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Social Anthropology: K. Beňová, A. Bitušíková, K. Koštialová, I. Murin, I. Souček

Sociology: R. Hofreiter, I. Chorvát

The department boasts highly qualified research teams that conduct interdisciplinary research projects of the highest calibre. The department has been involved in more than twenty international projects, mainly within the EU Framework Programmes, H2020 and HEU. Research findings shed light on complex social issues and global challenges, offering valuable insights for addressing them. Research areas encompass sociology and social anthropology, focusing on diversity, sustainability strategies, governance, medicine, religion, migration, and identity formation. Additionally, the department delves into cultural heritage, gender studies, and the sociology of tourism and consumption.

The department fosters cross-disciplinary collaboration, providing a platform for communication between various fields and faculty departments. It maintains close partnerships with other research institutions within Slovakia, notably the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, and with esteemed partners in Europe, the U.S., and Israel. Furthermore, the department welcomes visiting scholars from countries such as Sweden and Czechia.

Department members actively engage in collaborations with university associations like the European University Association’s Council for Doctoral Education, UNICA, and the COIMBRA Group, specifically regarding doctoral education reform initiatives. All department members participate in activities of professional associations such as ESA, EASA, SIEF, AAA, SfAA, EAA, CES and others.