New Places of Immigration, Social Interaction and

This doctoral dissertation project is framed within broader studies of the development and nature of segregation processes and places of social exclusion, interaction and integration in Czechia. The project focuses on foreigners living, working and studying in Czechia, specifically on immigrants from the so-called third countries (non-EU members). The research focuses on the most pronounced spatial concentrations of immigrants, places of risks of social conflicts and/or places of best integration practices. Working on urban and neighborhood scale it focuses on local social interaction, processes of inclusion, exclusion and segregation of immigrants and the role of integration policies and practices. In 2023, due to specific circumstances of war in Ukraine and massive immigration from Ukraine, the priority is for the specific focus on immigrants from Ukraine. Language skills and cultural affinity are comparative advantage.


  • Type: General
  • Supervisor: Luděk Sýkora
  • Programme: Social Geography and Regional Development
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start date: 1st October 2023
  • Application deadline: 30th April 2023 (consulting with the tutor in advance is strongly recommended)
  • Funding: Scholarship 10 500 CZK per month (+ additional 2.000 CZK once the doctoral examination is successfully passed).