Basic Information in English


  • provides education in social pedagogy, focusing on social work and special pedagogy;

  • has over 600 graduates;

  • offers over 60 further education courses;

  • collaborates with over 50 social service providers and 70 educational establishments.

About Jabok

Jabok – the Institute of Social Pedagogy and Theology – was established by the Salesians of Don Bosco – the worldwide religious order of the Catholic Church whose mission is to educate the youth. The educational activity of the school is based on Christian values ​​and Salesian educational style, but the study program is offered to everyone regardless of beliefs or belonging to a church community. It is a catholic, ecumenically school.

Our school educates in social pedagogy and theology, which is carried out in two fields of study - Social Work and Special Education. The study is offered in full time and distance forms.

Jabok aims to educate and train future social and pastoral workers, educators, leisure time educators, teaching assistants, teachers in kindergartens for children with special needs.

The aim of the study at the Jabok Institute is to prepare students for the above mentioned professions, based on scholarly knowledge and methods. At the same time Jabok educates students so that they can provide professional pastoral care. This study contributes to the holistic personal development of students within Christian values. Except for social work, education and psychology subjects, students are also educated in the fields of theology, philosophy, and foreign languages. An integral and important part of the whole study is placement in different social work organizations.

The school provides students with services of a school chaplain, school psychologist, and social and legal counselor. Full-time students can stay in a student hostel on school premises.

The endowment Fund Janua Jabok supports students in need and provides financial help according to their economic situation.

Jabok International Office

Ing. Iveta Kaňková
Erasmus+ (Vocational Education and Training)
Ing. Bc. Ivana Adámková
Mgr. Petr Jandejsek, Th.D.
Erasmus+ (Higher Education / Vysoké školy)
Salesian Institutions of Higher Education (IUS)


For students arriving in the academic year 2023/24, we offer the following courses in English

•       Excursions to social and pedagogical facilities with methodological guidance and reflection
•       Poverty and Hope in Theological Perspective
•       Professionality in helping professions
•       Social economy and social farming
•       Social-legal Protection of Children in CR and EU
•       Social Work and Social Policy in International Perspective: Czech Republic and India


Jabok Library

Jabok Library is an organizational unit of Jabok – the Institute of Social Pedagogy and Theology. The library is public and is open not only for students and academics but also for professionals and the general public.

The library collections holds 20 thousands books to borrow, serials, theses, DVDs etc. in Czech, English and German focused on areas such as social work, pedagogy, psychology, ethics and theology. Please visit our online catalog for more details.

Contact the library:
phone: +420 211 222 410


Contact Us

Jabok – the Institute of Social Pedagogy and Theology
Salmovská 8
120 00 Prague 2
Czech Republic

phone: +420 211 222 440
data box: ss6mu8q

registration number: 45769621
tax registration number: CZ45769621