MUNISS = Inter-university student competition

The Faculty of Economics and Administration at Masaryk University, in co-operation with the Brno University of Technology and Mendel University in Brno, developed a project aimed at linking university education with practice, deepening the co-operation of universities with the statutory city of Brno and at the same time deepening the co-operation of individual faculties of these universities and increasing the sharing of knowledge amongst their students. In the current seventh year, the project has also tried to widen international level and overlap. We will cooperate with the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava and the Slovak Capital City of Bratislava. And we try also to finish cooperation with TU Wien and City of Vienna as partners. Therefore, there will be an opportunity to co-operate and transfer knowledge to each other, as well as to inter-connect students and schools from all the cities in the processing of the assigned topics.


The aim of this project is to use the potential of talented students for the development of practical studies, in co-operation between the cities of Brno and Bratislava, Masaryk university, Mendel university, University of technology of Brno and Slovak university of technology of Bratislava focusing on the development in these cities.

The content of the project should include practically focused teaching for students of all participating universities. The content of the lessons will be the study creation for the topics and issues solved by both cities, especially in connection with the Smart City area. The output of the project should be studies that will be useful for the development of the cities, in which the universities involved in the competition are located.

Teaching should take the form of teamwork. In total, six competition teams are to be created in the 2018/2019 academic year, three in each participating city. Each team should be composed of five up to seven members with representatives from participating schools in each team. This will create multi-disciplinary teams, which will allow wider and better processing of the assigned topics. Three teams will process their work on the same topic. In other words, three topics will be dealt with in multiple variants. The choice of the topics will be up to the cities of Brno and Bratislava.

Teaching will be freely available for full-time study students of any study or field. During the begin of autumn term, team members and leaders will be selected from registered students.

The autumn and spring part will take the form of block teaching and will run in the form of a competition, to increase the attractiveness from the students’ point of view as well as for the target quality of the studies developed. That is why the whole project is named "Inter-university Student Competition" (abbreviation in the Czech language - MUNISS). The work of all competition teams will be evaluated by an expert committee at the end of the competition. The members of the best-rated teams will receive a formal award and reward for their work. At the end of the term, after submission and evaluation of their work, a ceremony will be held in connection with the transfer of the prizes.



  • learning teamwork in a multidisciplinary team
  • linking knowledge from different schools, faculties and cities, confronting them
  • the possibility of gaining experience during practical work during lessons
  • for members of the best teams, the possibility of gaining references for their CV in connection with the formal prizes obtained
  • the best team will receive a remarkable reward for their work

Masaryk University, Brno University of Technology, Mendel University and Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

  • providing space for students' creativity and exploiting their potential
  • practically focused form of teaching
  • practical co-operation with the public sphere (the cities where the universities are located) and in its favour

Cities Brno and Bratislava

  • exploiting the potential and creativity of students for the benefit of the cities
  • obtaining multiple differently developed studies in the specified areas that can be used for the needs of the cities
  • co-operation with large universities in the cities in the form of practical and creative work

MUNISS Project History

Project MUNISS 2017/2018

The seventh run of the project MUNISS was running in cooperation with Masaryk university, Brno university of technology, Mendel university in Brno and Slovak university of technology in Bratislava, with the support and in cooperation with Municipality of Brno and Municipality of Bratislava. Six inter-university and international student teams were created and two topics were dealt with.

Masaryk university

  • Topic 35 - Change of the city in time
    • (lector) Ing. arch. Adéla Chroboczková (
    • The main goal was to search for ways of transforming chosen localities Špitálka and Kraví hora in time to a smart district areas.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.91 (171 MB) , Team n.92 (46 MB) , Team n.93 (78 MB)

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
  • Topic 36 - Revitalisation of part of Bratislava
    • (lektor) Ing. Vladimír Ondrejička, PhD. (
    • The main aim of the topic was to create proposals for transforming a small square close to Obchodné street in Bratislava and using of Smart city principles.
    • Team studies: Winning teams n.94 (21 MB) and n.95 (63 MB)

Project MUNISS 2016/2017

The sixth run of the project MUNISS was running in cooperation with Masaryk university, Brno university of technology, Mendel university in Brno and Slovak university of technology in Bratislava, with the support and in cooperation with Municipality of Brno and Municipality of Bratislava. Six inter-university and international student teams were created and two topics were dealt with.

Masaryk university

  • Topic 33 - Utilisation of Brno Exhibition Center premises

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
  • Topic 34 - Rubik's cube of the Smart city of Bratislava
    • (lector) Ing. Vladimír Ondrejička, PhD. (
    • It concerns a proposal for the development of "Obchodna street" according to the Smart City approach.
    • Team studies (first version): Winning teams n.88 a n.90 (80 MB) , Team n.89 (1,5 MB)
    • Presentation in Bratislava: Presentations topic n.34 (teams 88-90, 625 MB)

Project MUNISS 2015/2016

The fifth run of the project was carried out involving Masaryk university, Brno university of technology, Mendel university in Brno and the Statutory City of Brno. Nine inter-university teams were created and three topics were dealt with.

Masaryk University

  • Topic 28 - E-government of the city of Brno
    • Ing. Mgr. Jan Žák (
    • Brno would like to introduce a high-quality e-government, but it doesn’t have a comprehensive information system for it. The aim is to modernise the city's communication with citizens. All this will be primarily addressed from the point of view of the user of the future possible system (each student has the experience of the IS user of their own school), i.e. it doesn’t concern the technical view but it focuses on the functional view.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.75 (1,1 MB) , Team n.74 (0,3 MB) , Team n.76 (0,6 MB)

University of Technology
  • Topic 29 - Smart district
    • Ing. Radek Fujdiak (
    • The phenomenon of "Smart City" has been discussed as well as every effort to improve the neighbourhoods. With regard to the scope of the work, this topic won’t be aimed at the urban planning of whole neighbourhoods, but at creating a solution of a selected minority that could improve the situation in the designated part of the city.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.79 (70 MB) , Team n.77 (1,6 MB) , Team n.78 (7 MB)

Mendel University
  • Topic 30 - Encouraging of elderly citizens
    • Ing. Petr Trávníček, Ph.D. (
    • Population is aging and Brno is no exception. According to assumptions, the number of elderly in the Moravian metropolis is going to continue increasing for some time to come. For this reason, the city is looking for a social innovation that would improve the lives of the elderly in Brno.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.81 (3 MB) , Team n.80 (4,7 MB) , Team n.82 (31 MB)

Project MUNISS 2014/2015

Masaryk University has prepared three custom-made expert studies for the needs of the city of Brno. The teams involved MU, Mendel and TU students.

Contracted studies:
  • Topic - Open Data in the city of Brno
    • The aim of the study was to carry out data analysis maintained by the city or its organisations and companies. Primarily, the main purpose was to make a comprehensive overview of the data that would be possible and appropriate to publish in the open data format and for some data, to outline the possibilities of their later use.
    • Study: Open data in the city of Brno (0,6 MB)
  • Topic - Evaluation of the city of Brno strategy (2007-2014)
    • The study should take projects supported by operational programs in the City of Brno (in the public sphere) and divide them according to the objectives and sub-objectives of the Brno City Strategy. For each area, projects and resources including information on the largest ones, should be summed up and results should be commented on and compared.
    • Study: Evaluation of the city strategy (2007-2014) (0,1 MB)

Partnership of the entities for the inter-university student network project (OP Education for Competitiveness CZ.1.07/2.4.00/31.0157)

In autumn 2011, the project was submitted to OPVK (The Education for Competitiveness Operational Program) 2.4. Partnerships and networks. In May, the project was selected as successful and the agreement was signed in July. In the (2012/13 and 2013/14) academic years, the project was implemented at MU, BUT, Mendel, Brno City Hall and SM Regional Chamber of Commerce. Each year, over 30 student teams participated in the project with a total of about 250 students from many different faculties.

Project MUNISS 2013/2014

14 topics were processed in the above-mentioned year. A total of 39 teams worked. Here, you can find the completed work (the so-called expert analyses) of the winning teams, which are the official output of the project. The winning teams are those whose first versions of the work were evaluated as the best in the given topic by a panel of five evaluators. There will soon be links to the work of the other two teams on the topic.

