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Brno
http://www.muni.cz
EUC Number (Charta): 51225
Erasmus Code: CZ BRNO05
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 more than 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 marked by 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 Moravia Region.

One of the top priorities for Masaryk University is scientific research. It has attained a leading position in competitions for research grants, is making considerable financial investments at its new university campus to enhance its research and teaching capacity and is developing tools for the transfer of knowledge and improved support for research and innovation.

Masaryk University offers degrees in a wide spectrum of traditional as well as newly-emerging disciplines and is one of the fastest growing higher education institutions in Europe. In recent years it has consistently attracted the largest number of applicants for studies of any Czech university, which allows it to remain highly selective when admitting students. Masaryk University was one of the first to introduce a three-tier structure of studies based on the ECTS system for the transfer and accumulation of credits.

The university is heavily involved in the mobility activities and research programmes of the European Union and other countries, thanks to which graduates of Bachelor’s or Master’s studies at other institutions may continue at the Master’s or doctoral levels at Masaryk University. The same principle applies to Masaryk University students, who may study abroad and then return to their alma mater.
1919
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Network memberships

Central European Initiative University Network (CEINET)
Compostela Group of Universities (CGU)
Danube Rectors' Conference (DRC)
European Association for International Education (EAIE)
European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN)
International Association of Universities (IAU)
International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)
Leonardo Network for Academic Mobility (LEONET)
The Florence Network for Nursing and Midwifery
Utrecht Network

Rankings

ranked 551-600 by QS World University Rankings (2011)
ranked 551-600 by QS World University Rankings (2010)
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