Charles University, Institute of Near Eastern and African Studies - (Ústav Blízkého východu a Afriky)

National Network
Czech Republic

Celetna 20, 116 38 Praha 1, Czech Republic

+420 241 493 434
Telephone (other)
+420 224 491 418
+420 241 493 434
E-Mail (2)
Mobile Phone
+ 420 603 107 172
Mobile Phone (other)
+420 604 992 634
Organisation Type
Public Institution
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Heritage
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Religion
  6. Youth and education
General Information
Institute of Near Eastern and African Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague inherits the tradition of Czech Oriental Philology since 1849. Its staff includes 3 Professors, 2 Associate Professors, 6 Assistant Professors, 1 Assistant and 40 Ph.D. students and more than 70 M.A. students of History and Culture of Islamic Countries, Arabic Studies, Hebrew Studies, Turkish Studies, Persian Studies and African Studies. Institute regularly organises seminars and conferences, is involved in academic exchange, its main partners are Oriental Institute of Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Oriental Studies of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Naprstek Museum of Asian and African Cultures, and partner universities in Europe, United States, Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan and Turkey.
Mission and Objectives

Education, research, co-operation with Mediterranean countries, exchange programmes with Egyptian, Tunisian, Jordanian, Turkish universities and ALECSO.

Main Projects / Activities

Czech-Arab Dictionary (CLARA Programme).
Czech Travellers in Orient (Academy of Sciences Grant).
Linguistic Situation in Contemporary Egypt (Ministry of Education Grant).
Research Programs for Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Prague Arabic and Islamic Studies: Traditions and Perspectives.
Multicultural Dimension of Nursing.
Multicultural Dimension of Southern Moravia (Youth Program).

Contact (1) Full Name
Prof. Dr. Eduard Gombar
Head of the organisation
Prof. Dr. Eduard Gombar
Contact (2) Full Name
Dr. Frantisek Ondras