Prague, Czech Republic

International Relations in Challenging Times: The Multifaceted Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

online course
when 25 January 2021 - 29 January 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 300

The Charles University Online Winter School 2021 provides students with a broad understanding of the most significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and its multifaceted practical implications, which are currently shaping the dynamics of international relations in these turbulent times. During the course, students will improve their research, communication and argumentation skills and learn how to use them in the online environment.

The online course’s interdisciplinary approach combines teaching methods such as: live online lectures, group discussions and projects, individual assignments or independent research.

The Online Winter School benefits from the extensive experience that the Institute of International Studies has gained from organizing its English programmes and its Spring and Summer Universities every year since 2009.

Course leader

Academic staff: scholars from the Institute of International Studies and outside experts

Target group

Target group: University students currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a Bachelor´s or Master’s degree program, preferably one related to the topic of this year’s Winter School, e. g. Area Studies, International Relations, Political Science and Geopolitics, or another relevant field of study. Our course is open to students regardless of their age or country of residence.

Course aim

The Charles University Online Winter School 2021 provides students with a broad understanding of the most significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and its multifaceted practical implications, which are currently shaping the dynamics of international relations in these turbulent times. During the course, students will improve their research, communication and argumentation skills and learn how to use them in the online environment.



The online course’s interdisciplinary approach combines teaching methods such as:

live online lectures
group discussions and projects
individual assignments
independent research

Credits info

4 EC
This study programme is internationally recognized, successful participants will be given 2 or 4 ECTS credits, depending on their efforts.

Fee info

EUR 300: Total price includes: tuition (for all lectures, an introductory and a wrap-up session, group workshops, discussions, etc. as mentioned in the programme below); readings and other materials (on-line versions will be at your disposal after enrolling); an individualized evaluation of the participant's performance, discussions and assignments; an official certificate confirming attendance; and a transcript to gain European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits