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CTU is a member of the international alliance CELSA (Central Europe Leuven Strategic Alliance) led by KU Leuven. The aim of the cooperation is to promote the internationalisation of science at CTU by supporting the preparation of international scientific projects.
CTU in Prague has already joined the Night of Scientists seven times, and the eighth time will be no different. This nationwide science and technology popularization event will take place on Friday, September 24, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., this time on the theme of time. During the evening, we will introduce visitors to interesting projects from our university's workshop and offer a unique opportunity to peek into spaces that are not normally open to the public. In addition to the usual face-to-face events, some activities will take place in an online-only space, so it will be possible to experience science from the comfort of your own home.
The final round of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge, organised by the US Department of Defense, will take place from 21 to 24 September 2021 at the MegaCavern underground complex in Kentucky, USA.
Non-academic staff of CTU can take the opportunity to go on an internship at one of the EutoTeQ partner universities from 15 September. These include the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e) , Ecole Polytechnique L'X, or Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech). CTU employees thus have a unique opportunity to visit prestigious European universities, expand their knowledge in their field and apply new knowledge at their respective workplaces.
The historical issue of designing industrial buildings is presented in 69 original plans, twenty period publications, one 3D visualisation and a multimedia spatial installation created by Michal Cáb, Jiří Rouš and Kryštof Pešek. The exhibition was prepared by Lukáš Beran, Jakub Potůček and Jan Zikmund at the Research Centre of Industrial Heritage of the Faculty of Architecture as part of the research project of the same name of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic within the NAKI II programme. The exhibition entitled "Industrial Architecture on Old Plans and in New Media" will run from 23 September to 15 October 2021 at the Gallery of the National Technical Library in the Dejvice Campus.

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The Memorandum of Cooperation was concluded between the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC CTU) and the Prague Innovation Institute (Pii) in January 2021. Now the cooperation has materialized several times on specific projects that bring added value to the residents of Prague. The first project will help schools to develop support programmes for teachers in the field of polytechnic education. The second aims to create a tool for early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
The ensemble of humanoid robots at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU (FEL) has been expanded by iCub, the first robot equipped with all senses. Its features, especially its electronic skin, open up new possibilities for cognition of the human brain with the help of artificial intelligence at the Department of Cybernetics of the CTU FEL.
Experts from the Department of Telecommunication Technology of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU have won a significant award, namely the 2nd prize at the 20th annual conference and competition eLearning 2021, which ended on 3 September in Prague. The team of Ing. Tomáš Zeman, Ph.D., Ing. Marek Nevosad, Ing. Jaromír Hrad, Ph.D., Ing. Jiří Holeček, Ph.D., Bc. Ing. Ivan Pravda, Ph.D., and Ing. Pavel Lafata, Ph.D., impressed the jury with the project Environment for Open Digital Learning Resources VOVCR.CZ.
Completely new doctoral study programmes for restorers, conservators and technologists will be offered by the University of Pardubice (UPCE) and the University of Chemical Technology (VŠCHT) in cooperation with the Czech Technical University in Prague. The Faculty of Restoration of UPCE, which is based in Litomyšl, and the Faculty of Chemical Technology of VŠCHT in Prague will for the first time this year accept graduates who will continue their education in the doctoral programme Conservation Sciences in the Care of Tangible Cultural Heritage.
The launch of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft, which flew from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station (ISS) on 29 August, was watched with excitement by Czech scientists and students. Among them was Jaroslav Hrubý, who graduated from the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Czech Technical University and is now working at the University of Hasselt in Belgium. The ship had on board a diamond quantum magnetometer, which he participated in the development of.