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Brno's rectors call upon the Czech government to support ICRC

On Wednesday, 14th December 2005, the Czech Government will be deciding about the future of the project of the International Clinical Research Center, which should be built during the subsequent four years in the city of Brno. On this occasion, the rectors of the three Brno universities - Masaryk University in Brno, Brno University of Technology, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno - have issued a declaration, in which they express their support and the pledge of the universal collaboration. Declaration:

“We are expressing the support to the project of the International Clinical Research Center (ICRC), which was initiated on the basis of the close, long-lasting collaboration of the St Anne's University Hospital in Brno with the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, USA, and the bilateral binding commitment of the further development.
The project represents a unique opportunity to connect the Czech Republic, the South Moravia as well as the scientific potential of the Brno universities with the leading world research in the field of medicine and biotechnology. Such a connection bears no comparison in the Central and Eastern Europe. The orientation on the basic research, the first-rate clinical practice and the industrial applications will enable the entrance of the world’s most influential investors within the medical and pharmaceutical industry and will substantially support the quality of education at our universities, its internationalization and linkage with the modern applied research worldwide.
As rectors of the significant Czech universities cultivating research and education in the fields of medicine, biotechnology and instrumentation, we are ready to create the best conditions for the successful activities of the ICRC and the integration of the creative potential of our institutions into the joint research and the educational activities.”

Petr Fiala
Rector of Masaryk University in Brno

Václav Suchý
Rector of University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno

Jan Vrbka
Rector of Brno University of Technology