What will the trash tell us?

What they do in reality speaks best about household behavior. An integral part of life is the production of municipal waste, the composition of which hides many secrets. Experts from FSE UJEP are unraveling one and their efforts will bring information on how to rationalize and optimize waste management, which is now transformed into the so-called “circular management”. Within the project Smart City – Smart Region – Smart Community, this is another very specific topic that fits into the concept of improving the quality of life of people.

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A platform for green and blue infrastructure for the second time

Prague plans to plant a million trees in the fight against climate change, and up to ten million trees within the Czech Republic. Is it enough? It will help? What role can modern technology and the Internet play in these efforts?

We will be able to hear about the platform in the future as well

Based on this meeting of the Platform for Green and Blue Infrastructure, a common position of the Platform will be formed in the form of the so-called Policy Brief addressed to local government representatives, legislators and other stakeholders in the field.

The meeting of experts within the Platform will continue. “Another topic of the Platform will be the topic of rainwater management in cities and municipalities,” added Jan Macháč, FSE UJEP, the main organizer of the Platform.

The platform for green and blue infrastructure was established within the project of the J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem SMART CITY – SMART REGION – SMART COMMUNITY.

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Digital data platform of the Ústí Region

Portabo – this is the gateway to regional data and effective work with them. The unified data platform of the Ústí Region will be available to municipalities, towns, regions, among others experts who will be able to evaluate the data. Meaningful use of data should increase the attractiveness and quality of life in the region.

The Memorandum of Understanding PORTABO Platform was signed on 3 October 2019 by the founding members:

Web with basic information and future portal: https://portabo.ujep.cz/

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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 iDNES.cz.

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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Visits by foreign experts at UJEP

UJEP has been actively cooperating with foreign companies for a long time. Several foreign experts visited the University of Ústí as part of the STUVIN project. This has been a great asset to the University, as both the staff and students and the public have the opportunity to meet and discuss each other on a variety of topics. At the same time, the experiences that are used in the creation of new fields of study are shared.

During the solution of the STUVIN project, which is coordinated by the Faculty of the Environment, many internships of FŽP and PřF were mediated and very interesting and important guests came to UJEP. We bring you an overview of the most interesting visitors.

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Nanofibrous structures for medical applications

Thin as a thousandth of a human hair, such as nanofibers. In recent years, references to nanofibrous materials, layers and membranes have become increasingly common and today it is a popular technology that attracts considerable attention. But this has a very good reason…

FIG. 1: Nanofibrous structure (fiber diameters ∼ 600 nm)

Mgr. Jan Malý, Ph.D., jan.maly@ujep.cz, PřF UJEP – KBI
Mgr. David Poustka, davidpoustka@seznam.cz, PřF UJEP – KBI

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Phytotechnology FŽP at an international conference in Poland

MATEQ’s success in phytotechnology research was discussed with experts from across Europe in March at a conference in Poland. FŽP employees and students shared with their colleagues in particular the results of the first three years of solving an international project for the restoration and use of land of former military sites contaminated with heavy metals and conclusions from the first field trials established in the Czech Republic at three locations.

FIG. 1: Miscanthus x giganteus leaf

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MATEQ Projects

UJEP students presented the results of evaluation of Děčín greenery in Dresden

On the last Friday of January, Czech and German students devoted themselves to presenting the final results of the evaluation of the green-blue infrastructure in Děčín. The third and final meeting within the semester student course “Identification and Evaluation of Ecosystem Services Provided by Urban Green and Blue Infrastructure in Děčín” was held at Leibniz Institute for Ecological and Spatial Development in Dresden (IÖR).

The course is organized by IEEP (UJEP-FSE) and is organized within the framework of the Czech-Saxon project Values of Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity and Green Blue Infrastructure in Cities on the Example of Dresden, Liberec and Děčín (BIDELIN, Reg. No. 100282320) funded by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.

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Contact person: Ing. Jiří Louda, Ph.D., IEEP, Institute for Economic and Ecological Policy, FSE UJEP, jiri.louda@ujep.cz, 608 468 676