Mendel University in Brno

21. 5. 2021 | PR articles

Mendel University in Brno is the oldest independent specialized university in the Czech Republic. It was established as the University of Agriculture in Brno in 1919, and since 2010 it has been using the name Mendel University in Brno (MENDELU). The university proudly bears the name of J. G. Mendel, the founder of modern genetics, who conducted his famous experiments in Brno. The modern university campus is based in Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic – the heart of Europe.

Brno is the best city for students

When you choose the best place to study, the prestige of the university is not the only thing to consider. You also need to think about your future classmates and the city where you will stay. According to the highly regarded Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings, Brno is one of the top ten best student cities in the world. In a survey of nearly 90,000 students and recent graduates, Brno ranked sixth, putting it ahead of cities such as Prague and London.

There are lots of students everywhere in Brno together with lots of opportunities for sport and culture. You can find plenty of restaurants, bars and lovely places to have a cup of coffee. Brno is also part of a well-known wine region. It is really safe city with an excellent public transport system even at night and the beautiful surroundings are all excellent reasons or studying here.

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MENDEL UNIVERSITY is one of the Czech leading educational institutions in the sphere of life sciences. The university consists of five faculties – Faculty of AgriSciences, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Horticulture, and Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies. In its modern laboratories academic staff deal not only with crop production and animal breeding but also with food production, agroecology, virtual reality or wood technology. In 2011, the establishment of an independent university institute CEITEC MENDELU within the Faculty of Agronomy incorporated the University into an international scientific centre of excellence, the Central European Institute of Technology. Faculty of Business and Economics has accreditation for all degree levels Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. In recent accreditation the school received the highest rating (ranking in group A) as a one of the best schools from a total of 21 business schools in the Czech Republic. It offers both economic and IT study programs at all three levels of university education in Czech and in English. Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies is an attractive institution offering education in Bachelor and Master study programmes. It focuses on development of educational as well as scientific-research activities focusing on all aspects of regional development within both national and international context.


Mendel University is an international university

The university offers a wide range of study programmes in English in both traditional and modern fields of study. MENDELU provides study programmes in agriculture, forestry and wood processing, horticulture, economics, informatics or international studies.

There is approximately 8 500 students who study at the university, and nearly 20 percent of them are international. MENDELU supports own international student club which runs the buddy system programme – Czech volunteer students helping incoming students and partners with adaptation upon arrival. The university also participates in many academic exchange programmes and organises special workshops, conferences, seminars and summer courses. Most of these activities are in English.

graduation MENDELU

Our campus includes lecture rooms and labs with the most up-to-date equipment as well as a brewery, bakery, and a car and engine testing facility. Outside the classroom, students can take advantage of the library and several canteens. MENDELU is the first university in the Czech Republic to open its own Center for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, which provides a platform for students and staff and promotes social responsibility in the Czech Republic. The university organises an annual job fair at the campus, which places students in direct contact with employers and helps them improve their CVs, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles etc.

Mendelu hockey

Opportunities at Mendelu

To facilitate even more applied research and training, the university runs a variety of its own facilities. One of the most important is Institute of Lifelong Learning. The institute offers a wide choice of professional, language and specialized courses and workshops designed for specific audiences. For international students they offer one year course of Czech for Foreigners. For student´s practical trainings there are some special units: Forest Training Enterprise (Masaryk Forest) in Křtiny, University Training Farm in Žabčice and Mendel Pavilion – a shared space on campus for all faculties, offering superior facilities to students for their research. Integral part of the university campus is Botanical Garden and Arboretum which is freely accessible to the whole academic community, they are located nearby the university campus. Apart from its science and teaching aim, it offers students and staff a great place to relax or study.

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laboratory mandelu

The Botanical Garden and Arboretum cover 11 hectares. Academics and the public can enjoy its well-known orchid collection or 500 alpine plants, 2,000 perennials and 4,000 woody plants in the outdoor area.


The main reason to study at Mendel University is hight quality of teaching, great atmosphere of the university, intenational surrounding and always helpful professor. Come to Brno, explore its beauty and widen your education at one of our faculties.

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