Ústí nad Labem Region vs. The Czech Republic or with trend curves of perception of quality of life against stereotypes

Reports on the polluted environment, structural problems or corruption scandals provide extensive information about life in the Ústí Region. However, it is time to let the inhabitants of this region and the rest of the republic know that everyday life here does not have to be reminiscent of an episode from the series Rapl or Pustina.

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Project number: CZ.02.1.01 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 17_048 / 0007435

Does Ústí nad Labem have the potential to benefit from its past?

Ústí nad Labem, and thus the entire Ústí nad Labem region, has a huge industrial heritage, which is currently not perceived very positively. In the interfaculty project Smart City – Smart Region – Smart Community, proposals for interventions in public space are being created within the work package “Smart People”, which are to help use the industrial heritage of the Ústí nad Labem region and help to change its image, or help its inhabitants identify with an almost forgotten tradition.

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The “Smart People” team is also involved in the following activities:

  • Research of key factors and mechanisms shaping the perception of the region and the quality of public space
  • Wellbeing map
  • Design and calibration of selected SMART procedures to improve the perception of the region and the quality of public space / life
  • SMART Education
  • It cooperates with local action groups, actors in the industry of the Ústí Region

Project number: CZ.02.1.01 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 17_048 / 0007435

Mobility and UJEP, where have we gone?

The seminar of the Smart City – Smart Region – Smart Community project, which was mainly devoted to mobility, took place on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem. The seminar was attended by representatives of the SMART ITI project team from UJEP and FD CTU, representatives of the region, the city and other experts dealing with the topics of transport and transport behavior.

Presentations from the workshop are available here.

To compare the development we have seen in a year of hard work, you can look at the results of last year’s seminar:

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PLPR conference moved from Texas to Usti nad Labem

Our University organizes a conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (PLPR). The conference starts on Monday, February 17th and the program will run throughout the week with the participation of many distinguished experts from around the world.

The main speakers of the conference are:

Dr.-Ing. habil. Karina Pallagst
Ing. Karel Maier, CSc.
Prof. RNDr. Jaroslav Koutsky, Ph.D.

The program of all activities for the whole week can be found here.

In connection with the conference, the Faculty of Socio-Economics, in cooperation with the Re-vision movement, published an English translation of the Ústí-Labem – Post-industrial Diamond educational brochure.

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Hydrogen partnership

The Memorandum of Partnership and Cooperation in the Development of Complex Use of Hydrogen as a Clean Energy Source in the Ústí Region was signed by 18 entities on 19 November at the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University.

In companies operating in the Ústí Region, hydrogen is produced which has a great potential for use. Its subsequent processing and distribution as a “clean” energy source is the subject of a memorandum, which represents a unique project within the whole Czech Republic.

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Greenery in the municipality and cities of the Ústí Region

In November 6 – 7 there will be an environmental conference on greenery in cities, which is primarily intended for representatives of cities and municipalities in the Ústí Region and is open to the public. The venue is the Výstaviště Zahrada Čech Litoměřice.

Public greenery is an important element of the living space of the population, which significantly affects the life of the entire population. Its creation and maintenance is not only the task of administrators of public greenery, but of many other fields. The aim of the conference is to draw attention to these contexts.

The conference will be opened by Jan Macháč from the Faculty of Socio-Economic UJEP with a lecture on “Greenery in municipalities as a multifunctional measure in the light of adaptation to climate change”.

The evening program will include the announcement of the nationwide competition PARK OF THE YEAR 2019. The competition is organized by the Association for the Establishment and Maintenance of Greenery – http://www.parkroku.cz/cs/menu/o‑soutezi/.

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How to get to school or work? Carpool!

Do you drive to work or school yourself without someone else driving? Unfortunately, there are a majority of cars carrying only one passenger. A new joint research of UJEP and the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of CTU is coming with an activity to support carpooling. Using the Partnership Foundation’s “Travels Through the Cities” application, it offers the opportunity to better organize joint commuting to work or school for employees of the Municipality of Ústí nad Labem, the Regional Authority of the Ústí Region and UJEP employees and students.

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HR Excellence in Research Award na UJEP

Our university met the demanding conditions of the European Commission and on June 3, 2019, it won the prestigious European award “HR Excellence in Research Award”. It is only the fourth university in the Czech Republic to receive this quality certificate as a whole.

Information on HRS4R process, its implementation on UJEP and UJEP Action Plan.

“I consider the awarding of the HR Award an extraordinary success. Receiving a European Quality Certificate in such a challenging process and in such a lucrative company is highly regarded. I realize that this was a very demanding process, and I would like to thank all university employees for their excellent work, ”concludes Rector UJEP doc. Martin Balej.

Source of information: UJEP press release

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Smart region forum Ústí region

At the end of 2017, the Smart Region Concept Document Ústí nad Labem Region was created. In this paper, the Commission has taken the Smart Region to aim for cities and regions to work together to develop Smart concepts. After more than a year of working group activity, specific sub-concepts are created, data inventories are performed. All this leads to how to connect not only data, but also people, citizens and visitors to the Ústí Region. For better development, Commissioners have decided to hold discussions with many experts and one of them was Jan Evangelista Purkyně University.

The Smart Region Forum of the Ústí Region was the name of the event whose organization was in charge of the Ústí Region. The event took place on 25 April 2019 in Chomutov and was composed of three parts. One of them was the Smart Region conference, which focused on coordinating Smart Region and Smart Cities concepts. The second part was the Smart Water conference, which focused on the solution for sustainable development of the Ústí Region and the last one was the Technodays fair. Within Technodays, there was a presentation of companies of technical and craft fields.

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Commission Smart Region

SMART Projects

Smart City: Options for Interdisciplinarity

What does “smart city” mean for a sociologist, geographer, economist, artist, designer? We will look for answers at a workshop that will focus on the possibilities of interdisciplinary collaboration in research on ‘smart cities’, with a primary focus on topics related to the socio-economic development of Ústí nad Labem.

The event will take place on April 25, 2019 in the FSE building in room 223 from 10 am to 1 pm and is open to all UJEP employees and students of various disciplinary orientation as well as to the public.

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More information at marketa.dolejsova@ujep.cz

The workshop is supported by:
CZ.02.2.69 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 16_027 / 0008492
U21 – High-quality human resources to strengthen the international environment