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“European Vision for AI“ is organised by european scientific community with the need to communicate directly to the public what the European scientific community is currently doing to move Europe towards future success in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in ever-increasing competition from other countries such as the US or China. The online discussions are scheduled for Thursday, 22 April 2021, and are organized by the partners of the pan-European VISION project in cooperation with four networks of excellent AI centers. One of the main organizers is the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics, CTU in Prague (CIIRC CTU).
The EuroTech summer school “From Smart Buildings to Smart Cities (SB2SC)” is open to Master and PhD students of CTU in Prague, who can register until 5 May 2021. The event will take place from 5 to 9 July 2021. Thematically, the teaching will focus on the area From Smart Buildings to Smart Cities.
The first lecture from the cycle called Guess Who's Coming to the Discussion ?, organized by the Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies, will take place from 18.00 on April 21. The guest will be Luděk Niedermayer, MEP and former Deputy Governor of the Czech National Bank.
Last year, CTU became part of a prestigious alliance of six major European technical universities called EuroTeQ Engineering University. The alliance also consists of the Technical University of Denmark, Eidhoven University of Technology, École Polytechnique, Technical University of Munich, Tallinn University of Technology and 45 industrial partners. Two universities operating outside the EU, EPFL from Switzerland and Technion from Israel, are also interested in co-solving the project. The pilot three-year project aims to create a new educational format based on research, innovation and also has the ambition to create a new model of engineering education. A new EuroTeQ Honors award and a EuroTeQ Professional certificate is planned as well.
The Open Data Science Europe Workshop 2021 , on the processing of spatial data using open source tools will be held in Wageningen, the Netherlands from 6 to 10 September 2021. Its participants will focus mainly on the use of machine learning. Its participants will focus mainly on the use of machine learning in modeling spatiotemporal data of the European landscape and climate. The workshop will be held in English and is organized by the OpenGeoHub Foundation, co-organized by the Department of Geomatics, Faculty of Civil Engineering.

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In the Czech Republic, more than 300,000 households still use coal for local heating. Four out of ten Czech households are then heated from the heat supply system, with 60% of the heat being produced on the basis of coal. Experts from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering suggest how to get rid of harmful emissions, how much it will cost and how to invest.
Up to 500 people a day will be vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine at the Děčín Vaccination Center, which has been operating in the building of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering in the center of Děčín since Monday 12 April 2021. The faculty provided its large hall for a symbolic CZK 1 per month to the Regional Health Society, which operates the vaccination center. This was prepared for operation by a team of employees of this CTU detached workplace outside Prague.
A new student television channel, the TV9P, was launched in the autumn of 2020, broadcasting for CTU students and employees. It was an idea of rector doc. Vojtěch Petráček, who was looking for a way to stay in touch and communicate with students as they cannot attend university and be in personal contact.
Rector doc. Vojtěch Petráček presented diplomas of the President of the Republic to three new CTU professors - prof. Jan Hrdliček from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, prof. Daniel Rypl from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and prof. Tomáš Svoboda from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering on 2 April 2, 2021 as part of the TV9P broadcast.
The Faculty of Civil Engineering has finished the complete reconstruction of its two largest auditoriums. The new facade cladding, which in form follows on building modifications carried out on other parts of the faculty building in the past, makes the original abstract plastic stone mosaic by Martin Sladký on the front facade of the auditoriums. The interior itself has undergone a drastic transformation and thanks to the glass side walls transmitting ample of light, it was conceived inside as a black box. The most attractive element of the auditoriums was the highly functional Glasio absorption acoustic cladding, made of black crystal glass, which gives the place a technical form and is a Czech patent from Aveton. The total investment amounted to 85.069 million crowns, the contract was realized by VW Wachal company.