Message from Dean
Dear colleagues and students of Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling!
The Faculty consistently bases on the cultural and technical fundamentals of the metallurgical traditions and claims to follow the spiritual and civilisation values and traditions, origin of which had been the Academia Montanistica Schemniciensis – the Academy of Mining of Banska Stiavnica - founded in the year 1762 by Maria Theresa, the Queen of Hungary and Bohemia. Not only the admiration of contemporary technique and metallurgical technologies high standard but also the respect for the contemporary level of education and multi-ethnic solidarity, holders of which the academics of Banska Stiavnica have been, is the essence of ideas which we claim to observe. Linking this awareness with the modern procedures of the scientific research and methods of the pedagogy process, the Faculty is headed toward its further development under the conditions of the unified Europe, which was joined by the Slovak Republic.
The Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling is an integral part of the public university – The Technical University of Košice with all consequences related to the educational process, scientific activities and the Faculty financing. Right during this period, the Faculty faces the inevitability to implement into its life the new Act on Universities. However this new Act on Universities is first of all the means how to bring Faculties closer to and identify them with the University environment common within the European Union.
The management of the Faculty considers as the significant contribution to its development the successful accreditation of all scheduled study programs, i.e. 7 study programs for Bc. level, 10 n graduate level (for Diploma Eng. title ) and 8 in postgraduate level (for PhD. title) within seven study fields oriented in metallurgy, materials, energy, chemical technologies, environmental engineering, production quality and analytical chemistry.
Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling started among the first in Slovakia the three level University education in compliance with Bologna Declaration and wording of new Act on Universities in Academic year 2004/2005. It actually means that students after passing the Leaving Exam from the Secondary School are accepted for the study at the Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling in three yeas lasting study programs for Bc. title, followed by the possibility to continue their two years lasting Engineering study programs. Also new PhD students are admitted for the study in new postgraduate programs. The students in higher runs (3rd through 5th year of engineering study program and 3rd year in doctoral study program) continue in originally accredited study fields and specialisations.
A new element entered the Faculty activity – study for Bc. title which is an inevitable prerequisite for continuing the study in gradual program. However it is still possible for person acquiring Bc. title to look for job on labour market or to continue in his/her studies abroad.
Similarly as in past we do not misdoubt the quality and competence of our graduates for the educational process is based upon the consistently high level and high quality performance of our pedagogical staff and fruitful co-operation with related industrial sphere. This fact is confirmed by response from our industrial partners and also that our graduates need not to face the unemployment risk and may find their place at home and abroad as well (Czech Republic, Germany, Finland, Norway and so on).
However we want to offer to our partners from industry new quality graduates. It is our intention to increase the personal mobility and success of our graduates at the labours market as well as in private sector through increasing the quality of their language knowledge and computer literacy, training in sphere of self-assessment, ability to work in team, ability of analysing and making prognosis, to make decisions and to be responsible for their decisions.
With metallurgical greeting “Zdar Boh”