Coronavirus causes a flu-like illness that may be very dangerous especially for people whose health is already compromised. It spreads from person to person when people are in close contact via droplets of infected fluid. Symptoms do not appear immediately, but only after 7 to 14 days after exposure. The situation is serious, and this webpage provides a summary of the most important information that will be continuously updated as the situation develops.

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Information and measures^

Prevention measures to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection

  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a handkerchief when coughing or sneezing or wear a face mask.
  • Avoid close contact with people showing symptoms of flu or cold.
  • Make sure you properly cook meat and eggs before consumption.

If you show symptoms of respiratory illness (shortness of breath, cough, fever)

  • Stay home or at the dormitories and avoid contact with other people.
  • Call your doctor or an emergency department and inform them about your possible stay in an area of risk.
  • If advised by the doctor, get in touch with the Prague Hygiene Station:
    Mrs. Marešová
    Phone: +420 241 010 334
    Mobile: +420 733 673 949
    Night-time emergency: +420 733 673 900
  • Also people who were in personal contact with the patient at the time when the patient started showing symptoms have to be quarantined together with the patient.

Important documents issued by CTU

To reduce the risk of coronavirus infection, the following internal regulations were issued:

Studies

  • Schedule of the 2019/2020 academic year
    • An amended schedule of the 2019/2020 academic year, an updated version that will be in effect if in-person instruction resumes on 1 June 2020 has been available since 30 March at https://www.cvut.cz/en/legislation-and-study-regulations.
    • The end of the examination period has been moved to the end of the 2019/2020 academic year and instruction will end on 5 July 2020.
  • State final examinations If in-person instruction resumes on 1 June 2020, state final examinations will take place as follows:
    • State final examinations by subjects can take place as planned in a “semi-contact” form also before 1 June 2020.
    • For students that will be able to fulfil all requirements stipulated in their study plan, regular state final examinations are scheduled for June and possibly also July. For students that will not be able to fulfil all requirements stipulated in their study plan so that they are able to take the state final examinations in June or July, new dates of state final examinations will be offered at the turn of August/September and in September 2020.
  • Fees for extending the study period Fees for extending the study period are still being generated. Fees generated during this period are not generated because of virus infections, but because of extending the study period by 1 year. We are of course aware that in the future, the current restrictions will affect the standard study period. We ask students that may be affected by this situation to tick point 16 and add an explanation of the situation in their appeal against the assessment of the fee. The situation will be taken into account and the corresponding portion of the fee will be waivered.

