As a result of several years of cooperation Prof. Dr. Balagangadhara Rao (Gent University, Belgium) and Dr. Hab. Henryk Hoffmann (Jagellonian University, Poland) joined our faculy and they regularly teach especially for our doctoral programme. We consistently have other visiting instructors come to teach in our department from various universities around the world: Prof. Dr. Mary Bockover (Humboldt State University, California, USA). Our department also cooperates with colleagues from universities in Tartu (Estonia), Istanbul (Turkey), Sevastopol (Ukraine) and others. In the Czech Republic we cooperate both individually or/and institutionally with colleagues from the Czech Academy of Sciences, Charles University (Prague), Masaryk University (Brno), South Bohemian University (Ceske Budejovice) and others. Faculty in our department are active members of national professional organizations such as the Czech Association for the Study of Religions, EASR and IAHR.