Researchers and students of the FEE of the UWB and the company BRUSH SEM have long-term cooperation ahead. Representatives of the Faculty and the company, one of the largest independent producers of generators globally, confirmed this by signing a contract yesterday.
The cooperation between the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of UWB and the company BRUSH SEM concerns three areas:
research projects, where joint teams will work intensively on the creation of new technologies that will be deployed commercially by BRUSH SEM. The contract includes a bilateral transfer of knowledge and technology. The agreement also allows BRUSH employees to act as visiting researchers at the Faculty, the Faculty will provide the company with professional advice and background, especially expertise, diagnostics, testing, prototype work, and other engineering activities or consulting services, last but not least, BRUSH will sponsor educational activities at the Faculty. The Faculty will use the obtained funds to modernize equipment for students, pay scholarships for students working on dissertations and diploma theses or student projects, especially in power systems and power engineering.
BRUSH will also be able to provide students and academic staff of the Faculty with technical knowledge, data, special infrastructure, including software and trainee programs. He will also take part in lectures and courses for students..
“The signed contract is the result of long-term cooperation, especially between the Pilsen factory BRUSH and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the UWB. We see outstanding research and innovation potential in the mutual cooperation of our teams. We appreciate that BRUSH SEM is committed to supporting our study programs and educational activities on a long-term basis. This allows our students to not only receive scholarships and study in modern laboratories, but it also gives them the opportunity to actively participate in projects with one of the world's leading generator manufacturers during their studies," said the Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering UWB prof. Zdeněk Peroutka.
“A new stage of our mutual relations begins by signing the agreement on long-term cooperation between BRUSH SEM and FEE UWB. As a former academic, I am well aware of the need for the academic community to be linked to the industrial environment, where sharing knowledge and experience helps the university better reflect market needs and makes it easier for industrial companies to apply basic research knowledge. Given the significant changes that have affected the field of electricity generation and transmission over the last two decades, there will undoubtedly be no shortage of common issues. Above all, these are advanced materials, diagnostics, or machine design optimization in connection with changing requirements for their operation. Of course, as a company, we are pleased to be able to offer students of electrical engineering cooperation on interesting projects in the field, where we have long been one of the world's best," concludes chief construction engineer Ing. Frantisek Zeman, Ph.D.
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering of UWB is a renowned research Faculty with a significant share of doctoral studies and quality education of engineers and bachelors with a tradition since 1949 when the University of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in Pilsen was established as part of the Prague CTU. The Faculty with quality pedagogical activities, whose graduates have an excellent job on the market and are sought after by industry, carries out basic and extensive applied research, which has demonstrable and significant impacts on practice and contributes to the development of our society in national and international contexts. The Faculty has its own research center RICE.
BRUSH SEM, s. r. o., is a company engaged in producing and servicing generators operating in Pilsen. As an integral part of the BRUSH group, it is one of the largest independent generator manufacturers in the world. It continues the long tradition of production under the Škoda brand, which began in 1924. With facilities in the Czech Republic, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and the USA and with customers from all over the world, it is a brand with a broad global impact.