Information for Erasmus+ international students

  • Outgoing trips to universities abroad In the current situation, outgoing trips to universities abroad can be cancelled at any time. Ideally, the cancellation should be made in time for the student to be able to re-register for the semester at CTU. If the university where the student is supposed to go cancels classes due to the current situation, they will be informed by e-mail. If the stay is cancelled by the student, they may need to pay some fees in the receiving country (e.g. If accommodation has already been arranged, the deposit may not be returned.).
  • Students abroad
    • CTU is currently in negotiations about returning/ not returning international mobility scholarships so that if a student has to return/has returned early from a stay abroad, the financial impact of the situation is minimal.
    • If a student returns to the Czech Republic, their mobility is terminated for now. We are waiting for a complex solution of the situation; however, at the moment you don’t have to return the money, try to cancel everything with as little cost as possible and keep the receipts. We will settle the balance following the same rules for everyone.
    • On-line instruction is a possibility provided you contact the receiving university about how courses will be concluded or how students will be tested. You should make sure you will be able to conclude the course with an examination. If not, you would be advised to enrol in the given course at CTU, i.e. to study the course both abroad and at CTU.
    • If the courses taken at the receiving university are included in your Transcript of Records, they definitely will be recognized by CTU. If they are not included in your Transcript of Records, at this moment we are not sure how we will proceed. We recommend that you should continue studying at both faculties (as of 30 March 2020).
    • If you cannot return home, but you are in the Czech Republic and you want to stay at the dormitories, contact The Novoměstský hotel, where you can stay for the period of obligatory quarantine. After that, you can move to another CTU accommodation facility.
  • Self-funding students — foreigners
    • The admission procedure to study programmes delivered in English for the 2020/2021 academic year will be carried out with some slight changes. The Faculty of Civil Engineering, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty of Architecture, and some study programmes at the Faculty of Transportation Sciences have an extended admission procedure, or a second round of the admission procedure. At the start of the academic year, students will receive more information (about how the instruction will be organized in case foreign students will not be able to come to the Czech Republic). You will find a full list of programmes in the English language and important dates on the Study at CTU website.
    • The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic has prepared a compilation of answers regarding long-term residence permits for students at the territory of the Czech Republic and on travelling abroad /from abroad. All foreigners (including students) who were legally at the territory of the Czech Republic when the state of emergency was declared can stay in the Czech Republic for the duration of the state of emergency without the need to make any arrangements regarding their residence permit. The state of emergency at the whole territory of the Czech Republic was declared on 12 March 2020 at 2 p.m. for a period of 30 days. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports also informs that students with valid long-term residence permit for a stay over 90 days can travel from the Czech Republic to their home country during the state of emergency, but they will not be allowed back to the Czech Republic until the end of the state of emergency. The same applies to tourists. For more information about travel visit website of the Ministry of the Interior.
  • Renewal of long-term residence stay for students and long-term visas It is recommended that long-term visas should be collected at the embassy only after the state of emergency has ended and the borders of the Czech Republic have been opened. For more information for foreigners visit the website of the Ministry of the Interior.
  • Foreigners whose residence permit on the territory of the Czech Republic expires during the State of Emergency With the end of the state of emergency, the decree legalizing the residence of all foreigners whose permission to reside expired during the state of emergency is no longer valid. Foreigners will not be sanctioned in any way for any residence that was “not permitted”, since they were de facto stuck on the territory of the Czech Republic through nothing of their own doing. However, their residence can no longer be further legalized by measures taken by the Ministry of Health. The Ministry of the Interior has therefore taken measures on the basis of which foreigners after the end of the State of Emergency receive 60 days to make arrangements to leave the Czech Republic in accordance with the law on the residence of foreigners. In these cases, the police will not begin administrative expulsion measures or procedures in connection with the duty to leave the country. If contact is made, the police are informing foreigners about the proposed end to the State of Emergency on May 17th, 2020, about the need thereafter to leave the country within 60 days, and about the possibility to turn to the representative office their own country. Since Monday, May 4th 2020, foreigners leaving the country have been provided by the border police with a stamp in their travel document which certifies that she/he fell into the category of foreigners whose further residence after the expiry of her/his residence was deemed to be permitted as a result of the declaration of a State of Emergency. This stamp will contain the date on which the stamp is applied and the text "EXCEPTIONAL SITUATION COVID-19 PANDEMIC". The Ministry of the Interior is informing the European Commission and the member states about this action.
  • More Ministry of the Interior information
    • For complete Ministry of the Interior information please follow link in the Important websites section.
  • Important contacts
    prof. Oldřich Starý
    Vice-Rector for International Relations
    Phone: +420 224 355 140
    Mgr. Eva Kopecká
    Institutional coordinator for the Erasmus+ programme
    Lucie Bílová
    Contact persons for incoming students
    (Erasmus and bilateral agreements)
    Mgr. Kateřina Bošková
    Coordinator for exchange programmes
    (outgoing students)
    Ing. Jana Dudková
    Coordinator for European programmes
    (e.g. ATHENS, study stays)
    Jaroslav Krpec
    Incoming Student Coordinator, International Office
    Phone: +420 224 353 495

