Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
The Faculty of Arts and Philosophy is the fourth and youngest body of the University, completing through its aim at philology and social sciences the mosaic of the study profile and scientific fields developed at the University of Pardubice, reflecting the European academic tradition.
The Institute of Foreign Languages, later renamed the Institute of Language and Humanities, came into existence in 1992 order to provide a sufficient number of qualified language teachers for elementary and grammar schools. The offer of study programmes has gradually expanded, thanks to new interdisciplinary and arts programmes in the field of philology, history, philosophy, and sociology. In 2001, the Faculty of Humanities was founded. In 2005, the Faculty changed its name to the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy.
The Faculty nowadays educates fully qualified professionals, who reflect cultural, social and economic changes in society, and anticipate different social needs in a wide range of professions within the framework of multi-cultural and multi-religious dialogue. The graduates are able to function in the sphere individual consulting services, educational institutions, civil organizations, specialized departments of regional and state administration, in foundations, tourism and public relations.
Apart from the mentioned fields of study and related research, the Faculty provides foreign language training for nonphilological study programmes at the other Faculties of the University, and offers lifelong education in social sciences.
The Faculty is very active in participation in both local and international projects focused on development of education and research and development including KVALITA II., SOCRATES/Erasmus, COMENIUS and others. All study programmes and subjects are incorporated into European Credit Transfer System.