Representatives of the Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, ERA-BHC CS s.r.o., Omnipol, a.s., CybEe and Ambassador of Estonia in the Czech Republic signed a contract to provide the Cyber Hygiene e-Learning Software platform. It consists of one thousand user licenses for the needs of university students and employees. For now the licence will be available for a period of two years, provided in cooperation with the distributor of this platform for the Czech Republic, ERA-HBC CS s.r.o., intended for use by selected academic staff and students of Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies and the Department of Telecommunication Technology of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.
Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies and Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a subsidiary of Czech Aeroholding providing maintenance and repairs of aircraft, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on Lean Management and other projects on 2 May, through which they will exchange information important for both business development and education. Students will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge through partnerships directly from the company's operations.
The new Laboratory of Ethical Hacking opened on 26 April the Faculty of Information Technology of the Czech Technical University in Prague in cooperation with the NN Group. The lab offers students a great opportunity to try out theoretically acquired experience in practice.
The EAIE Spring Academy, the largest and most prestigious European educational event for professionals in the field of higher education, took place in the CTU - CIIRC building on 16 to 20 April.
The meeting was about the successful cooperation between the American universities and CTU so far, and their further development. However, the main topic was science, technology and engineering, especially the unique collaborative cooperation of CTU with GE Aviaton Czech, which takes place within the Center of Aerospace Research at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. This cooperation will lead to the development of the aviation industry in the Czech Republic and the consolidation of CTU's position in Industry 4.0.
After two years of demanding verification process, the study field of Project Management and Engineering of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, received the prestigious RICS accreditation. Graduates in this field can apply for the world-renowned MRICS title just after two years of practice. The standard process could be reported after ten years of practice. RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) is the world's leading real estate professional organization, focusing on all areas of the real estate market, setting the highest standards of professionalism and ethical rules and ensuring that they are adhered to. Professionals with this title are highly prized by prestigious real estate firms, consultancy or developer companies, and by their profits they open the door to their careers.
A prestigious race of autonomous Formula 1 cars in 1/10 scale was held in Porto, Portugal on 11 April. This is the second year of the competition organized by Pennsylvania University. Seven teams from around the world, including representatives from the USA, South Korea and Italy qualified for the race. The control and optimization algorithms created by Professor Zdeněk Hanzálek's developer team from the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics and students of the Cybernetics and Robotics program of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering managed to traverse the course for 9.1 seconds while a team from the USA, passed it in 11.5 seconds.
On 29 March, the British Ambassador's Prizes were awarded for the first time. The award, handed over by Ambassador Nick Archer, is intended for people who have advocated the development of common values between the Czech Republic and Britain. Ondřej Zbytek, student of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, has been awarded in the "Young Personality of the Year" category. He has long been involved in the development of mist chambers and the promotion of particle physics.
On the occasion of the AI for Humanity Summit on 29 March, French President Emmanuel Macron presented the Strategy for Artificial Intelligence in France. In particular, he announced the establishment of a "network of four or five specialized institutes." The first such institute will be the PaRis Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, which aims to become an international research center in the field of artificial intelligence. Three academic insututes PSL University, Inria, CNRS, together with Amazon, Criteo, Facebook, Faurecia, Google, Microsoft, NAVER LABS, Nokia Bell Labs, PSA Group, SUEZ and Valeo are among the funding members. The important achievement is that the Czech Institute of Computer Science, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC) at the Czech Technical University in Prague will become one of its partners.
The team of docent Zdeněk Hurák from the Department of Control Engineering of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering managed to master the technique of using electric fields to control multiple microscopic objects simultaneously and independently. Thanks to engagement in the Biocentex interdisciplinary research project, this technology can be used to diagnose diseases in the future. The Department of Analytical Chemistry from the Institute of Analytical Chemistry at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and biochemistry scientists from Masaryk University cooperate in the research program of the Center for Advanced Bioanalytical Technologies (Biocentex), supported by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic. The goal is the so-called Lab on a chip, a way to work with minimal volumes of chemical or biological samples.