Dormitories

CTU Central Library

  • Extraordinary measures
    • All loans and reservations are automatically extended, no overdue reminders will be sent.
    • As from 21. 4. 2020, loans of study materials are available again, in a limited regime, in accordance with Amendment no. 5 to Rector’s Order no. 7/2020. Students can order study materials electronically from the Catalogue of the CTU library and can collect them from the CTU Identity Card Centre (Bechyňova 2571/3, Praha 6) and in the local libraries at the Faculty of Transportation Sciences, the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Englineering, or the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    • If you have any questions, contact us on knihovna@cvut.cz, in urgent matters on marta.machytkova@cvut.cz.
  • Library’s website The library’s website provides information and access to collections and services of the Central Library for students, university staff and the public.
  • Collection of electronic information sources (EIZ) A collection of licensed databases of mostly full-text journals and e-books by Czech and international publishers and producers that has been gradually built and made accessible.
    It can be accessed from CTU IP addresses and now also remotely following authorization.
    • EIZ Catalogue
    • CTU e-books guide (CTU has available over 60,000 e-books from various publishers and platforms; the guide will help readers find the books they are looking for, inform them about the terms and conditions of their use, advises them on how to work with e-books.)
    • Summon search engine (Can be used for searching all available information sources at CTU – catalogue of the CTU Central Library, specialized databases, open access information sources, etc.)
  • Open Access (OA) sources Information about Open Access publishing and links to sources that provide unlimited access to scientific literature.
  • CTU digital library (repository) A university platform for storing and making accessible students’ theses and publication outcomes of scientific and research activities of CTU staff.
  • Consultations on how to make citations As the deadlines for submitting theses are approaching (hopefully), “contactless” consultations by phone on how to cite properly are available every Mon—Fri from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    You can also send your queries by email to:
    Michaela Morysková
    Mobile: +420 725 846 190
  • E-sources available during the coronavirus situation A newly created website that gathers in one place information about temporarily accessible sources. webinars and services provided by our library and other libraries and various platforms. The website is continuously updated based on what’s currently available and based on agreements with producers.

University bookshop offering specialized literature

  • The University Specialized Literature Bookshop on the ground floor of the National Technical Library was re-opened on May 4th, 2020. (It had been closed since March 11th).
  • You can buy study notes (skripta) there, and other essentials for the approaching examination session, or something new to read. Goods and materials ordered via e-shop will again be issued only in our sales outlet at the National Technical Library.
  • The opening hours of the University Specialized Literature Bookshop will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Counselling services

  • Also during this emergency situation, CTU Information and Consultancy Centre provides counselling for international students at CTU.
  • Psychological counselling Provided via Skype, following prior appointment, by:
    Mgr. Katarína Širancová

CTU sports facilities

  • Following the decision of the Government of the Czech Republic, all sports facilities at CTU have been closed since 13 March, 6 a.m. The Institute of Physical Education and Sport developed a methodology (Czech only) of selected sports for students and staff (after clicking on the link, select a sport and then log in using your CTU username and password).

Services of the CTU Computing and Information Centre

  • You will find information about the services provided by the CTU Computing and Information Centre and IT support on the IST website, where you can find a complete list of our service. The home page also includes links to the most visited web pages and links to all services we offer. People are currently most interested in e-communication and distance learning support. On the website dedicated to Microsoft Teams you will find information about where and how to access the application, including manuals and webinars.
  • In case you have problems with your password, ID or certificate, use the services of the CTU Card Office.
  • Contact:
    Ing. Michaela Poslední
    Mobile: +420 224 358 434
  • What are you waiting for? Start living and working in the virtual world!

Canteens

  • All canteens at CTU are closed as of 13 March 2020, 2.30 p.m.

Extraordinary measures taken by the CTU Archive regarding processing applications

  • Until further notice, we kindly ask our clients to send their applications for issuance of confirmation of studies as a scan (photograph) by e-mail to archiv@cvut.cz. The scanned confirmation will be sent to your e-mail address. If you specifically ask for the original of the confirmation, it will be sent to the address you have provided by Czech Post.

