TGM and MU
Masaryk University bears the name of the scholar, politician, instigator of Czech and international cultural life, and the first President of the Czechoslovak Republic. Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850–1937) is ever a model of a person of excellent education and responsibility contributing eminently to the advancement of democratic principles in our country. He can also be seen as the “spiritual father” of MU.
Masaryk astounds with the breadth of his knowledge, his implementation of theoretical findings into practical life, his morality, his ability to fuse firm convictions about the truth with modern approaches to contemporary issues.
The Masaryk Days, organised annually at the start of March by the Centre for Culture, Art and Events of MU, aim to commemorate the man’s ideas, work, and impulses in both academic and popular formats with an international reach and with regard to the current situation.
We trust that these lectures, discussions, interviews, and artistic performances will help expound Masaryk’s ideas and life work, while also connecting them to the present-day challenges to education, research, and social interaction within the whole university.
In the words of the Czech author Karel Čapek: “Masaryk University wishes to speak with TGM!”