Department of Public and Social Policy

Department of Public and Social Policy

Established in 1994, The Department of Public and Social Policy (PSP) offers M.A. and Ph.D. programs in both Czech and English, with challenging academic structures. In addition, PSP cooperates with the Department of Sociology in the B.A. program Sociology and Social Policy, and the B.A. program Politics and Public Policy with the Department of Political Science of the Institute of Political Studies.

The core concepts covered in the PSP agenda are public policy, social policy, public economy and public finance, public administration and administrative law, methods of analysis and policy-making. The research focus of PSP faculty members are the design, formulation and implementation of public policies, and the relationship between politics and policy, public policy theory, and public sector decision making.


PhDr. Vilém Novotný, Ph.D.

Telephone   +420 778 464 946
Office   411
Office hours    



Bc. Aneta Csikósová, DiS. 

Telephone +420 778 464 946
Office 412
Office hours   Monday        10:00-14:00
  Tuesday        10:00-14:00
  Wednesday  10:00-14:00
  Thursday      10:00-14:00

Members of the PSP Department

Ing. Mgr. Olga Angelovská, Ph.D.


PhDr. Karolína Dobiášová, Ph.D.

doc. PhDr. Pavol Frič, Ph.D.


Mgr. Eva Hejzlarová, Ph.D.

PhDr. Marie Jelínková, Ph.D.


Mgr. Mirna Jusić, M.A.

Mgr. Jan Kohoutek, Ph.D.


Ing. Zuzana Kotherová, Ph.D.

Mgr. Magdalena Mouralová, Ph.D.


Mgr. Martin Nekola, Ph.D.

PhDr. Vilém Novotný, Ph.D.


prof. PhDr. František Ochrana, DrSc.

doc. Ing. Michal Plaček, Ph.D.


prof. PhDr. Martin Potůček, CSc.,M.Sc.

doc. Ing. et Ing. Eliška Vejchodská, Ph.D.


prof. PhDr. Arnošt Veselý, Ph.D.

PhDr. Petr Witz, Ph.D.    

Mgr. Barbora Buřičová


housing policy

Mgr. Ing. Zuzana Drhová, Ph.D.


environmental issues and sustainable development

Mgr. Martin Gurín


welfare state

Ph.Dr. Michaela Hiekischová, Ph.D.


employment policy

Mgr. Milan Hrubeš, DiS.


comparative research

Mgr. Miriam Kotrusová, Ph.D.


employment policy

Mgr. Petr Krucký


project management

Ing. Vladimír Kváče, Ph.D.


public management

PhDr. Mgr. Ivan Langr, Ph.D.


public sector, public administration

Mgr. Martina Lustyková

  housing policy

Emilija Tudjarovska Gjorgijevska, Ph.D.


EU politics and desicion making, integrartion democratization

Mgr. Irena Úradníková


social work, nonprofit organizations

Dr. Mgr. Aleš Vlk


education policy, strategy-making, research and development policy

Guest lecturers

Dr. Michael Jones (lecture and workshop on Narrative Policy Framework - spring 2022)

Matúš Sloboda, Ph.D. (lecture "The use of behavioral insight in public administration: Lesson learned from (quasi) experiments" - spring 2022)

Prof. Nikolaos Zahariadis (lecture and workshop on Multiple streams theory - autumn 2021)

Prof. Chris Weible (lecture on Advocacy Coalition - spring 2020)

Wendell Goddard (lecture and teaching a course "Current Issues in Public Policy" - spring 2019)