TBU Featured Again in Siemens Awards
In the early evening of 28 February 2019, the 21st edition of the prestigious science prize – Werner von Siemens Award – climaxed with the award ceremony held in the historic building of the Bethlehem Chapel. Besides the main prizes intended for young scientists, students and university teachers, special awards were also given to laureates.
One of special awards went to Prof. Petr Sáha from Tomas Bata University in Zlín. In recognition of his many years of efforts invested in his office of the Rector of the University, he received a special award from the Chief Executive Officer of the Siemens company, namely for the interconnection between industry and higher education institutions.
This year, the main prizes were awarded in 7 categories. Prof. Vladimír Sedlařík, Rector of TBU, presented the award for the best Master’s thesis. “For me, it is a symbolic closed circle. Twelve years ago it was me who received the Siemens Award for my doctoral thesis; now I had an opportunity to give awards to other talented students,” said the Rector.
In the past years, 9 students and one research team from TBU were successful in one of the main categories of the Siemens Award. Since 1998, the contest has been annually organized by the Siemens company in cooperation with higher education institutions and with the Academy of Sciences of the CR. In terms of extent, prize money amounts and history, it is one of the most important initiatives of this type in the Czech Republic.