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Masaryk University is the second-largest public university in the Czech Republic and the leading higher education institution in Moravia. At present, it comprises nine faculties with more than 200 departments, institutes and clinics. Recognized as one of the most important teaching and research institutions in the Czech Republic, and a highly-regarded Central European university, it has been marked by a strong democratic spirit ever since its establishment in 1919. The university also plays a major role in the social and cultural life of the South Moravia Region.

Masaryk is the most selective university in the Czech Republic. In 2009, they registered 68,000 applicants for studies in all fields, of whom 24,206 were admitted. In contrast, there were 2,349 applicants to Juniata in 2008, of whom 461 were enrolled. There were 7,744 graduates in regular studies in 2009, of whom 3,932 were in Bachelor's programs, 1,279 in long-cycle Master's programs, 2,247 in Master's programs and 286 in doctoral programs.

-Anne Wakabayashi, studied in Brno Spring 2010

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