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Job Fair celebrated its 15th birthday...

Job Fair celebrated its 15th birthday by breaking all records!

Petra Škaberna

On Wednesday and Thursday, May 11 and 12 , the 15th Job Fair took place. Martinovka Sports Hall switched its primary role those two days and became a meeting spot for 134 companies from 15 different industries and over 5 thousand STEM students. A rich program at Martinovka The whole-day program included 129 booths which students could visit and a big part of them had their own additional activities in which students could participate, such as trying out modern technologies such as VR headsets, competing in riddles or trying out their luck in different games and win interesting gifts. A special program took place on the stage at the same time. Company representatives talked about their experience in 24 talks divided into 3 categories : Career Switch, What the Tech?! and Recycled Technology. The first day was completed as a whole with a midday panel discussion about "How does artificial intelligence impact our society?" in which representatives from the economy and academic community found out how artificial intelligence came to be, how they use it, what the benefits are and what we can expect from the future. The second day got spicy with an interview better known as Hot talk in which Luka Drezga, COO at Ars Futura participated by answering questions about the work and home parts of life, all while trying out hot sauces. His victory is proudly marked with the highest score.

Marsela Polic awarded...

Marsela Polic awarded L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award

Petra Škaberna

Research associate from the Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems ( LARICS) , Marsela Polić, PhD, is one of this year's scholarship holders of the National Scholarship Program "For Women in Science" organized by L’Oréal Adria and the Croatian Commission for UNESCO at the Ministry of Culture and Media. The scholarship program has been running in Croatia for sixteen years, and by decision of leading Croatian scientists, four scholarships in the amount of 5,000 euros are awarded to the four best Croatian scientists under 35 from the field of natural sciences, including interdisciplinary fields, which are in the final year of their PhD studies. Congratulations Marsela!

FSB Racing Team - Control Systems and...

FSB Racing Team - Control Systems and Vehicle Dynamics Recruitment

Dorotea Blagus

We are currently looking for new members to join our team! Are you interested in the automotive industry? Want to gain additional knowledge and skills that you may not be able to in our college? If the answer is ' Yes ', then this is a great opportunity for you! Our goal is to expand the team due to the increased workload in the next year, as we start with the development of a new car from scratch. If you are interested, we encourage you to submit an application to:  https://fsb-racing.com/recruitment/ .

Which companies are coming to 15th...

Which companies are coming to 15th Job Fair?

Petra Škaberna

Meet representatives from Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Amazon Web Services, Gideon, Infinum and other companies coming to Job Fair. In this year’s Job Fair, 134 companies from 14 different industries will take part in the largest job fair in Croatia. During the two days of the fair, company representatives will be able to present themselves to thousands of students looking for jobs or internships. They will also hold different talks, workshops and participate in the panel discussion or Hot talk.

FER's HPC Research Center is...

FER's HPC Research Center is involved in three strategic European HPC projects

Petra Škaberna

The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) has launched 3 new research and innovation projects . The projects aim to bring the EU and its partners closer to developing independent microprocessor and HPC technology. The European Processor Initiative ( EPI SGA2 ), The European PILOT and the European Pilot for Exascale ( EUPEX ) are interlinked projects and an important milestone towards a more autonomous European supply chain for digital technologies. HPC Architecture and Application Research Center participates as a partner in all three projects. Experts from the research Centre are working on various tasks such as the development and verification of a new general-purpose processor based on Arm architecture, the development of FPU (Floating-Point Unit) for accelerators based on RISC-V instruction set architecture and the development of applications in the field of artificial intelligence and image and video processing that tests system architectures and their performance. European Processor Initiative is a project based on an industrial approach to research. The main goals of the project are to deliver central components of future European supercomputers to boost innovation and the digital transformation of the European economy. EUPEX aims to directly support the European entrepreneurial ecosystem around European HPC technology, addressing related sectors such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data. The European PILOT is a project that is working on designing an accelerator based on European technology and an open standard using the RISC-V instruction set architecture. "We are proud to be part of all three leading European consortia aiming to produce key computing components essential to Europe's digital sovereignty and economic and research competitiveness. The creation of European processor and accelerators for future EU exascale systems is one of the most advanced areas of research in computing, and it is of great importance that FER participates in this research", said prof. Mario Kovač, PhD , Director of the HPC Architecture and Application Research Center and Head of the research activities.

Campbell Scientific donated 8...

Campbell Scientific donated 8 dataloggers to FER

Petra Škaberna

Campbell Scientific, Inc. donated 8 CR1000X dataloggers to the Department of Electrical Engineering Fundamentals and Measurements at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. The donation was made in cooperation with the sales representative of the company for Croatia, Delta Tech d.o.o. The donated equipment will be installed in the laboratory of the Department of Electrical Engineering Fundamentals and Measurements and will be used for student work and practices in the laboratory . Dataloggers will be used as part of the following courses: Electrical Measuring Techniques, Measurements in Technology Systems and Measurement Technique. Through these courses and work with donated equipment, students will gain useful and practical experience related to the measurement of electrical and non-electrical quantities . You can find more information about the donation below.

Deep tech solutions will dominate in...

Deep tech solutions will dominate in the sixth SPOCK generation

Petra Škaberna

The incubation program of the sixth generation of SPOCK has started! Due to the large number of high-quality applications that arrived from as many as 13 different faculties, we have selected eight teams that will have the opportunity to go through one of the most complete incubation programs in this area. Like last year, the main selection criteria were the quality of the team and the expertise of team members, so most of the selected ideas are based on the results of scientific research. We have no doubt about the success of this generation, and its uniqueness is already visible in the fact that most team members are employees of the University of Zagreb, most ideas have a socially beneficial impact, and most teams are led by women! This year we received a record number of applications, a total of 25. Apart from FER, applications also came from the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Textile Technology, Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Philosophy, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Faculty of Organization and Informatics and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture. When choosing teams, we invited several experienced experts from the start-up community to help. The jury, before which the teams performed their pitches, consisted of Ante Magzan (HUB385), Nikola Pavešić (Infobip), Vedran Blagus (South Central Ventures), Hrvoje Džapo (FER) and Matija Srbić (FER). In the end, eight teams were selected that the jury estimated to have the best chance of success. Below please find more information about the sixth generation of SPOCK.

What do foreign exchange students say...

What do foreign exchange students say about FER and Zagreb

Petra Škaberna

Every year, FER hosts a number of foreign students who spend a semester or more expanding their knowledge, experience, and international contacts by taking the opportunities offered within the Erasmus+ mobility programme. Despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, this academic year FER has once again attracted students from all over the world. Below you can read some of the impressions from several exchange students who have spent the last few months in Zagreb.

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