Masaryk University
  • Topic 11 - Civil project
    • Ing. Eva Švandová (
    • The aim is to involve civilians directly inimprovement of the city environment in their immediate residential neighborhood. Whether it is tidiness, open spaces, play grounds, safety or the like. Part two will be the particular processing of a civil project according to inspirations by foreign countries.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.33 (2,5 MB) , Team n.31 (3,3 MB) , Team n.32 (2,8 MB)
  • Topic 12 - Financial literacy
    • Ing. Mgr. Michal Krčál (
    • The aim is to work out a draft of content, design and rules of a web application or game which would be able to impart students of upper classes knowledge from the field of financial literacy in a suitable playful way. The games should be best drafted in a way that classes compete with each other and are able to win something.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.35 in cooperation with team n.36 (1,3 MB) , Team n.34 (1,6 MB) , Team n.36 (1,0 MB)
  • Topic 13 - Smart city
    • Ing. Mgr. Jan Žák (
    • The aim is to search form and method how to run the city services (municipality) more efficient. One component will also be the analysis of the possibility whether centralization in a new location would be worth the effort. Primarily, it must be the ambition to search inspiration in methods used by the private sector to resolve various areas. Here are useful parallels to be searched.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.38 (1,6 MB) , Team n.37 (0,8 MB) , Team n.39 (1,7 MB)
  • Topic 14 - Families with small children
    • Ing. Alena Kopfová, Ph.D. (, topic worked on in cooperation with the Regional economic chamber South Moravia
    • Aim of the topic is to search for a way how to help families with small children, weather this concerns watching over the children or the equipment for child care. The point is to search for a solution that connects city, firms and businessman on the way to help the families.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.40 (1,1 MB) , Team n.41 (1,3 MB) , Team n.42 (2,0 MB)

Special added topics:

  • Topic 21 (Junák) - Competence model for Junák
    • Mgr. Michaela Zedníková (, additional topic in cooperation with Junák (Association of Scouts and Guides of the Czech Republic)
    • Aim of the topic is to unify and set up competence models for the organization Junák, so that they will be able to use them according to their demand, education and alike. This is a supplementary topic with expanded harmonogram, work started already in autumn.
    • Práce týmů: Exp.analýza týmu č.63 (0,5 MB) , Práce týmu č.61 (6,0 MB) , Práce týmu č.62 (2,2 MB)
  • Topic 23 (Unifer) - Brno 42,195
    • Romana Pokorná (
    • The aim of the project "BRNO 42,195“ is to propose a complete handbook of an implementation and procuring of the sport public event during one day - Brno marathon. In the Czech republic there has been a dynamic growth of interest in sport event - running, which is a form of the sport activity which is opened to a wide range of people.
    • Team studies: Team n.69 with the help of members from the teams 67 and 68 (2,4 MB)
  • Topic 24 - application "Kam s tím" (= where to take it)
    • Ing. Mgr. Jan Žák (
    • Aim of the topic was to programme an web (and an android mobile application), that should help to navigate citizens of the city to the nearest separation waste containers. It should also help with detail information about waste separation.
    • Link: web page . Study: Team n.70 (0,9 MB)

Added studie in the cooperation with Unifer:
  • Topic - Data in the field of waste management
    • Aim was to analyse how to get detailed data about city waste and describe the technology. There should be also an assessment of the costs of proposed solution.
    • Study: Waste management data (0,8 MB)
  • Topic - Front office of the city of Brno
    • Aim was to analyse from the economis and operation point of view how to integrate all face to face comunication with citizens on one place. And also to suggest, how to change the shape of such public services.
    • Study: Front office Brno (2,2 MB)
  • Topic - Sharing of knowledge about financial products
    • Aim was to propose a system, that could help citizens to cope with financial products and help them easier to understand their content. It should help them to make an better informed and more effective decisions.
    • Study: Sharing of knowledge (1,7 MB)

