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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Current situation

 

Risk levels description

1

Level 1 – State of caution

  1. University buildings in the given region are closed to the public. However, individual visits arranged in advance for the number of people as stipulated in the current hygienic restrictions, under the condition that the visitors wear masks and adhere to other hygienic measures, are allowed. Each constituent part of CTU keeps a register of the visitors and the visited persons. It is recommended that the employee receiving the visitors should pick them up and accompany them to the reception. A requirement to wear a mask in all common areas of the university (all instructional spaces and communication spaces).
  2. A requirement for students to wear masks also during classes.
  3. The maximum number of students present in places of instruction is 100. In cases where the number of students registered for a course (for a lecture, for a practical, etc.) is greater than the permitted number of persons, instruction passes over into distance form, with a preference for keeping to the timetable that is valid for contact instruction. The responsible person for a course, or a teacher of the course delegated by him/her, is required without delay to inform by e-mail all registered students, the vice-dean for education, the responsible person for the course and the head of department, including details about instruction for the course; the situation when an instructor for whom a replacement is not available has been placed in quarantine will be handled in an analogous manner.
  4. Examinations can take place in-person, with no restrictions, in compliance with hygienic measures in place.
  5. Employees and doctoral students are not required to wear a mask if they are in a separate office; in a shared office, there is no requirement provided that distancing of at least 2 metres is maintained.
  6. A requirement to disinfect the hands at the entrance to university buildings, placement of a disinfectant or disinfectant soap in all places of instruction.
  7. Dining facilities are accessible for members of the public. A requirement to wear a mask in the spaces of the dining facilities, except while eating and drinking, a requirement to disinfect the hands at the entrance to dining facilities, and to maintain distancing. Application of measures for the organization of waiting for meals to be served, serving the meals in accordance with the PES system.
  8. A requirement to wear a mask in communal spaces in the student dormitories.
  9. Accommodation facilities set aside quarantine spaces; separate spaces for infected persons, separate spaces for students in quarantine.
  10. Face-to-face meetings of academic organs involving many participants are not affected provided the maximum number of people is 100 and provided that all health and safety regulations are adhered to.
  11. Face-to-face instruction in LLL courses (but not in U3A courses) follows the same rules as for face-to-face instutction in accredited study programmes.
  12. Instruction in LLL courses can be carried out only in the form of non-contact instruction.
  13. Large-scale events are limited in accordance with the valid legislation, with the requirement to wear a mask and provided the event is attended by a maximum of 100 people indoors and a maximum of 500 people outdoors, whereby the event will be held according to the level of alert for the place where the event is taking place (not the place where the headquarters of the constituent part of CTU is located).
  14. Cultural events, including academic ceremonies are limited in accordance with the valid legislation, with the requirement to wear a mask and provided the event is attended by a maximum of 1000 seated viewers indoors and a maximum of 2000 seated viewers outdoors. In case viewers are standing, or some are sitting and some standing, the rules stipulated by the PES system shall apply. The event will be held according to the level of alert for the place where the event is taking place (not the place where the headquarters of the constituent part of CTU is located).
  15. The CTU bookshop is open, the number of people is limited to 4 per 15 m2 and the 2m social distancing rule must be adhered to. Queue management inside and outside.
  16. The CTU Central Library’ rules of operation that stipulate organizational and systemic measures. The library is open, with the number of people limited to 4 per 15 m2 of operating area and the 2m social distancing rule in place. Further measures are in line with the regulations in place for the NTK building and current measures announced by deans of faculties.
  17. Sports facilities and gyms are open also to the public, provided all hygienic regulations are adhered to and the measures of the Government, responsible ministries and other executive bodies of the Czech Republic in effect are complied with.
2

Level 2 – State of alertness

The measures are as for Level 1, plus:

