Scientists, top managers, programmers, high-ranking civil servants, but also specialists in hospitals and various other workplaces – those are the jobs of graduates from the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FNSPE). The Faculty emphasizes its scientific focus and engages master’s degree students in research, but there is also a demand for its students from outside companies and organizations. Even visitors to the Open Day at the Faculty can find out more about it on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 9.00 am.
“The Faculty has been cooperating with several dozens of different institutions and companies from various fields and countries for a long time, and scientific activities are also carried out in part for external partners. It is not only a question of understanding their field, but students also learn teamwork and communication, and these skills and knowledge are highly valued at university and elsewhere,” explains prof. Igor Jex, Dean of FNSPE.
Students often work on projects abroad – for example in CERN, Switzerland; ITER in France; BNL in the USA; and others. The Faculty boasts a high proportion of doctoral students from the total number of students – over 25 percent. “We do not deny that studying at our Faculty is demanding, but thanks to the involvement of students in research they can relatively simply take the next step and obtain a doctorate in addition to a master’s degree. Moreover, one of the largest projects funded from EU funds, which CTU in Prague has obtained, the project of the Center for Advanced Applied Sciences (CAAS), incorporates the involvement of students,” adds prof. Igor Jex, who is also the director of the CAAS project. Out of the total number of more than 1,200 students, more than 300 study Ph.D at the FNSPE in the 2019/20 academic year.