University of Technology
  • Topic 15 - Revitalization of a chosen brownfield
    • Ing. Et Ing. Pavel Juřica (, Ing. Jan Rosenberg (
    • The city has many areas which are in bad condition and not well cared for. One of those locations should be made accessible again. You will be able to propose and produce a realistic plan how to revitalize the chosen locality qualitatively. Of course, your suggestion should be well thought through, economic and factually reasonable for everyone, who will be carrying out the plan.
    • Team studies: Winnig team n.45 (10,7 MB) , Team n.43 (24,7 MB)
  • Topic 16 - Age Management, habitation for seniors
    • Mgr. ŠtěpánKonečný, Ph.D. (, Ing. VladimírBartošek, Ph.D. (
    • The main aim of the project is to suggest particular actions or steps that would lead to a broadened, appropriate habitation offer for various groups in senior age. The proposed solution should be possible to realize in the given area and not only in the city and its suburbs but as well in other subjects, from the factual and legislative view as well as from the side of financial sustainability. The project must work with all segments that offer habitation and accompanying services, however, the focus is on that kind of innovative actions that can be performed by the public and nonprofit sector.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.46 (1,2 MB) , Team n.47 (1,6 MB) , Team n.48 (0,8 MB)
  • Topic 17 - Business start with and without using services of the business incubator – comparison of economic, technical and operational conditions
    • Ing. David Schüller, Ph.D. (, Ing. VítChlebovský, Ph.D. (, topic worked on in cooperation with the Regional economic chamber South Moravia
    • The aim is to prepare a collection of recommendations and steps for young companies on the basis of the comparison between starting conditions of businesses in chosen areas with or without using the assistance and service of business incubators. In the same time, the developed project should serve as an inspiring guide for young businessmen whether to use incubators for assistance when starting a firm.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.50 (1,7 MB) , Team n.49 (2,3 MB) , Team n.51 (0,6 MB)

Mendel University
  • Topic 18 - Analysis of thepossibilities for plastic waste collection under circumstances of the city of Brno
    • Ing. Petr Trávníček, Ph.D. (
    • Assessment of the present state of plastic waste collection in Brno. Research about plastic waste collections in comparable cities in Czech Republic and abroad. Detailed problem analysis of collecting, gathering and utilization of plastic waste including the economic side of the whole process. Final evaluation and recommendation for the city of Brno considering the as certained facts and the performed problem analysis of collecting, gathering and utilization of plastic waste.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.53 (0,7 MB) , Team n.52 (1,0 MB) , Team n.54 (0,6 MB)
  • Topic 19 - Effective visitor monitoring in the city of Brno
    • Ing. Petr Mikuš and Ing. Sylvie Formánková, Ph.D. (
    • Aim of the work is a proposal for effective visitor monitoring for the city of Brno. The fulfilled work will describe the specific group visitors of Brno, describe their consumer behavior, propose a suitable method to collect data (with focus on differentiation between the qualitative and quantitative approach) and suggest a method for monitoring. The result of the work will be a proposal for effective monitoring and a monitoring methodology that is suitable for repetitive implementation.
    • Team studies: Winnig teams n.55 and n.57 together (5,6 MB) , Team n.56 (1,5 MB)
  • Topic 20 - Centre for ceramic craft
    • Ing. Josef Zrůst, Ph.D. (, topic worked on in cooperation with the Regional economic chamber South Moravia
    • Aim of the project is to process a study about feasibility of the formation and development of a centre for ceramic craft, based on the local, historical tradition in the region. The centre should be located and produce in the local industrial area, where suitable functional technical surroundings are to be found.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.58 (2,5 MB) , Team n.59 (17,6 MB) , Team n.60 (3,0 MB)
  • Topic 22 - Feedback tools and technics for the marketing output of the Tourism organization
    • Ing. Sylvie Formánková, Ph.D. (, additional topic in cooperation with the Tourism center
    • Aim of the project is the exploration and the subsequent proposal for techniques and tools that would allow the management of the Tourism centre South Moravia to survey and measure the effect of marketing campaigns, which have been put into praxis to increase the visitor turnout in South Moravia. Primarily, we are talking about measuring the effects of propaganda material, advertising in the print media, participation in tourism trade fairs, billboard campaigns and alike.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.64 (2,5 MB) , Team n.65 (0,1 MB) , Team n.66 (0,8 MB)

Project MUNISS 2012/2013

In above-mentioned year, 10 topics were dealt with. In total, there were 30 teams. Here you can find the completed work (the so-called expert analyses) of the winning teams, which is the official output of the project. The winning teams are those whose first versions of the work were evaluated as the best by a panel of five evaluators for the given topic. There are also links to the work of the other two teams on the topic.

