Masaryk University

university in Brno, Czech Republic

Masaryk University (Czech: Masarykova univerzita; Latin: Universitas Masarykiana Brunensis) is a university in Brno, Czech Republic. It was created in 1919. It is named for Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the first president of Czechoslovakia. He wanted to have a second Czech university (until then, the only Czech university was Charles University in Prague). The Palacký University in Olomouc had been closed.[1] The university has nine faculties and about 35,000 students.[2] Between 1960 and 1990, the university used the name of Jan Evangelista Purkyně, a Czech scientist. Masaryk University is member of the Compostela Group and the Utrecht Network of universities.

Masaryk University Campus

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  1. "MU Brief History". Masaryk University. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
  2. "Detailed Statistical Data". Masaryk University. Retrieved 2014-05-05.

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