The importance of greenery and water for quality of life in the city

The Czech-Saxon project BIDELIN hosts a conference that will culminate in the three-year effort of FSE, IEEP and LIOR scientists in the fields of green and blue infrastructure, ecosystem services, climate change and quality of life. The meaning of these terms and experience with their fulfillment will be presented on November 28 at UJEP.

The conference The importance of green and blue infrastructure for the quality of life in cities will take place on November 28, 2019 at the UJEP Multifunctional Center, in the purple auditorium at the university campus.

Registration for the conference by e-mail to ieep@ieep.cz by November 14, 2019.

The conference will speak Czech and German (simultaneous interpretation provided).

Participation in the conference is free of charge.

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Greenery and water in the city – clearly and comprehensibly

Research teams linked to the Faculty of Socio-Economic have been involved in the adaptation of cities to climate change in several projects and there are many interesting results behind them. These take the form of several important professional publications, but also realized studies or practical methodologies that have an impact on the life of specific cities. The latest achievement within the BIDELIN project is a video that presents an interconnected network of greenery and water features that can make urban life more enjoyable.

The video was directed by colleagues from IEEP as part of the Bidelin project, which aims to map, improve and protect the services and values of nature in cities, such as Dresden, Liberec and Děčín (project leaflet). Within the project a student course (autumn run 2019, autumn 2018) or summer school takes place once a year.

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Platform for green and blue infrastructure

Existing experience in planting greenery in cities and in the countryside, barriers and benefits and costs of local and national projects and the possibilities, pros and cons of using modern technologies in the area of green and blue infrastructure. These will be the main topics for the second workshop of the Platform for Green and Blue Infrastructure.

The meeting will take place on November 28, 2019, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the meeting room of the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies at the UJEP Campus in Vilka (Pasteurova 1).

Two topics will be discussed during the meeting:

  1. A million, ten million trees! Is it enough? It will help?
  2. Urban greenery and the Internet of Things – opportunities for development

The workshop is realized within the project Smart City – Smart Region – Smart Community.

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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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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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LIGMIG – a new project will support young scientists in research

The team of workers and students of the Faculty of Environment and the Faculty of Science succeeded in the call of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic within the program ZÉTA to support applied research. The program aims to connect academia and businesses and support young scientists under 35 years of age.

The team led by Dr. Hana Malinska, Ph.D. The Commission has been interested in the plan to optimize the process of producing energy biomass with regard to its chemical composition. The project is a follow-up to several years of research on the cultivation of the energy crop Miscanthus x giganteus on contaminated and infertile soils carried out at the FŽP in cooperation with other faculty staff.

Illustrative photo: container experiment with Miscanthus x giganteus at FZP from previous research

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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
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New opportunities for PhD students

STUVIN and INVUST are abbreviations that resonate with the faculties FŽP and PŘF. These are two complementary projects that will enable us to intensively innovate scientific and technical doctoral study programs at UJEP and provide modern research and teaching conditions for scientific capacities. We can look forward to a unique workplace that thanks to these activities the Ústí Region will gain.

The preparation of all four programs is a collective work of a number of university employees headed by project administrators and guarantors for individual accreditation:

prof. Ing. Pavel Janoš, CSc. (ECHT)
Doc. Ing. Martin Kormunda, Ph.D. (AFM)
prof. RNDr. Pavla Čapková, DrSc. (AN)
Doc. Ing. Petr Vráblík, Ph.D. (OK)

Project Guarantees are:

STUVIN: Doc. Ing. Josef Trögl, Ph.D.
INVUST: Mgr. Jan Malý, Ph.D.

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