- Number of students: 2,610
- Departments: 24
- Degree programmes: 18
- Academic staff: 144
- Administrative staff: 38
The Faculty of Humanities (FHS) is Charles University’s youngest faculty. Originally founded in the early 1990s as the Institute for Liberal Education, it was elevated to the rank of a faculty in 2000, the vision being that it would offer study programmes at the Bachelor, Master’s and PhD levels in various humanities and social science disciplines not yet established at CU. The FHS quickly gained a reputation as a progressive school with innovative study programmes and teaching methods.
The mission of the Faculty of Humanities is through high-quality education to endow students with the ability to lead a fulfilling life in this increasingly complex and changing world.
Goals - to provide education in the humanities and social sciences that meets the highest international standards; - to achieve excellence in research and integrate it with education; - to cultivate the ability of students to learn throughout life and encourage self-responsibility and a commitment to society; - to promote the mobility of the FHS’s increasingly international student body and academic staff.
The Faculty of Humanities is dedicated to excellence in various areas of academic research. The faculty participates in international and national research projects and promotes young researchers’ academic development.
• International Student Club
The International Office, together with Czech students (tutors), organises cultural and social activities (tours of Prague, exhibitions, concerts, etc.) for international students.
• Film Club
The Film Club holds a film screening every two weeks throughout the semester. The current programme can be found on the club’s website.
Accommodation is provided in Charles University’s halls of residence (dormitories). Students are normally housed in double-occupancy rooms.
• Student Cafeterias
Charles University operates a number of student cafeterias (‘menza’) at different locations. The FHS cafeteria is located on the ground floor of the main building in Jinonice.
The Charles University library system is decentralized and consists of a number of libraries at different locations. The FHS library can be found on the ground floor of the main building in Jinonice.
• Computers and Internet Access
PC workstations are available in the computer labs in various university buildings. Wireless Internet can be accessed inside the university buildings (a Charles University Student Card is required).
• Sport facilities
Sport facilities are located in the Hostivař campus (Bruslařská 1132, Prague 15).
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