NTIS – New Technologies for the Information Society
NTIS – New Technologies for the Information Society (NTIS) is a modern research centre of the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAV) of the University of West Bohemia. The Centre came into existence mainly thanks to funding from the European Regional Development Fund, from the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovation, Priority Axis 1: European Centres of Excellence. The NTIS Research Centre, which is so far the largest investment in the history of the University of West Bohemia, is the only research centre of its kind in western Bohemia and one of eight centres of excellence in the Czech Republic.
The mission of the NTIS Research Centre is research, development and innovation in the priority directions of “Information Society“ and “Materials Research“. Activities of the Centre are focused on the development of cybernetics, computer science and mechanics - disciplines which are crucial for the development and application of information, communication and mechatronic technologies, and the development of the scientific disciplines of physics and geomatics. Mathematical modelling support for the systems and processes researched, and the development of appropriate mathematical structures themselves, have a key role in these activities.
About two hundred scientists and researchers work for the NTIS Research Centre; a substantial number of them being experts from the Faculty of Applied Sciences. Thanks to a unique combination of natural sciences and engineering sciences backgrounds, researchers have been achieving outstanding scientific research results for many years. For their research and experiments, scientists and researchers at the Centre can use modern facilities with work rooms and laboratories equipped with cutting-edge devices and technologies worth around 200 million CZK.
The Research Institute of Geodesy, Topography and Cartography is a partner of the NTIS Research Centre.