• Essay Contest – Sustainable Development Challenge

    Dear students,Department of Development Studies announces Student Academic Essay Contest addressing the theme of Sustainable Development Challenge. Submission deadline is on 30 June 2016 and best essays will be awarded financially. For further information please see the POSTER.

  • Stáže na léto / Internships for summer

    Pořád ještě máme volná místa na stáže na letní období. Tak se neváhejte hlásit. Všechny stáže je možno financovat z programu ERASMUS+. Pokud byste měli jakýkoliv odtaz, tak kontaktujte Simonu Šafaříkovou. Na stáže je nutné se hlásit přes INTLAG.stáž u KEHYS (finská rozvojová platforma) v Helsinkách – zaměření na výzkum a evropské rozvojové politiky  a […]

  • volná místa na exkurzi ESUR

    Zpráva pro eventuální zájemce o exkurzi ESUR, kteří se nepřihlásili v řádném termínu. Vzhledem k tomu, že byl dopravcem přislíben větší autobus a naopak zdaleka ne všichni, kteří projevili zájem o účast, svůj zájem ztvrdili uhrazením zálohy, uvolnilo se cca 10 míst, která je možno obsadit. Prosím tedy eventuální zájemce, aby složili zálohu ve výši […]

  • New internships proposals at ALDA (European Association of Local Democracies)

    The Department have prepared for you 4 new internship placements in close cooperation with ALDA. Don´t hesitate to apply. All the conditions are negotiable.Project implementation assistant – Brussels, BelgiumProject development assistant – Vicenza, ItalyCommunication officer – Vicenza, ItalyProject implementation assistant – Skopje, MacedoniaIf you have further questions, please, contact Simona Šafaříková.

  • Selection procedure for non-European Erasmus study stays in academic year 2016–2017

    Two destinations are available: (1) Beit Berl College (Israel) – 1 Master student for up to 6 months, (2) Royal University of Bhutan – 1 PhD student for up to 3 months. To apply, send your CV and motivation letter to before 26 April 2016. The interviews will be carried out on 27 April.It is also possible to apply for […]


Department of Development Studies

Our Mission

We are open and dynamically growing academic department. We provide education and conduct research in areas of development and environmental studies.

We want to inspire students as well as professional and general public and thus contribute to sustainable development of human society. We support personal growth and future employability of our students by individual approach to them and by focusing on international cooperation.

About us

The International Development Studies programme is one of the first of its kind in the Czech Republic and in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. With more than one decade of experience in the field of development studies, the Department offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in International Development Studies taught in Czech. The department of International Development Studies also offers a master programme in International Development Studies taught in English and bachelor programme in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development taught in Czech. To learn more about study programmes offered by the Department of Development Studies click here


About Palacký University 

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

Palacký University is located in historical but dynamic city of Olomouc. The town itself is very old and
picturesque and it is surrounded by sports facilities and nature. The city of Olomouc is well-known for
its high density of university students: over 24 000 students in the city of 100 000 inhabitants make
Olomouc the city with the highest density of university students in Central Europe.




Palacky University in Olomouc
Faculty of Science
Department of Development Studies
Třída 17. listopadu 12
771 46 Olomouc
Czech Republic
Phone: +420 585 634 503
Fax: +420 585 223 641
Email: or



The department is situated in the city of Olomouc, the centre of the Olomouc region. Our 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. You can reach us by walking from the main train statin along the Třída Kosmonautů street within 10 minutes or by taking a tram no. 1 or 7 to “Envelopa” stop or no. 2, 4, or 6 to “Žižkovo náměstí” stop.  

In the building, we can be found in the first floor, northern wing.