Carer’s allowance

Registry

Admission procedure^

  • Deadline for submitting applications The deadline for submitting applications will not be extended.
  • Submitting documents in electronic format Due to the current situation, all CTU constituent parts accept documents that confirm that the applicant has met other requirements stipulated in the admission procedure, or documents proving that the applicant is eligible for a waiver of the entrance examination in electronic form. Documents in paper form may be required after the ban on free movement is lifted and schools have opened, possibly during the entrance examination or enrolment in studies.
  • Date of entrance examinations to bachelor programmes If in-person instruction resumes on 1 June 2020, entrance examinations to all bachelor study programmes will take place at all CTU constituent parts (with the exception of the Faculty of Architecture). The date of the entrance examinations will be postponed so that they do not begin before 29 June 2020. The exact date of the entrance examinations will be set by each constituent part depending on the situation by 1 June 2020.
    An alternative date will be set for foreign students that will be unable to come and take the entrance examination on the set date.
  • Date of entrance examinations to follow-up master programmes The date of the entrance examinations to follow-up master study programmes will be set after Easter.
  • For applicants with special needs Modifications of entrance examinations for applicants with special needs will be provided as usual. Applicants with special needs can contact the head of the Guidance and Support Centre for Students with Special Needs ELSA for further information:
    Mgr. Barbora Čalkovská

Important contacts^

Registration of a positive coronavirus test:

Ivana Kinkalová
Mobile: +420 724 176 314
Jana Rückerová
Mobile: +420 739 033 827
Or send an e-mail to koronavirus@cvut.cz.

Provide your name, mobile phone number, e-mail address, date of confirmation of the positive test.

Contact for incoming exchange students:

Jaroslav Krpec
Incoming Student Coordinator, International Office
Phone: +420 224 353 495

Contact for self-funding students — foreigners:

Erika Ľahká
Study at CTU Project Coordinator
Mobile: +420 725 826 888

In case you test positive for coronavirus, you also have to contact your faculty/institute, see contacts below. Provide your name, mobile phone number, e-mail address, date of confirmation of the positive test and a list of people at CTU that you have been in personal contact with in the past 14 days.

Contacts — faculties:

Faculty of Civil Engineering
Eva Šteffelová
Phone: +420 224 357 101
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Ing. Jiří Zápotocký
Mobile: +420 602 343 815
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Ing. Radka Šmajsová
Phone: +420 224 352 016
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Dita Květová
Phone: +420 224 352 015
Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering
Zuzana Hnátová
Phone: +420 224 358 272
Faculty of Architecture
Ing. Jana Tóthová
Phone: +420 224 356 240
Faculty of Trasportation Sciences
Dana Uherková
Mobile: +420 733 696 308
Faculty of Biomedical Engineering
Tereza Trousilová, Dis.
Phone: +420 224 358 419
Faculty of Information Technology
Ing. Zdeněk Muzikář, CSc.
Phone: +420 224 359 857
Mobile: +420 737 378 430

Contacts — university institutes:

Klokner Institute
Miloslava Bezděková
Mobile: +420 602 148 166
Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies
Šárka Cindrová
Mobile: +420 733 691 419
Institute of Physical Education and Sport
PaedDr. Luboš Neuman
Mobile: +420 731 142 145
University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings
Lucie Siskosová, Dis.
Mobile: +420 778 736 908
Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics
Ing. Lenka Vysloužilová, Ph.D.
Phone: +420 224 354 189
CTU Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics
doc. Ing. Ivan Štekl, CSc.
Mobile: +420 731 659 850

Contacts — service facilities:

CTU Rector's Office
Ivana Kinkalová
Mobile: +420 724 176 314

CTU contribution^

In a Live stream, Czech musicians expressed their thanks to CTU in Prague, the team of scientists, partners, donors and contributors

A virtual music festival of 9 bands and musicians took place in the Lucerna Music Bar from 4.30 pm to 11 pm on Wednesday, 13 May, 2020. The event with the motto "Musicians to Scientists: Man Science of Art Tolerance" was accompanied by the Rector of CTU doc. Vojtěch Petráček.

The Faculty of Information Technology of the Czech Technical University in Prague is a power leader in the search for a cure for COVID-19

The Faculty of Information Technology of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FIT CTU) ranks first in the ranking of teams of Czech academic institutions that provided their computing power to the Folding @ home project, and thus became the performance leader in the Czech Republic. The project aims to find a solution to COVID-19.

The Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering produced over 110,000 liters of disinfection

As soon as the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections began to increase in the Czech Republic, all disinfection disappeared from shops and warehouses. Its acute shortage was immediately addressed by the Department of Nuclear Chemistry (KJCH) at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FJFI), which practically started the production of AntiCOVID disinfection from day to day.

