East and Central European Studies (ECES) is an interdisciplinary program at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts, Central Europe’s oldest and most respected university. The program offers courses in six academic fields during the fall, spring, and summer terms. Since 1992, ECES has provided a dynamic learning environment for international undergraduate students in the heart of Europe.
The Faculty of Arts has partnerships with universities from around the world. Some of the current partnerships with universities in the U.S. and Canada include, but are not limited to: Northeastern University, George Washington University, State University of New York at New Paltz, University of Miami, The College of William and Mary, Western Michigan University, and Simon Fraser University.
All courses are carefully selected and approved by the ECES Academic Board, a committee of distinct Charles University faculty members.
The ECES Academic Board includes the following members:
Prof. PhDr. Ivana Čeňková, CSc., Vice-Dean for International Relations, Faculty of Arts
PhDr. Pavlína Šaldová, Ph.D., Chair of the ECES Academic Board, Senior Lecturer, Deputy Head of the Department, Department of English Language and ELT Methodology
Doc. PhDr. Jan Čermák, CSc., Head of the Department, Department of English Language and ELT Methodology
Doc. PhDr. Václav Horčička, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Institute of General History
Doc. Mgr. Martin Humpál, Ph.D., Director of the Scandinavian Section, Department of Germanic Studies
Charles University in Prague - Univerzita Karlova v Praze
Charles University is the oldest University in Central Europe. The University was founded in 1348 by Bohemian and Roman Emperor Charles IV. Originally it consisted of four faculties: arts, medicine, law, and theology. Today, Charles University is composed of 17 relatively independent and self-governing faculties. Over 42,400 students study at Charles University (including international students) in more than 270 accredited academic programs with 600 departments. These international students also enroll in some ECES courses along with Czech students.
The ECES Program is located at Charles University, Faculty of Arts in Prague. The main building is situated in the historic old town near the Vltava River. The city is home to more than 1.2 million people and it is in the heart of Europe. The Czech Republic is an inland state in the central part of Europe and it borders Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland.