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.
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.
Masaryk University traffic-light system will turn yellow on Monday
Due to the current epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic, the Crisis Board of Masaryk University decided that the university traffic-light system would turn yellow starting Monday, 21 September. From Monday, the public is forbidden to enter all MU buildings and all in-person teaching for more than 50 people will be only in online mode.
New measures are in force, including compulsory facemasks in classes
Due to the current epidemiological situation, new measures are in force in the Czech Republic starting Friday 18 September. All students at higher education institutions must wear facemasks in classes, not only in the common areas of schools.
Facemasks are mandatory in common places of MU buildings
The Ministry of Health is responding to the epidemiological situation. As of Thursday, 10 September, it is mandatory to wear facemasks in all indoor places and in the common areas of schools and universities. The nationwide obligation to wear facemasks in public transport continues to apply.
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.
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.
Masaryk University establishes new Faculty of Pharmacy
Pharmacy studies have returned to Masaryk University after a 60-year absence with the establishment of a tenth faculty, the Faculty of Pharmacy.
Medical student from USA: From volunteering during the coronavirus crisis to passing exams
For American Michael Fiedler the spring semester of his second to last year at the MU Faculty of Medicine was more difficult than he had anticipated.
Scientists and computer scientists have tested known drugs for a new coronavirus
Artificial intelligence helps in the fight against the COVID-19 disease. Researchers at MUNI and FNUSA-ICRC utilized their own software to test approved drugs that could effectively block the virus.
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