The Technical University of Košice was founded in 1952, but its roots must be sought much deeper in the past. As early as 1657 the Universitas Cassoviensis was established in Košice, but technical education in Slovakia was only elevated to higher - education level in 1762, when the Austro-Hungarian monarch Maria Theresa established the Mining Academy in Banská Štiavnica. This provided education and promoted research activity in a group of scientific disciplines ranging from ore mining through to production and processing of metal materials.
The Technical University of Košice will be
- a leading university of technology on a national basis and
- a respected university of technology on the international scale,
- having a strong degree of autonomy,
- sufficiently diversified financial resources,
- available for a wide range of applicants,
- developing scientific knowledge based on its own original findings,
- providing excellent education on all three levels of tertiary education, as well as
- lifelong education,
- meeting the expected needs of industries, region and society by its research,
- substantially involved in providing services to general public.
The number of students currently attending nine TUKE Faculties exceeds 16,000. Approximately 13,000 of them are full-time students, out of which there are 8,500 Bachelor students, 4,000 Master students and over 500 PhD students. Almost 900 teachers work here, and the same number of research and administrative staff.
TUKE caters for 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 centre 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.
This school offers programs in: