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U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

UNIVERSITY OF ZILINA

Faculty of Special Engineering

http://fsi.uniza.sk/


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

UNIVERSITY OF ZILINA

ŽILINSKÁ UNIVERZITA

University of Zilina

Univerzitná1

010 26 Žilina

Slovak Republic

www.uniza.sk

+421 41 513 5151


B asic information

BASIC INFORMATION

  • The origin of the today’s University of Zilina goes back to 1 October 1953 in Prague.

  • It was established under the name of University of Railway Engineering in Prague.

  • In 1959 the institution changed its name to the University of Transport and moved to Zilina.

  • As a result of the increasing role of communications, the academic institutions amended its name to the University of Transport and Communications.

  • Since 1989 the University has experienced various organizational, transformational and structural changes.


B asic information1

BASIC INFORMATION

  • These became the deciding factors that enabled to lead this higher education institution towards a modern institution, featuring a character of a full university, named the University of Zilina sinceNovember 1996.

  • Up to 2008 more than 42 000 students have graduated from the University (MSc.) (+ 6 600 Bc.) .

  • Scientific degrees PhD. have been awarded to 1 350 graduates.


Basic information

BASIC INFORMATION

13 000 students:

1st & 2nd cycle: 12 300

3rd cycle: 700

Academic staff:

  • 658, incl.

  • 88 professors

  • 136 associate professors


F aculties

FACULTIES

  • Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications (FOETC)

  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FME)

  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE)

  • Faculty of Civil Engineering (FCE)

  • Faculty of Management Science and Informatics (FMSI)

  • Faculty of Science (FS)

  • Faculty of Special (Security) Engineering (FSE)

  • Institute of High Mountain Biology (IHMV)


Study

STUDY

Three levels of degree study programmes areoffered:

  • Bachelor study programme (3 to 4 years)

  • Master study programme (2 years)

  • PhD. study programme (3 to 5 years)

    Study: - full time (9 500 students)

    - part time (3 500 students)


I nternational cooperation

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

  • Numerous international projects have been carried out successfully within the frame of various EU programs, such as TEMPUS, LEONARDO and SOCRATES, CEEPUS, COPERNICUS, COST, 5th, 6th & 7thFRAMEWORK PROGRAM, etc.

  • Broad cooperation based on bilateral agreements (more than 140). The University has a lively collaboration with universities and/or institutionsin Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, UK, USA,and many other countries


R esearch activities

RESEARCHACTIVITIES

  • The focus of the University research capacity lies mainly in participation in research projects (national and international) and direct collaboration with industry.

  • Research is concentrated in departments of the faculties and in the institutes; some research teams are involved in inter-faculty or multi-departmental cooperation.

  • Virtual units of research are also being created.


Institutes for technology and knowledge transfer

INSTITUTES FOR TECHNOLOGY AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

Universityis the foundation member of the:

  • Slovak Productivity Centre (At the beginning association of University of Zilina, Ministry of Economy and Association of employees,

  • IPA Slovakia (Association of University of Zilina and Frauenhofer geselschaft),

  • Science and Technology park,

  • Institute for competitiveness and innovation,

  • CASA ZINA as member of international network CASA NOVA with headquarters in Sophia Antipolis

    and other associations established for this purpose


Institutes of uniza

INSTITUTES OF UNIZA

  • Institute of LifelongEducation

  • Centre for Teacher Training

  • Institute of Forensic Engineering

  • Institute of Information and Communication Technologies

  • Institute of Competitiveness and Innovations

  • Institute of High Mountain Biology

  • Aviation Training and Educational Centre

  • CETRA (Centre for Transportation Research)

  • University Library

  • Institute of Physical Education


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

“Prepare university educated managers and expertsfor solution of crises situations in all spheres of human life”About the Faculty

  • The studies at the Faculty of Special Engineering are managerially and technologically oriented.

  • The study programs and research are oriented to the problems of

    Crisis Management, Security Management,Emergency Management, Transport in Crises SituationsRisk Management andDisaster Management.


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

Departments

Faculty of Special Engineering

  • Department of Crisis Management

  • Department of Fire Engineering

  • Department of Security Management

  • Department of Technical Sciences and Informatics

  • Department of Crisis Management Research


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

Faculty in numbers (2012)

Faculty of Special Engineering

  • 44academic staff

  • 5 research workers

  • 27 doctoral students

  • 393 master students

  • 728 bachelor students

    (in all 3 levels: Bc., MSc., Ph.D.)

  • Crisis Management

  • Rescue Services

  • Security Management

  • Transport in Crises Situations


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

Curses

Faculty of Special Engineering

  • In the frame of continuing education the Faculty implements series of specialized courses that relate to the study programs of 2nd level of the university education and they react to the needs of social practice. These Faculty programs have been accredited:


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

Curses

Faculty of Special Engineering

  • Security of Information Systems in Public Administration and in Entrepreneurial Subjects,

  • Security Manager in Public Administration and in Entrepreneurial Subjects,

  • