Masaryk University (Czech Republic)Masaryk University 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.
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Masaryk University 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.
Masaryk University was one of the first to introduce a three-tier degree structure based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System and is currently the single higher education institution in the Czech Republic to hold the ECTS Label.
Allocated in 2010 by the European Commission, the label constitutes proof of the university’s high educational standards and a guarantee of the correct implementation of the credit system in all Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes. Placing a great deal of emphasis on international, it is not a coincidence that MU was granted the first EAIE Institutional Award for Innovation in Internationalisation. This award recognises and rewards higher education institutions which are actively engaged in internationalisation.
Starting with only limited numbers of mobility within the programme Socrates – Erasmus, now MU is involved in almost all European mobility and research programmes and projects.
Since 2007, MU has been involved in the Erasmus Mundus Action II program as one of the first EU institutions.
Masaryk University’s involvement in EM2 projects got MU the opportunity to establish further cooperation with many countries around the world; this includes the Middle East, Central Asia, Latin America, South Africa, Russia, Western Balkan and Eastern Asia regions. MU’s involvement in EM2 projects changed to the role of the coordinator for EMAIL and KITE project with ACP region. Under the Erasmus+ programme, MU is currently the coordinator of two projects – TACTIC project with the Mongolian and SEA partners and STAR with Georgia and China.
As of 2016, Masaryk University has over 31,000 students; over 5,100 employees and offers over 180 bachelor, 200 masters and 130 doctoral full-time study programs, some of them being offered in English or German as well as in combined form.
The employees are consisted of professors (5,3 %), associate professors (9,3 %), assistant professors (17,4 %), instructors (3,5 %) and lecturers (3,5 %) and also of specialized employees (10,9 %), research experts (1,1 %) and R&D workers participating in educational activities. The rest of the MU employee qualification structure is created by other employees (47,5 %).