The Prague Centre for Jewish Studies was established at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, in 2012 as an interdisciplinary platform for the study of and research in the field of Jewish history and culture.
The Centre is an important place that enables coordination of research activities in the field of Jewish studies and related disciplines. It organises conferences, workshops, and guest lectures. The Centre also intensively collaborates with academic departments at other faculties of Charles University which are related to the Jewish studies, but also with other Czech universities, with institutes of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and the Jewish Museum in Prague.
Although the Centre does not have an official status of a CUFA department, because of its interdisciplinary platform, its teaching and scientific activities are performed in close cooperation with the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Czech and Comparative Literature, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, and Department of Germanic Studies. Members of the Centre partake in the teaching of languages, literary science, history, and philosophy courses in the follow-up MA programme Jewish Studies. Moreover, they prepared the implementation of a recently accredited BA programme Hebrew and Jewish Studies opened for the first time in the academic year 2019/2020.