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The Concert on the occasion of the November 17th national holiday and the International Student Day will take place on November 17 at 19.30 in Bethlehem Chapel. Conducted by Jan Šrámek, the chamber choir of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and CTU Academic Orchestra together with soprano Dagmar Williams, alto Daniela Nemutova, tenor Martin Slavik and bass Jan Morávek will perform at the event held under the auspices of CTU Rector doc. Vojtěch Petráček .
Czech Technical University in Prague joins the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of independent Czechoslovakia. To mark the aaniversary, the CTU Archive prepared a separate lecture cycle and an interesting program is prepared by individual faculties.
The Alquist Student Team led by Jan Šedivý of the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics will again take part in the finals of this year´s Alexa Prize competition. Its organised by the American giant Amazon for the second time. Same as last year, students have advanced from the first place in semifinals with their chatbot, Alquist. In the competition, universities from around the world are tasked with creating the best conversational artificial intelligence for the Amazon Echo smart device.
Already for the twenty-first time, Siemens Czech Republic is going to award talented students, scientists and educators from technical and scientific disciplines. Hundreds of thousands of crowns will be awarded to the best. Works and projects can be submitted until 25 November.

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Meeting with a delegation from Soul´s Dongguan University was held on Friday, 5 October where CTU Vice-Rector for Science, Creative Activities, Doctoral Studies and Foreign Relations prof. Ing. Zbyněk Škvor, CSc. and President of Donggong University Dr. Tae Sik Han signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
Two years ago, Marek Novák’s team from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering developed a blood glucose measurement device - an XGLU meter. With this device, graduates of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering have already won a number of competitions, including the prestigious Microsoft Imagine Cup. In September, the XGLU won the IoT Future Hub contest organized by Vodafone, and in early October, Ing. Marek Novák ranked second in the Czech Inventor survey.
Doc. Lukáš Ferkl, Director of the University Center for Energy Efficient Buildings of the Czech Technical University, represented the CTU rector, doc. Vojtech Petráček as he took part in a mission of the Union of Industry and Transport to the United Arab Emirates. This was part of the foreign trip of Radek Vondráček, chairman of the Czech Parliament.
The award of the European Association of Steel Construction Manufacturers - ECCS is awarded in recognition to major scientists who have made a significant contribution to the development of scientific and technical knowledge in the field of structural steel constructions.
On 6 September, the meeting of the Chamber of Statutory Towns of the Czech Republic took place at the CTU. The event took place under the auspices of the Rector doc. Vojtěch Petráček as he gave a solemn greeting to the mayors of the statutory cities of the Czech Republic and other guests.