Masaryk University Development

Completed projects

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 projects amounted to a total of EUR 83M.

Recently completed projects bring the overall campus area to a total of 70,000 m2.


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.

A new walkway now connects CEITEC to the campus as well as to the nearby university hospital.

Scientific Laboratory


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 Loschmidt Laboratories also gave rise to the founding of the first MU biotechnological spin-off, Enantis, and a software company CaverSoft.

Researchers at the CESEB-based Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology examine the genetic properties of Arabidopsis and fodder crops.


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 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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