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The Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEL) of the Czech Technical University in Prague in cooperation with ŠKODA AUTO organises the Technology Literacy and Technology Olympiad. As part of this project, lecturers will introduce secondary school students to topics such as electromobility, artificial intelligence, cyber security, 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT). In the first year, the organisers expect to participate 125 secondary schools across the country, mainly industrial schools and grammar schools.
The Expo 2020 World Exposition opened its doors on October 1st, 2021 and will continue until March 31st, 2022. It is the first ever world exhibition to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, and it is also the first to be hosted by an Arab country. The Czech National Pavilion was designed by architects Jan Tůma and Jindřich Ráftl, who are graduates of the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague. What else is CTU presenting within the permanent exhibition and the rotating exhibits?
Faculties and institutes of the Czech Technical University in Prague have prepared Open Days for those interested in studying. In view of the current epidemiological measures, the information may change continuously and we will publish it here in due course.
The November Talks lecture series is returning to the Faculty of Architecture after a one-year break. It will present internationally successful personalities who are not afraid to take risks in their professional life. Among others, architect Eva Jiřičná will share her experience.
The twenty-fourth edition of the Werner von Siemens Prize for engineering, science and medicine students and young scientists has been announced. Candidates can apply via the website until 30 November, 2021. The financial rewards, which Siemens has distributed to 410 students, scientists and teachers over the past 23 years, amount to 13.4 million crowns. This year, 900,000 crowns will be distributed in eight categories, with the best thesis and dissertation category awarded to thesis supervisors along with students.

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At the International Engineering Fair in Brno, a prototype of the STOL Cruiser aircraft, which is developed in cooperation between the Brno-based manufacturer of ultralight aircraft Direct Fly, s.r.o. and the Institute of Aircraft Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, CTU in Prague, was publicly presented for the first time. The development of the aircraft was co-funded with state support from the Czech Technology Agency under the EPSILON Programme.
Associate Professor Dalibor Hlaváček was elected as a candidate for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of CTU, at the meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Architecture on 10 November. After his appointment by the Rector, he will replace as of February 2022 the current Dean of the Faculty, Professor Ladislav Lábus.
The lectures and evening performances by Color Force at the Centre for Advanced Applied Science (CAAS) Gala Assembly captivated and enthralled the audience. The program on Thursday November 4, 2021, shortly after 4 p.m. at the Archa Theatre was introduced by CAAS Director and Dean of the Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering of CTU Prof. Igor Jex, who himself prepared one lecture - Fractals and Quantum Information.
As one of the largest R&D public-private partnership in Europe – kicked off in October 2016 to join efforts with the aim to build an ecosystem for aerospace technologies – at the MSV-International Engineering Fair, the Czech Technical University’s Centre of Aviation and Space Research CTU in Prague and GE Aviation Czech announced an expansion of their collaboration to demonstrate Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
A light blue glow, Cherenkov radiation, is produced when a charged particle moves through space at a higher speed than the speed of light in that environment. It was this phenomenon that the Department of Nuclear Reactors (DNR) of the Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FNPE) demonstrated to students on its school reactor VR-1 Vrabec in early November.