Five leading Czech and Moravian universities have joined together in 2019 to better promote their interests and break through among the best in Europe under the brand of a single elite association. The Association of Research Universities (ARU) was founded by Charles University, Masaryk University, Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Technical University in Prague and the University of Chemical Technology in Prague, which ranked in the top five among Czech universities in the current international QS World University Rankings. As of 1 July 2021, Assoc. Vojtěch Petráček, Rector of the CTU in Prague, succeeded Prof. Tomáš Zima, Rector of Charles University, as ARU Chairman.
Drone footage from 2016 captured an unknown, fast-flying object in the US state of Utah, and many people have since lived under the assumption that it was a UFO. Five years on, on 4 June this year, it was proved that it was in fact a Great Horned Falcon. A detailed analysis of the available footage using the DeFMO method contributed to the refutation of the UFO hypothesis. Behind the special algorithm, which can reconstruct the original object from a single blurred image, is researcher Denys Rozumnyi from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEL).
From 1 July 2021, the University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings of CTU will be headed by Ing. Robert Jára, Ph.D., While Ing. Antonín Lupíšek, Ph.D. will head the research division. The outgoing director doc. Ing. Lukáš Ferkl, Ph.D., plans further cooperation with his current employer UCEEB in the start-up of the new spin-off company Envitrail.
On 23 June, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Robert Plaga handed over the appointment decrees to the new professors appointed by the President on 15 December 2020. Among the new appointees are three professors from CTU.
Scientists from the Czech Technical University in Prague and the Technical University of Liberec presented a functional device for 3D printing from cement mixtures today at the Klokner Institute of the Czech Technical University in Prague. The University of Liberec supplied the print head and test printing equipment for the project. It is also developing a robotic arm that will carry the next generation of print heads. Specialists from the Klokner Institute's Concrete Laboratory are working on developing cement composites ideal for printing and providing valuable feedback for modifications to the 3D printer - testbed and print head.
Builders and property owners often need to have the rate of water seepage into the subsoil determined. They are legally responsible for the impact of the construction on the hydrogeological conditions of the land, which includes the management of rainwater and its eventual seepage. A hydrogeologist will determine the permeability of the rock environment by means of a seepage test depending on the type of soil. This cannot be done without field measurements because the subsoil is highly variable due to frequent changes in natural soil types and the presence of artificial deposits.
The Faculty of Transportation Technology (FD) opened a unique European laboratory on Tuesday, 22 June 2021, which will be used to develop and test communication systems between vehicles and between the vehicle and transport infrastructure, essential components for autonomous vehicle development.
Prof. Igor Jex, Dean of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering(FNSPE), was elected a member of the prestigious European Academy (Academia Europaea). It brings together the scientific leaders of various natural disciplines through the humanities to literature.Founded in 1988, its aim is to strive for the highest possible level of European science, research and education.
Kristýna Klůsová and Jiří Petrželka, students of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, added a huge accomplishment to their portfolios on Friday, 11 June by winning one of the five main prizes in the international round of the Multi-Comfort House Saint-Gobain student architectural competition. They proved themselves both in the domestic competition as the winners of the Czech round, and also in the international final, competing with 58 of the best teams from all over the world. The students received an extremely valuable "student prize", awarded on the basis of a democratic vote of the 58 globally best student teams, which by majority agreed on the quality of their work.
Vice-Rector for Science, Creative Activity and Doctoral Studies of the Czech Technical University in Prague prof. Zbyněk Škvor and President of the Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), Youngsam Kim signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic on 18 June 2021. The Rector of the Czech Technical University in Prague, doc. Vojtěch Petráček also greeted KETI representatives on 17 June.