  1. Face-to-face instruction – the number of students present in halls of instruction is 50. In cases where the number of students registered for a course (for a lecture, for a practical, etc.) is greater than the permitted number of persons, the classes will be re-organized (for instance, split into groups), or instruction passes over into distance form, with a preference for keeping to the timetable that is valid for contact instruction. The responsible person for a course, or a teacher of the course delegated by him/her, is required without delay to inform by e-mail all registered students, the vice-dean for education, the responsible person for the course and the head of department, including details about instruction for the course; the situation when an instructor for whom a replacement is not available has been placed in quarantine will be handled in an analogous manner.
  2. Teachers are required to wear masks during face-to-face classes (with the recommendation to wear FFP2 respirators). In exceptional cases protective shields can be used, provided a minimum distance of 2m between the teacher and the students is maintained.
  3. Face-to-face meetings of academic organs involving many participants are not affected provided the maximum number of people is 50 and provided that all health and safety regulations are adhered to.
  4. Large-scale events are limited in accordance with the valid legislation, with the requirement to wear a mask and provided the event is attended by a maximum of 50 people indoors and a maximum of 100 people outdoors, whereby the event will be held according to the level of alert for the place where the event is taking place (not the place where the headquarters of the constituent part of CTU is located).
  5. Cultural events, including academic ceremonies are limited in accordance with the valid legislation, with the requirement to wear a mask and provided the event is attended by a maximum of 500 seated viewers indoors and a maximum of 1000 seated viewers outdoors. In case viewers are standing, or some are sitting and some standing, the rules stipulated by the PES system shall apply. The event will be held according to the level of alert for the place where the event is taking place (not the place where the headquarters of the constituent part of CTU is located).
  6. The CTU bookshop is open, the number of people is limited per m2 and social distancing rules must be adhered to. Queue management inside and outside.
  7. The CTU Central Library’ rules of operation that stipulate organizational and systemic measures. The library is open, the number of people is limited per 15 m2 and social distancing rules are in place. Further measures are in line with the regulations in place for the NTK building and current measures announced by deans of faculties.
  8. Sports facilities and gyms are open also to the public, provided all hygienic regulations are adhered to and the measures of the Government, responsible ministries and other executive bodies of the Czech Republic in effect are complied with.
  9. The leadership of CTU and the leadership of the constituent parts of CTU will be divided into groups, whereby changeovers and replacements will be ensured. The groups communicate with each other via electronic means.
  10. The dining facilities are accessible to the public. There is a requirement to wear a mask on the premises of the dining facilities, except while eating and drinking. There is a requirement to disinfect the hands at the entrance to the dining facilities and to maintain distancing. A maximum of 6 people at one table. Application of measures for the organization of waiting for meals to be served, serving the meals in accordance with government measures.
3

Level 3 – State of emergency

The measures are as for Level 2, plus:

  1. Face-to-face instruction (including theoretical classes) of students in the 1st year of bachelor and follow-up master study programmes and of students in all years of doctoral study programmes – the number of students present in halls of instruction is 20. In cases where the number of students registered for a course (for a lecture, for a practical, etc.) is greater than the permitted number of persons, the classes will be re-organized (for instance, split into groups), or instruction passes over into distance form, with a preference for keeping to the timetable that is valid for contact instruction. The responsible person for a course, or a teacher of the course delegated by him/her, is required without delay to inform by e-mail all registered students, the vice-dean for education, the responsible person for the course and the head of department, including details about instruction for the course; the situation when an instructor for whom a replacement is not available has been placed in quarantine will be handled in an analogous manner.
  2. Face-to-face practical/laboratory, experimental/artistic instruction for students in all years of study is possible for groups of a maximum of 20 students.
  3. One-on-one in-person consultations for students in all types of programmes (subject to prior arrangement with teacher).
  4. Clinical instruction, internships and trainee programmes are regulated by rules and regulations in effect at the establishment and place where the instruction takes place.
  5. Entrance examinations and state final examinations can take place face-to-face on condition that all government and hygienic measures and restrictions are complied with.
  6. Employees belonging to at-risk groups (persons who are pregnant, ill, over 55 years of age, and employees who are not able to limit their contact with a family member with a high risk factor (who suffers from a serious illness, or whose body is weakened by a serious illness, etc.) should be enabled to work from home (home office), or should be allowed to be exchanged in such a way that they are alone in the office during their time at work.
  7. Cultural events, including academic ceremonies, are not allowed.
  8. The dining facilities are accessible to the public. There is a requirement to wear a mask on the premises of the dining facilities, except while eating and drinking. There is a requirement to disinfect the hands at the entrance to the dining facilities and to maintain distancing. A maximum of 4 people at one table with maximum 50% occupancy. Application of measures for the organization of waiting for meals to be served, serving the meals in accordance with the PES system.
  9. The accommodation facilities function with limited capacity. The accommodation facilties assign quarantine areas with sufficient capacity. There will be separated areas for infected students and for students in quarantine.
  10. Cultural events, including academic ceremonies are banned. Events will be held according to the level of alert for the place where the event is taking place (not the place where the headquarters of the constituent part of CTU is located).
  11. Sports facilities and gyms are open also to the public, provided all hygienic regulations are adhered to and the measures of the Government, responsible ministries and other executive bodies of the Czech Republic in effect are complied with. PE classes are banned with the exception of programmes for which PE classes are part of the study plan.
  12. Face-to-face meetings of academic organs involving many participants are not affected provided the maximum number of people is 10 and provided that all health and safety regulations are adhered to.
  13. Large-scale events are limited in accordance with the valid legislation, with the requirement to wear a mask and provided the event is attended by a maximum of 10 people indoors and a maximum of 50 people outdoors, whereby the event will be held according to the level of alert for the place where the event is taking place (not the place where the headquarters of the constituent part of CTU is located).
4

