing research are regularly presented in professional literature and at national and international conferences. At present, the Institute of Central European Studies offers the following branches of study:

The Bachelor branch of Central European Studies will provide the students with knowledge on the Central European political area in broader historical-political and cultural context. The students will be fitted with basic social-scientific competences and, thanks to the interconnection of historical branches with studies of public administration and regional policy, they will be able to make use of the acquired theoretical knowledge and practical skills in a broad spectrum of institutions and organizations of governmental, non-profit and private sector. The program is primarily aimed at practical employment of the graduates, but it constitutes also a foundation of sufficiently high quality for subsequent Master studies.

The Master branch of Central European Studies extends qualitatively the knowledge acquired at Bachelor level. The students will acquire deep insight in the issues of the Central European area, supported by knowledge from the sphere of political science, sociology, economy, law and administration.

The Doctoral study program of Modern History of Central Europe is aimed at preparing professionals for further research career in which they will be able to independently analyze primarily the key political, historical, social and national problems of the Central European area.