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.

St Andrews Joint Seed call is open

Another Joint Seed call was announced with the University of St Andrews, a strategic partner of Charles University.

This is another call for proposals for joint initiatives between UK and UoStA with the aim of facilitating cooperation within our strategic goals. Both universities participate equally in the financing and jointly decide on the approval of submitted projects. On the UK side, Joint Seed Funding will be financed from the Fund for the Support of Strategic Partnerships.

The call is open to all scientific disciplines, details can be found in the attachment or on website here. Here is the application form.

Possible activity types:

Intensive research seminars or workshops, short-term research stays, summer/winter graduate programs, Collaborative International Online Education (COIL) projects

Financial subsidies:

max. £5,000 (approx. EUR 6,000) per project

Deadline for submission of proposals:

May 3, 2024 (18:00 CET)

CENTRAL workshops call 2024 open

The call for the CENTRAL Workshops for 2024 has been announced. Projects can finance one or two 2-3 day meetings at one of the involved CENTRAL partner universities (or two if two meetings will be held) in the period 01/09/2024 – 30/04/2025.

The completed application form must be sent to no later than 16/04/2024 – 23:59 CET.

Detailed information can be found on the CENTRAL website:

Call for UK Strategic Partnership projects 2024

The 2024 call of the UK Strategic Partnership Fund for project submissions has been announced.

The faculty deadline for the submission of projects was set for 26/02/2024. Please send your applications, signed by the guarantor and the supervisor (the signature of the vice-dean will be added as part of the faculty assessment), together with the professional CV of the guarantor, to the address svoz@fsv no later than this day

You can find information about the call here.

Here you will find the updated application form, in which it is necessary to justify the continuation of the project in the case of already supported applications.

Global Fellowship Scheme at St. Andrews open

The University of St Andrews is delighted to announce that annual call of the Global Fellowship Scheme is now open and accepting applications for visits taking place during the 2024/25 academic year. The scheme provides awards to talented scholars from around the globe to spend up to one month in St Andrews, Scotland. During this time, Global Fellows will be able to undertake a course of research and study, explore potential collaborations, enhance existing relationships, advance research work and find the space to think in an inspirational environment.

Applicants to the scheme should be recognised as significant scholars in their field or emerging leaders who have made a contribution to original research that extends the frontier of knowledge. Global Fellows will be expected to engage virtually with students and colleagues throughout the 2024/25 academic year and visit St Andrews between 1 August 2024 and 31 July 2025. The University provides all awardees with a stipend during their visit, self-catered accommodation, return airfare and airport transfers.

The deadline for applications is 1 March 2024.

Please see the Global Fellowship web page and flyer attached for more information about applying, or contact

Days of St. Andrews at Charles University

On 31 October 2023, the Center for Strategic Partnerships is organizing a hybrid event for participants from both institutions under the authority of the Rector.

The aim of the event, the theme of which is "Fostering Excellence Through Global Collaboration", is not only to celebrate past achievements, but also to present a future of even deeper and broader collaboration.

The program will include a lecture on a current topic with social and societal impact - Promoting Sustainability in Higher Education: Strategies, Challenges and Impacts, an exhibition - a visual tour of the University of St Andrews and two discussion blocks on the topic of Academic Synergy - Unveiling Successful Collaborations (Section 1) and Forging New Horizons - Facilitating Interdepartmental Collaborations (section 2).

More on the CSP website. The program is also available here. Please confirm your personal presence until 26/10 to email

Link stream (streaming of the lecture from 10:00AM):

Link to hybrid presentation and discussion from 11:15AM:

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ID of meeting: 349 237 032 15
code: 2nDdvX

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

Application form