On Thursday, April 29, 13:00-22:00, the UCT Prague community will celebrate hanami under the cherry blossoms which adorn Technická Street in front of Building B.
The trees were planted in 1979 by instrumental analysis professors, including doc. Ing. Skacel Francis, PhD, who recalls planting the trees in an interview (in Czech). The majority of the original thirty trees have survived to the present day.
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Prague, 7.4.2015 - As part of KvaLab, the university's current project for improving its laboratories, UCT Prague has acquired its first Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) device. "It will allow us to move our research capabilities to a new level", said Vice-Dean for External Relations at the Faculty of Chemical Technology, Dr. Pavel Novák.
According to Novák, both students and researchers will be able to use SPS to do research into nanopowders. "Many institutions would not provide access to such cutting-edge equipment. But our school is based on combining high-quality theoretical education with intensive practical practice and so I am glad we are able to continue this tradition in this case."
Prague, 3 March - Starting at 3PM on Tuesday, April 21, a team relay race followed by other special events will take place on the plaza around the National Library of Technology (NTK). Teams from NTK, UCT Prague, the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB), and Charles University's Catholic Theological Faculty (KTF UK) will participate. Please note relay race space is limited to twenty registered teams.
Prague, 2 March - A newly-renovated student laboratory for inorganic chemistry opened on Monday in a symbolic ceremony in which University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague) Rector Karel Melzoch symbolically handed over the keys to students. Renovation of the lab is the first tangible output of the "KvaLab" project, which began this year and is dedicated to improving the quality of teaching laboratories for students.
Under the auspices of the project, over eight hundred million crowns will be invested with one primary goal - to create the highest-caliber educational conditions for students. "At the end of this project, to which all of us will devote a substantial amount of energy, we will - to embellish slightly - have a new UCT Prague," explained Milan Pospisil, Vice-Rector for Strategies and Development.
The modernization project is divided into three main phases. First, reconstruction of teaching laboratories and lecture halls within the UCT Prague building, followed by the purchase of new equipment for the basic, industrial, and research laboratories. The third pillar of the project includes a universal W-Fi network for the entire UCT Prague campus as well as virtualization software applications. The investment in a total of twenty-nine key pieces of equipment - some of which will be unique to the Czech Republic - will exceed five million crowns (not including VAT).
"The entire investment will have make an essential contribution to the quality of education for our students. UCT Prague is committed to practical laboratory and project-based learning experiences, which will now be supported by excellent equipment," said Vice-Rector Pospisil.
This UCT Prague project, with an anticipated completion date of December 2015, is funded by an operational programme for research and development of innovation.
Prague, April 14—The twenty-ninth annual summer school for high school teachers and students will be held at UCT Prague August 25–27, 2015. This year's event will focus on a wide area of chemical technologies and products in everyday life.
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Additional information (in Czech) at: http://www.vscht.cz/spoluprace/skoly/pro-ucitele/letni-skola
Prague, April 2 - In addition to nutritional value, sensory qualities such as taste, smell, and appearance are important attributes that determine the success of food products on the market. UCT Prague's explanded food sensory facilities, inaugurated on April 2 by Department of Food Analysis and Nutrition's Professor Jana Hajšlová and her team, now provide ideal conditions for the analysis of these characteristics.
The laboratory will be open to the entire UCT Prague research community. "I believe that we can, for example, collaborate with the Department of Biochemical Technology," said Professor Hajšlová.
The new laboratory, which adheres to ISO standards, offers twelve individual booths (previously there were six). Spaces for panel discussions and interactive learning are also available. The lab was funded as part of the KvaLab project, intended to create the highest-quality educational conditions for students and researchers. The main activity in the laboratory will be instruction in sensory analysis techniques.
"In science, we will further develop the methodology of sensory evaluation—the study of the perception of flavors and fragrances as well as exploring volatile substances in foods in combination with instrumental methods," said Associate Professor Zdenek Panovská, head of the laboratory. "Other areas of interest include critical evaluation of the sensory qualities of new types of food as well as testing their shelf lives."
A major goal for the future is to obtain accreditation as well as creating linkages between instrumental and sensory analyses.
25.3.2015, Prague - The University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, and Škoda Auto have entered into a framework agreement for partnership and cooperation.
The agreement between UCT Prague and the Czech automotive leader, signed by UCT Prague prof. Ing. Zdeněk Bělohlav, PhD, Vice-Rector for Education and Škoda Auto's Ing. Bohdan Wojnar, covers the fields of education, science, and research activities. It also opens the door to university graduates for career possibilities with one of the most promising Czech employers today.
