Strategic Partnerships

Strategic Partnerships

Since 2015, Charles University has devoted special management and financial attention to the development of relations with a narrowly defined group of universities and institutes known as strategic partnerships.

The individual partner universities are divided into groups below:

Strategic partnerships

Key Partnerships

Strategic groupings

The group of selected partner institutions emerged from a broad consensus of the management and academic community of the UK in 2014 based on the following facts:

  • broad potential for sharing excellence across all scientific disciplines, core activities (educational, research, scientific and development) as well as hierarchical and organizational levels;
  • common profile of a comprehensive educational institution;
  • previous successful formal and informal cooperation;
  • global distribution.

Strategic partnerships get their role in the true sense of their designation. Charles University uses these alliances to actively influence society and fulfill the university's third role in the country and abroad. Investment in strategic partnerships aims to strengthen the profile of Charles University as an open, internationalized, research university attractive in a wide range of study programs and fields.


Central Europe: What unites and divides us

The CENTRAL Network – Charles University, Humboldt University in Berlin, University of Vienna, University of Warsaw and ELTE University in Budapest – primarily promotes cooperation in the fields of teaching, research and support for young researchers. In connection with the opening of the second stage of the cooperation, CENTRAL announces a special topic followed by further activities. Each of these topics has had wider social or political importance, especially within the context of Central Europe. The goal for academics or PhD. students from different countries, backgrounds and areas of study is to come up with multilateral ideas and solutions. The theme is “Central Europe: What unites and divides us”. The topic may be dealt with freely; on one hand, it may be interpreted as a social issue, while on the other hand it can be understood as a ground for the presentation of outputs in the field of scientific and pedagogical cooperation within the Central European region.

The CENTRAL Conference for PhD. students aims to bring PhD. students and selected senior academics from the CENTRAL member universities together. The event starts with an online lecture approximately 14 days before the physical meeting and is supposed to inspire participants for their contributions. The main purpose is to discuss what unites Central Europe and what causes its division. Each session starts with a lecture by an invited senior academic, followed by a discussion and a student workshop. During the workshop, each student presents their 15-minute paper, where they try to formulate their opinion on the topic. That may also be based on the topic of  their dissertation.

Virtual Component: November, 2022 (tbc)

Physical Component: November 21 – 25, 2022


Charles University, Prague

Please read through the instructions and send your application form by 21st September 2022 at email address:

Call for Papers

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