The Faculty of Medicine was founded in 1919 as one the first faculties of Masaryk University. Presently, it includes 66 institutes and clinics, employing 1,077 personnel. In the two faculty hospitals (Faculty Hospital Bohunice and St. Anne’s Faculty Hospital) there are 3000 beds accessible for teaching, giving students excellent opportunities to see a wide variety of cases, ensuring a rich educational experience. The last part of the new University Campus, spanning some 42,000 m2, was officially opened in 2010. All theoretical classes are taught in state of the art facilities here. Its proximity to Faculty Hospital of Brno Bohunice where a large proportion of the clinical practice takes place make the campus both practical and convenient for both students and staff alike. The Campus provides an ideal environment for education and research with high quality equipment and laboratory technologies where students gain valuable practical experience during the tuition. At the heart of the campus there is the library, which can store half a million volumes and has seating for 600 students. In addition to this, are study rooms for classes or group work, a computer lab and the essential academic bookshop. The campus is connected to Campus Square, a useful commercial complex, where students can stock up on supplies only a stones throw from where their classes are situated. Next to the medical faculty stands the sports grounds and buildings of the Faculty of Sports Studies. Every semester students are encouraged to participate in a sports course, to ensure students are of “healthy body healthy mind”. The Faculty Hospital Bohunice is the largest hospital in not just the City but the surrounding regions, too. Contained within the numerous buildings of the hospital, situated in a well-groomed park are 56 clinics educating and preparing students for medical profession. In addition the Faculty Hospital also involves the Children’s Medical Centre and the Centre for Reproductive Medicine. The second largest faculty hospital is St Anne's, a historic hospital some 225 years old; it compromises of about 30 clinics and departments. An integral part of St. Anne’s Faculty Hospital is the International Clinical Research Center. This unique medical research project is based on the International Space Station model and represents the Mayo Clinic's first large-scale international collaboration. ICRC Brno will focus on cardiovascular and other state-of-the-art medical research. The Masaryk Oncological Institute closely co-operates with the Faculty of Medicine through the University Oncological Centre. This institute belongs to the top-ranking oncological workplaces in the Czech Republic.