Zdeněk Peroutka Will Be the Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering will be headed by the current Dean Zdeněk Peroutka for the next four-year period. The decision was made by the Academic Senate of the Faculty in a secret ballot. Of the 17 members of the 18-member Senate present, 16 voted in favour and one senator abstained.
Prof. Ing. Zdeněk Peroutka, Ph.D.
(1976), who has headed the Faculty of Electrical Engineering since
March 2018 and who is also the director of its RICE Research Centre,
applied for the Dean's position as the only candidate. The
second term of his office starts in March 2022.
Zdeněk Peroutka graduated from the
Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of West Bohemia,
majoring in Commercial Electrical Engineering (2000). He accomplished
his doctoral studies in Electronics at UWB and spent part of his
studies at universities in Paris and Maribor. In 2007, he was
conferred the academic title "Docent" at the Faculty of
Electrical Engineering and five years later he was appointed
professor of electronics. During his career, he was awarded three
major international patents and managed to apply the results of his
scientific work in the field of drives and systems for transport
technology and energy to commercial use. Before taking the Dean's
office, Zdeněk Peroutka held the position of Vice-Dean for Science
and Strategy at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. In the years
2010–2016, he was the scientific director of the RICE Faculty
Research Centre and has been its director since June 2016.
Under the leadership of Zdeněk
Peroutka, the Faculty has widened the subjects offered - it now
offers one common bachelor programme Electrical Engineering and
Information Technology, allowing students greater flexibility in
their choice of courses. Moreover, the Faculty has reduced the offer
of follow-up master programmes so that students have greater
specialization opportunities. Since September, the Faculty offers a
newly accredited doctoral study programme. In international
evaluation according to Methodology 17+, this year the Faculty
received the highest possible rating - excellent- in the module
focused on the results of applied research and its impact on society.
In 2018, the Faculty received the prestigious European Commission HR
Award for the care of human resources in the scientific environment.
This year, the Faculty received the award again.
Over the next four years, Dean Zdeněk
Peroutka wants to strengthen the position of the Faculty in terms of
the number of students in Czech and English study programmes. He
plans to introduce the effective use of flexible forms of education
with a large-scale application of digital technologies. In terms of
science and research, he wants to strategically and systematically
support key Faculty teams, develop and deepen interdisciplinary
cooperation with entities from the research and application sphere
and the public sector, and support the creative and innovative
potential of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
| Šárka Stará
09. 11. 2021