Projects subsidized by the Education for Competitiveness Operational Programme

The Education for Competitiveness Operational Programme (ECOP) is a multi-year thematic programme under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR (MEYS), within which it is possible to draw financial means from the European Social Fund (ESF), one of the structural funds of the European Union, in the programming period 2007 - 2013.
 
Further information about the projects listed below are available at University of Pardubice website:

BRAVO, LEARN, STUDY

 

We Open the Gate to Science and Knowledge (BRAVO)


Identification code:
CZ.1.07/2.3.00/35.0024
Project duration:
1. 6. 2012 - 31. 5. 2014
Project supervisor:
Ing. Valerie Wágnerová
Head of projects at FEEI:
Ing. Martina Zavadilová
Implementation team at DPC:
Ing. Petr Doležel, Ph.D.
 
Ing. Pavel Škrabánek, Ph.D.

Annotation:

The University of Pardubice as a Regional coordinator of the support of science and technology branches for  Pardubice region starts series of activities focusing on popularization of science, research and professional activities at the University and its faculties by project Brana vede/ni otevrena – BRAVO (Open Gateway to Science and Knowledge). The project BRAVO should help create a system of educational and popular science activities during which the general public and youth get to know results of research work of individual departments in non-traditional professional form.

Activities organized by Department of Process Control (DPC):

Series of lectures on artificial intelligence for high school students
Artificial intelligence and artificial neural networks have been in the centre of scientific interest for several decades. With the development of computer technology, artificial neural networks started to be widely promoted even in the industry. Lessons in this area, however, is still strictly associated with universities and moreover mostly in the context of optional courses. The aim is to raise interest in artificial neural networks and in Artificial Intelligence in general already with secondary school students and motivate them for further study in this area. The content of the lectures is tailored to the interests of the current generation of secondary school students.
Lectures:
  • Artificial intelligence in games - neural networks
  • Playing games using artificial intelligence
  • Artificial intelligence in games - fuzzy
  • Fuzzy control
Hobby group of robotics at the secondary grammar school Mozartova in Pardubice
Head of the hobby group: Ing. Petr Doležel, Ph.D.
The aim of the group is to introduce secondary school students into the world of robotics using a popular and interactive way and raise their interest in further education in this field. Students work in the group is practical and to a great extent independent.
  • Students work in pairs using LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT kit, which contains programmable control unit, sensors, actuators and a number of components allowing to build a robot of various shapes and functions
  • The most popular programming language for beginners is the graphical one
  • Advanced students can use full-featured programming tools
  • The course of the group is divided into several stages
  • Each stage is introduced with a brief theoretical lecture after which students work independently on a series of practical tasks
  • Individual stages are concluded with a competition for small prizes to motivate students to further develop interest in robotics and understanding of technical problems

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Enhancement of quality of education by innovative bachelor study programmes at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics on the basis of implementing study supports into the teaching (LEARN)


Identification code:
CZ.1.07/2.2.00/15.0349
Project duration:
1. 2. 2012 - 31. 1. 2014
Project supervisor:
prof. Ing. Simeon Karamazov, Dr.
Project manager:
Ing. Martina Zavadilová
Implementation team at DPC:
doc. Ing. František Dušek, CSc.
  doc. Ing. Milan Javůrek, CSc.
  doc. Ing. Jan Cvejn, Ph.D.

Annotation:

The project aims at improving the quality of two Bachelor’s degree programs at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics of the University of Pardubice, which bear the name Information Technology and Electrical Engineering and Informatics according to the requirements of knowledge economy. Sixty-four author texts will be written and verified during lessons when fifty-one of them will be converted to electronic pillars of the study. This enables incremental improvement of quality, recency and availability of study materials for seven hundred students – future university specialists in the area of development of information and communication technologies. The activities of the project will be carried out by twenty-seven teachers of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics of the University of Pardubice, which will increase their professional competence.
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Innovation of bachelor study programs at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics of the University of Pardubice by improving the language skills of the FEEI employees on the basis of implementing study supports in English into the teaching (STUDY)


Identification code:
CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0125
Project duration:
1. 3. 2012 - 28. 2. 2015
Project supervisor:
prof. Ing. Simeon Karamazov, Dr.
Project manager:
Mgr. Žaneta Nerudová
Implementation team at DPC:
doc. Ing. František Dušek, CSc.
  doc. Ing. Milan Javůrek, CSc.
  doc. Ing. Jan Cvejn, Ph.D.

Annotation:

The project aims to upgrade two accredited Bachelor’s degree study programs of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics of the University of Pardubice. The upgrade lies in the creation of study materials and lectures in English language for 30 subjects taught in the Bachelor’s degree study programs and their subsequent verification in lessons. Through intensive lessons of technical English at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics and participation of English-speaking specialists in lessons, language skills of the Faculty’s staff will be enhanced and students will increase their employability in professional life.