Masaryk University

  • Topic 1 - Reviving the city center
    • Ing. Eva Švandová (
    • It will deal with the problem of decrease of the quality of life, outflow of residents, visitors and shoppers from the city’s center. Based on the analysis of the causes, students will seek and suggest specific actions or steps to be taken and would lead to the sustainability and strengthening of ‘life’ in the center of Brno (eg. in housing, retail, leisure and cultural activities, public spaces, traffic and parking, etc.). The proposed solutions must be implementable in a given area not only by the city but also by other entities.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.1 (2,0 MB) , Team n.2 (46 MB) , Team n.3 (2,7 MB)
  • Topic 2 - Increasing the number of residents
    • Ing. Alena Kopfová, Ph.D. (
    • Brno has a significant difference between the number of people actuallylivingthere and thosethatstate considers as inhabitants and therefore contributes to the city’s budget by taxes on their behalf. This leads to the problems in many areas (waste, transport, etc.) Students should analyse various target groups that live in the city and do not have permanent residency permission and determine whether some of them could become city’s residents. This means analysing the causes and seek the innovative ways how the city could attract new residents.
    • Team studies: Winnig team n.6 (0,9 MB) , Team n.4 (15 MB) , Team n.5 (0,8 MB)
  • Topic 3 - Brno City Card
    • Ing. Mgr. Jan Žák (, Ing. Michal Kozub (
    • Would it make sense to issue a card for Brno that would incorporate providing various city services (transport, theaters, museums, sports, etc.) for residents, tourists and other target groups? In case such services would merge, could this be approached via the most common service that is transport? What form would be the most effective to implement (card, applications, etc.)? Is it effective to include the payment too? Can such card be also interconnected with services of the private sector? And of course, take into account everything that went wrong with Opencard in Prague.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.8 (2,5 MB) , Team n.7 (1,5 MB) , Team n.9 (0,2 MB)
  • Topic 4 - Analysis of the method of the Municipal Office communication
    • Ing. Mgr. Michal Krčál (
    • Students will have the opportunity to expose the ways of communication of the office with the public to an analysis and will be free to design and develop modifications or changes. Can public administration imitate ways and forms of communication of the companies, schools or other institutions? In which areas would this be beneficial for residents? The topic will be processed in cooperation with the city of Austerlitz while some parts of the given issues will be treated for the eventual use in other cities too.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.12 (2,3 MB) , Team n.10 (0,4 MB) , Team n.11 (1,2 MB)

Brno University of Technology

  • Topic 5 - Revitalisation of selectedbrownfield
    • Ing. Et Ing. Pavel Juřica (, Ing. Jan Rosenberg (
    • The city has many areas that are very neglected. Your project should focus on some of the locations that has no legal or other blockings (probably Staňkova location). You could design a viable plan of revitalisation of a chosen location yourself. Of course, your design should be meaningful and well elaborated, both economically and practically, for anyone who will potentially implement it.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.15 (0,6 MB) + attachment (56 MB) , Team n.13 (7,8 MB) , Team n.14 (44 MB)
  • Topic 6 - Creative centre Brno
    • Mgr. Štěpán Konečný, Ph.D. (, Ing. Vladimír Bartošek, Ph.D. (
    • This is a project of a design of a center that should work for many years. The center ought to serve to starting art school graduates and entrepreneurs in creative industries as well as to other creative people who will desire to carry out their activities and share their experiences. Additionally, it should be certainly open to the wide general public. The city has a chosen location of more than 10,000 square meters. Therefore, now you need to create a meaningful and effective plan on how this institution could be set up and run.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.17 (17,4 MB) , Team n.16 (12,5 MB) , Team n.18 (0,6 MB)
  • Topic 7 - Use of space of the Science and Technology Park for development of synergistic efects inside and out.
    • Ing. David Schüller, Ph.D. (, Ing. Vít Chlebovský, Ph.D. (
    • A Science and Technology Park is being built next to the Faculty of Business and Management. Part of the space in the area is already owned by the prospective tenants and a portion is allocated for small businesses. The aim is to create a pilot scheme on how to harmonise requirements of the companies located in the Science and Technology Park together with possibilities of cooperation with professional capacities of universities. In other words, to seek the ways of effective collaboration and partnerships and to analyse the mutual potential of the partners, ie. companies, faculties, professional teams, faculties’ departments, institutes, etc.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.19 (1,7 MB) , Team n.20 (1,3 MB) , Team n.21 (3,5 MB)

