Brno is the second largest city of the Czech Republic and for many years now also a very significant administrative centre.
It has a population of almost 500,000 people, while its greater metropolitan area is the home for more than 800,000 people. More than 10% of the population are students, thus making the city a very important educational centre.
It is located in the South-Eastern part of the Czech Republic, in the region of Moravia. Moravian people are well known for their friendliness and the region of Moravia in general for its high quality wine and safety. Brno is located in the very heart of Europe, in close proximity to Vienna and Bratislava, thus making it an ideal location for travelling around Central Europe.
Transportation throughout the city of Brno is very easily and at low cost carried out by trams, trolley-buses and buses. Very soon, Brno will have its very own, new metro line. Throughout history, the city was not only a centre of industry and trade, but also of education and culture. The oldest University in Brno was founded in 1919 and it was named Masaryk after the name of the Czech President Mr. Tomas Masaryk. The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Physiotherapy of Masaryk University is newly accommodated in one of Europe’s most modern and student-friendly University campuses.
The University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brno was founded in 1918 and the first students enrolled at the university in November 1919. It is the only university in the Czech Republic which offers studies in the Veterinary sector.