About the Institute

The Institute of Sociological Studies (ISS FSV UK) is a part of the

 Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University ( FSV UK). The FSV UK was formed in 1990 primarily to raise the level of social science scholarship and sociological research to that of, at the time, more developed programs around the globe. ISS FSV UK was created in 1993 from the merger of the Department of Sociology and Social Policy and the Institute of Social and Political Sciences of Charles University with the expressed functions of:

  •     educating professionals in the fields of sociology, social policy and public policy;
  •     developing scientific activity in the field.

ISS FSV UK offers Bachelor's programs in Sociology and Social Policy and Sociology and Social Anthropology, Master's programs in Public and Social Policy and Sociology, and Ph.D. studies in Sociology and Public Social Policy.

Management of the ISS FSV UK

Director:   Doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Uherek, CSc.



Bc. Lucie Voňavková



  Doc. Ing. Ondřej Císař, PhD., chairperson of the Ph.D. Study Board in Sociology

Doc. Pavol Frič, PhD., guarantee of the study program Public and Social Policy


Doc. Jakub Grygar, Ph.D., head of the Department of Sociology


Mgr. Martin Nekola, Ph.D., head of the Department of  Public and Social Policy, guarantee of the study program Sociology and Social Policy


Doc. PhDr. Dino Numerato, Ph.D., guarantee of the Bachelor's study program Sociology 


Prof. PhDr. Martin Potůček, CSc., chairperson of the Ph.D. Study Board of VSP and a guarantee of the M.A. program Public and Social Policy


Doc. Martin Hájek, PhD.,  guarantee of the study program Sociology and Social Anthropology, a guarantee of the MA program Sociology, a guarantee of

the Bachelor's study program Social Sciences


Mgr. Jiří Remr, PhD.,  member of the Dean's Colleagium for e-learning and new educational platforms


Prof. PhDr. Arnošt Veselý, Ph.D ; guarantee of the study program Political Sciences and Public Policy