The European Campus Card Conference (ECCA) 2015 will be hosted by the Czech Technical University in Prague, on May 24th to 26th 2015. This is the 13th annual conference since ECCA was founded in 2002. The conference continues to attract huge interest, and delegates from all over Europe and worldwide are expected to attend.
Presentations, Research Papers and technical workshops will be presented by speakers from Europe and the US covering a wide range of issues relating to campus cards. The conference exhibition centre, which will be attended by leading worldwide card companies and technology developers, will provided an insight into the current and future card technology hardware and software systems.
The success of the past 13 years has been clearly visible to all who attended the conferences, and certainly proved a motivating factor for the use of campus cards and its role in the delivery of an efficient and quality service for colleges and universities. It really demonstrated to all what a campus card system is capable of providing and delivering. It also demonstrated how the power of networking to share information, experience and knowledge is so important.
The European Campus Card Association continues to become a stronger association each year and the past 13 years have been a huge success.
The City of Prague
Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic with 1.3 million people. It is one of the largest cities of Central Europe and has served as the capital of the historic region of Bohemia for centuries. Prague is historical pearl of Europe. There are hundreds of historic monuments from quite small wooden structures, to baroque churches, to huge cathedrals built of stone. Textbook of architectural styles with its wealth of monuments, a city filled with music, romance and nostalgia is mainly a modern city full of life. Since 1992 the historical core of the city covering 866 hectares has been listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage.
The Czech Technical University in Prague
The Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) is the biggest and oldest non-military technical university in Central Europe with more than 300 years of tradition and an excellent reputation. CTU was established on the initiative of Josef Christian Willenberg, on the basis of a foundation deed signed by Emperor Joseph I and dated 18 January, 1707. In 1806 the institute of Engineering Education was transformed into Prague Polytechnical Institute, when the university studies began. After the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the name of the school was changed in 1920 to the Czech Technical University in Prague.
CTU is situated in the heart of Europe and offers a great location and affordable life in the beautiful historical city of Prague and also a high-quality education with good career prospects for graduates from a wide range of technical fields.
Close to 24 000 students, 2470 academic workers and researchers along with 1800 administrative staff attend the university spread across 60 university areas located in Prague.
The university is divided into 8 faculties, each focused on one particular field of engineering. Foreign students can choose from more than 40 internationally recognised programmes at bachelor, master and PhD level. Every year, around 3 000 international students choose this university to complete their higher education. In total, there is around 4500 university graduates per year. Every year, the university is responsible for over 1 500 publications.
We provide high-quality university education through an extensive portfolio of primarily engineering branches of study, conduct basic and applied research and numerous scientific projects with great emphasis on industrial use and applications. We cooperate closely with both domestic and foreign-based institutions. We aim to educate dynamic future experts, scientists and managers who will be flexible in adapting to the requirements of the market.