The Center for Security Studies (C4SS) was established on January 1, 2009. We are primarily MUP student- and alumni-oriented, both in terms of our operation and in terms of our activities. Specifically, we aim to:
- Focus on student-oriented activities
- Connect the students/academia with the “real world”, especially by bringing security practitioners as speakers and quest lecturers
- Facilitate greater and deeper interaction of students enrolled in the English degree programs in International Relations and European Studies and the Czech degree programs, as well as the Erasmus exchange students, at Metropolitan University Prague.
If you are an MUP student or alumni and you would like to become a member of the C4SS team, please contact us here!
Since 2014, research has become the second key area of our activity. Our main goal in this area is the linkage of internationally recognized research of global, regional, and local security issues with the creation of an intellectual environment conducive to the emergence of future generations of security experts from the Czech Republic and abroad. Our ambition is to become a model research center within the Metropolitan University Prague (MUP), thus strengthening its identity of a research university.
In addition to strengthening research prestige of the MUP, we also aim to make a significant contribution to the establishment of a more permanent nature of inter-institutional research collaboration, both in the domestic and international context. An important new ambition C4SS is therefore a steady influx of intellectual capital from abroad through the creation of a new PostDoc position each academic year.
The key four poles of C4SS research agenda are the following: 1) conflict resolution and transformation; 2) privatization of security and terrorism; 3) new security threats; 4) small states security.