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Research at the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development focuses over the long term on revealing key processes and mechanisms of socio-spatial inequality and their conditionality on various levels of hierarchy. The aim of the research is to analyze and synthetically assess the development and level of the regional, demographic, socio-economic and socio-cultural differentiation of society during the period of its post-totalitarian and post-industrial transformation.

In this section you can get acquainted with the projects currently underway and the grants received in our department. At the same time, you can take a look at the results of some of our research published in professional journals in the Web of Science.


The research teams in the department are organized in the following research centers.


Research teams

Selected international projects



Scientific focus

Traditional areas of research:

* theory of geographic organization of society

* structure, distribution and development of populations

* structure of settlements

* socio-geographic systems


Additional major topics:

* international and internal migration

* suburbanization and urban restructuring

* rural areas and agriculture

* second homes and tourism

* peripheries and borderlands

* European integration and globalization

* regional aspects of population health

* environmental policy in the Czech Republic

* regional identity

* historical geography and environmental history

* transformation process of Czech society and economy

* transformation of public administration

* development of transportation systems

* regional policies of the Czech Republic and European Union

* reform of geographic education in the Czech Republic and creation of teaching aids

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