Project "Brno University of Technology - Mobility of Academic Staff (BUT-MAS)" is supported by Norway Grants mechanism, grant number NF-CZ07-MOP-4-4492015. This support is gratefully acknowledged.

Active from 1 January until 30 September 2016

The aim of the project is to strengthen collaboration between the Czech Republic and Norway by extending current collaboration of mathematics educators and other researchers from Brno University of Technology (BUT) and University of Agder (UiA). Collaboration between BUT and UiA is based on the exchange of knowledge and experience in education, research, management and social aspects of academia. One part of the project is to support professional development of members of staff working in research, education and management by participation in a long-term educational internship at the partner institution. The second part of the project is a short-term visit programme of BUT staff to the partner institution focused on joint participation in academic events. All internships will result in establishing new personal contacts and further development of relations and cooperation between universities.

UiA/MatRIC's partners in this project:

Over a period of more than 110 years Brno University of Technology (BUT) has developed into an internationally recognized institution offering up-to-date education based on the latest scientific and professional knowledge provided by 8 faculties and 2 institutes, Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC BUT) and institute of Forensic Engineering, covering a broad spectrum of fields ranging from technical and scientific disciplines through economics to the arts. Nowadays, more than 24,000 students are enrolled at BUT. In recognition of quality of educational services offered, BUT has been awarded the European Commission's prestigious ECTS and DS Label certificates for the period 2009-2013.

CEITEC is a consortium of six partners including the most prominent universities and research institutes in Brno in the Czech Republic. The consortium forms a scientific centre in the fields of life sciences, advanced materials and technologies.Multi-field CEITEC is the first scientific centre in the Czech Republic of this type which integrates research and development in these vastly different scientific fields. CEITEC offers a state-of-the-art infrastructure and superb conditions to employ excellent researchers. It also benefits from the support of the South Moravian Region and Brno City Municipality.

The research dedicated to materials sciences is allocated in two research programmes: "Advanced nanotechnologies and microtechnologies" and "Advanced materials". Mathematical models constitute a growing part of research in the area of material sciences at CEITEC.

This project receives financial support from EEA Norway grants. We are most grateful for this support.