Since its establishment in 2009, the Center for Security Studies (C4SS) has had two main pillars of activity. The first are activities oriented towards students and graduates of the Metropolitan University of Prague (MUP), the aim of which is to: 1.) Connect the often isolated worlds of the academy and the “real world”, especially through lectures and debates with security experts from practice; 2.) Contribute to greater and deeper integration of students, including foreign and exchange students of the Erasmus program, studying at MUP various study programs in English and Czech; 3.) Enable students and graduates of MUP to participate in research projects implemented by C4SS researchers. If you are a student or graduate of MUP and would like to become a member of the C4SS team, contact us here!
The second key area of C4SS is scientific research. The main goals of C4SS in this area are the connection of internationally recognized research on global, regional and local security with the creation of intellectual conditions for the education of the future generation of experts from the Czech Republic and abroad. The ambition of C4SS is to become a model interdisciplinary research workplace uniting researchers from different Departments within the MUP. In addition to strengthening the research identity and prestige of the MUP, a fundamental ambition of C4SS is to significantly contribute to the establishment of more permanent research cooperation of an inter-institutional nature in the Czech and international context. Therefore, an important ambition of C4SS is the regular influx of brains from abroad for the position of PostDoc, through which we want to recruit high-quality recent graduates of doctoral studies from abroad every year. More information about our current research activities can be found in the Research section.