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The ERA Chair Culture as a Catalyst to Maximize the Potential of CEITEC (CEITEC_ERA)

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Project Identification
Project Period
6/2014 - 5/2019
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
European Union
MU Faculty or unit
Central European Institute of Technology
Other MU Faculty/Unit
Central Management Structure of the CEITEC Project
Other MU Faculty/Unit
Rector's Office

The proposed ERA Chair project aims at supporting the on-going structural shift in the culture of the scientific community of
Masaryk University by engaging a world-class scientific leader capable of inspiring positive change. Masaryk University has
already been deeply involved in this process as the largest contributing member of the Central European Institute of
Technology (CEITEC).
CEITEC is a scientific centre in the fields of the life sciences and advanced materials and technologies with the aim of
establishing itself as a recognized centre for basic as well as applied research. The CEITEC consortium includes the most
prominent universities and research institutes in Brno in the Czech Republic. Thanks to EU Structural Funds, CEITEC is
currently in a very rapid stage of development, constructing 25 000 m2 of new research facilities and purchasing state-ofthe-
art equipment valued at 100M Euro. One of the challenges facing our organization will be to maximize the high potential
that CEITEC has at its disposal through cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Within this proposal, we outline the intent to recruit an individual with the commitment to act as an agent of transformation to
CEITEC and Masaryk University as a whole, and we will provide the eventual incumbent with a position and the means
within the organisation to implement a robust cross-disciplinary program aimed at catalysing the creation of an open,
dynamic scientific environment. Thus, we believe transformational leaders are an essential asset, not just for what they can
achieve scientifically, but also how they can lead by example.


Total number of publications: 10

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