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About us

The European Centre was established at Charles University in the spring of 2014. It was initiated by the then Vice-Rector for European Affairs, Prof. Lenka Rovná, who was inspired by similar university centres abroad. 

What we do 

Our objectives

To strengthen the role of Charles University as a research university in the international scientific area.

To involve the university's researchers in international scientific networks.

To enable junior scientists to gain international experience and to help them obtain research funding.

What we provide 

We provide assistance and support to individual CU faculties in submitting projects. 

We are linked to national and European institutions responsible for European science projects (mainly Horizon Europe, Erasmus+ and others).  

We are the coordinating point for the activities of the 4EU+ Alliance

Who do we work with

Within CU

  • The Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer - patent and legal advice, commercialisation of results 

  • CUNI Information, Advisory and Social Centre 

  • Economic Department 

  • Legal Department 

  • Project Support Department 

  • Department for Science and Research 

  • Department of Public Procurement 

  • Department of Foreign Relations 

  • Department of Educational Quality and Accreditation 

  • Central Library - Publications and Open Access 

  • Karolinum Publishing House 

  • European Documentation and Information Centre (EDIS)

At the national level

  • CZELO (Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innovation) 

  • the Czech National Agency for International Education and Research (DZS) 

  • European Development Agency 


  • Technology Agency of the Czech Republic 

  • Technology Centre Prague - ERC grants agenda 

At the transnational level

  • 4EU+


  • Coimbra Group


  • LERU-CE7 


If you are interested in the details of our membership in these organisations, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our projects


Charles University is the principal investigator of the TRAIN4EU+ project, which aims to contribute to the sharing of good practices among the members of the 4EU+ Alliance in science and research and to contribute to the definition of a common research policy. The European Centre is leading one of the work packages and is involved in three others. 

Improving strategic management at Charles University in the field of human resources in science and research

Charles University was the project promoter of the OP Science, Research and Education project "Improving strategic management at Charles University in the field of human resources in science and research". The European Centre team participated in a key activity related to the HR Award. 

More information about the project can be found here: https://www.cuni.cz/UK-8762.html 


The European Centre was the project leader of the project LE15032 of the EUPRO II programme of the Ministry of Education and Science - European Centre of Charles University. 

Norské fondy

The European Centre was the project promoter of the project on sharing the experience with the University of Iceland in the EEA Programme - CZ 09. 

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