Oriental Institute

Mgr. Ondřej Beránek, Ph.D. (Orientální ústav)

The Oriental Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic is a public non-university research institution. Formally established in 1922, just six years after SOAS in London, the Oriental Institute is one of the oldest institutions dedicated to the study of Oriental cultures in Central and Eastern Europe. Besides conducting basic research in the field of history, cultures, philosophy, religions, and languages of Asian countries, the Institute is also engaged in many international activities such as conferences, long-term exchanges, teaching, lecturing, and publishing abroad. Furthermore, the Institute continues to actively engage with international partners, with whom it seeks to reach research cooperation.