Masaryk University, located in Brno, is the second-largest public university in the Czech Republic and the leading higher education institution in Moravia. At present it comprises nine faculties with over 200 departments, institutes and clinics. Recognized as one of the most important teaching and research institutions in the Czech Republic and a highly-regarded Central European university, it has been infused with a strong democratic spirit ever since its establishment in 1919. The university also plays a major role in the social and cultural life of the South Moravian Region.
One of Masaryk University’s top priorities is scientific research. In addition to attaining a leading position in research grant competitions, the university has made considerable financial investments – especially at its newly erected campus – in order to enhance research and teaching capacity, facilitate the development of tools for the transfer of knowledge and improve support for research and innovation.
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Facts and figures
- MU is the second largest university in the Czech Republic.
- MU is a respected research university (see MU Strategic Plan for research and development) and one of the fastest growing higher education institutions in the Czech Republic.
- MU is the second largest employer in the South Moravian Region, currently providing work for a total of 4,989 employees including 2,150 academic employees (as of 31 December 2012).
- MU consists of 9 faculties and over 200 departments, institutes and clinics which offer a combined total of 1,319 fields of study.
- A total of 73,772 applicants for studies were registered in 2012.
- A total of 43,253 students are enrolled at MU, including 6,493 international students (as of 31 October 2012).
- A total of 19,494 participants take part in 804 lifelong learning programmes offered at MU.
- A total of 450 disabled students are enrolled at MU, making it the only Czech university where the percentage of disabled students mirrors their number in the general population.
- The number of outgoing students stands at 1,526 while the number of incoming students from abroad is 1,064 (2012/2013 academic year).
- A total of 8,619 students graduated from MU in 2012: 4,038 from Bachelor’s programmes, 1,134 from long-cycle Master’s programmes, 3,118 from Master’s programmes and 329 from doctoral programmes.
- MU graduates are extremely successful on the job market (see Graduate employment record).
- Since 1922, a total of 162,485 students have graduated from Masaryk University.
- In 2010, MU finalized the construction of the University Campus Bohunice, a new university educational and research complex. The construction project – unique in the European higher education context – cost a total of 5.1 billion CZK (204 million EUR).
- Thanks to funding from the European Union, MU is currently developing additional projects at the Bohunice campus: CEITEC, CETOCOEN and CESEB. See campus.muni.cz for more information.
- MU is the only university in the world with an Antarctic research station; this unique facility is dedicated to the complex research of ice-free areas in collaboration with international partners.
For further information see detailed statistical data.