MENDELU in numbers

  • 5 faculties
  • 8,900 students
  • 20 % students from abroad
  • 1,500 employees

Who we are

Mendel University in Brno (MENDELU) is a public institution with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research that has driven new ways of thinking since 1919 and proudly bears the name of Gregor Johann Mendel, the founder of modern genetics.

MENDELU offers more than 100 graduate degree programmes in the Czech and English languages. MENDELU comprises one university institute and five faculties. The modern university campus is located in Brno, the second-largest city in the Czech Republic, the heart of Europe. Brno is one of the best student cities in the world; in 2018 it ranked among the Top 10 QS Best Student Cities as rated by students.

What makes us special?

MENDELU offers many highly specialized fields of study, some of which are unique in the Czech Republic – for example, viticulture or furniture design and production. In addition to the campus and dormitories, the school also includes places where students can do internships, expand their knowledge, and conduct research – these include extensive university forests, fields, gardens, an arboretum, and vineyards.

Learning on campus and beyond


The university campus is located close to the centre of Brno in the Černá Pole neighbourhood. The campus is home to all MENDELU’s faculties – except for the Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice – a library, canteens, and an extensive garden. A dormitory is also nearby. MENDELU students thus have all facilities in one place

Botanical garden and arboretum

The campus includes a large botanical garden and an arboretum, which are great places to relax, run, and study. The garden houses an extensive collection of orchids. It is also used for practical exercises for students.

University forests

MENDELU’s forests are unique in Europe. No other university on the continent has such extensive, continuous, and species-diverse forests in close proximity to the school. In the forests, a third of which are located in a protected landscape area, students can try out managing forest resources in an era of climate change.

University farm

The university farm in Žabčice is a place for hands-on learning. In addition to experimental fields, we also keep livestock at the farm, with about 1,200 head of cattle. Vineyards can also be found here, a third of which produce grapes and the rest of which serve as a unique gene bank of grape varieties