Tomáš Nigrin studied German and Austrian studies at the Institute of International Studies, Charles University. In 2010 he finished his Ph.D. study. Currently, he is an assistant professor and a research fellow at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague. He is the Science Secretary at the Department for German Studies. In 2003/2004 he studied political science and history at Freie Universität Berlin. In 2005/2006 he attended a one year fellowship, "Studienkolleg zu Berlin", at the Academy of Science in Berlin, supported by the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and the Hertie-Foundation (Hertie-Stiftung). He also studied modern history at Humboldt University in Berlin. His main area of interest is Germany and its relations with the Central European region. Currently, he is president of the Charles University Academic Senate.