The closing ceremony of the Inspireli Awards 2015 competition was held at the Art Restaurant Manes in Prague on 10 February. Its winner is Jakub Hoffmann of the Faculty of Architecture of CTU, who had captured the jury´s attention with his project for the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki.
Agreement on partnership in Research & Development between CTU and the project Future Forces Forum 2016 was signed on 2 February. Experts from CTU will get the opportunity to present their results at specialized conferences and also at the International Exhibition of Defence and Security, which will be held from 19 to 21 October 2016 at the PVA exhibition grounds at Letňany.
For his contribution to the development of discrete mathematics and for his support of basic research and internationalization of studies at CTU, prof. RNDr. Adalbert Rodl, PhD. was granted the honorary degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the rector prof. Petr Konvalinka at the ceremonial meeting of the Scientific Council of the Czech Technical University in the Bethlehem Chapel on 26 January. The honorary doctorate for outstanding scientific achievements in the fields of multimodal communication and knowledge systems, for long-term research collaboration in these fields including the exchange of students and researchers between CTU and Dutch universities, was also granted to prof. Leon J. M. Rothkrantz.
Success of our faculties
For nine years, Hospodářské noviny have been publishing the ranking of the best universities in the country, in which Faculty of Engineering is the traditional champion. This year, the best faculties ranked in their respective fields are the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering Faculty are among the successful ones as well. The evaluation was published on 21 January as the CTU faculties scored high in the ranked fields of engineering, computer science and architecture.
Czech Technical University in Prague has been presented at the first annual Fair of Prague´s public universities. It was held on 14 January at the University of Economics and visited by more than 3,500 secondary school students. The aim was to provide sufficient information to graduates so they can properly decide on the choice of their further studies.
The Joint Committee of the European Space Agency and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has chosen to implement the SMILE satellites project, in consortium of which is also the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. The faculty will be represented by doc. Rene Hudec of the Department of Radioelectronics. Thirteen different solution variants of the satellite system entered the competition.
Academic Championships of the Czech Republic in indoor athletics took place on 11 January in the inflatable hall at Strahov. CTU athletes won a total of twelve medals, including eight academic championships.
The finals of the 7th annual student Robosoutěž competition were held on Friday, 18 December in the crowded Zengerovo auditorium of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering with a firefighting task for the robots. In a thrilling duel, the gold medal was won by student team of Lachslauchnudelauflauf formed by Jan Bouček, František Hurt and Václav Volhein of Prague´s Jan Kepler Grammar School.
During the CTU Christmas concert that took place in the atrium of the new CTU building on 16 December, results of the best CTU athlete of 2015 survey were announced.
Ink-and-Ray
A unique method dubbed Ink-and-Ray enabling 3D reconstruction from hand drawings has been developed at the Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction at Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

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