Faculty of Science

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The Faculty of Science MU was established in 1919 as one of current 9 faculties of the Masaryk University, the second largest university in the Czech Republic.

Within the MU, the Faculty of Science with 3700 students (including 800 doctoral students), 54 bachelors, 64 masters and 40 doctoral majors of studies and 1100 employees provides almost 50% of the university research volume, and 60 % of the university research volume from the perspective of the applied research volume.

The Faculty of Science MU is a proud holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award by the European Commission: https://www.sci.muni.cz/en/about-us/hrs4r.

Faculty’s Mission

  • We strive to teach and train next generation of scientists and teachers.
  • We carry out basic and applied research and make discoveries.
  • We integrate research in a multidisciplinary and international manner.
  • The main goals of basic and applied research are to acquire knowledge and experience.
  • We make an effort to apply our discoveries for the benefit of the humanity.

Research and Development

The Faculty is a complex, research-oriented, institution consisting of 13 departments and 2 institutes: Mathematics and Statistics, Condensed Matter Physics, Physical Electronics, Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment, Experimental Biology, Botany and Zoology, Anthropology, Geological Sciences, Geography, National Centre for Biomolecular Research, Physics of Earth and Botanic Gardens. The Faculty is well known in producing prominent scientists in both theoretical and applied sciences.

The Faculty performs fundamental research to expand the knowledge base and to create the starting point for applications with innovative contributions. The Faculty also fosters cooperation both with the government and private sector in terms of applied research and development (R&D). The R&D takes into account the needs of society, oriented towards enhancing the quality of human life. This approach encompasses scientific activities in interdisciplinary branches, as life and materials sciences and environmental research, as well as in basic disciplines.

The research is carried out through links in doctoral studies, which take place in the following study programmes: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Advanced materials and nanosciences, and Life sciences.

At present, more than 400 scientific projects from various grant providers - including the CZ and the EU - are carried out at the MU Faculty of Science

The Faculty has 2 locations – renovated historical complex in a city centre and a newly built modern university campus.

For more information please visit https://www.sci.muni.cz/en