"The contract is a logical consequence of what we are trying to do at our university - combine quality education with industrial practice, thus offering our students meaningful learning and graduates with promising futures," said prof. Karel Melzoch, UCT Prague Rector. "On the other side of the coin, cooperation with Škoda Auto will, of course, heighten research activities and particularly technology transfer, including the results of our applied research."
"For Škoda Auto it is important that graduates not only have theoretical knowledge, but also that they have had close contact with business norms. The fourth industrial revolution is in full swing and recent graduates of technology schools must come into the workplace well-prepared. That is why we place great emphasis on intensive linking of theory with practice. A partnership and cooperation with UCT Prague is the next step is to get qualified young talent," said Ing. Bohdan Wojnar, who also lectured about cars and chemistry on Wednesday.
UCT Prague has been offering undergraduate courses in chemistry materials for the automotive industry since 2007 at the Faculty of Chemical Technology and is—among other things—actively involved in fuel cell research. The Faculty of Environmental Technology also provides know-how in motor fuels, lubricants, exhaust emissions, and climate protection.
24.2.2015, Prague - Ing. Bohdan Wojnar (UCT Prague 1983) visited campus on Wednesday, March 25, and gave a talk open to all starting at 10:00 in lecture hall A1.
Ing. Wojnar is the sole Czech representative, for Human Resources, on the ŠKODA AUTO Board of Management. After graduating from UCT Prague in 1983, he joined ŠKODA in 1985, and since that time has served the automaker in various capacities.
13 March, Prague - The University of Chemistry and Technology together with the Česká vodíková technologická platforma (Czech Hydrogen Technology Platform) hosted Hydrogen Days 2015, an international hydrogen technologies conference, at Hotel DAP*** (the House of the Army, Prague), 18-20 March.
A four-person team from UCT Prague attended the sixth annual Modern Educational Establishments 2015 conference at the Kiev Palace of Children and Youth in the Ukraine, introducing university offerings to prospective Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degree students.
The conference is the largest educational conference in the Ukraine; last year, nearly one thousand educational institutions from 147 colleges and universities participated in the event.
As official representatives of the Study in Prague project, the UCT Prague team also be provided information about study programmes at Charles University, the Czech Technical University in Prague, the University of Economics Prague, and the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.
Kachekran, the Czech Republic's largest and oldest carnival, took place on Thursday, March 5, at the Prague Conference Center. This Prague tradition included a crazy carnival, dancing, bands, competition between faculties, and more fun into the night.
As of January 1, 2015, Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická v Praze uses following names in other languages:
- University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, UCT Prague
- Universität für Chemie und Technologie, Prag
- École Nationale Supérieure des Technologies Chimiques de Prague
- Chimiko-technologičeskij universitět, Praga
Are you in Erasmus+? Would you like to share your experiences with Czech students who would like to go abroad, provide some advice, cook food from home, and just have fun? Learn more.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us and students from across the Czech Republic and from many other countries in the Resperium on Wednesday, 18.3. 2015 from 11:00-15:00, and see if Erasmus+ is right for you.
ESN UCT Prague members and international students will be on hand to personally answer your questions while you try new foods. You can also practice your language skills while voting for the best booth.
UCT Prague's International Relations team will able be available to answer your questions about exchange programmes and work placements.
23.3.2015, Prague - IAESTE UCT Prague hosted its 21st Annual Career Fair on Wednesday, April 8, in Building B, with prospective employers, lectures, and prizes.
17. March, Prague - Dr. Wyatt Vreeland, Research Chemical Engineer in the Biomolecular Measurement Division of the Bioprocess Measurements Group, US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), visited UCT Prague on Tuesday, March 17. He met with various UCT Prague representatives and and toured the Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology (Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology) as well as the Department of Chemical Engineering (microfluidics).
The European Journal of Organic Chemistry (EurJOC) featured an image of 5-alkylflavin hydroperoxide from a Microreview by Doc. Ing. Radek Cibulka, PhD (UCT Prague, Department of Organic Chemistry, Laboratory 255) on the cover of its February 2015 issue.
- Details in the full-text Microreview
- Citation: Cibulka, R. (2015), Artificial Flavin Systems for Chemoselective and Stereoselective Oxidations (Eur. J. Org. Chem. 5/2015). Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2015: n/a. doi: 10.1002/ejoc.201590009
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