The history of the Brno University of Technology (VUT) dates back to September 19, 1899, when the Austrian Emperor and King Francis-Joseph I of Hungary signed a decree establishing the Czech Technical University in Brno. It was the first Czech university in Moravia. The university started with 4 professors and 47 students and gradually grew to become an internationally recognized educational institution, which offers current top scientific and professional knowledge at eight faculties and three higher education institutions. Students can get a quality education in a wide range of fields: technical, the natural sciences, economics, and art. Research and development, mainly in research centres, make up a significant part of VUT’s activities. Thanks to grant support, the university managed to build five of its own scientific centres and, in addition, together with other universities and scientific institutions, it participates in the activities of two renowned research centres (The Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) and IT4INNOVATIONS centre).
The Czech School of Architecture in Brno (now the Faculty of Architecture, which is the university’s main contributor to RES URBANAE) was established after the creation of the Czechoslovak state, in 1919 and marks the culmination of long-term efforts to open a Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Brno. The Faculty of Architecture provides bachelor, master and PhD degree in Architecture and Urban Design. The Department of Monument Care aims to contribute to the training of architects by offering wide-ranging instruction concerning the dividing line between art and technology. It aims to train architects capable of seeing history as a source of enlightenment and creative inspiration, as to ignore history is a mark of immaturity. Architects capable of perceiving the unity of shape, space and materials, as to fail to respect the laws of physics is naive. Architects capable of respecting the work of their forerunners, as overlooking creative genius is impertinent. And, not least, architects capable of creative work using 21st-century means of expression and technologies.
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