The commercialization project will be protected by a patent

A new compound for grinding wheels has received a patent. It was created at the Faculty of Environment with the contribution of FSE within the sub-project of commercialization. The patented product will contribute to more efficient machining and several companies have already expressed interest in it.

Image of globular corundum, is one component of the mixture (100x magnified)

Commercialization at UJEP is supported by the Technology Transfer CenterCTT, which was established thanks to a joint project of TACR GAMA COMNID together with the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry AS CR and the General University Hospital Prague. Due to the increasing importance of transfer, UJEP is trying to develop this center and firmly anchor it into the University structures.

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Earthworm on the Terrace and UJEP

Vegetables, barrels with earthworm, herb garden. These were unusual scenery of the meeting that took place on September 11, 2019 in Ústí nad Labem. The topic of the event, organized by Jan Macháč and Marek Hekrle on behalf of UJEP, was the presentation of the benefits of community gardens in Ústí nad Labem with the subtitle “Or the cultivation does not stop there.”

If you are interested in the previous outcomes of the economic evaluation for individual SMART measures, look here.

You can see if a community garden is working or not in your neighborhood on the community garden map created by Kokoza.

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Conference StudKon

The second year of the student conference for students of science and technical doctoral study programs of UJEP was attended by the new generation of scientists of our university.

Students of doctoral programs at the faculties of the Faculty of Environment, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering presented the results of their research work at the second year of the StudKon 2019 Conference, which was held in June this year. The conference was held under the auspices of the Rector of UJEP Martin Baleje and was also attended by students of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (FZP) and Applied Nanotechnology (FSci), which were successfully re-accredited this year for another 10 years within the STUVIN project.

All information about the conference can be found on its website.

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Environmental Analytical Chemistry and Toxicology

This winter, the Master’s program of Environmental Analytical Chemistry and Toxicology was re-accredited, which is crucial for several UJEP Bachelor’s programs. The existence of the field demonstrates effective cooperation between faculties and, moreover, chemistry and chemical education have a long tradition in the Ústí region. UJEP students have the opportunity to shift their education in analytical chemistry to the doctoral level at the University of Ústí nad Labem.

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Community garden in Ústí nad Labem

Jan Macháč and Marek Hekrle will attend the informal meeting in the community garden of the Earthworm on the Terrace. It will present its results of the economic evaluation of community gardens in Ústí and the benefits of these gardens not only for the members themselves, but also for the wider surroundings.

The meeting will take place on September 11, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm directly in the Earthworm Community Garden on the Terrace, in Větrná Street on the North Terrace. Our environmental economists will talk: “What are the benefits of our community garden? Or it does not end in cultivation”.

Partial research results from the SMART CITY – SMART REGION – SMART COMMUNITY project will be presented.

Ecosystem services course in Dresden this time

In the winter semester of the academic year 2019/2020, a Czech-German selection course for students of UJEP, Hochschule Anhalt in Bernburg and TU Dresden will take place. The course “Identifying and Assessing Ecosystem Services Provided by Urban Green and Blue Infrastructure in Dresden” will move to Dresden, Germany this time.

Course leaflet with all information.

The course has been running for several years, we have already informed about the last year and its results

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Innovative science and technology programs for doctoral students

The Faculty of Environment and the Faculty of Science succeeded in re-accreditation of doctoral programs. Both successful programs were authorized to teach this spring for the next 10 years. This was due to activities in the STUVIN project, which is common to the aforementioned UJEP faculties.

Benefits for UJEP and Ústí region

The development of scientific work in nanotechnologies and analytical chemistry has been the subject of many activities for many years, especially the work of scientific teams at the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of the Environment. These activities are continually carried out in the framework of numerous ongoing research projects (the most important to be found here), but they are also part of the important strategic project of MATECH. He is also applying for financial support from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.

More about MATECH in UJEP press release. More about MATECH in an interview with UJEP Rector Martin Balej at

The new disciplines will provide support for the further development of nanotechnology and analytical chemistry at our university as part of its strategic goals. It should bring new promising workers to UJEP and the region. As a result, the region can continue its industrial tradition in a modern and gentle way.

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Czech Envi Thesis

The Czech Envi Thesis competition aims to raise awareness of solutions to environmental issues from the perspective of the social sciences. The competition is open to authors of bachelor and master theses that were and will be defended by the end of September 2019.

The competition is organized by the Institute for Economic and Ecological Policy at the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem. The jury will consist of leading Czech experts across universities and other scientific institutions in the Czech Republic.

Link to the competition:

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Urban greenery in the hands of students from all over the world

The International Summer School on the Integration of the Concept of Ecosystem Services into Urban Spatial Planning took place at UJEP on 17-21 June. Students from all over the world came to us. They were acquainted with specific methods of mapping and evaluation of ecosystem services.

The Summer School was run by two faculties – the Faculty of Socio-Economic and the Faculty of Science. The aim of all-week activities was to acquaint students with selected methods of mapping and evaluation of ecosystem services and incl. their application in a specific model territory.

Czech Radio report and accompanying video

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