Czech musicians would like express thanks to CTU in Prague, teams of scientists, partners, donors and contributors

On behalf of the Rector of CTU doc. Vojtěch Petráček, we would like to invite you to a virtual music festival of 9 bands and musicians who would like to express their warm thanks on behalf of the public to all experts for what they have created and still continue creating for the public at the difficult time of the coronavirus pandemic. The event with the motto "Musicians to Scientists: Man, Science, Art, Tolerance" will take place in Lucerna Music Bar on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 from 16.30 to 23.00.

Music from the Bethlehem Chapel

The CTU in Prague is preparing a virtual concert from the Bethlehem Chapel on 5 May from 19:00 with the motto "Our thanks to all of you". The ensemble SALOME - A reel of Karel Kryl's Songs for singing, Harp, Clarinet and Guitar will perform, presenting Pavel Batěk, Barbora Plachá, Tomáš Kůgel and Petr Šťastný. The concert will be an acknowledgment to all those who help in any way during the crisis caused by COVID-19, especially the experts and teams involved in a number of projects.

A student of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering designed a sample tube opener manufactured on a 3D printer. It is already used by seven Czech laboratories and can be printed free of charge by anyone

At the beginning of April, the doctor of Na Bulovce Hospital, RNDr. Lenka Richterová, Ph.D. contacted a group of CTU researchers who automate testing on Covid-19 using pipetting robots. Researchers and students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE) and the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC) were asked if they could design a tool to facilitate the opening of sample tubes. The current procedure of manual opening is very impractical and ultimately dangerous. It requires inserting a finger into the recess of the lid, turning it and then unfolding it. However, according to Richter, by applying this procedure, laboratory technicians have calluses and painful blisters that burst. In addition, tilting the cap to the side causes bubbles to contaminate the outside of the tube and laboratory gloves. Using more layers of gloves would make it impossible to hold the tube and cap firmly.

CTU students have developed a service for GoDeliver volunteer couriers

The GoDeliver logistics web platform mediates the delivery of food, medicine or veils to people in quarantine. The project works on the principle of involving couriers-volunteers from the public, who distribute the necessary resources to the needy. The platform, which was originally created to help companies deliver shipments, was developed by students of the Faculty of Information Technology and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague.

UCEEB produces nanomaterials for the production of veils

The University Center for Energy Efficient Buildings of the Czech Technical University has started the production of nanofiber textiles for its instrumentation usable as filter membranes. The material will be offered for further processing to manufacturers or those interested in veils.

Students and professionals will help companies at the innovative UniHack hackathon

An innovative online hackathon will take place from 1 to 3 May. Here, talented students will join forces with experts to help companies cope with the economic consequences of coronavirus. The aim is to invent innovations that will help companies, institutions or organizations to mitigate the effects of the current unfavorable situation. Topics will be, for example, help in Prague, education or stabilization of companies. The event is organized mainly by students and employees of the Faculty of Information Technology CTU in Prague (FIT CTU) with the support of the capital city of Prague or the prg.ai initiative.

The Faculty of Information Technology helps in the fight against coronavirus by working together in the Folding @ Home project

The Faculty of Information Technology involved the CloudFIT faculty computing cloud in the Folding @ Home project. The Faculty thus provided computing power of: 500x Intel Xeon @ 3GHz CPU, 1TB RAM, 4x GPGPU Tesla V100, 32GB.

CIIRC RP95-3D respirator mask data is distributed worldwide. The Czech Institute of Computer Science, Robotics and Cybernetics of CTU is testing the principles of distributed production in practice

More than sixty organizations that own special HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers from 25 countries around the world have already downloaded the CIIRC RP95-3D half mask. The data was made available by the Czech Institute of Computer Science, Robotics and Cybernetics, which is part of CTU in Prague (CIIRC CTU), in cooperation with the CTU TRIX Connections, s.r.o. start-up company, at the end of March. The print files for the production of several variants of the mask sets were and still are accessible after entering the device serial number on a web portal set up for this purpose.

