Masaryk University Development
Remaining parts of the campus were primarily financed from the European Union Structural Funds. Completion of the three significant projects within the campus area provided background for a range of scientific disciplines focused e.g. on biomedical technologies.
The CEITEC (i.e. Central European Institute of Technology) project was granted by the European Commission 6 June 2011. It emerged from a common project of six most significant Brno universities and research institutions, with the support of the South Moravian Region and the City of Brno. The major scope of the project is to establish an internationally acclaimed centre of research and education.
New, modern laboratories were erected in the university campus complex in 2014. State-of-the-art technologies installed in them enable synergetic studies of both biotic and abiotic components of the environment on all currently available levels of complexity, ranging from single atoms, through molecules, molecular ensembles or cells, up to whole organisms including humans. The shared laboratories provide space for narrowly focused research and offer high-quality background for advanced instruction and – most importantly – close interdisciplinary cooperation, thus significantly stimulating scientific research and leading to previously difficult-to-reach results.
Owing to the CESEB (Centre of Experimental, Systematic and Ecological Biology) project, students, teachers and scientists now take advantage of four brand new pavilions allowing parallell activities in both instruction and scientific research of two departments of the Faculty of Science: Department of Experimental Biology and Department of Botany and Zoology. Besides enhancing the quality of teaching, the project is beneficial to all fields of the Biology programme, especially by increasing the number and capacity of premises designed for practical tuition, while merging facilities of two departments and thus contributing to the more effective transfer of information among employees and students alike.
The Centre for the Study of Toxic Substances (CETOCOEN) project covers the development of chemical and toxic tools monitoring the quality of environment. The Centre is a result of an ambitious project aimed at establishing a unique platform interconnecting scientific research and commercial sphere in the areas of environmental and sustainability issues. This platform serves as a link between basic research and practical implementation; the Centre is therefore able.to react to the needs of the academic sphere, public administration, industry, health service as well as the public as such. All of the above listed areas have a considerable influence upon the issues environmental protection, sustainable development and human health.
Housing and Services
An entirely new district complete with urban infrastructure is developing in the immediate vicinity of the University Campus Bohunice. While the Campus Square area – providing a range of services including shops and restaurants – was opened in 2008, student and staff accommodation facilities are currently being built in the Campus Residential Area and are scheduled to open during the 2012/2013 academic year.
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The university in 2014
Another three new research and teaching centres began serving Masaryk University scientists and students at the outset of the 2014/2015 academic year.
The Centre for Research Institutes and Doctoral Studies (CVIDOS) of the Faculty of Education, as well as the Centre for Education, Research and Innovation in ICT (CERIT) as part of the Faculty of Informatics, were opened in September 2014.
The identical Operational Programme (a budget of approx. EUR 5 million) was used to finance the construction and equipment of a new five-storey building, located in the Faculty of Education complex, complete with a library and background for both instruction and research teams work.
Brand new premises of the CERIT project (located in Botanická street) were designed to serve the Faculty of Informatics and the Institute for Computer Science, for research and teaching alike. The Centre complex incorporates a science and technology park supporting closer cooperation between the ICT sector and industry. The budget of approx. EUR 9 million was used to build and furnish a new five-storey building, complete with lecture halls, classrooms, laboratories, a library, and a new state-of-the-art data centre.
These premises are directly connected with the science and technology park specialized in the field of information and communication technology. Its seven-storey building was built with a budget of approximately EUR 4 million and financed from the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Operational Programme.
The third centre belongs to the Faculty of Arts and is located in its complex in Arna Nováka street; the total expenses of this project amounted to EUR 13 million. The project CARLA (Centre for the Advancement of Research in Liberal Arts) covered a reconstruction and completion of a part of the faculty complex, plus establishing a specialized and database background for research and project teams. Owing to the project, the university has also extended the capacity of the faculty's modern library. The Centre will be officially opened in the spring of 2015.
Among the reconstructions successfully completed in 2014 also belong the library of the Faculty of Economics and Public Administration, and the university assembly hall located in the Faculty of Law.
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