vzdělávací fond (NVF - National Training Fund) supports human resources
development, lifelong learning, employment and social development. One
section of the NVF is the National Observatory of Employment and Training
which focuses on analysing trends and policies in employment and education,
forecasting labour market qualification needs, and on research into the
quality of human resources as a competitiveness factor.
ústav odborného vzdělávání (NÚOV - National Institute of Technical and
Vocational Education) is part of the MŠMT. It supports the development
of and carries out research into secondary vocational and higher professional
education, develops the relevant development strategies and policies and
takes part in their implementation. In particular, it co-ordinates the
development of curricular documents and the system of branches of education,
monitors the situation of graduates in the labour market, develops the
National Qualifications System including the relevant qualification and
pro informace ve vzdělávání (ÚIV - Institute for Information on Education)
falls within the purview of the MŠMT and focuses mainly on carrying out
statistical surveys and data on the Czech education system, and providing
analyses and international comparisons. It is involved in international
research concerning measurement of results in education - assessment of
reading, science, and mathematics literacy.
ústav pedagogický v Praz (VÚP - Research Institute of Education in Prague)
falls within the purview of the MŠMT. It supports the development of and
carries out research into pre-school, primary and secondary general education,
and the education of children and young people with special learning needs.
Its main responsibility is the development of curricula documents and methodological
výzkumu a rozvoje vzdělávání (ÚVRV - Institute of Research and Development
of Education) is part of the Pedagogical Faculty of Charles University.
It supports the development of pedagogical sciences and education policies.
The Centre for Education Policy operates within the Institute, which co-ordinates
the development of principal documents concerned with education policy.
(Centre for Economic Research and Graduate Education of Charles University
- Economics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the CR) - provides
theoretical and empirical research related to the ongoing transition to
the market system and economic integration. In the field of HRD it focuses
on returns to human capital investment, quantitative models and analysis
concerning individual issues of labour market development, wages and qualification
ústav práce a sociálních věcí (VÚPSV - Research Institute for Labour and
Social Affairs) - provides applied research on labour and social affairs
at regional, national and international levels. In the field of HRD it
focuses mainly on labour market issues, projections of qualification needs,
social dialogue, equal opportunities, incomes and wages.
ústav Akademie věd České republiky (SOÚ AVČR - Institute of Sociology of
the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic) carries out basic and applied
sociological research, conducts empirical surveys, comparative research
studies, public opinion surveys, and case studies. Apart from this it is
concerned with sociological aspects of access to education and of HRD conditions.
pro studium vysokého školství (CSVŠ - Centre for Higher Education Studies)
– is concerned with analytical and comparative studies of higher education
and research policy, especially legislation, quality management, strategic
planning, research management, funding, staff development and student affairs.
sociálních studií Masarykovy univerzity (FSS MU - European School for Social
Science - faculty of Masaryk University.) Researchers at the faculty conduct
research into the issues of social inclusion and exclusion and adult education
at various stages of the lifecycle.
sociálních věd Univerzity Karlovy (FSV UK - Faculty of Social Sciences
of Charles University) develops teaching and research in those aspects
of the social sciences, which relate to public administration or to the
economic and cultural life of society.
pedagogického výzkumu Pedagogické fakulty MU (CPV PedF MU - Educational
Research Centre at the Faculty of Education, Masaryk University) is primarily
focused on the didactics of general and vocational subjects. As regards
VET it carries out research projects focusing on the training of teachers
and on promoting the European dimension in education.
bodies involved in VET/HRD research:
vlády pro výzkum a vývoj (Research and Development Council)
vlády pro rozvoj lidských zdrojů (Government Council for Human Resources
– Ministerstvo práce a sociálních věcí (Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs)
– Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy (Ministry of Education,
Youth and Sports)