NEW APPLICATION ‘NEBOJSA’ OF THE FACULTY OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING WILL ADVICE TO AVOID FRONTS IN SHOPS AND LARGE CONCENTRATION OF PEOPLE IN PUBLIC SITES

Scientists and students of the Center of Artificial Intelligence of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University (FEE) have developed a unique application Nebojsa that will help you avoid queues in shops or crowded parks. Based on people's concentration data, it will recommend their users when public places are low-traffic and thus with potentially lower risk of infection. The principle of application is based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) on social distancing and is based on a revolutionary research into artificial intelligence. The application is free to download at nebojsa.app.

The CTU CoroVent lung ventilator has been completed and is ready for production

Czech Technical University in Prague signed a license to use CoroVent ventilator during crisis on Saturday, 4 April, 2020.

Algorithm by the scientists from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering CTU in Prague will help automate coronavirus testing at the Motol University Hospital

Scientists and students from the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Electrical Engineering CTU (FEE CTU) in cooperation with the Faculty of Science, Charles University and the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC) are working on automation of COVID-19 sample testing for the Motol University Hospital. The algorithm currently being developed is designed to allow hospital pipetting robots to handle samples quickly and safely, avoiding cross-contamination. The involvement of the Opentrons and Beckman Biomek 3000 robots will make it possible to use test kits newly developed at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry AS CR (IOCB AS CR) and can have a major impact on the testing process. If successful, it will replace the work of the laboratory technicians, who will be given room to carry out other activities related to fighting the coronavirus. New software could be deployed during Easter.

With Wowee you can fulfill the wishes of people in need

The Wowee web application opens the door for human solidarity and allows financial assistance to those who find themselves in a difficult situation at the time of the corona virus infection. The application works on the principle of financial collection, thus becoming contactless help for the ones in need. The project was created in cooperation with students of the Faculty of Information Technology (FIT CTU), originally for the purpose of fulfilling wishes between friends and family.

The Faculty of Transportation Technology also took part in the fight against COVID-19

The idea of using 3D printers for the production of protective equipment at the Faculty of Transportation Technology of the Czech Technical University was born on 30 March and within one week, the faculty tuned both production and distribution. Protective shields and respirators with a replaceable filter are created in the faculty laboratories.

The ROBOTIC STATION FROM CIIRC CTU WILL HELP TESTING ON COVID-19 IN BULOVKA HOSPITAL

The Na Bulovce laboratory assistants will be assisted by a robotic helper with fine and accurate pipetting to test samples of people suspected of having COVID-19. Researchers of the Czech Institute of Computer Science, Robotics and Cybernetics of the Czech Technical University in Prague (CIIRC CTU) and the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic After the on-site testing, the machine is switched on for live operation. It should relieve exhausted laboratory technicians on heavy-duty work in an infectious environment performing tests on COVID-19.

The Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering turned into a scientific manufactory

Laboratories of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FNSPE) were transformed into a manufactory in March. Due to the general lack of disinfectants on the market, the Department of Nuclear Chemistry (KJCH) started to produce its own disinfectants for the needs of the university and other institutions.

The CTU Faculty of Biomedical Engineering has lent devices for patient monitoring to the Kladno Regional Hospital

During the current crisis situation, when hospitals are preparing for increased intake of patients infected with coronavirus, the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering has offered to lend state-of-the-art faculty equipment to the Regional Hospital in Kladno to assist in the fight against coronavirus.

The CIIRC RP95-3D passed another test - it will protect physicians in the most difficult clinical operations

Testing is well underway for the new purely Czech protective mask against coronavirus, developed within one week by the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics of the Czech Technical University in Prague (CIIRC ČVUT) under the designation CIIRC RP95-3D. This personal protective equipment with a replaceable filter meeting the highest level of protection has undergone further testing in the National Reference Laboratory of the National Institute of Public Health. The permanence of already certified properties after professional sterilization were verified this time. All procedures are consulted with leading experts thanks to the active involvement of the Czech Society of Cardiology.

The design of the CTU lung ventilator is completed, and its production is underway

The lung ventilator for patients with severe COVID-19 disease was developed by experts from the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, in cooperation with experts from the University Hospital Hradec Králové, Thomayer Hospital in Prague, Masaryk Hospital in Ústí nad Labem and the State Institute for Drug Control. Now they are fine-tuning the preparations and, in cooperation with companies, will start the production of the first hundred pieces. The ventilators would help in case of an increase in patients in serious condition.

