We wish to thank our host institution the Czech Technical University in Prague for its generous support of the 2018 Spring Academy.
The Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) is one of the biggest and oldest technical universities in Europe. It was founded on the initiative of Josef Christian Willenberg on the basis of a decree issued in 1707 by Emperor Josef I. The university currently has eight faculties and more than 21,000 students. For the current academic year, CTU offers its students 128 study programmes within the framework of which there are 453 fields of study. The university educates modern specialists, scientists and managers with knowledge of foreign languages. The high quality of teaching is reflected in the results of various rankings.