FIT yesterday, today and tomorrow
People are the greatest wealth. Internationalisation is our opportunity
A team of researchers around Jan Černocký is one of the world leaders in the field of speech analysis, language and speaker recognition. Thanks to this, researchers from all over the world are interested in working in his "speech group". There are currently people from 10 different countries on his team. "If you want to be at the top, internationalisation is your only chance," he says. But it's also hard work, he adds.
We are not just giving our tips and tricks. We want students to be able to come up with them on their own
Although IT is a dynamic field and new technologies are constantly appearing, the fundamentals of teaching remain the same. "We aren't preparing graduates for their first job, but for a 40-year long career. The successes of our graduates can be easily seen. At FIT, we believe that the perspective that their academic education has given them plays a big role in this," says Richard Růžička, Vice-Dean for Educational Activities in Master's Studies.
When knowledge is changing the world
Nearly nine thousand graduates have an academic title they earned from the Faculty of Information
Technology written in front of or behind their name. More important than the degree, however, is the knowledge they have gained during their studies. They can apply the knowledge in many areas of life - whether in start-ups they establish after school, in development of applications or joining leading global corporations. In a survey conducted by the BUT, 87% of FIT graduates answered that they would not have the professional skills they have today if it were not for their studies at Brno University of Technology.
Projects and achievements that have advanced science and research at FIT
Today, its speech recognition technology puts BUT among the five most important institutions, alongside Google, Facebook and IBM. It earned its firm place on the world research map in 2006. This was when the newly formed Speech@FIT group won a competitive evaluation organised by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in speaker recognition. Since then, the group has had countless successes at world competitions and a number of successful projects.