Scientists at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering develop an anti-coronavirus application that uses artificial intelligence and anonymous data collection

A team of scientists and students from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, together with volunteers from around the world, are fighting the new coronavirus infection by launching the FreMEn contra COVID project, which aims to develop a unique application. It will recommend users the optimal route and schedule for visiting places based on concentration data. Technology, which has a fundamental potential to help also Czech citizens abroad, is based on community-based anonymous data collection - that's why scientists are now calling for as many people as possible to join.

The Czech Institute of Computer Science, Robotics and Cybernetics of CTU has been certified for its new respirator. Production can begin immediately. Additionally, the Rector of CTU signed a memorandum with the Minister of Health

The first fifteen pieces of the “CIIRC RP95-3D” respirator protector were handed over to the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic by the Czech Institute of Computer Science, Robotics and Cybernetics, part of the Czech Technical University in Prague (CIIRC CTU). During the weekend, the medical staff of Prague's Na Homolce Hospital tested them directly at work. The Facial mask production on special 3D printers can begin. Today, Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on this occasion. The goal is to get as many pieces as possible to hospitals as soon as possible. The process is coordinated in cooperation with the CzechInvest government agency, which, among other things, helped significantly speed up the certification process of this advanced respirator.

Rector of CTU gives instructions for improvised protection against coronavirus for front-line workers

This protection is intended for all who are at high risk of contact with coronavirus COVID19 and who are unable to access the fully functional FFP3 protective device and shield for the time being. These are not only healthcare professionals, pharmacists, but also shop workers who are in contact with a large number of people and are in close contact.

Graduates of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering help fight the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 causing COVID-19

In 2010, classmates Jan Sova and Jan Kovář graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. During their last year of study, they founded the now successful start-up, ie Workswell s.r.o., which was soon joined by their third colleague Adam Švestka.

Introducing HistoryLab - a tool for distance learning in which the Faculty of Electrical Engineering participates

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering acknowledges the complicated situation in which history teachers found themselves after closing schools. Therefore, it supports and participates in the HistoryLab web application .

Sew face masks for key workers

Rector of CTU in Prague doc. Vojtěch Petráček calls on students, academics and employees to sew masks for all who are currently in key positions, ie doctors, pharmacists, shopkeepers and other currently endangered professions.

CTU IN PRAGUE SUBMITS INTENTION FOR PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY OF APPARATUS FOR ARTIFICIAL LUNG VENTILATION

Representatives of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering CTU under the leadership of prof. Karel Roubík in cooperation with experts from the University Hospital Hradec Králové, Thomayer Hospital in Prague, Masaryk Hospital in Ústí nad Labem and the State Institute for Drug Control submit to the Government of the Czech Republic through the Ministry of Health the Czech Republic for approval a plan to develop a CoroVent ventilator equipment in the event of exhaustion of all available ventilators approved for clinical use.

CTU in Prague produced hundreds of liters of disinfectants both for its own use and for the needs of selected institutions.

The main component of disinfectants produced at CTU, namely at the Department of Nuclear Chemistry of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, is ethyl alcohol and distilled water. When preparing surface disinfection, isopropyl alcohol and hydrogen peroxide are added. For hand disinfection glycerol, citral and isopropanol are added. Faculties fill the disinfectant into five and ten liter barrels. Disinfection is used in the premises of the university and its parts, such as the Lvíčata university elementary and nursery school.

Important websites^

Frequently asked questions^

Integrated Rescue System (IRS) bodies and doctors on the frontlines:

  • How can you get full-face protective masks for doctors on the frontlines for free? Fill in the form at Covmask.cz. The mask is available exclusively for IRS bodies and doctors on the frontlines.
  • We would like to get protective semi-masks certified under EN 140:1999. How should we proceed? You will find all information on the CTU CIIRC’s ANTI-COVID webpage.

Volunteers:

  • I‘m interested in volunteering to distribute face masks from CTU in Prague. How can I apply? Please contact info@covmask.cz. Thank you!
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