We currently offer the following programs:

International Recognition

  • ranked in the top 5% research institutions worldwide by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) and Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
  • CERGE-EI operates under Charles University, the oldest university in Central Europe, ranked #=260 in QS Global World Rankings 202 and among the top 150 universities in Economics by the 2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
  • has been recognized as a Center of Excellence by both the European Union and the US government

Excellent Professionals and Individual Approach

CERGE-EI faculty hold PhD degrees from prestigious institutions including Princeton University, University of Minnesota, University of Chicago, University of Virginia, the London School of Economics and others. For its graduate programs, CERGE-EI offers an excellent 3:1 student/faculty ratio and an individualized approach to students.

US diplomas

CERGE-EI has been granted an absolute (permanent) charter, which means that students of MA in Applied Economics and PhD in Economics receive a US degree upon graduation. In the case of PhD students, they receive a US MA degree after the first two years, and at the end of their PhD journey, they receive a US PhD degree, as well as a Czech degree from Charles University.

Diverse Community

CERGE-EI students  come from over 30 countries and diverse academic backgrounds including economics, mathematics, physics, finance, business, engineering and information technology.

Outstanding Career Opportunities

CERGE-EI graduates are employed in more than 30 countries and hold high-level positions in international organizations, government ministries, central banks, universities, and the private sector.


CERGE-EI is located in the historical, beautiful Schebek Palace that was renovated to accommodate all needs of modern higher education. It is also home to the Kmenta CERGE-EI Library, which is considered to be the best library of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. A brand-new Digital Media Centre with an 80-seat lecture theater and recording studio is equipped with the latest audiovisual technology.

Location: in the Heart of Europe

The CERGE-EI building is located in the center of Prague, a beautiful and affordable European city with a great social and cultural life. Prague has been repeatedly proclaimed to be one of the safest cities in the world, and according to Global Peace Index (GPI), the Czech Republic ranks 7th on the list of safe and peaceful countries worldwide and 5th among European countries.