Technical University in Košice

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Technická univerzita v Košiciach
Contact: Professor Dr Anton Čižmár Rector
Contact: Adrián Harčár Chancellor
Telephone: 421 (0) 55 602 2003
Letná 9, 042 00 Košice, Slovakia
421 (0) 55 602 1111
421 (0) 55 633 2748

TUK - logoThe Technical University of Košice was founded in 1952, but its roots must be sought much deeper in the past. The origins of higher technical education in Košice reach back to 1937, when the M.R.Štefánik State Technical College was established in the city.

The true birth of the Košice Technical College came on 8th July 1952, when the Czechoslovak Government issued Directive No.30/1952 Statutes setting up three faculties, namely the Faculties of Heavy Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy. These were joined in 1969 by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and in 1978 by the Faculty of Civil Engineering.

The important event of the renaming of the College into the Technical University of Košice occurred on 13th February 1991. In 1992 the Faculty of Professional Studies was set up in Prešov, which was transformed in 1996 into today’s Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies.

The year 1992 also saw the introduction of the Faculty of Economics, which meant that the University outgrew its original framework of purely technical disciplines, and it continued in this trend in 1998 with the founding of the present-day Faculty of Arts.

The Faculty of Aeronautics of the Technical University of Košice was established on 1st January 2005 as a successor of the Air Force Academy of Milan Rastislav Štefánik in Košice, which has been a prestigious educational institution in Europe and in the world providing university education for pilots and air operating personnel for over 30 years.

Among other higher education institutions it has gained the status of university and in the academic year 2009/2010 there were 17608 students enrolled in all three levels of study in internal and external forms of study.