Masaryk University

Masaryk University is the second largest university in the Czech Republic. Founded in 1919 in Brno as the second Czech university, it now consists of nine faculties and 35,000 students. The city of Brno was ranked 4th in top 10 student cities worldwide in QS Student cities according to new student rankings cathegory. It is named after Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the first president of an independent Czechoslovakia. Masaryk university is focused on both education and research. It also acknowledges the importance of internationality and nowadays the university has around 21 % of international students. Masaryk University together with other institutions of higher education participate in CEITEC – a research centre for both basic and applied research in the field of life sciences. The university owns and operates Mendel Polar Station in Antarctica. The station facilitates basic biological, geological and climatological research.