In recent days personalities of world science, technology, business and politics have come to DOX, Prague’s center for contemporary art. This happened on the occasion of the Symposium Next 100 conference, which is unique both in its concept and informal atmosphere as well as in the number of speakers and range of topics. The Czech Institute of Computer Science, Robotics and Cybernetics of the Czech Technical University (CIIRC) joined the event to fully fulfill its mission: to create a space for interdisciplinary dialogue on how we can positively shape the future using new technologies.
The Uniqway carsharing project was inaugurated in October 2018. Since then, university and college students and educators have traveled over 200,000 kilometers. The shared fleet includes Škoda Fabia, Scala and Kamiq. During the operation of the service, 2000 users from 21 universities have registered from 44 countries.
Students of the Faculty of Civil Engineering CTU participated in an international student competition organized by Region 8 ASC - Associated Schools of Construction On 7 and 8 November. The Faculty has been a member of since 2016. Overall, this association brings together over two hundred building faculties, mostly American. This year the competition took place in Manchester, England at the University of Salford. The participants were, in addition to the Faculty of Civil Engineering CTU, from five American universities - Auburn University; California Polytechnic State University; University of Denver; University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Oklahoma State University; Roger Willams University, Rhode Island; one Irish - Technology University of Dublin, one German - JADE Fach Schule Oldenburg; of four British - Birmingham City University, Liverpool John Moores University, North Umbria University and the hosting University of Salford.
In the sixth annual evaluation ‘School recommended by employers’, CTU faculties ranked second in the overall ranking of universities in the Czech Republic with 2957 points. This year's votes included 532 companies from all over the Czech Republic.
A ceremonial laying of the Stone of the Disappeared or Stolperstein took place in front of the house in Jilská 9, Prague 1 on Friday, 15 November, which now reminds us of the forgotten hero of autumn 1939 - Mark Frauwirth. This happened on the eve of the 80th anniversary of his arrest and assassination. A number of distinguished guests attended the ceremony while CTU whas represented by the vice-rector for the information system, Ing. Radek Holý.
On Sunday,November 17th, the Czech Republic commemorated the day that entered its history in 1939 and 1989. In both cases, the event was driven mainly by university students, and therefore it was their Sunday holiday. Traditional commemorative events took place at Hlávka dormitory and Albertov campus, where a student parade started in 1989, and Národní třída, where the demonstration for the return of democracy was severely suppressed. CTU Rector doc. Vojtěch Petráček and members of the CTU Management.
The CTU Lions racing mototeam of CTU students brings two silver and two bronze medals from the world-famous Barcelona-Catalunya circuit. From Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November races were held under the auspices of Catalonia Road Motorcycle Championship and our CTU Lions representatives competed with both electric and internal combustion engine of their own design.
On 16 November, the Josef Hlávka Award was presented at the Josef Hlávka Chateau in Lužany near Přeštice. The prize is awarded by the Foundation “Nadání Josefa, Marie and Zdeňky Hlávkových”.
The opening of the Velvet Autumn exhibition of the CTU was held in the respiratory of the CTU-CIIRC building on Wednesday, November 13. The exhibition reflects the events at CTU at the turn of 1989/1990 in the context of society-wide contemporary events.
CTU Rector doc. Vojtěch Petráček gave speech as part of the Science Café project and on the occasion of the 17th November anniversary at the Czech Center in New York on 6 November.