Brno University of Technology (Vysoke uceni technicke v Brne, www.vutbr.cz) is the second largest technical university in the Czech Republic and is one of Europe’s elite technical and research universities. Brno University of Technology has very rich tradition as it was founded in 1899. The university consists of 8 faculties and 3 institutes covering broad range of technical science and it is one of major research institutions in Czech Republic with more than 22,000 students, 2,000 Ph.D. students and 1,000 members of academic staff.
One of the institutes, Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC BUT), constitutes the key element of a world-class research infrastructure providing state-of-the-art equipment and ideal conditions for basic and applied research, especially in the area of material sciences. CEITEC priorities include providing an international dimension in research cooperation as well as ensuring its interdisciplinary character. The research dedicated to materials sciences is allocated in two research programmes: “Advanced nanotechnologies and micro technologies” and “Advanced materials” which include more than 60 Ph.D. students. Mathematical models constitute a growing part of research in the area of material sciences at CEITEC, in close cooperation with Department of Mathematics of Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication.
The Department of Mathematics of Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication guarantees mathematics education for two faculties, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication and Faculty of Information Technology. The groups of students at both faculties are usually large (between 100 and 600 students) having heterogeneous pre-knowledge.