The master's thesis inlcudes nepotism and its forms, an overview of history, the deconstruction of kinship structures, academic field, the existing legislation and the empirical part, where a qualitative analysis of kinship structures in the academic sphere is presented. Nepotism which in the narrow sense is known as employment or giving priority in employment to its relatives can be understood and explained in a much more complex way than we might first think. Ne-potism is a socially applied phenomenon which is considered unethical, illegal, corrupted, unfair, even discriminatory, but in most cases remains legally unpunished. It is a phenomenon that can be understood in different ways, depending on the glasses with the help of which we read what is written. It is based on the social and cultural perceptions of the kinship structures that imply that two individuals are de facto in a kinship relationship, all depending on how kisnhip structures are understood. In my master's thesis I find that the kinship structures are classified into different cultural contexts as their empirical conditionality corresponds, but each logic is the one that determines their significance. The complexity of perceiving relationships can be conceived through the implementation of Lacan's conceptual triad (real, symbolic, im-aginary) and in the next step we place it in the Discourse of the University, with the help of which we can understand objective knowledge as equality in the treatment of candidates, se-lection as a ritual of transition, entitlement to the workplace, etc. In the last, empirical part, I was interested in the in the possible presence of kinship structures in the academic sphere.