Established in 1919, Masaryk University (MU), with around 30,000 students and approximately 1,300 fields of study, is currently the second largest Czech university. Located in Brno, it has nine faculties with more than 200 departments and clinics, encompassing academic disciplines from natural sciences to humanities.

Masaryk University employs more than 5000 people, making it the second-largest employer in the South Moravian region and likely the most dynamic institution of higher education in the country. Twenty percent of its 30 thousand students are international students, and hundreds of visiting foreign academics contribute each year to the school’s international diversity. MU also has solid links with more than 600 universities and research institutions from around the world, some within university networks such as the Utrecht Network and the Compostela Group of Universities.