Level 4 – Serious state

The measures are as for Level 3, plus:

  1. Face-to-face theoretical instruction of students in all years of study is banned – instruction passes over into distance form, with a preference for keeping to the timetable that is valid for contact instruction. The responsible person for a course, or a teacher of the course delegated by him/her, is required without delay to inform by e-mail all registered students, the vice-dean for education, the responsible person for the course and the head of department, including details about instruction for the course; the situation when an instructor for whom a replacement is not available has been placed in quarantine will be handled in an analogous manner.
  2. Face-to-face practical/laboratory, experimental/artistic instruction for students in the last year of study of bachelor and master study programmes is possible for groups of a maximum of 20 students.
  3. The CTU bookshop is closed. Study literature can be obtained through e-shop.
  4. The CTU Central Library, including the study rooms, is closed. Pre-ordered books can be collected and loans can be returned in a limited scope following an arrangement via e-mail or phone.
  5. The dining facilities are closed to the public. There is a requirement to wear a mask on the premises of the dining facilities, except while eating and drinking. There is a requirement to disinfect the hands at the entrance to the dining facilities and to maintain distancing. A maximum of 4 people at one table with maximum 50% occupancy. Application of measures for the organization of waiting for meals to be served, serving the meals in accordance with the government measures.
  6. Face-to-face meetings of academic organs involving many participants are not affected provided the maximum number of people is 6 and provided that all health and safety regulations are adhered to.
  7. Large-scale events are limited in accordance with the valid legislation, with the requirement to wear a mask and provided the event is attended by a maximum of 6 people indoors and outdoors, whereby the event will be held according to the level of alert for the place where the event is taking place (not the place where the headquarters of the constituent part of CTU is located).
5

Level 5 – Critical state

The measures are as for Level 4, plus:

  1. All forms of face-to-face instruction are banned – instruction passes over into distance form, with a preference for keeping to the timetable that is valid for contact instruction. The responsible person for a course, or a teacher of the course delegated by him/her, is required without delay to inform by e-mail all registered students, the vice-dean for education, the responsible person for the course and the head of department, including details about instruction for the course; the situation when an instructor for whom a replacement is not available has been placed in quarantine will be handled in an analogous manner.
  2. One exception is clinical and practical instruction and trainee programmes for students in health care study programmes and teacher training programmes, which is possible for groups of a maximum of 15 students.
  3. PE courses are banned.
  4. Face-to-face examinations are possible with a maximum of 10 people present.
  5. Face-to-face meetings of academic organs are banned.
  6. Large scale events are banned.
  7. The CTU Central Library, including the study rooms, is closed. Loans can be returned in a contactless manner (through a bibliobox).

Key information^

Important documents issued by CTU

To reduce the risk of coronavirus infection, the following internal regulations were issued:
  • Rector's Order No. 21/2020 on reducing the risk of coronavirus infection
    • Rector's Order No. 21/2020 - This Order enters into force on November 23rd, 2020.

      The provisions of Order no. 21/2020 are invalid in cases where stricter conditions, regulations and approaches  are set by legal regulations or by other binding measures  of a higher legal instance.

  • Rector's Order No. 09/2020 on study programs and courses and examinations at CTU

How to act after arrival

  • Students arriving from countries with the higher risk of potential covid infection
    • See the list of countries according to the level of risk to check if your country is treated as country with the higher risk of potential covid infection.
    • You will need to pass a covid test directly after your arrival to the Czech Republic. The Prague airport would probably be the most convenient place to take the test.
    • Take the cheaper test please, as there is no reason to pay extra money. You will get your results via SMS within 2 days which is sufficient for entering CTU dormitories and other important place. If you have reservation in the dormitory, go directly to Masarykova dormitory, tell them that you passed the test and you are currently waiting for your result. They will temporarily accommodate you at the hotel part of the dorm for the reasonable price of 147 CZK per night. In case your results would be delayed, you will have to pay a commercial price of 600 CZK per night for the respective number of extra days need.
    • If your test will be positive - please inform the dormitory. If you do not have any place, where to stay during quarantine, please request to dormitory to be placed on the quarantine room.
    • If your test will be negative - please inform the dormitory, and you can move to your reserved room. Anyhow you need 2nd confirmation of your negative test.
    • During the waiting period you are allowed to go to school, shop, or other important and day to day activities only! To attend all fun activities freely you need to wait for the second test after 14 days. Again, even though there are several options, the Prague Airport seems to be the most convenient choice as it is close to the campus and it isn’t necessary to make a reservation for the test. Furthermore, the staff can speak English there.
    • We wish you lucky first step into the Czech republic and we are looking to see you at CTU.
    • Please see also Detailed visual information regarding COVID-19 risk levels and measures in Czech Republic (Czech only).

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.
  • Install the "eRouska" application.
  • If you've come into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 follow this guide.

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.

If you are confirmed to be infected with coronavirus

  • Students or CTU employees who are infected with the coronavirus and persons who are placed in quarantine are required to report this fact without delay by e-mail to the appropriate responsible person at the faculty/institute stated below.
    • Students are required to supply further supplementary information:
      • With which other persons from CTU they have met,
      • Which CTU faculties their contacts are studying at,
      • If they are accommodated in a university dormitory, in which dormitory, block and room,
      • Any requirements for obtaining quarantine accommodation (also in the case of students not currently accommodated in a dormitory).
    • Employees are required:
      • To report the fact to their line manager,
      • To give the name of other persons from CTU with whom they have met.

Contacts — faculties

Faculty of Civil Engineering
Eva Šteffelová
Phone: +420 224 357 101
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Ing. Jiří Zápotocký
Mobile: +420 771 125 980
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
Šárka Kohoutová
Phone: +420 224 354 131
CTU Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics
doc. Ing. Ivan Štekl, CSc.
Mobile: +420 731 659 850

Registration of a positive coronavirus test

Positive coronavirus test must be also reported to the e-mail below:
Ivana Kinkalová
Mobile: +420 724 176 314
Jana Rückerová
Mobile: +420 739 033 827

Details on measures^

Studies

  • Schedule of the 2020/2021 academic year
  • No changes in the schedule for Academic year 2020/2021 are at present planned in view of the current epidemiological situation. The valid harmonogram is available on Legislation and study regulations page.
  • Fees for extending the study period As from 25 April 2020, the generation of fees for extended studies in accordance with Act no. 188/2020 Coll. on special rules for education and arbitration at universities in year 2020 and on assessing the study period for the purposes of other laws has been suspended. Fees generated prior to this time were not generated as a result of the viral infections but were due to exceeding the standard study period by 1 year. We are of course aware that in the future study periods will increasingly be affected by the current restrictions. We ask students affected by this situation to appeal against fees that are charged for an extended study period, to tick point 16 of Supplement 5 of the CTU in Prague Statutes, and to add an explanation of the situation. The situation will be taken into account and the corresponding portion of the fee will be waived.

