The unique collaboration between the private and academic sectors will contribute to development of aerospace industry in the Czech Republic and will consolidate CTU's position in Industry 4.0. Thanks to the combination of GE's special software and CTU's technical know-how, CTU students will be able to process terabytes of data from turboprop engine testing and compare it with the theoretical model in real-time. GE Aviation has signed a cooperation agreement with the CTU that will enable the Center for Advanced Aerospace Research based at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering to acquire knowledge and digital models of twin modern turboprop engine to research individual monitoring system of operation and predictive maintenance of aircraft engines. Given this opportunity to improve the education of its students in the research of the manufacturing technologies of the future, CTU is the first university in Central and Eastern Europe that GE has chosen for such close cooperation.
In September 2017, the book Prague unbuilt was published by CTU Publishing House. Klára Brůhová from the Faculty of Architecture presents architectural designs that never happened from the end of the 19th century to the times of the First Republic. At present, more than half of the copies has been sold out, and the book's topic is also engulfed by the media.
On Thursday 1 February, the 3rd annual Trade Fair of Prague Public Universities took place in the building of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, CTU in Prague. The event, aimed at communicating relevant information about the possibilities of studying at universities, attracted nearly two thousand visitors.
Mr. Robert Plaga, Minister of Education, Youth and Physical Training, handed over appointment decrees to twelve new rectors of public universities on 30 January. Doc. Vojtěch Petráček was appointed as the new Rector of CTU. The President of the Czech Republic appointed the new rectors on 29 January and requested the Minister passed the appointment decrees in Prague Karolinum. The rectors took their office on 1 February and their mandate will last for four years.
The team that represented CTU at the Gaudeamus European Fair of Graduate and Lifelong Learning in Prague 2018 won the first place in the competition for the best exhibition at the fair. The event took place from 23 to 25 January at PVA Exhibition Grounds in Prague. The evaluation of the exhibitors this year was carried out by high school students themselves. CTU has been at the top of this competition since 2010.
On 17 January, the traditional CTU New Year concert took place in the Dvořák Hall of Rudolfinum. During the ceremony, with standing audience, the first silver medal of the Czech Institute of Computer Science, Robotics and Cybernetics was awarded. It was handed over to current Rector of CTU prof. Petr Konvalinka from the hands of the director of the Institute prof. Vladimír Marík and Vice-President of the Confederation of Industry and Transport of the Czech Republic Mgr. Mileny Jabůrková.
On Friday, 12 January, 80 students from the Opatov Grammar School which is a partner school of CTU, visited the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.
In the second week of December, Dean of the CTU Faculty of Civil Engineering, prof. Alena Kohoutková, and the Director of the Economic and Administrative Section of the Czech Social Security Administration, Ing. Jan Halíř Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation. The Department of Architecture and Department of Economics and Construction Management are involved in the Memorandum, whose representatives also participated in the ceremony.
Secondary school students had the opportunity to join the 7th annual project of Junior Tech University at CTU in Prague. During the three-month individual internships on campus, secondary school students were mentored by our academic staff on faculties by their own choosing. At the final joint meeting of trainees and mentors, which took place on 15 December in the CTU - CIIRC building, the students presented their projects and then received certificates of graduation from Junior Tech University.
On Friday, 15 December, the finals of the 9th annual Robo-Contest for secondary schools took place at Zenger's auditorium at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Charles Square. Every year, competing students are trying to accomplish given tasks with their robots built from Lego Mindstroms kits. This year, the Unstable Voltage University team beat the team from Příbram´s secondary grammar school, participating under the name Mindbreak2. The third place was taken by another secondary grammar school team,Kotrš, of Jakub Škoda Gymnasium in Přerov.