President of South Korea's prestigious research university KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, prof. Sung-Mo Kang, visited CTU in early December. The meeting was held on the occasion of the visit of President of the Republic of Korea, Ms. Park Kun-hje and her government delegation to the Czech Republic.
An event called Foxconn for schools was held in the premises of the Foxconn company in Pardubice on 26 and 27 November. In the pleasant atmosphere, study possibilities at Czech Technical University in Prague were presented to pupils and students of Pardubice, Hradec Králové and Central Bohemia.
Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Kateřina Valachová and Chairman of the Czech Senate Milan Štěch have handed over prices of the Ministry in the area of higher education, science and research for the year 2015 at the Senate of the Czech Parliament on 1 December. Luke Mikl, Jan Vrba Dominik Mareš, Vojtěch Smola and Vladimir Sulc from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Petr Maca from the Faculty of Civil Engineering were also among the awarded students.
Christmas tree was created by students of the Faculty of Architecture in collaboration with the Faculty of Civil Engineering, CTU Institute of Intermedia and students of primary, secondary and grammar school. The five meter PETree was officially lit on 1 December in front of the National Technical Library, which will be on display until 26 December.
Under the framework of a project by Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, called Advanced navigation for the visually impaired, a team of doc. Jiři Choda of Faculty of Electrical Engineering introduced a breakthrough concept of navigation for the visually impaired. It is based on a newly developed white cane coupled with a smartphone and navigation center.
From 12 to 14 November, Rome hosted another year of Euroroma 2015, the university sports competition which this year turned into first worldwide university games. The overall victory and the Challenge Cup was brought home by the athletes of CTU in Prague.
The award of the Talent of Josefa, Marie and Zdeňky Hlávkových Foundation was recieved by professor Vaclav Havlíček, Rector emeritus of the Czech Technical University in Prague, on 16 November at the Lužany chateau.
CTU has been presented at the 22th annual European fair of education and lifelong learning Gaudeamus Brno 2015 from 3 to 6 November. Its interactive exhibition attracted not only visitors, but also the professional jury, which rewarded the exhibit booth with 1st place in the competition for the best stand at the fair.
AIR House, the self-sufficient experimental house designed by a team of students of the Czech Technical University in Prague under the leadership of the Faculty of Architecture, has been awarded with the Prize of the Foundation for Architecture and Civil Engineering and also with the Public Award in the Building of 2015 competition.
Ing. James Maščuch, Ph.D., of the University Center of Energy-Efficient Buildings CTU, recieved award in the “Idea” category from the hands of Pavel Bělobrádek, Deputy Prime Minister for science, research and innovation, on 1 October during a gala awards ceremony E.ON GLOBE AWARD. He and his team developed a micro-powerplant to produce electricity and heat from biomass.