Brno is a city full of students; nearly 65,000 of them are currently studying at local universities and they make up an integral part of life here. Do you want to study IT, art, journalism, geography, biology, medicine, or architecture? You can do it here. You can study just about anything at one of the 5 public, 1 state, and 4 private schools here. And the students love living here. The city can regularly be seen at the top of the QS Ranking in the Popular Among Students category. In 2020, we were the 6th most popular city for students in the whole world!
Brno belongs to the most progressive centres of science and innovation in Central Europe. Scientific and research institutions operate here mainly in the fields of biology, medical sciences, materials research, and nanotechnology. Local scientific workplaces are amongst the most successful in the Czech Republic and Europe in obtaining international grants.
With the contribution of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in the programming period between 2007-2013, a number of scientific and research capacities were created at local universities and public research institutions, namely four centres of excellence and eleven application-oriented regional centres. The institutions act independently to a certain degree, but they’re still organisational units of universities and public research institutions. Thanks to the size of the investments and the robust selection mechanism, these centres were, among other things, a significant impetus for the development of regional and Czech research.
For clarity purposes, we list the individual research centres here according to the institution that they fall under.
Applicational-focused regional centres
Faculty of Information Technology
IT4Innovations – Centre of Excellence
Faculty of Electrical and Communication Technology
Centre for Sensor, Information, and Communication Systems (SIX Research Centre)
Centre of Research and Utilization of Renewable Energy (CVVOZE)
Faculty of Chemistry
Centre of Material Research at the Faculty of Chemistry BUT in Brno (CMV)
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
New Technology for Mechanical Engineering (NETME Centre)
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Advanced Materials, Structures, and Technologies (AdMaS)
Faculty of Science MUNI
Centre for the Research of Toxic Substances in the Environment (RECETOX)
Regional R&D Centre for Plasma and Nanotechnology Surface Modifications (CEPLANT)
Brno is home to a number of research centres operating at public research institutions – ministries and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport of the Czech Republic
Institute of Archaeological Heritage Care Brno, v. v. i.
Czech Academy of Sciences
Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i. (CzechGlobe) – Centre of Excellence
Institute of Archaeology Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, v. v. i.
Institute of Biophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i.
Institute of Psychology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i.
Institute of Analytical Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i.
Institute of Vertebrate Biology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i.
Institute of Physics of Materials of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i.
Institute of Scientific Instruments of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i.