• Dear students, we have opened selection process for the participation in GloKnoCo project for 2020. This project focuses on the use of sport and its possible contribution to the solution of development problems.  There will be winter school organized in Olomouc in February 2020 and in May we will travel to Berlin in order to […]

  • Online konference o sportu a rozvoji (Cali, Kolumbie) / Online conference on sport and development (Cali, Colombia)

    Milí studenti,   Národní sportovní škola v Cali, Kolumbie (Escuela Nacional de Deporte) pořádá v příštím týdnů 3 zajímavé konference z oblasti „sportu a rozvoje“. Konference jsou organizovány ve španělštině. Kdo by měl zájem, může se určitě připojit a konferenci sledovat (uveden je místní kolumbijský čas).   There are several interesting conferences about „sport and […]

  • Nová stáž u Redeporte, Madrid, Španělsko / New internship at Redeporte, Madrid, Spain

    Milý studenti, v INTLAGu je nová nabídka stáže především pro ty, co je zajímá, jak se dá v rozvoji využívat sport a pohybové aktivity. Popis stáže také zde. Dear students, in INTLAG you can find new internship proposal – mainly for those who are interested in the use of sport in development issues. The description […]

  • Stáž u CONCORD v Bruselu / Internship at CONCORD in Brussels

    CONCORD (European NGO confederation for relief and development) hledá stážistu na 6 měsíců od září 2018. Více informací zde. Na tuto stáž by bylo možné žádat stipendium ERASMUS+. CONCORD (European NGO confederation for relief and development) is searching for an intern starting in September 2018. More information available here. It is possible to ask for […]

  • Časové rozpisy na SZZ a obhajoby – 28. 5. – 1. 6. 2018 / State exams and Thesis defence

    Časový harmonogram / Time schedule : 28. 5. 2018 29. 5. 2018 30. 5. 2018 31. 5. 2018 1. 6. 2018


Department of Development and Environmental 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.