University measures taken regarding COVID-19
- Operation of MU follows a university traffic-light system, whose rating is currently RED.
- All buildings are closed to students, staff and the public. Exceptions include students of medical disciplines and pharmacy and persons providing necessary operation of buildings, laboratories or remote teaching.
- As of 25 November, in-person teaching will be allowed for final-year students and for students of general medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other medical and education study programmes. Class size is limited to 20 people. Final-year students of the Faculty of Sports Studies can attend indoor sports classes that are limited to 20 people. Examinations may be administered in-person to a maximum of 10 people at a time.
- A new tool will help you to figure out what to do if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, need to take the test, etc.
- As of 9 November, most EU nationals must enter the country with a negative test or get tested upon arrival. See details on entering the country for students and employees and current restrictions in the country due to the state of emergency in the Czech Republic.
MU calls upon regional public health authority to revoke measures aimed at universities
The rector of Masaryk University (MU), Martin Bareš, has written a letter to the South Moravian Regional Public Health Office (KHS JMK), calling upon it to revoke an emergency measure banning in-person classes at universities declared on 22 September. According to the university’s lawyers, the KHS JMK does not have the legal authority to issue such a blanket regulation, which is therefore in violation of the law.
Public Health Department has banned in-person teaching at universities in Brno
The Regional Public Health Department in Brno has banned in-person teaching at all Brno universities, including Masaryk University, starting on Thursday 23 September. Exceptions include individual consultations, individual visits to libraries and study rooms, examinations up to 10 people and laboratories, experimental and artistic work up to 15 people. Clinical, practical teaching and traineeships are also allowed.
MU organises testing sessions for incoming international students and staff
International students and staff members of Masaryk University may use special testing sessions for PCR COVID-19 testing organized by MU and University Hospital Brno. Testing of arriving students and employees from high-risk countries will take place on three different days in September and tests are considered as official PCR tests for the purpose of COVID-19 testing after arrival to the Czech Republic.
Most classes at MU to be held online during the autumn semester
Classes at Masaryk University (MU) will primarily be held remotely in the autumn semester. In-person classes will be offered mainly to first-year students. Laboratory classes and small seminars that are part of practical and clinical courses will also be allowed for older students.
On 2 September a traffic-light rating system was introduced at MU. The university currently has a “red light” rating, determined by the MU Crisis Board, taking into account the traffic-light for the Brno-City district. University faculties, institutes, and offices may declare a higher alert level than the university-wide level or introduce stricter rules than elsewhere at the university. Follow the websites of individual faculties and the colour-coded signs hanging on the exteriors of MU buildings.
On the initiative of Rector Martin Bares, Masaryk University created a volunteer network. With thousands of volunteers applying, we can now offer assistance in many activities and fields.
Masaryk University launches scholarship programme for students and researchers from Belarus
Students interested in this scholarship should send an application by e-mail.
Masaryk University called for respect for democratic principles in Belarus
Masaryk University condemned repressions in Belarus and wants to offer help to persecuted academics.
Brno research institutes team up to improve stroke treatment and diagnosis
A new research group consisting of seven institutes has been founded to improve the development of new drugs and procedures to treat and diagnose strokes.
Flooding in Europe hit its peak at the turn of the millennium
European scientists, including experts from Masaryk University, have mapped the occurrence of floods over the past five centuries.
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