About the NTIS Project
NTIS – New Technologies for the Information Society has been a European project under the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovations, aiming at establishing a European Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.
The Centre of Excellence pursues research and development in two key areas: Information Society and Material Research.
A new building was constructed for use by NTIS, housing offices and laboratories with a total area of 12 thousand sq. meters. CZK 200 million-worth of state-of-the-art equipment and technologies were commissioned by NTIS, and the number of employees is growing to 180 by 2015.
Top research must always be coupled with education. The Faculty of Applied Sciences has been successful in securing another European project to commission new lecture rooms and laboratories for use by students. That project aimed at improving the quality and increasing the numbers of graduates choosing to continue their careers in research and development.
The Research Institute of Geodesy, Topography and Cartography also participated in the Project.