Information for Erasmus+ international students

  • CTU students studying abroad For detailed up-to-date information (for CTU Erasmus+ outgoing students) please visit the Studuj ve světě website or contact eva.kopecka.2@cvut.cz (in case you struggle with the Czech language).
  • Self-funding students — foreigners
    • The admission proces to study programmes delivered in English language for the academic year 2021/2022 is not opened yet. The overview of study programmes and admission requirements can be found on the Study at CTU website.
    • As of August 24, 2020, the rules for entering the territory of the Czech Republic and quarantine measures are defined by the Ministry of Health.
  • Renewal of long-term residence stay for students and long-term visas Solving residence matters of foreign nationals in the territory of the Czech republic from July 17th, 2020 according to the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic.
  • More Ministry of the Interior information
    • For complete Ministry of the Interior information please follow link in the Important websites section.
  • International department 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
    Incoming Student Coordinator
    (Erasmus Program)
    Mgr. Kateřina Bošková
    Coordinator for exchange programmes
    (outgoing students)
    Ing. Jana Dudková
    Coordinator for European programmes
    (e.g. ATHENS, study stays)
    Marie Krystýnová
    Incoming Student Coordinator
    (Bilateral agreements)
    Phone: +420 224 353 495
    Erika Ľahká
    Study at CTU Project Coordinator
    Mobile: +420 725 826 888

Dormitories

Canteens

  • From October 14th 2020, all CTU in Prague canteens, including the Academic Restaurant in the Masaryk dormitory, are closed until further notice. The Technical canteen in the CIIRC building is in operation for CTU employees in staff catering mode. The opening days and hours of the canteen is updated every week via e-mail send to the secretaries of all parts of CTU.

CTU Central Library

  • Extraordinary measures
    • The library is closed from October 22nd, 2020 until further notice. Loans and reservations are automatically extended.
    • Follow the current situation directly on the Central Library website.
    • If you require any further information, feel free to contact us on knihovna@cvut.cz, in urgent cases 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.
  • We recommend:
    • Online Learning Library Support As the pandemic forces students and academics to study and teach from home, CTU Library is here to support students and faculty during the move to online learning.
    • E-sources accessible during the coronavirus situation A specially created page which brings together a range of information on temporarily available sources, webinars and services offered by our library and coming from other sources, including other libraries and various platforms. These pages will continue to be supplemented and updated according to current availability and by arrangement with producers after the extraordinary measures come to an end!

University bookshop offering specialized literature

  • The University Bookshop for Specialized Literature on the ground floor of the National Technical Library is closed as of October 22nd, 2020. Purchases can be made via the e-shop.
  • Study notes and other books bought through the e-shop can be delivered via the mail service.
  • You can buy study notes, specialized literature and textbooks written by CTU teachers and scientists, and also other publications from the fields of study offered at CTU and at VŠCHT. You can also purchase items that you need for your successful studies, or just something new to read.
  • Contact:
    Phone: +420 224 355 003

Counselling services

  • Psychological counselling for students is provided upon previous agreement online.

CTU Information Centre

CTU sports facilities

  • Based on government resolution No. 996 from October 8th, 2020 all CTU physical training facilies both indoor and outdoor are closed as of October 22nd, 2020 until further notice.
  • In these exceptional times, the CTU Institute of Physical Education and Sport recommends that students should fit activities into their daily regime that involve movement and spending time out in the open air. For inspiration, take a look at the Institute’s web pages, where you will find instructive videos and exercise programmes: trekking, physical education for health and well-being, powerjoga, joga, self defence, condition training, frisbee, swimming, tennis, badminton and table tennis.

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!

CTU Archive

  • The CTU Archives research room will be accessible from 11 May 2020 only after previous reservation and feedback confirmation of the arranged date by the archivist. It is possible to accept only one researcher per day. The researcher must wear a mask during his stay in the research room.
  • At present, it is not possible to submit the application for confirmation of studies and take over the prepared documents in person. Please send applications by post. The documents will also be delivered to you by post to the address mentioned in the application. Please submit it in time. We respect the processing of the application within 30 days.

Carer’s allowance

Registry

Admission procedure^

Faculty of architecture

Faculty of Information Technology

CTU contribution^

STUDENTS FROM THE FACULTY OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING HELP IN MEDICAL AND SOCIAL FACILITIES IN FIGHT WITH CORONAVIRUS

Even without the decision of the mayor of the capital city of Prague or the governors of individual regions, two hundred students from the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Czech Technical University currently help on the front line in medical and social facilities, sampling points or rescue services: future paramedics, physiotherapists, laboratory technicians, radiologists assistants, biomedical technicians or students of security programs.

