Research at AAU
We believe that education would be lacking a key component without theory, but that theory would lack its ultimate purpose without application. This triad would not be possible without our extraordinary community of students, scholars, and partner organizations that participate in research at AAU. We are proud to report notable research achievements such as publications of books with top world publishers, articles in high-end international journals, organization of international conferences, and a number of applied research projects. AAU’s faculty has also been a recipient of various prestigious research grants, for instance from the Czech Science Foundation, International Visegrad Fund, or the Technological Agency of the Czech Republic.
Our researchers in economics, political science and law work on multiple publications and projects which usually focus on ex post analysis of the policy or on policy design. Our recent academic projects were focused on “Relative efficiency of public transportation construction spending” or on “Post-covid-19 Pandemic Economic Recovery”. Recently, the AAU team (in cooperation with a team from Charles University) started to work on “New Generation of Traffic Accidents Statistics for Police CR”, a project funded by the Technological Agency Czech Republic.
Our largest research team composed of experts in political science, political theory and law brings regularly high-end outputs. To name some, AAU had received research funding for projects “Transformation of the Islamist Parties: Findings from Turkey” and “Democratic recessions in the post-communist and Muslim world: an institutional approach” from the prestigeous Czech Science Foundation. In this field, we also co-organize the “Ideas in Politics” conference and host important events such as the Model United Nations “PORGMUN”.
The field of history and international relations belongs to one of the most established lines of scholarship at AAU. Our focus on modern history (esp. second half of 20-th century), with outreach to international relations, including diplomatic history. The recent interdisciplinary project “Comparing Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Alternative Leadership Styles in the V4” integrates several disciplines with interesting international comparison as an outcome. Among other activities, we may list Anglo-American Studies Roundtable and Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Rights organized in partnership with Norwich University.
Our faculty focus on other disciplines as well: finance and accounting where we developed conference IFRS: Global Rules & Local Use – Beyond the Numbers; linguistics with regular publications in the field and law with a number of cross disciplinary teams and foci.