From 4 to 6 July, the next edition of the Rock for People Music Festival will take place at grounds of Hradec Králové Airport. The shape of the main entrance gate is designed by competening students of selected architectural studios of the study program Architecture and Civil Engineering from the Faculty of Civil Engineering.
On 16 March, ten personalities and three aviation and astronautics teams were awarded. During the ceremony held in the premises of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, members of the Subcommittee for Aeronautics, Innovation and Astronautics, headed by their chairman Mr. Dolinek, presented the awards to important personalities from the field of aeronautics and astronautics in the State Acts chamber of the czech parliament. Vladimír Daniel and team of VZLÚ, a.s., Letňany were among the laureates for the successful implementation of the Czech nanosattellite project VZLUSAT-1, launched on 23 June 2017. The project also cooperated with representatives of the Institute of Technical and Experimental Physics and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at CTU.
On 16 March, the exhibition of 100 years of symbols of Czech statehood was launched in the historical premises of the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. As part of the project "Roots of Czech Statehood", it was realised by the Head of the Department of Social Sciences at Faculty of Civil Engineering, doc. Dr. Ing. Václav Liška, LL.M., MBA, and Head of the Department of Music Theory at HAMU, doc. Mgr. MgA. Jiří Bezděk, Ph.D.
CTU students joined the #vyjdiven! nationwide student strike at Dejvice Campus on Thursday 15 March. The event was attended by around 900 students supported by their teachers. The aim of the event was to challenge public officials to defend constitutional and social customs and values.
The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) company published the QS World Rankings by Subject 2018 On 28 February. It offers one of the most comprehensive international comparisons of scientific disciplines. In the last edition of the ranking, CTU has been assessed in 25 cases out of total of 48th and ranked among 500 world's best universities this year.
The Dean of the Chapter, P. ICLic Mgr. Ondrej Pávka met with representatives of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering at the Metropolitan chapter of St. Vitus in Prague. The main point of the program was evaluation of the fulfillment of the cooperation agreement in the assessment of the technical condition of the Zikmund bell in the cathedral of St. Vítus, Wenceslass and Vojtech at the Prague Castle.
On Wednesday, 7 March, another meeting of CTU graduates - Alumni took place. Members of the Mensa club of the Czech Republic, prof. Ing. Tomáš Čechák, CSc., and doc. Ing. Tomáš Trojka, Ph.D. attended the event as it included a lacture on exploration of the Saint Maur's Relic. This national cultural monument was completely renovated in 2002 and the public can see it at the chateau in Bečov nad Teplou.
On 27 February, the inauguration ceremony of the new Rector of the Czech Technical University, doc. RNDr. Vojtech Petráček, CSc. and deans of four CTU faculties took place in Betlehem Chapel.
At the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, the first virtual radiotherapy simulator in the Czech Republic was installed and put into operation. The VERTUAL VERT™ system from the British Consortium VERTUAL allows for creation of a virtual environment for the radiotherapy facility. The system provides 3D imaging and visualization with a platform to illustrate theoretical concepts as well as support for clinical staff in acquiring their skills or showing a course of treatment for the patient. The one Installatied at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering is not only first in the Czech Republic, but even one of the few in continental Europe. On 26 and 27 February, the faculty was trained by a foreign specialist, one of the major developers of the VERT™ system. Within a few days, students will be able to use this completely unique system under the guidance of teachers. In addition to the theoretical teaching at classes, the curriculum of the Radiology Physicist and Radiology Technician study field also includes clinical practice under the guidance of top specialists, mostly faculty graduates.
The results of the 20th annual Werner von Siements Prize were announced on 22 February. The Czech branch of Siemens awarded projects in the field of technical and science disciplines in seven categories, including a special prize for overcoming barriers to study and prizes for the best female dissertation. One million crowns were distributed among the winners with two representatives among them from CTU in Prague.

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