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The Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University follows up on its project with a successful survey carried out in May 2020 in cooperation with the Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. At that time, researchers mapped the life and study situation of students. The study was part of the International COVID Well-being Study (ICSWS). Approximately 7,000 students from 7 larger universities (CULS, MU, UHK, UK, UPOL, TBU, University of Economics, Prague) took part in this study in the Czech Republic.


The results of last year's study were provided to the participating universities and served as a stimulus for their functioning in the next academic year. The basic findings are summarized in a press release

The current study builds on this activity. A total of 23 Czech universities (public, private and state) will be included. The research consortium is composed of approximately twenty psychologists and sociologists from several universities in the Czech Republic and also from the Academy of Sciences (Institute of Sociology and Psychology). The aim of the study is to focus on how teachers and students of Czech universities thrive and how they cope not only with distance learning. Anonymous answers will be very useful for both universities and researchers. 

The study is approved by the Commission for Research Ethics of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University. It also received the auspices of the Council of Higher Education Institutions and the Czech Rectors' Conference. The results of the study will be provided to individual universities as valuable feedback and will also be used to prepare scientific outputs, such as papers and books. 

More information can be found  here

The questionnaire is available  here (student) and here (teacher).                    

Contact person: Petr Soukup