On Thursday, October 24, 2019, a cooperation agreement between the University of Rome Tor Vergata and The International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno (FNUSA-ICRC) was ceremonially signed with the participation of the President of the South Moravian Region Bohumil Šimek and the Deputy of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Italy.
Tor Vergata University of Rome was founded in 1982. It is a public research institution focusing on new technologies, trends and knowledge. It has more than thirty-four thousand students and is divided into six faculties. Its partners include the European Space Agency, the University of Cambridge and the Pasteur Institute in Paris. The cooperation agreement concerns in particular the School of Mathematics, Physical and Natural Sciences, specifically the Department of Chemical Sciences.
“We have a lot in common and it is about deepening existing cooperation,” said FNUSA-ICRC Chair, Gorazd B. Stokin. “Joint research will take place, for example, in the development of nanomaterials for medical applications.” Both institutions cooperate, for example, in the framework of NANO-SUPREMI and PEPSA MATE grants, and in addition to intensive publishing activities, an exchange program for students is planned.
In addition to the aforementioned persons, the ceremony was also attended by FNUSA Director Vlastimil Vajdák, University Vice-Rector Tor Vergata Silvia Licoccia and other representatives of the Faculty of Science. “I also invited the management of Tor Vergata University to visit St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno and FNUSA-ICRC,” added Vlastimil Vajdák.