The Rector is the top representative of CTU, and the university’s representative in relations with other universities in the Czech Republic and abroad, and with public and state organs, especially with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, with business circles and with members of the public. According to the terms of his/her appointment, the Rector is responsible to the President of the Republic, and in matters laid down in the law he/she is responsible to the Minister of Education, Youth and Sport. For the performance of his activities under the law and under the statutes of CTU, the CTU Rector is responsible to the Academic Senate of CTU. The Rector of CTU names and removes from office the Deans of the faculties of CTU, the Directors of the university institutes, the Registrar, the Chancellor and the Directors of other elements of CTU.
Top management of CTU
The top management of CTU is a permanent advisory body of the Rector of CTU, comprising the Vice-Rectors, the Registrar, the Chancellor, and the Chairman of the Academic Senate. The Head of the Internal Audit Commission participates ex officio in the proceedings of the top management of CTU.
Members of the Rector’s Board
Petr Konvalinka graduated in Construction and Transport Structures from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of CTU in Prague. He has been teaching at CTU since the 1980s. He is involved in engineering applications and theory, is a co-author of patents, and is an authorized engineer in the field of statics and dynamics of structures. He has worked on structures implemented in the Czech Republic and abroad, for example the Kadlín observation tower, the footbridge in Beroun, and three bridges on the motorway between Gatwick and London. In recent years, he has been in charge of the Faculty of Civil Engineering’s Experimental Centre, and for eight years he was the president of the Academic Senate of CTU. He has been the rector of CTU since February 1st, 2014. He has set as his major aims as rector to maintain and strengthen the leading position of CTU in technical education in the Czech Republic, to improve the conditions for excellent research results in science, research, creative work and teaching, to improve collaboration with industrial companies, to improve the quality of technology transfer, to increase the mobility of academic staff and students, and to raise the profile of CTU considerably throughout society in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in the world. In his free time he enjoys reading, listening to classical music and walking in the countryside.
Chairman of the Academic Senate CTU
Jan Janoušek graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at CTU in Prague. He is currently head of the Department of Theoretical Computer Science at the Faculty of Information Technologies. He is the guarantee of the bachelor and master’s study programmes in Theoretical Computer Science. He is also responsible for five courses on Theory of Formal Languages, Functional Programming, Compiler Construction and Tree Algorithms. In his research, he is the leader of a research group that works on efficient algorithms for processing tree data structures. In addition, he is a member of three scientific councils at CTU in Prague. In collaboration with industry, he has been working on several Technical Agency of the Czech Republic projects. As from January 2017, he has been president of the Academic Senate of CTU. In this function, he sees as his key task to ensure that the senate is run as efficiently as possible, and that there is high-quality communication and non-partisan decision-making on the basis of correct initial data. He considers the finances and the internal regulations of CTU to be priority areas. Through his activities as president, he wants to contribute to the good name of the university. In his free time he listens to jazz, rock and classical music. He also enjoys travelling, and he likes to improve his knowledge in a wide range of fields, including philosophy, the creative arts and architecture.
In his academic work, Jan Gazda investigates economic theory, with reference to the economic cycle and financial crises. He has worked for several years at CTU as Bursar of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and then as Registrar of the University. In 2016, he was appointed head of the internal audit of CTU. As registrar, he is responsible for managing the university’s financial, administrative and commercial agenda, and at the same time he is the Head of the Rector’s Office. He is ultimately responsible for the university’s financial management, operations management and investment strategy. He has set as his target as registrar of the university to establish open and stable collaboration among the elements of the university, and to introduce simplified processes in the area of internal regulations and legislation. In the short term, a particular aim is to reform the methodology for distributing funds received from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, and the way in which budgets are set up, with a view to establishing rules that are in accordance with the long-term aims of CTU, and with the conditions for drawing on funding from European sources. He takes the view that the university cannot function properly without organic links between the academic sphere and its administrative backgound. In his free time, he listens to rock and jazz music, and he seeks inspiration in reading James Joyce’s Ulysses and in watching The Big Bang Theory.
doc. Ing. Josef Jettmar, CSc.
Vice-rector for Education and Student Affairs
Josef Jettmar graduated in Construction and Transport Structures from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of CTU in Prague. With the exception of the period from 1991 until 1995, he has worked at CTU, and is currently head of the Department of Geotechnics. He is a court expert, a member of numerous associations, including the Czech Geotechnical Association (attached to the Czech Federation of Structural Engineers), vice-president of the Czecho-Slovak Association for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, and a member of the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists. He has been vice-rector for Education and Student Affairs since 2010, and since 2014 he has been the statutary deputy of the rector. He is responsible for an agenda that covers reviewing payments for studies, scholarships, rejection of study applications and termination of studies. He makes decisions on recognition of studies undertaken at universities abroad (so-called nostrification) and on proposals for distributing funding from the Student Project Fund, and he handles applications for contributions toward accommodation in the Hlávkova dormitory. His major aims are to “bring back” a unified processing environment, effective and “near perfect” administration and organization of studies at CTU, to monitor all quality indices in education, and to reduce student drop-out rates. He dedicates his small amount of free time to his family, to his weekend cottage, to history (recently to the history of CTU), to genealogy and heraldry, and to manual bookbinding. He is a philanthropist, a bibliophile and a collector. His favourites recent TV series have been Game of Thrones, Outlander and Grey’s Anatomy.
prof. Ing. Zbyněk Škvor, CSc.
Vice-rector for Scientific and Research Activities
Zbyněk Škvor is a member of the Electromagnetic Field Department of the Electrical Engineering Faculty of CTU. He works in the field of microwave technology, specializing in microwave measurements and numerical electromagnetics. In 2002 and 2004 he was awarded a Werner von Siemens prize. He is one of three holders of the IEEE 3rd Millennium Medal in the Czech Republic. He was appointed vice-rector for Scientific and Research Activities in 2015. His responsibilities are for pedagogical aspects of doctoral studies at CTU, habilitation procedures and appointment procedures for associate professors and professors, and the Student Grant competition. In the field of research, he is responsible for passing on information and providing support for applications for all grants, with the exception of calls within the Operational Programmes, for registering and reporting on scientific results, and for seeking out and rewarding outstanding research results achieved at the university. As a manager, he has set himself the task of improving the perception of the research carried out at technical universities. In his free time, he likes to walk in the countryside and in the mountains, and he likes sci-fi and fantasy.
prof. RNDr. Miroslav Vlček, DrSc.
Vice-rector for International Relations
Miroslav Vlček is head of the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of CTU in Prague. He investigates the use of mathematics in complicated fields of engineering, e.g. new spectral transformations for non-stationary signals. He was appointed vice-rector for international relations at CTU in 2014. He is responsible for the whole range of international activities at CTU: direct contacts with international partners, bilateral negotiations, organizing prestigious meetings and conferences at the university, etc. Currently, he is particularly involved in the Study in Prague project, which he considers to be a unique opportunity for leading public universities in Prague to collaborate on attracting foreign students. His personal target is to raise the number of fee-paying international students at CTU to 800, and to set up scholarships for the best of them. In his free time, he likes to listen to baroque music and to read books on social sciences.
doc. Ing. Jan Chyský, CSc.
Vice-rector for Development
Jan Chyský specializes in electrotechnology and electronics, with reference to automatic control, electric drives and embedded systems. He has worked, for example, on the control system for a co-generation power plant, and on the control system for absorption refrigerators on Bali. In November 2015, he was appointed vice-rector for CTU Development. He is responsible for preparing and updating strategic CTU documents, e.g. the Long-Term Plan and the Annual Report on Activities. He is in charge of the administration of projects within the Institutional Development Plan and Ministry of Education Youth and Sports Central Development Projects, and he deals with matters related to the evaluation of CTU in national and international university quality ratings. As Vice-rector for Development, he has set as his main tasks to modernize the Hall Laboratories, to bring more life to the public spaces on the main CTU Dejvice campus, and to get the new building on Vítězné náměstí (Victory Square) completed. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, cycling and relaxing with country music.
RNDr. Igor Čermák, CSc.
Vice-rector for the Information System
Graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University in Prague. Has been working at CTU since 2006. Is currently attached to the Department of Computer Systems at the Faculty of Information Technologies. Has extensive theoretical knowledge in the field of information systems, and long experience in IS/IT management and information security in management positions with an international IT company and at public universities. Is certified by ISACA in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and in information security management (CISM). Also holds international certificates for managing IT services (ITIL). In 2014, was appointed Vice-rector for the Information System. Is responsible for the CTU information strategy, for improvement and operation of IS/ICT management system, for developing the information system and information and communication technologies, for fulfilling development plans and projects at university level, for development of the intranet, for electronic distribution of documents, for electronic storage of documents, for the CTU portal, and for the system of electronic support for management activities. He considers the following to be key aspects of his work: applying program and project management in developing the CTU information system, the principle of strategic IS/IT management, elaborating and implementing a CTU information strategy, adopting IS operating standards and standards for managing IT services, and developing key components of the information system. In his free time, he likes to read and watch films, especially in the sci-fi genre.
Josef Svoboda worked for several years in the leadership of the International Bank for Economic Cooperation, and has also worked as a teacher, as the manager of a publishing house, and as a controller and auditor. Since February 2014, he has held the position of Chancellor of CTU in Prague. He manages and coordinates the administrative organs of the rector’s office of CTU in Prague, its legal services, including business law and other areas of administration. He heads the management and organization of the rector’s office and of the university as a whole. He is responsible for the factual correctness of documentation submitted to the rector, and for actions undertaken by the university leadership, the rector’s collegium and the rector’s gremium. He is the secretary of the CTU Administrative Council. In his work as chancellor, he has set as his priority to achieve greater coordination in the management and administration of university-level activities, to raise the credit of CTU as a technical education institution, headed by its rector, in the civic and social perception of people at home and abroad. He also lays emphasis on developing human communication among members of the staff of CTU. In his free time, he enjoys running in the countryside, skiing, and reading books on history. He also gives his support to civic actions.
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