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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?
The third edition of the CyberSec&AI Connected 2021 virtual conference will be held on 4-5 November 2021, focusing on the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Internet user privacy. The event aims to bring together representatives from academia and industry on issues related to privacy in the digital world. The organisers are the software company Avast and the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), joined this year by the Private AI Collaborative Research Institute at the Technical University of Darmstadt.
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.
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.
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.

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On October 14, 2021, the Masaryk College of the CTU in Prague, under the auspices of the Rector doc. RNDr. Vojtěch Petráček, CSc., and Police President Maj. Gen. Jan Švejdar, the Soft Goals II 2021 conference organized by the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of CTU in cooperation with the Czech branch of AFCEA and the Chamber of Commercial Security Enterprises.
Students of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of CTU with a team of like-minded colleagues built the Next Zone coworking centre in the heart of Prague, which was inaugurated on 7 October 2021. Petr Štěpánek, Patrik Seidl and Josef Hnízdo, students of the bachelor's degree in Information and Communication Technologies in Medicine, created a space where young budding innovators can meet, discuss and create.
On Thursday 7 October 2021, the Multirobotic Systems Group from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEL) presented a new drone autonomously firing a fire extinguishing capsule, which is able to intervene very quickly in case of fire in multi-storey buildings in Brandýs nad Labem - Stará Boleslav. During the experiment, which was conducted in cooperation with the Central Bohemian Region Fire Rescue Corps, researchers tested the drone during a mock intervention with a split fire in an abandoned building.
Two teams from two Czech universities met in the representative premises of the CTU to receive the European Citizen Award in person. Researchers from the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics of CTU in Prague (CIIRC CTU) have already won the award in 2020 for the protective half-mask "CIIRC RP95-3D". For the year 2021, the award went to the Brno Volunteer Centre of Masaryk University for the MUNI HELPS project. The teams received their medals at a ceremony on Monday 11 October 2021 from Dita Charanzová, Vice President of the European Parliament (EP) and Chancellor of the European Citizen Award, after pandemic restrictions made it impossible to hold the event earlier.
At the trilateral science conference "German-Polish-Czech Science Platform", Prof. Dr. Vladimir Mařík, scientific director of the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC) at the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) and DFKI CEO Prof. Dr. Antonio Krüger signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The ceremony took place in Dresden on Oct. 8, 2021, in the presence of Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Lukas, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Petr Očko, Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wahlster, DFKI Chief Executive Advisor.