Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV UK)

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV UK) is a part of one of the oldest universities in the world which was founded in 1348 by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. Shortly after the establishment in 1990, FSV UK became a regional centre of teaching and research in economics, sociology, political science, international relations, area studies, media studies and journalism.

What is Our Mission?

The promotion of learning and the protection of knowledge, the cultivation of free thought, independent academic research and the support of the creative spirit of human society. Our main objective is to develop teaching and research in those aspects of the social sciences which directly or indirectly relate to the public administration or to the economic and cultural life of society.

Number of Students


At the moment, FSV UK has more than 5000 full-time students. That is 10 % of all students of Charles University!

International Students


FSV UK has one of the highest international mobility participation rates of all CU faculties. More than 400 students are enrolled in one of our English language degree programmes.

Number of Alumni in 2018


Other International students


Besides, we also welcome over 400 Erasmus+ students, Freemovers and other exchange students!