FIT yesterday, today and tomorrow
Science pushes us further. And we are pushing science forward.
Research is one of the pillars of the faculty, its staff and many students. At FIT, research is the responsibility of Tomáš Vojnar, Vice Dean for Science and Research. "Both basic and applied research is cutting edge at FIT and we can foster the transfer of ideas ranging from mathematics to applications developed with companies. That's what I find so great here," he says.
Monastery, brewery and a supercomputer. FIT managed to connect the unconnectable
In 2002, when the Faculty of Information Technology was established, it was obvious that the future 2,500 students and their teachers would not fit inside the monastery. The Brno University of Technology had to decide whether to move the faculty to the new campus at pod Palackého vrchem or to stay in the monastery, undergo a demanding reconstruction of the heritage-protected building and try to acquire the former farmyard located on the other side of the street.
Faculty grows, values remain
For over 20 years, technology, creativity, education, research and innovations have been inextricably linked with the Faculty of Information Technology. Pavel Zemčík has served as the head of the faculty for the past six years. "20 years is an ideal time to recall the foundations of the faculty and to think about how we can further strengthen them in the future," he says.
The FIT compound - an object of cultural heritage that withstood wars and imperial decrees
The only preserved unaltered charterhouse in the Czech Republic stands in Brno, at Božetěchova. For the last 20 years, it has housed FIT BUT, which may seem like a tiny fraction of its long history dating back to the 14th century, yet it seems as if the compound has been waiting for this period all along. Consider what it had to go through and what it had to endure just to become the backbone of technological progress?