IT4Innovations is currently also participating in international and national educational projects.
Superheroes 4 Science project plans to introduce the young generations to High-performance computing (HPC), a critical field of technology that utilises supercomputers to solve complex problems and perform computationally intensive tasks. The project aims to create various interactive educational materials on HPC and its two related emerging fields: Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing. The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.
The consortium consists of universities, research and supercomputing centres, industrial partners and other collaborating institutions, led by the University of Luxembourg. The aim of the consortium is to launch Master's degree programmes at eight European universities: the University of Luxembourg, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Politecnico di Milano, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Sorbonne Université, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Università della Svizzera Italiana and Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan. It is expected that the list of participating universities and institutions will be expanded in the future. This activity is part of the broader strategy of the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking to support the development of key skills and education and training in HPC for the needs of European science and industry.
The mission of the project is a methodical approach to fill gaps in current undergraduate courses and increase awareness of HPC for future professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Project ID: 21820033
The joint project of partners from the Visegrad Four countries (IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Centre, Government Agency for Information Technology Development, Hungary, Computing Centre of the Centre for Joint Activities of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Centre - Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences) explains in a popular form the importance of supercomputers and their use, which has a positive impact on people's everyday life. Each project partner provides a national supercomputing infrastructure and devotes considerable effort to popularisation activities aimed at spreading awareness of what supercomputing is, why it is necessary for contemporary society and why it is a justified investment. Understanding this whole area - scientific topics and supercomputing - is not entirely easy for the layperson. To simplify the communication of relatively complex content, the resulting materials are adapted to different target groups according to age, level of education and expertise. The aim of the project is not only to educate the general public, but also to inspire the young generation of Visegrad countries to study science and technology.
Project number: EHP-CZ-ICP-1-013
The project is focused on implementation of the Joint supervision of doctoral studies between VSB – Technical University of Ostrava and the Norwegian university of Science and Technology in Trontheim. The project focuses on the highest level of university education, which is the most important for a future development of a modern country – the doctoral studies. The joint study brings many benefits and synnergies for both universities and doctoral students.
Project number: EMP-CZ-MOP-2-013
The project is complementary to the Institutional cooperation project „Joint supervision of doctoral study by VSB – Technical university of Ostrava and Norwegian University“, which has established the collaboration between Czech and Norwegian university NTNU, and has contributed to create a general frame for the joint supervision of doctoral studies. The objective of the project is the realization of long-term stays of joint doctoral students.
Doctoral School for Education in Mathematical Methods and Tools in HPC
Project number: CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_018/0002713
The main objective of the project is the establishment of a Doctoral School for Education in Mathematical Methods and Tools in HPC, integrating doctoral studies at Charles University, the Czech Academy of Sciences, and VSB-TUO. Part of the project is the modernization and internationalization of one of the doctoral programs of the Doctoral School (Computational Sciences, VSB-TUO) and the creation of new double degree program (planned in collaboration with Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, France).
Project number: CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/18_058/0010212
The project aims at enhancing the quality and profile of educational activities and increasing their relevance for the labour market. It implements new forms of educational methods, establishes new study programmes, and boosts internationalization of the university and ties between the university and its graduates. It implements methods for increasing participation of students with special needs, as well as improving the strategy for motivating secondary school students to enrol for tertiary education studies. It enhances not only the capacities of the management personnel of higher education institutions (HEI) but also the quality of the HEI strategy management. The main objective of the project is to increase the relevance of the VSB-TUO educational activities for the needs of the labour market. In practical terms this means reaching a state where the university educational activities reflect the needs and unique features of the labour market in the Moravian-Silesian Region, and of all target groups.
Science without Borders 2.0
Project number: CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/18_053/0016985
The aim of the project is the implementation of 26 international mobilities, which will lead to professional growth, increasing professional qualifications and other skills of young and experienced researchers, to acquire and transfer experience from abroad, to ensure the work of foreign experts at VŠB-TUO. Mobility will enable participation in international chains of scientific laboratories and academic institutions, to increase the intensity of establishing international contacts and participate in international R&D initiatives and projects.