We Are a Modern Institution


from the Latin modernus.

The Latin term modernus ‘new’ originated in late antiquity as a derivation from the word modo (i.e. immediately). It denotes a contrast to the word antiquus ‘ancient’, first in language and later in a more general sense.

Modernization means adapting to new requirements and needs.

We use modern technology in teaching

The Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University has long emphasized the involvement of modern technologies and practices in education. We use tablets, create multimedia teaching materials, and publish videos of lectures. The Intelligent Classroom enables interactive group lessons. Through e-learning courses, it is possible to study wherever there is internet access. The wireless connection to EDUROAM ensures the availability of study materials and enables searching for information in international databases of specialist literature, in the library, at home, and even while studying abroad. Students can have access to EDUROAM in Brno as well as in other university workplaces such as Prague, Bratislava, and London. Study and research at the Faculty of Arts are facilitated by software tools, from office programs to enhanced cloud storage that are free of charge for academics.

Our scientists have modern research facilities

The ancient philosophers were able to work with just a barrel, a grove, or the Agora; we use more complex facilities.

We have created unique facilities for research and education in the form of the Centre for the Support of the Humanities CARLA. CARLA includes the Laboratory for Experimental Humanities – the HUME lab, which offers a wide range of devices that monitor and measure human behaviour and cognitive processes in different areas and at different levels of complexity. For learning, we have modern, multimedia-equipped classrooms.

“Development – in nature and in man – is not just change; it is also the retention of the old and the creation of the new, the future.”

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

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