Slovakia’s largest technical university, the Slovak University of Technology (STU) in Bratislava, has a strong reputation in chemical technologies and technical sciences.
STU has seven faculties: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Chemical and Food Technology, Architecture, Materials Science and Technology and Informatics.
Most of the faculties at STU offer teaching in English and other languages. One of the university’s goals is to draw in more talented international students; to achieve this it has partnerships with several universities abroad, and takes in many students through the Erasmus programme.
STU graduates have high employment prospects, and in recent years have boasted the lowest record of postgraduate unemployment in the country.
Technik, the university’s artistic ensemble, features a chamber orchestra, a choir and a folklore dance group. Students make up the vast majority of its members.
The university invests heavily in its research centres, laboratories and Science Parks, which are integral to its teaching and research. Each faculty has numerous specialist facilities, which range from robotics to genetic engineering.
Bratislava is rich in cultural and sporting activities, and the STU campus is within easy reach of the city centre.
One of the Slovakian capital’s unique selling points is the accessibility of nearby countryside. Visiting a vineyard, skiing or going for a hike in the mountains are all easy ways to pass the time in between lectures.