The Institute of Central European Studies

Graduates’ profiles

The graduate from the Bachelor study branch will be fitted with basic theoretical knowledge from a number of social-scientific disciplines, particularly with historical, political-scientific, economic and administration as well as with practical knowledge from the area of communication, consulting, public relation, diplomatic protocol, intercultural management and project management. The graduate will also dispose of a complete set of knowledge of modern history and the present of Central Europe, under consideration of relations to Russia, as well as of the necessary knowledge of local political, legal and administration systems and specific issues of transformation of post-communist countries and their integration in the EU, with focus on the issues of trans-border regions, national minorities and inter-ethnic coexistence. The graduate is able to use actively two foreign languages, work with PC, deal with people and manage conflict situations.

The studies will prepare the graduates for work in the area of international relations and contacts at local and regional, but also higher levels in public administration, non-profit sector and private sphere, for work with national minorities, for activities in international organizations and associations (e.g. Euroregions) and for provision of business, cultural, education and other activities, including preparation and implementation of projects from EU funds.
The acquired knowledge together with the communication and intervention skills and habits will allow them engaging in solution of local and regional problems that usually have multidisciplinary character. The relatively broad and interdisciplinary concept of the study contents creates preconditions for high level of professional adaptability, smooth adaptation of professional orientation and specialization to practical needs and to work in international teams, in foreign countries and in frontier and nationally mixed areas.

The graduates from the branch will find employment as professionals or officers and as lower and middle managers in territorial and central state administration authorities, as well as in local and regional territorial self-government authorities, in public sector organizations and non-profit organizations. They will be able to coordinate cooperation between institutions and administration authorities, non-governmental non-profit organizations, local and central associations; they will find employment in work with minorities, in planning and implementation of regional development, contacts with EU, development of cross-border cooperation and business and services in municipalities and regions. They will find employment in diplomatic services, in different interest organizations, in national and supranational industrial, transport and business enterprises and companies active in Central Europe as well as in different agencies and consulting companies, but also in immigration police, customs administration or in centres for migrants and asylum seekers.
The graduate from subsequent Master study branch will acquire broad knowledge concerning the above stated aspects of Central European development. The comparative and interdisciplinary concept of the branch supports development of creative activities of the students, critical analyses and interpretations of issues of current Central European or European society, respectively. The acquired professional skills, mastering of communication and intervention techniques, research methods, planning and projecting of events, modern information technologies and work with foreign-language literature create preconditions for the graduates’ employment in practice, so that the graduate will acquire professional capability to practise professions particularly in state institutions active in the region of Central or Central-Eastern Europe and in regional state institutions active in the area of cross-border cooperation, or in non-profit organizations; to be active as specialist on Central or Central-Eastern Europe in mass media or professional journalism; in national state and private institutions providing information support to national and international companies focused on the area of Central or Central-Eastern Europe; in central structures of supranational companies active in Central Europe or in tourism centres; in scientific and scientific-educational institutions (universities, colleges, institutes of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic).
The study branch responds efficiently to regional needs, increasing the connectedness of study programs and branches within national university education. The studies result in high professional adaptability of the graduates and in their employability in practice as well as in acquisition of adequate knowledge and professional skills to be able to continue studying in the Doctoral study program.
The graduates from the Doctoral study program will dispose of knowledge of the development of Central European countries and of their political, constitutional and social systems with accent on the period from the end of the 18th century to date. They will acquire competences, knowledge and skills needed to practise scientific, research and other independent creative work within the branch while achieving relatively broad adaptability to occupational integration. When solving problems, they will be able to implement historical methods and procedures, applying interdisciplinary approaches from other social-scientific disciplines, particularly from political science and sociology. They will be further able to work at the necessary level with professional literature and references, as well as with information sources of different character, to analyze, evaluate and compare problems of historical development at the level of regions, national states and supranational complexes in context of international relations. They will also dispose of language competences in two foreign languages, and thanks to involvement in teaching in the course of the Doctoral study also of teaching experience. The graduates can find employment in university or academic centres and in other institutions focusing on research of historical or other social-scientific character. They will be also prepared to independent activities in diplomatic services, at all levels of public administration, in non-profit sector and in private sphere, particularly in the area of international relations, cross-border cooperation, European region activities, work with national minorities, activities in international organizations and associations, as well as in preparation and implementation of European Union projects. The graduation from the Doctoral study program may constitute a base for further qualification growth including habilitation proceedings and further scientific work in the branch.