Masaryk University (MU) (est. 1919) is the second-largest public university in the Czech Republic and one of its leading higher education institutions. At present, it consists of 9 faculties – Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Faculty of Informatics, Faculty of Social Studies, Faculty of Sport Studies, and over 200 departments, institutes and clinics and is one of the fastest growing higher education institutions in the country. MU is the most selective university in the Czech Republic and counts on more than 36 000 students. The University is involved in a wide range of mobility activities and research programs taking place in the EU and other countries.
The Faculty of Economics and Administration was founded in 1991 as the sixth faculty of Masaryk University. This Faculty has more than 10 000 alumni and 3 000 students. It is also mentioned as the best of the Economic schools in Czech Republic.
Since 2000, the Teiresiás Centre (the official name is the Support Centre for Students with Special Needs) provides services for all students of Masaryk University with disabilities. Its mission is to guarantee accessibility of all study programmes at Masaryk University. During the winter semester 2018, the university registered 526 students with the following types of disabilities: 60 visually impaired (a year-on-year drop of 10%), 46 hearing impaired (the same as the previous year), 50 physically disabled (down 17%), 216 students suffering from specific learning disabilities (up 15%), 154 people with autism spectrum disorders, other psychological difficulties, or chronic somatic diseases (up 9%). Due to the long tradition and rich experience in the field of study programmes’ accessibility, Masaryk University and its Teiresiás Centre leads the Association of Service Providers to University Students with Special Needs, an association of universities that assume active responsibility for creating an accessible study environment.
Scientific research is one of the top priorities of Masaryk University. In the last decades, MU has attained a leading position in competitions for research grants, and is developing tools for the transfer of knowledge while improving overall support for research and innovation. The University is also making considerable financial investments in its new university campus to enhance its excellence in research and teaching capacity.