Jan Figala

* 1993


Wichterle High School, Ostrava-Poruba (graduated in 2012)


Imperial College London, Aeronautical Engineering



Favourite subjects

Mathematics, physics, foreign languages


Optimize my time management when studying and working in order to manage sports as well. Develop my - primarily intellectual - potential as much as possible and use it with a view to enriching myself as well as people around me, and society at large.

Interests and hobbies

Sports (floorball, cycling, fitness), foreign languages, science and technology, global economics and politics

Student resume

I come from Ostrava, where I have lived all my life. I completed my eight-year studies at the Wichterle High School with final exams and straight A’s, which enabled me to continue my education at the prestigious Imperial College London. While still a high school student, I was a regular participant in specialised ‘Olympics’ and other competitions. This extra work afforded me a wealth of new knowledge and experience and, perhaps more importantly, it helped me to better understand my abilities and limits, and what I want to pursue in the future. I was always fondest of mathematics and physics, so I eventually chose one of the most demanding engineering subjects, Aeronautical Engineering. I wish to use this opportunity to thank The Kellner Family Foundation for making it possible for me to study this subject through its financial support.

Jan Figala
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