CTU in Prague succeeded in appealing to the Supreme Court in a dispute with entrepreneur Ing. Radim Jančura. In the debate about the repair of the D1 motorway he accused the CTU in Prague of participating in a criminal plot. Ing. Jančura is obliged to publish the apology contained in the verdict of the court of first instance and also to pay for the costs of the proceedings.
On Thursday, 17 January, a total of six original structures were presented to the public with participation of the Faculty leadership, CTU Rector doc. Vojtěch Petráček and partner of the project, the Administration of the Krkonoše National Park. The shelters will be moved to the mountains in the spring, until then they will be displayed in front of the building of the Faculty of Architecture in Dejvice.
A great public and academic interest was raised by the memorial act at the Jan Palach Memorial Plaque on the building of the Charles University's Faculty of Philosophy at Jan Palach Square on 16 January 2019. This was organized by the Student Council of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Charles University on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of burning of student Jan Palach on Wenceslas Square in protest against the increasing passivity of the society in regard to the soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in January 1969.
Questions about breathing of a person trapped in an avalanche or how quickly oxygen is lost are being investigated at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at CTU by a team of scientists from the Department of Biomedical Technology in cooperation with the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport at the Charles University and the Czech Army. Within the avalanche research, they focus on breathing of victims under the snow.
There are several large-scale international evaluations that compare world universities, using different methodologies to measure higher education institutions. The CTU in Prague is ranked higher or lower in these evaluations, but it perceives the QS as a standard, especially for reasons of quality, reputation, quotations and number of students. QS World Rankings compares thousands of world universities based on criteria such as the academic reputation of the workplace and its staff, the number of quotes or the number of local and foreign students. The Czech universities were placed as follows: 317. Charles University, 531-540. Czech Technical University in Prague, 571-580. Masaryk University and 651th - 700th. Brno University of Technology and Palacký University.
The international team from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague and Delft University of Technology won in the competition announced by Taxify and Robotex International 2018 in spring of this year. The task was to optimize the operation of the fleet of passenger service vehicles. The competition teams had to design a dispatching algorithm for a simulated fleet of autonomous taxi vehicles in the Estonian capital of Tallinn. A successful algorithm had to maximize reward for transported passengers, while respecting various constraints that simulate actual operating conditions. The winning solution was then awarded a prize of € 4,000.
At the end of 2018, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic approved one of the largest projects of the Czech Technical University in Prague: Center of Advanced Applied Sciences (CAAS). The main objectives of the project led by the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering include the integration of basic and oriented research in various scientific disciplines and the creation of an effective environment for interdisciplinary research.
Following the facelift of the 15T ForCity tram, scientists from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering conducted a pilot test of the availability of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), GPS, Galileo and Glonass. This technology could be used, for example, in ongoing projects of the Prague Public Transportation Company: an anti-collision system, an electronic map of Prague, online information for passengers on the movement of individual trams in Prague or the central control system of Prague's public transport.
On 30 November, the representatives of the CTU in Prague and the Czech subsidiary of the Swedish armaments company BAE Systems have signed a memorandum of cooperation on the cybernetic protection of infantry combat vehicles. Collaboration is supposed to contribute to the development of vehicle technologies. BAE Systems is one of the four companies to address the Department of Defense for a contract for 210 tracked combat vehicles for about 53 billion crowns.
Petr Váňa from the Department of Computer Science, Robert Pěnička and scientist Vojtěch Vonásek of the Department of Cybernetics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering took part in a developer contest organized by the technology company Kiwi.com in October, during which they had to solve the Traveling Salesman Problem. Their job was to design an algorithm that would offer the cheapest air connections between the selected areas. The trio has succeeded in the international competition of more than 500 teams of 50 nationalities with 8697 issued solutions.