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Crime, Law & Psychology

Discover how the application of psychological knowledge and research methods may improve criminal justice.

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Behavioral Economics & Psychology

Understand better how seemingly irrelevant factors influence our decisions.

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Development, Sustainability & Globalization

How can we leverage global opportunities for local development while maintaining sustainability?

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China: A World Superpower – Myth or Reality

Let’s look into a puzzle of Chinese domestic politics, economy and position in the current world order.

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European Politics: Interests vs. Culture

Culture influences politics, but how does it happen in multinational Europe?

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Education: The Future of School

Find out more about new trends in teaching and challenges for current education systems. What is going on and we actually need?

Prague Summer Schools: Such a Great Way to Learn

Prague Summer Schools are weeklong academic programs, organized annually by SCHOLA EMPIRICA, a Prague-based NGO. Our summer schools cover a broad range of disciplines within social sciences including European politics, economics, psychology, education, or behavioral sciences and focus on current developments using state-of-the-art research.

Prague Summer Schools were launched more than 14 years ago, with the aim to bring together motivated undergraduate and graduate students of various academic backgrounds coming from different parts of the world to enjoy their holidays in a unique learning and cultural environment. International academics and practitioners joint together with Prague Summer Schools management staff ensure that each summer school tackles important real-world problems from social, economic and political perspectives.

Our aim is to contribute to an understanding of crucial contemporary challenges while fostering the international dialogue. We founded Prague Summer Schools because we believe that the exchange of views among individuals coming from different academic and cultural backgrounds, based on high quality information provided during lectures, greatly develops understanding of internationally relevant issues and may have a significant impact on the world’s future. The aim of Prague Summer Schools is to increase the students’ understanding of competing opinions and relevant research about the topic of their choice allowing them to form their own critical understanding of the addressed issues.

Beautiful Prague

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„I just wanted to thank you for the opportunity of participating in the program, I learned a lot, made good friends and enjoyed the city. Hope to keep in touch with everybody.“
(Elga Castro, New School University, USA)

„A lot of great people (both students and organisors/lecturers) around and I hope we can all keep in touch and perhaps cooperate in the future.“
(Martina Londrat, London School of Economics, UK)