73 VOLUNTEERS FROM THE FACULTY OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEER HELP SCHOOLS AND PUPILS WITH REMOTE TEACHING

Online tutoring in mathematics and other subjects, consultations for families and school network administrators, provision of workshops and computer equipment - these are specific forms of assistance that volunteers from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE) provide for schools and their students during the coronavirus outbreak. An innovative LEO device is also available for practical teaching of high school students from home.

The Fitify application from the Faculty of Information Technology helps with workout at home

The Fitify mobile application was founded by Martin Mazanec and Matouš Skála while studying at the Faculty of Information Technology, CTU. The application offers over 800 exercises, dozens of workouts and a virtual coach. It has already found its users in 180 countries around the world.

The first Czech made CoroVent lung ventilators were delivered to our hospitals

Ústí nad Labem – foto: MUDr. Josef Škola, primář Kliniky anesteziologie, perioperační a intenzivní medicíny Masarykovy nemocnice v Ústí nad Labem

CoroVent lung ventilators developed at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague and paid for from the collection of citizens and companies are gradually being delivered to Czech hospitals. The first installation took place at the Masaryk Regional Health Hospital in Ústí nad Labem on 31 October, 2020 where the patient was hooked up to the lung ventilator for the first time.

THE "ON-LINE BED" SYSTEM DEVELOPED BY CIIRC AND TRIX CONNECTIONS IS READY FOR use IN HOSPITALS

On-line monitoring of hospital bed capacities: a topic that resonates in connection with the growing number of hospitalized with COVID-19 disease. The integration system, developed by the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC) of the Czech Technical University and the start-up TRIX Connections to help healthcare professionals and crisis management, is able to automatically and securely connect and process online live data directly from hospitals. The system was tested at the University Hospital Ostrava and is ready for use in hospitals.

The Centre of Vehicles for Sustainable Mobility calls on motorists: cars with broken filters increase the risk of coronavirus infection

Air quality is at the top of the World Health Organisation's list of causes of premature death. According to the European Commission, he is responsible, by a rough estimate, for the death of one per mille of the population per year. Over 10,000 in the Czech Republic, less than half a million in Europe. According to a study at Harvard University in the USA, the risk increases by 8% with each extra microgram of particles in a cubic meter of air. In addition, high concentrations of harmful particles in the air may increase health damage during a coronavirus pandemic.

A call of multidisciplinary panel of scientists

With the participation of an infectologist, epidemiologist and data scientists under the auspices of the Rector of CTU

Two hundred CoroVent lung ventilators are ready for distribution to Czech hospitals

CoroVent lung ventilators, which were attended by citizens and companies in a public collection this spring, are ready for delivery to Czech hospitals.

Mathematicians tell how not to measure coronavirus

'How not to measure Coronavirus' is the title of the first lecture of the autumn run of the seminar Mathematical Problems of Non-Mathematicians, which will take place on Tuesday, 6 October from 17.20.

Appeal to students from the Institute of Physical Education and Sport

Dear students, staff and sports friends, Given the current situation and the constraints associated with the current situation, we are more aware than ever of the need to maintain physical condition and common sense. Active movement is one of the ways to maintain a healthy body and spirit. The Department of Physical Education and Sport of the Czech Technical University recommends that students include physical activities and a stay in the fresh air in their daily routine during this non-standard period.

CTU will be presented at the exhibition DIY: From Do It Yourself to DIY

The Ethnographic Museum of the National Museum hosts an exhibition called DIY: From Do It Yourself to DIY from 25 September, 2020 to 17 January, 2021. Here, CTU will also present its innovations, which helped in the fight against COVID-19.

A student at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering was awarded at the NATO Days

An important part of the NATO 2020 Days in Ostrava and the Air Force Days of the Army of the Czech Republic was the ceremonial awarding of members and employees of the integrated rescue system, security forces and public hygiene stations. Among the winners was also a student of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Czech Technical University, doctoral study program of Population Protection, Ing. Denisa Charlotte Ralbovská.

Rector's letter to the students

Rector's letter to the students considering the current epidemiological situation.

