Masaryk University is the second oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic and the most selective and most desired university in the country. It was founded in 1919 as a counterpart to Charles University in Prague, named after T. G. Masaryk, the first President of Czechoslovakia.
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (7 March 1850–14 September 1937) was an Austro-Hungarian and Czechoslovak politician, sociologist and philosopher, who as an eager advocate of Czechoslovak independence during World War I became the founder and first President of Czechoslovakia.
Today Masaryk University comprises 9 faculties with more than 200 departments, institutes and clinicscovering a broad range of academic disciplines and fields of research. The buildings of the university are concentrated close to Brno's historic old city centre, and on a modern campus on the outskirts of Brno.
More than 35,000 students from the Czech Republic, Europe and the rest of the world study at the university.
For more information and an overview of the structure of Masaryk University, please see websites of Masaryk University.