European Sustainable Development Week at MU

18 September 2023 - 8 October 2023

In line with its values, Masaryk University decided to participate in the so-called European Week for Sustainable Development (ETUR) together with other public universities associated with the UNILEAD project. During the annual ETUR, a number of events and activities are held to raise awareness about sustainable development and our sustainable future. This year, the ETUR itself falls on 20 - 26 September 2023, but events that fall between 18 September and 8 October 2023 "count".

Below you will find both an invitation to an expanded menu of vegetarian and vegan food to your canteen, as well as a list of events taking place at MU during ETUR.

Thank you for your engagement!

More sustainable food in your canteen

The MU Accommodation and Catering Services has prepared an expanded more sustainable menu for you from September 18-26, 2023, offering at least three vegan and one vegetarian meal (in addition to the traditional menu).

At the same time, in line with the Dining Commandments, it is ideal to use the Webkredit/Mobilkredit system for ordering, which will guarantee the food you order and avoid the waste associated with its possibly unnecessary preparation!

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Overview of events held at MU within the ETUR






Sustainable canteens

Expanded vegan and vegetarian food offer and complementary information campaign (seasonal menus, regional suppliers, waste reduction presentations, etc.)

In your canteen

18. - 26. 9.

Inclusive Culture Festival

"We are opening a discussion about what an inclusive society should look like." The festival includes workshops, theatre performances, exhibitions and much more. See for yourself!

Faculty of Education

7. 9. - 17. 10.

How can sustainability in digitalization save time and money?

Come to a lecture by Jiří Marek, an open science expert from Masaryk University, where he will explain how "open" technologies and innovations help in the public sphere and education... and saves us time and money. ONLINE lecture - 60 min



20. - 22. 9.

How to use data for a stand out university thesis?

Do you have a bachelor's or master's thesis on the horizon and want your work to stand out? Martin Dvořák, the spatial data specialist behind the DATA BRNO project, will present the basics of working with data. Using practical examples, you will see how data is used by the Brno City Council in its decision-making to ensure the long-term sustainability of city projects. Find out how to take your scientific work to the next level! ONLINE lecture - 60 min



20. - 22. 9.

40 Years of the RECETOX: On the Way to a Healthier Future -  posters exhibition

The exhibition presents the history of the RECETOX research centre and its activities. Opening of the exhibition on 21 September at 3 pm. At 15.30: speech by Jana Klánová, followed by a tour of the biobank and laboratories. RECETOX (Faculty of Science at UCB) 21. 9. at 15.00

Students - Paramedics - Award by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Award of the South Moravian Region Emergency Medical Services students for intervention in an emergency accident on D2 - social responsibility. Faculty of Medicine 26. 9.

Book Exchange and Dean´s Grill Party

The scholarly and fiction publications exchange will run throughout the day and will be combined with an afternoon/evening informal Dean's Grill Party. Faculty of Pharmacy 25. 9.  

Collection for the non-profit organization Medici na ulici (Medics on the street)

There will be a collection of medical and oral hygiene supplies. Faculty of Pharmacy 18. 9. - 8. 10. 

Green roof at Veslařská

Opening of the renovated campus for invitees and FSpS employees after registration.

Faculty of Sports, Veslařská 183

 18. 9.

Garden party at Kotlářská 2023: Academic Year Start

We cordially invite all our students and employees to the Garden Festival in the park on Kotlářská Street. You can look forward to the awarding of the Faculty of Arts MU prizes. Folk dulcimer music Za Oponou will play for dancing and listening. You can visit the Botanical Garden, with greenhouses and an exhibition of sculptures by students of the Faculty of Arts of MU in the garden, and you can also see the exhibition in the "Gallery on the steps" in the Dean's Office building.
Kotlářská 2 (Faculty of Science)   18. 9. at 14.00

Sculptures among flowers 2023

The 6th year of the popular exhibition of works by students of sculpture at the Sculpture 1 studio of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the BUT. Entrance to the garden is free and daily from 9.00 to 17.00. Kotlářská 2 (Faculty of Science) till 1. 10. 

Design meets evolution: Theory and practice

English lecture by Víctor de Lorenzoe on bioengineering, environmental biotechnology. Faculty of Science at UCB  5. 10. at 13.00

Botanical and zoological excursions for public

Autumn botanical excursion around Žďár nad Sázavou led by representatives of the Faculty of Science - Institute of Botany and Zoology Train Station Žďár nad Sázavou 23. 9. at 9.35

TV series Za oponou přírody (Behind the Curtain of the Nature)

TV series about the work of MU scientists, which is closely linked to nature conservation (protection of endangered biotopes, preservation of species richness of the White Carpathian meadows, biodiversity of bogs...)
 ČT 2  17. 9., 24. 9., 1.10 a 8.10 at 18.55

Student Textbook Exchange

Opportunity to get used textbooks from older classmates during Orientation Week.
Faculty of Economy and Administration 18. 9 (10.00-14.00), 19. 9. 2023 (9.30-13.30)

Sustainable Development Council meeting

An open platform for faculty focused on sustainability.
Faculty of Economy and Administration 26. 9. at 14.00

ETUR at Faculty of Arts

In addition to highlighting related topics across faculty communication channels, the Letters for Future happening will take place on the faculty campus, as well as a joint waste collection and eco-tour. Sustainability will also be taken into account in the new faculty-wide events SemesterSTART and Open Day.
Faculty of Arts 20. - 26. 9.

49th EKOFILM International Environmental Film Festival

EKOFILM is the oldest international environmental film festival in Europe. Its roots date back to 1974, when it was created by breaking away from Techfilm. Since 1991, its main organiser has been the Ministry of the Environment. Since 2015, the festival has been held in Brno and is organised jointly by Key Promotion s.r.o., Masaryk University and EkoInkubátor. Each year the festival opens with one of the current environmental topics of today. For 2023.
Faculty of Social Studies 5. - 8. 10.

Book bazaar

"You can't fit your textbooks on the shelf anymore and you want to pass them on? Are you looking for study materials for the new semester and don't want to spend too much money on books? Spolek mediků is hosting a textbook exchange where you can sell study materials you no longer use, but buy the textbooks you're looking for from older ones at the same time!"
UCB Souther ncorridor 26. 9. at 14.00

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