Czech Institute of Egyptology in Prague and Cairo (CIE) and Institute of Middle Eastern Studies (IMES) are 2 Dpts. of Faculty of Arts, one of 17 faculties of The Charles University.
They are financed through the Czech government (via Ministry of Education and Universities) and also from research grants (the largest one is for years 2005-2011).Czech Institute of Egyptology was established in the year 1958 and since 1960 is active at the archaeological concesion at Abusir, Egypt.The departments regularly organise workshops, seminars and conferences, have teaching commitments, are involved in the academic exchange and have a number of academic (e.g. Czech Academy of Sciences, Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt), governmental and non governmental partners.
Educational and research
CIE Egyptology, IMES Arabic and other language education
CIE excavations activities in Egypt
Both: cooperation with Mediterranean countries (cooperation and exchange programs with Egyptian and Tunisian universities and the ALECSO)
From 1960 : excavations at Abusir:
Several archaeological sites
2000-2004 Scientific Research
Program (MSM 0021620826),
2000-2004 The National Centre for
Egyptology (MSM LN 00A064)
2005-2011 Scientific Research Program
2003-2005 Excavations at Hajez