• Exkurze do Bosny a Hercegoviny / Field trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Milí studenti, naše katedra bude v červnu 2017 organizovat exkurzi do Bosny a Hercegoviny. Veškeré informace jsou v přiloženém dokumentu. Nezapomeňte vyplnit přihlášku. Dear students, our department is going to organise a filed trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina in June 2017. All the important information is available in the attached document. Don´t forget to fill […]

  • Stáže na léto a podzim/Internships for summer and autumn

    Máme pro vás nabídky stáží na letní a podzimní období: Here is the offer of internships for summer and autumn period: PDCS, Bratislava, Slovakia People in Need, Bratislava, Slovakia People in Need, Bratislava, Slovakia Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to European Union, Brussels, Belgium Zavod Voluntariat, Lublaň, Slovnisko Na všechny stáže lze využít stipendium […]

  • ERASMUS study exchange interviews

    The ERASMUS study exchange interviews will be held tomorrow from 2 PM at the Department of Development Studies.

  • Příležitost vyzkoušet si mírová vyjednávání na vlastní kůži/ Opportunity to become the peace negotiator: Simulation of the peace process

    Department of Developement Studies, Palacky University Olomouc in cooperation with the organization Partners for Democratic Change (for more see is offering, to the interested students, a great opportunity to participate in the whole day simulation on peace negotiations related to the conflict in Georgia. The simulation will take place on the 23rd March 2017 […]

  • Open call for application process for Erasmus+ for an academic year 2017/2018

    Dear students, the application process for students exhange mobility Erasmus+ Program has been launched on the university app The deadline for application is 22.2.2017 and interviews will be held on 23.2.2017. Apply for the Erasmus+ Program via the application! Students who would like to apply for a study stay at University of Brighton should send […]


Department of Development Studies

Our Mission

We are an open, progressive and dynamically growing academic department within the Faculty of Science. We provide education opportunities and conduct research in the areas of development studies, environmental studies and foresight.

We strive to inspire our students, professionals and the public and thus contribute to the sustainable development of civil society. We support the personal growth and future employability of our students by focusing on their individualilty and strengths as well as on international cooperation opportunities.

About us

With more than 10 years of experience in the field of development studies, the Department offers wide range of development and environment-related programs.

Programs taught in English:

Programs taught in Czech:

  • International Development Studies Bachelor’s Program
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development Bachelor’s Program
  • International Development Studies Master’s Program
  • International Development Studies PhD Program


About Palacký University and City of Olomouc

Palacký University, established in 1573, is one of the leading centres of teaching and research in the Czech Republic. It currently comprises of eight faculties and offers degrees in a wide range of disciplines including medicine, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences as well as law. Recently, one of the highest priorities of the University is to strengthen its international cooperation with other higher education institutions. Yearly, more than 1,700 international students study at Palacký University.

Palacký University is located in the historical and dynamic city of Olomouc. The picturesque town has a long and interesting history and is surrounded by splendid nature. According to the travel guide Lonely Planet, Olomouc is one of the „hidden gems“ of Europe. The city of Olomouc is also well-known for its high density of university students. With over 24,000 students in the city of 100,000 inhabitants, Olomouc has the highest density of university students in Central Europe. Students surely appreciate the affordable cost of living in Olomouc in comparison with other Czech cities. In this context, it is worth to mention that the cost of living in the Czech Republic is generally much lower than in Western Europe (see the comparison of prices in the Czech Republic and Germany).

Palacký University Olomouc has been included in several prestigious international university rankings.  According to the QS World University Rankings, Palacký University ranks within the 651st–700th position in 2016. The QS Rankings include the regional EECA Ranking (Emerging Europe and Central Asia) in which Palacký University has been included for three years in row, ever improving its position. The positive international reputation of Palacký University has been confirmed by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings where Palacký University holds the 601st-800th position.

More information about Palacký University’s International Rankings.




Palacky University in Olomouc
Faculty of Science
Department of Development Studies
Třída 17. listopadu 12
771 46 Olomouc
Czech Republic
Phone: +420 585 634 988
Fax: +420 585 223 641



The Development Studies department resides in the building of the Faculty of Science, which can be easily found near the city centre, between the Bezruč Park (Bezručovy sady) and the dormitory grounds called Envelopa. The department can be reached by walking from the main train station along Třída Kosmonautů street within 10 minutes or by taking the tram nos. 1 or 7 to the stop “Envelopa” or nos. 2, 4, or 6 to the “Žižkovo náměstí” stop.

Once in the building, the department can be found in the northern wing on the first floor.