Acknowledgement for the University's contribution to the defence of the Czech Republic in the field of active reserve was received in Vyškov by the Rector of CTU doc. Vojtěch Petráček.
The first micro-certificate course organized by Faculty of Civil Engineering of Czech Technical University in Prague was successfully completed by 27 candidates. In the two-semester lifelong learning course "Technical building services for energy efficient and healthy buildings", they focused on the topic of technical systems of buildings in the context of the requirements of the new European Directive on the energy performance of buildings. The expert guarantor of the course was Prof. Karel Kabele from CTU Faculty of Civil Engineering, where lectures and practical teaching in laboratories also took place. The micro-certificate obtained by the graduates is a Europe-wide recognised document and if qualification requirements are needed for certain professions, the micro-certificate proves the person fullfills these requirements.
Sixteen Czech and Slovak electrical engineering and IT faculties founded the Alliance for Electrical Engineering and Informatics (Alliance) on Wednesday 15 May. The Alliance is headed by the Dean of Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen (FEL ZČU) Zdeněk Peroutka. The aim of the Alliance will be, among other things, to increase the interest of secondary school students in the offered electrical engineering and IT fields and to mutually coordinate strategic research projects.
On the occasion of the first National Development Day of the Czech Republic on 25 April 2024, a project entitled Strengthening Capacity and Knowledge Transfer in higher education institutions (HEI's) for the Development of Affected Areas of Ukraine was also launched. The project will be implemented in 2024 by the Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies of Czech Technical University in Prague, in particular the Institute of Public Administration and Regional Studies, in cooperation with the O. M. Beketov National University of Urban Economics in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Faculty of Information Technology of the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU FIT) in cooperation with the University of Antwerp (UAntwerp) in Belgium presents the newly established Standardized Systems Laboratory (NSLab). The primary goal of this research facility will be to improve evolvability and sustainability in the ever-changing software development environment. The NSLab will be dedicated to the development and support of research in a variety of software solutions.
On 20 May, the National Centre for Industry 4.0, in cooperation with the FEI VŠB-TUO, ŠKODA AUTO a.s. and the Technological Literacy platform, welcomed almost two hundred students from primary and secondary schools in Ostrava as part of an educational event on modern technologies. The day-long programme included not only an interactive lecture on the practical use of new technologies, but also a guided tour of the CPIT TL3 Testbed and its Smart Factory Lab and Mobility Lab sections. Here, experts showed the young people the technology in practice and who knows, maybe some of them will come back in a few years as students at one of the faculties. To increase technological literacy, but also to strengthen interest in technical education was the goal of the event, which is now in its third year in Prague. Today for the first time also in Ostrava.
The combination of growing crops and generating electricity through solar panels in one field is literally a revolution for farmers in the Czech Republic. This is to be made possible by an amendment to the Agricultural Land Fund Protection Act, which has passed its third reading in the Chamber of Deputies and will now head to the Senate.
The University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings (UCEEB) was established in 2012 as an interdisciplinary research institute of CTU in Prague with the mission to contribute to the reduction of energy consumption and environmental burden in the building industry. UCEEB marks the date of the start of its research activities as 15 May 2014, when the preparatory period concluded with grand opening of its new campus in Buštěhrad, Central Bohemia.
The traditional Rector's Sports Day took place at the CTU sporting grounds on Tuesday 14 May,. The organization of the whole event and the implementation of individual sports competitions was sponsored by the Department of Physical Education and Sport.
Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the CTU hosted three final rounds of the traditional Robo Competition for the 2nd grade of elementary schools and the corresponding years of multi-year grammar schools on Wednesday 24 April, Thursday 25 April and Friday 26 April. The winners of these independent rounds were the teams Yesterday It Worked (Nový PORG high school in Prague 4), Hradečtí baráčníci 1 (DDM Dvůr Králové) and Gyrotechnici (High School Písnická in Prague 4). A total of 115 teams from 60 different schools finally deployed their robots and the best 17 teams will meet once again in the superfinals, from where the absolute winner will emerge - this will take place on 11 May at the Maker Faire Prague.

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