Spaces of Social Exclusion: Socio-Spatial Inequali

This doctoral dissertation project is framed within broader studies of the development and nature of segregation processes and places of social exclusion and integration in Czechia. This call specifically seeks researchers pursuing international comparisons, specifically with the state and development of social exclusion and segregation in other European country (countries) and with the research focus on the level of urban localities. The research focuses on the most vulnerable population and its spatial concentrations in places of social exclusion. The project identifies the most pronounced spatial concentrations of poverty and social exclusion in the whole country, evaluates intra-urban and intra-regional differences and assesses trends in spatial concentration of socially vulnerable population. The project can focus on the macro-scale primarily quantitative international comparison working with spatially detailed data or on urban scale comparative study involving beside quantitative analyses also qualitative case study and interviews.


  • 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).