Výzkumný Ústav Železniční, a.s. (VUZ)




Agreement with the Faculty of Transport

An agreement on mutual cooperation was concluded today by representatives of the Faculty of Transport of the Czech Technical University (CTU) and Výzkumný Ústav Železniční, a.s. (Railway Research Institute, or VUZ), from the České dráhy (Czech Railways) Group. This will give university students the opportunity to work on specific projects during their studies that will have a direct practical benefit for them. VUZ is the only workplace of its kind in the Czech Republic and one of the few in Europe. Manufacturers from all over the world test their rail vehicles there. “For selected CTU students this is a chance to work on same unique international projects. They will receive a contract from us, and if they do well and want to stay on with us after they finish their studies, they will become a permanent part of our team. We want to get the best ones in time,” comments VUZ director general František Bureš. “We have to know how to make the most of the research capacities of both institutions. We expect our cooperation with the Faculty of Transport to enable us to nurture and attract new specialists for specific positions of expertise in the railway research industry. We want to offer students real projects, rather than working on seminar papers that end up in a drawer.” The agreement on mutual cooperation was signed on behalf of the CTU Faculty of Transport by the Dean, Prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Svítek, dr.h.c. “We are delighted at the interest shown in our students, who possess considerable expertise. We want to work with VUZ on international and national research and development projects and thus enable students CTU FoT students to further their knowledge in the field of railway engineering research and development,” he added. The agreement was also welcomed by the newly-elected Dean of the CTU Faculty of Transport, Doc. Ing. Pavel Hrubeš, Ph.D., who takes up office in February 2018 and will head the faculty for the next four years: “We want to make current and future students well aware of the importance of the technical fields. I therefore believe that the link between schools, students and the business sector is a crucial and beneficial one.”
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VUZ signed Cooperation Agreement with polish Instytut Kolejnictwa

On Tuesday September 26, 2017 at the occasion of the international railway fair TRAKO in Gdansk, two well-known railway research centers, the Czech „VUZ Velim: Vyzkumny Ustav Zeleznicni“ and the Polish „IK: Instytut Kolejnictwa“ signed Cooperation Agreement.
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VUZ Notification to the date of 2. 9. 2013

VUZ received the letter from ÚNMZ (The Czech Office for Standards, Metrology and Testing) about placement of updated notification AO No. 258 into information system NANDO to the date 2. 9. 2013. VUZ can act as Notified Body No.1714 in the complete range of Decision of Authorisation No. 17/2013.
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Fair Czech Raildays 2013 Invitation

Dear business partners and friend of railways, we would like to invite you to visit our stand in the connection with 14. year of fair Czech Raildays 2013 in Ostrava in days of 18. - 20.6.2013, VUZ stand will be placed in pavilion A1 under No. 36. Further everyone interested can visit as usually specialized measurement coach on the track No. 16.
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Large test circuit of VUZ celebrates 50 years anniversary – PRESS RELEASE

Large test circuit of VUZ celebrates 50 years anniversary. June 5, 2013 passes exactly half of century from the operation opening. Mr. Antonín Blažek, VUZ General Director and Chairmen of the Board says: „Large test circuit is used without any failure to testing and checking new locomotives and wagons already from year 1963. During such long period very interested history happened on this circuit, many rolling stocks ran on its tracks and unique prototypes of locomotives stand and stood in its area. But I believe that the best years of circuit is ahead of us.
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VUZ awarded

On March 13. - 15., 2013 in Prague was held already 4. international conference and exhibition of rail freight transport between Europe and Asia „International Rail Freight Conference" (IRFC 2013) with subtitle „Dialog between railways and their customers".
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Výzkumný Ústav Železniční, a.s. again on fair EURASIA RAIL in Istanbul

VUZ participated again in Istanbul fair after last year experience…
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Photo competition of SŽDC

Czech railways 2012 State organization SŽDC (The Railway Infrastructure Administration) has organised 1.year of the Photo competition named “Czech railways 2012“ on the 10th anniversary of SŽDC´s establishment.
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Changeover in top management

Dr. Jaroslav Grim terminated his position of VUZ Director General on November 14, 2012. Dr. Grim continues in existing position as the Member of Board and Executive Director of VUZ.
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VUZ reward

VUZ was rewarded.
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