Mendel University in Brno

  • Topic 8 - Waste management of the city of Brno and communication with the public
    • Ing. Petr Trávníček, Ph.D. (
    • Theme is inspired by one of the pilot topics (collection depots). The aim is to analyse the communication methods of the city and its organisations (SAKO) in the domaine of waste, in relation to the public. That is to say to deal with what people know and/or do not know about waste sorting, its collection and recovery. Furthermore, to find the ways of keeping them up to date and explaining the possibilities of waste management, its use and recycling, and, possibly, to motivate them to a more efficient conduct. Part of the task is also to deal with the form and visual design of the communication in this field.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.24 (5,1 MB) , Team n.22 (1,8 MB) , Team n.23 (1,0 MB)
  • Topic 9 - Enhancing the attractiveness of the region to young people
    • Ing. Sylvie Gurská, Ph.D. (
    • The theme is elaborated in cooperation with the Tourist Authority and will be probably focused on more target groups (foreign students, young families, etc.) Students will analyse the strengths and weaknesses and seek what ought to be changed by the city and in what form, in order to eliminate detected weaknesses and generally increase the city’s attractiveness to the selected target groups.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.27 (5,7 MB) , Team n.25 (13,5 MB) , Team n.26 (3,0 MB)
  • Topic 10 - Using the industrial complex for small crafts
    • Ing. Josef Zrůst, Ph.D. (
    • The aim is to propose how to make use of the existing complex near Brno for some form of the crafts centre. This is a pilot project of a certain combination of sectoral cluster and incubator focused mainly on small entrepreneurs. The goal is to find an efficient form of a project, to create a plan for implementation and running. The project is made in cooperation, and supported by, the company owning the complex. A good quality project could be implemented.
    • Team studies: Winning team n.30 (1,8 MB) , Team n.28 (3,6 MB) , Team n.29 (2,7 MB + two video attachments not linked)

Project MUNISS 2011/2012

The project of the Masaryk University Student Competition (MUNISS) has been developed and discussed since April 2010, at the Masaryk University as well as the City Office of Brno. At the beginning of 2011, the project was successfully negotiated and gradually gained support from the city, the patronage of the Mayor of Brno and the patronage of the Rector of Masaryk University.

The aim of the project was to provide space for the creative work of students, to connect them in multi-disciplinary teams and give them the opportunity to use their creative energy for the benefit of the city where they study. The City of Brno assigned three competition topics. Each has been produced by three competition teams. The resulting studies are fully available to the city of Brno to be utilised to process its development concepts and strategies. The three best works were awarded with formal prizes and the members of these teams received scholarships for creative activity (in total, approximately 100,000 CZK were distributed).

The competition was inaugurated at the beginning of December 2011, where the competition teams were selected from the students enrolled with the help of the Faculty of Social Studies of the MU (the assessment centre implemented with the help of human resources students). An even more important event was the official announcement of the results of the competition in June 2012.

Three selected topics from autumn 2011 (the specification) and their final team works:
1) Collecting depots
a) Team No.1 (2,5 MB)
b) Team No.2 (0,5 MB)
c) Team No.3 (15,7 MB)

2) Brno city agglomerations
a) Team No.4 (2,0 MB)
b) Team No.5 (4,6 MB)
c) Team No.6 (1,1 MB)

3) City indentity
a) Team No.7 (130,5 MB)
b) Team No.8 (1,9 MB)
c) Team No.9 (21,6 MB)

Photos from the opening ceremony of 12th of Decembre 2011.
Photos from the award ceremony of 4th of June 2012.