CTU Coronavirus Information - Public web - Czech technical university in Prague
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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Government Measure valid from September 13th, 2021

  • With effect from 13th September, the restrictions on holding examinations with more than 20 participants has been lifted by the Extraordinary Measure of the Ministry of Health (no. MZDR 14601/2021-24/MIN/KAN of 10th September). Examinations can therefore be held without any limitation on the number of persons and without the need to prove the absence of infectiousness; only respiratory protection measures must be observed (i.e. maintaining a distance of at least 1.5 metres or using an FFP2 respirator). For academic ceremonies, the current restrictions under points I/12 and I/16 of the above measure continue to apply.

Government Measure valid from July 9th, 2021

  • In connection with the spread of the delta mutation, the rules are tightened as from July 9th, 2021 on the basis of the Government Measure as follows:
    • employees are required to inform employers of journeys exceeding 12 hours, or 24 hours in the case of neighbouring countries, to countries with a low, medium, high, very high and extreme risk of the spread of COVID-19,
    • in the case of unvaccinated persons, when returning from abroad, it will now be the case that without proof of a negative test, employees will not be able to be admitted to the workplace. If they return from low- and medium-risk countries, it will be possible to present a negative test to the workplace until proven, but these employees will be required to wear at least an FFP2-class respirator in the workplace. The same rules apply to students.

Testing facility in Dejvice

  • From July 1st, 2021, has not been in operation testing site in the Student House in the Campus Dejvice.

Important documents issued by CTU

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

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
Jitka Šebková
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^


  • Schedule of the 2020/2021 academic year There are no changes in the schedule for Academic year 2021/2022 planned in view of the current epidemiological situation. The valid harmonogram is available on Legislation and study regulations page.

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 June 1, 2021, the rules for entering the territory of the Czech Republic and quarantine measures are defined by the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.
  • 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 the 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



  • Sep 10, 2021: As from September 13, 2021, all canteens are open.

CTU Central Library

  • Extraordinary measures
    • CTU Central Library (including local libraries at faculties) is opened since May 18th, 2021, in restricted hours.
    • You can make reservations, borrow and return books. Follow the NTK's instructions for entering the building.
    • 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.
  • You still have 24/7 online access to e-books, e-journals and other e-resources.
  • We recommend:
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • Consultation with libraryDo you have a problem with loans/reservations, with information retreaval, writting your theses or citations? Library is here for you.

University bookshop offering specialized literature

  • The university bookstore of professional literature on the ground floor of the National Library of Technology (NTK) has been opened again since May 10th, 2021. E-shop available for purchases is open.
  • 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

  • From January 4th, 2021 CTU Information Centre is closed. Your favorite CTU merchandise you can buy on the e-shop.
  • If you order promotional items with the CTU logo from our e-shop, you will be offered the possibility of personal collection for the ordered goods in the CTU-CIIRC building, Prague 6. After the payment is credited by transfer to our account, we will contact you immediately to arrange the date of pick up.

CTU sports facilities

  • From 24. 5. 2021 onwards, all CTU in Prague outdoor and indoor sports facilities are re-opened. They will be run in accordance with directives and measures set by the Ministry of Health of the the Czech Republic. Detailed information on the rules for sports activities at each of the sports facilities can be found on the IPES website.
  • 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 research room of the CTU Archive will be accessible only after prior ordering and confirmation of the agreed date by the archivist. The research room will operate in the mode of one researcher per day. During the stay in the research room, the researcher must have a mask.
  • An application for confirmation of study can be submitted in person and accepted at the CTU Rectorate.

Carer’s allowance


CTU contribution^

Experts from the University's Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings have tested the use of nanofibres to detect viruses and bacteria

In its laboratories, the University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings of CTU (UCEEB) has tested the possibilities of using nanofibres to detect small foreign particles in gas, such as viruses or bacteria in human breath. The tests were commissioned by ProNanoTech, which will use the findings to develop a new product.

TERESA project enables rehabilitation of COVID-19 patients in the home environment

Teams from the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), University Hospital Hradec Kralove (FN HK), Palacky University Olomouc (UPOL) and University of Defence (UNOB) are collaborating on a unique project called TERESA (TEleREhabilitation Self-training Assistant), which will enable the rehabilitation of patients with persistent effects of COVID-19 in the home environment. At the same time, patients will be able to share data on their physical activity with their doctors through personal wearable devices. Patients with other respiratory diseases could also use the system in the future.

CTU is involved in research on the impacts of COVID-19 on university teachers and students

The Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University follows up on its project with a successful survey carried out in May 2020 in cooperation with the Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. At that time, researchers mapped the life and study situation of students. The study was part of the International COVID Well-being Study (ICSWS). Approximately 7,000 students from 7 larger universities (CULS, MU, UHK, UK, UPOL, TBU, University of Economics, Prague) took part in this study in the Czech Republic.

The Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering transformed its hall in Děčín into a vaccination center

Up to 500 people a day will be vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine at the Děčín Vaccination Center, which has been operating in the building of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering in the center of Děčín since Monday 12 April 2021. The faculty provided its large hall for a symbolic CZK 1 per month to the Regional Health Society, which operates the vaccination center. This was prepared for operation by a team of employees of this CTU detached workplace outside Prague.


The VENT-CONNECT project, which enables remote monitoring of lung ventilators and vital signs monitors, especially in patients with COVID-19 connected to artificial lung ventilation, passed the preclinical phase and received a positive opinion from the ethics committee of the Royal Vinohrady University Hospital (FNKV). The technical solution developed by the team of the Czech Technical University in Prague composed of researchers from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC) and the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering in cooperation with the Department of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation (KAR) streamlines condition monitoring for patients in the infection zone with remote access to ventilator screens and vital signs monitors. This allows physicians to adjust lung ventilator parameters more accurately during treatment, which of course leads to better patient care. The solution is cheap and easy to deploy in other workplaces, be it COVID-19 or others.

We commemorate the year since the first person in the Czech Republic died in connection with the COVID-19 disease

Dear colleagues, dear students, Today is a year since the COVID epidemic claimed its first victim in the Czech Republic. Over the past year, almost 25,000 people have succumbed to the epidemic, a memory of which we will commemorate today with a minute's silence at 12 noon. Please also join this silent memory.

Researchers at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering are developing a new concept of air purifier that can sterilize air in buildings, as well as in cars and planes

doc. Ing. Lukáš Vojtěch, Ph.D., Fakulta elektrotechnická ČVUT

The new air purifier concept relies on the filter material, which can be sterilized by electric current and reused. An innovative solution, the development of which was worked on last year by the team of doc. Lukáš Vojtěch and Ing. Marek Neruda from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE), has all the prerequisites to become an effective means of collective protection against viruses such as COVID-19. It can also be used in air conditioning or ventilation systems of buildings or means of passenger and public transport, including cars, ships or planes.

Where's my vaccine? Available vacancies clearly thanks to the application from the Open Data Laboratory of the Faculty of Information Technology

The ockovani.opendatalab.cz website offers an overview of vacancies for vaccination against COVID-19. The aim of the application is to offer the citizens of the Czech Republic a quick overview of free capacities, which has not been available anywhere before. The application was developed by Marek Sušický and Jan Staněk from the Open Data Laboratory, a joint workplace of the Faculty of Information Technology (FIT ČVUT) and the company Profinit. The newly published open data also helped them to do this.


The graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering (FNSPE) is traditionally held in the Bethlehem Chapel. In order for students and their loved ones not to be completely deprived of the experience, the faculty decided to prepare an online graduation for all interested parties.

The results of laboratory tests can be obtained faster thanks to the unique algorithm by CIIRC CTU

Researchers from the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC) of the Czech Technical University in Prague have created a unique algorithm that can find the optimal setting of the laboratory system to evaluate as many samples as possible in the shortest possible time. Patients can thus expect the laboratory can evaluate more samples and also that they will obtain test results sooner. In response to the situation surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic, PREVEDIG medical - a laboratory diagnostic center, Beckman Coulter - a leading supplier of laboratory analyzers and laboratory automation, and CIIRC CTU. Together, they focused on how to process more samples with the laboratory's current capacity. By optimizing and adjusting the settings of the laboratory system, it was possible to increase the number of samples in order of tens of percent.


The CoroVent ventilator, developed at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague by a team of prof. Karel Roubík and manufactured by MICo Medical, was delivered to several hospitals throughout the Czech Republic during the autumn. These lung ventilators were paid with money from citizens and companies in a public collection earlier this spring. 106 of these fans will now be delivered to the State Material Reserves Administration.

CIIRC and TRIX Connections have developed a face scanning application to better fit the RP95 protective half mask

The Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics of the Czech Technical University in Prague (CIIRC CTU) and TRIX Connections, a start-up and spin-off company at the Czech Technical University in Prague, jointly developed software that recommends a suitable seal size for devices using a smartphone for more comfortable use of the RP95 protective half mask. Customization and connection of end users directly with manufacturers is the essence of distributed production, which research at CIIRC CTU has long been concerned with. The application was launched just a few days after the CIIRC CTU team received an extraordinary award “Česká hlava” from the Council for Research, Development and Innovation for its mask for 3D printing.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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^


  • 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.


  • 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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