The CoroVent pulmonary ventilator has received FDA certification and can now enter world markets

The pulmonary ventilator, which has been developed by a team of experts headed by Prof. Karel Roubík, from the Faculty of Biomedical Englineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague, in collaboration with partners from COVID19CZ and other experts, has received certification from the FDA (the United States Food and Drug Administration). This is a very prestigious award.

Researchers from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering have developed filtration material that can be sterilized by electric current and reused to protect against the new coronavirus and other diseases

The team of doc. Lukáš Vojtěch and Ing. Marek Neruda from the Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE) has long been engaged in research and development of electrically conductive textile materials. In a record time of 3 months, the team designed and tested a prototype of a textile composite material that can be sterilized by electric current. The prototype composite consists of carbon fabrics, nanotextiles and an electrode system. The filtration concept is registered for patent protection and the team is currently looking for partners for introduction into production.

The CoroVent lung ventilator placed second at the Hack the Crisis Czech Republic hackathon

Yesterday evening, the final evening of the Hack the Crisis Czech Republic hackathon took place in the WeWork coworking space in Prague. With the participation of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček and Government Commissioner for IT Vladimír Dzurilla, the expert jury selected eight winning projects, which shared 10 million crowns donated to the competition by Hyundai. The winning project was DIANA Biotechnologies. In second place came the unique solution of pulmonary ventilation CoroVent, designed for the treatment of COVID19, by the team of prof. Karel Roubík from the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in cooperation with partners. The CoroVent ventilator is currently manufactured by MICo Medical.

A discussion from the Global Science Café cycle organized by the Czech Centers took place at CTU

On 22 June 2020, a discussion meeting took place in the CTU-CIIRC building within the Global Science Café cycle organized by the Czech Centers entitled Research and Innovation in the Fight against COVID 19. The invitation was accepted by the Rector of the CTU doc. Vojtěch Petráček, student of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering Šimon Walzel, member and coordinator of the team of engineers in the CoroVent project, David Miklas from the COVID Initiative and Pavel Burget from the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics . The discussion was moderated by Petr Kaiser, special representative for scientific diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Czech respirator developed during the coronavirus pandemic has received European certification. This opens up European and world markets, already raising interest of NATO and the US Navy

Dozens of Czech companies, with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, merged, developed and began mass production of the RP95-M mask during the coronavirus pandemic. The respirator, which provides the highest level of protection, was designed at CIIRC CTU for 3D printing. Production data can be downloaded free of charge with a free license, so the mask is already available in more than thirty countries around the world. In physical form, this Czech protective device can now spread even further, as it now has European certification.

The Czech-Israeli Mixed Chamber of Commerce handed over the proceeds of the COVID-19 financial collection to the Czech Technical University in Prague

Asymbolic check of a special financial collection was organized by the Czech-Israeli Mixed Chamber of Commerce (ČISOK) for the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) on 11 June 2020. The collection was announced at the beginning of April and by the end of May, the chamber managed to collect CZK 607,000. The donation will be used for a project of improvised full-face masks for first-line physicians, in which CTU cooperates with the COVID19CZ working group.

The unique CoroVent lung ventilator scores in Europe and is becoming a global product

The CoroVent pulmonary ventilator was developed in cooperation with the COVID19CZ initiative and other experts by the team of Professor Karel Roubík from the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering. At the end of April, the ventilator was mass-produced by MICo Group company in Třebič under the CTU license. CoroVent is now thriving in Europe as well. It won second place in the EUvsVirus hackathon, the largest pan-European online event of its kind, initiated by the European Commission together with the European Innovation Council. No similar project has emerged in these months in Europe to enter the production and certification phase.

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^

CoroVent and CovMask distribution^

  • As part of general support in fight against coronavirus pandemic CTU is also directly helping in distribution of personal protective equipment and medical appliances, namely CoroVent lung ventilators and CovMask improvised full-face protective masks. Find more information on how to request medical equipment at https://www.cvut.cz/corovent (only available in Czech).

Frequently asked questions^

Students:

  • How to proceed if I am accommodated in the CTU dormitories and want further information about free-of-charge COVID-19? Further information about free-of-charge COVID-19 testing for students accommodated in the CTU dormitories can be found on the SÚZ website, in the News section.

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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