Our scientists are successful both at home and abroad
Masaryk University's position as a science leader is linked to its accomplishments in the area of research project acquisition. Our scientists have achieved considerable success with respect to both national and international grant programmes. This is confirmed by official European Commission data, which indicate that MU is the most successful Czech grant funding applicant within the H2020 programme.
In recent years, some of our researchers have been awarded the most prestigious European research grants – the ERC Grants were obtained by virologist Pavel Plevka, biologist Richard Štefl, lawyer David Kosař, and biologist Marek Mráz. Moreover, two excellent scientists relocated with their ERC Grants to Masaryk University – the world's leading experts in graph theory Daniel Kráľ and in art history Matthew Rampley.
In December 2020, 3 ERC Consolidator Grants were obtained by our researchers David Kosař, David Zbíral and Robert Vácha. A year later, Pavel Plevka managed to get this grant again, and in 2022, Madalina Bianca Moraru managed to get the ERC Starting Grant as the eleventh ERC for MU.
MU was also the first institution in the Czech Republic to receive the Wellcome Trust in Science grant.
We focus on areas we excel in
We set the pace for settlement research
Masaryk University's cutting-edge equipment and state-of-the-art laboratories at the Department of Archaeology and Museology Interdisciplinary centre are frequented by both Czech and international archaeologists. The department's crucial importance for history and culture studies is evidenced by the fact that MU is also the seat of the oldest UNESCO Chair on Museology and World Heritage in the world.
We are dedicated to fighting cyber threat
Cybersecurity research conducted at the Institute of Computer Science focuses on critical issues addressed by both the Sustainable Development Strategy of the Czech Republic and the European Secure Societies challenge. And thanks in part to the MU Faculty of Law, Czech Republic is a world leader in cybersecurity legislation.
We issue expert opinions for vegetation and habitat research
The four-volume monograph Vegetation of the Czech Republic is just one of the results achieved by the Department of Botany and Zoology. We also issue expert opinions utilized by the European Environment Agency to improve the European habitat classification system.
The outcomes of scientific achievement can help change or improve many aspects of everyday life. They are capable of transforming fields such as medicine, heavy industry, construction or education. Their contribution to progress cannot be overstated. MU research results find practical applications thanks to the Technology Transfer Office (CTT).