Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava is a modern educational and scientific institution. Since its foundation in the year 1937 more than 125.000 students have graduated there. In average, 16.000 students study at the STU every year. Its graduates have high employment prospects, and in recent years have boasted the lowest record of postgraduate unemployment in the country.
STU is Slovakia’s largest technical university. Its activities reach back to the rich old tradition of the Mining Academy in Banská Štiavnica, established by the Empress Maria Theresia in 1762.
At present, STU consists of seven faculties that provide research in a number of research departments and several centres of excellence following a long-term strategy when the priority areas are biotechnology and biocompatibility; sustainable resources and development: energy and raw materials; sustainable resources and development: environment, landscape and urbanism; nanotechnology, nanosciences and multifunctional intelligent materials; information society technology; life, health and environment; safety, reliability and quality.
All the STU faculties provide a study in accredited study programmes within the complex system of bachelor, master and PhD study. Faculties realise a credit system compatible with the European credit transfer system enabling mutual mobility of students within European Union member countries and a larger European space.
In the area of scientific and research activities the STU successfully joins European Union programmes.