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In the academic year of 2017/18, the individual faculties of CTU and Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies are preparing Open Doors days for prospective students. During the presentation of the individual faculties, the visitors will learn everything about the study programs and courses, application forms, admission procedures and many other practical information. There will be iInteresting exhibits, modern laboratories, and the opportunity to talk to students and lecturers.
Rector of the Czech Technical University in Prague prof. Petr Konvalinka invites you to CTU’s New Year's concert, which will take place on 17 January 2018 at 7.30 pm in the Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum. Under the direction of Ondřej Lenárd, the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra will perform with the soloist Roman Patočka. The compositions of the White Madonna by F.A. Boildieu, the Scottish Fantasia by M. Bruch as well as the compositions of Antonín Dvořák Othello and In Nature will be heard at the concert.
On 13 December at 19.30, the CTU Christmas concert will take place in the Bethlehem Chapel. At the event, held under the auspices of CTU rector prof. Petr Konvalinka, the Art Association of CTU - Symphony Orchestra and choir led by Jan Steyer and Radek Šalše will perform together with soprano Zuzana Lászlóová, alt Ludmila Kromková, tenor Václav Barth, bas Martin Vodrážka and organist Maria Pochopová.
Elections of new deans will take place at five CTU faculties in autumn this year. Schedules and details can be found here:
Students, PhD students, their supervisors, aspirational scientists, or even entire scientific teams can apply to the twentieth year of the Werner von Siemens Prize until 27 November.

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Professor Stefan W. Hell, holder of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2014, visited the students and professors at the Czech Technical University in Prague on 8 November. This was the fifth meeting of top international scientists at CTU held by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) under the Honeywell Initiative for Science & Engineering (HISE) program. The program is funded by Honeywell as part of its Honeywell Hometown Solutions Corporate Responsibility Initiative. HISE aims to encourage students to pursue their own activities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The program has already inspired thousands of students and educators around the world.
Yet again, CTU representatives won the first place in the competition for the best stand at the european fair of lifelong learning, Gaudeamus Brno 2017, held from 31 October to 3 November. The victory was more valuable because the stands were rated by high school students themselves. CTU has been at the top of this competition since 2010.
On the occasion of the national holiday of the Czechoslovak Republic independence day on 28 October, president Miloš Zeman decorated 39 notable personalities wit h state awards. Prof. Vladimír Mařík, founder and director of the Czech Institute of Computer Science, Robotics and Cybernetics, and prof. Jaroslav Pollert, Head of the Water Management Experimental Center, Faculty of Civil Engineering, were also among them. Both were awarded the Medal of Merit I. class in Science.
A prestigious Adobe MAX 2017 conference was held in Las Vegas from 18 to 20 October. , The Puppetron project, created in cooperation with the Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, CTU and Adobe, was presented there. The revolutionary algorithm allows you to transfer an art style from hand-drawn artwork to portrait photography to faithfully preserve both identity of the stylized person and basic characteristics of the art media used. This is how the platform differs from applications based on the use of neural networks such as Prisma or DeepArt.
The leadership of CTU in Prague and the Confederation of Industry and Transport of the Czech Republic organized a discussion forum on 24 October, entitled The Future of Czech Industry Depends on Quality Technical Education.