History of the Technical University in Kosice
The Technical University is situated in Košice (also known as TUKE), second biggest city in Slovakia and was founded in 1952. History of technical education in Slovakia tracks back to 1762, when Austro-Hungarian monarch Maria Theresa established the Mining Academy in Banská Štiavnica. Technical education in Košice has its roots from year of 1937, when M.R. Štefanik State Technical University was founded in the city. Due to war incidents, university was later relocated to Bratislava, where it served as foundation for Slovak Technical University.
The real establishment of the Košice Technical College was on the 8th of July 1952, when Faculty of Heavy Engineering, Faculty of Mining and Faculty of Metallurgy were established. In 1960, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering was founded and finally in 1978, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.
College was later renamed to Technical University and became one of the most influential and prestigious institutions in region.
The number of students currently attending nine TUKE faculties is 10 643. Out of this number, there are 8 728 full-time students (5 293 Bachelor students, 3 435 Master students and 672 Postgraduate students). More than 700 professors, associate and assistant profesors work here, and the same number of research and administrative staff.
The present of The Technical University in Kosice
Nowadays, the Technical University has more than 10 000 students within 9 faculties. Out of this number there are more than 8 700 full-time students in Bachelor, Masters and Postgraduate studies. More than 700 professors, associate and assistant profesors work here, and the same number of research and administrative staff. There are 13% of international students studying at TUKE.
TUKE caters to a wide range of educational needs not only in the East-Slovak region but throughout Slovakia and Central Europe, as in many specializations it is the only center of education and research in this area. TUKE closely co-operates with other universities and with industrial organizations throughout the region and the Slovak Republic.
The University has the following faculties:
- Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnologies
- Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling
- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
- Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics
- Faculty of Civil Engineering
- Faculty of economics
- Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Aeronautics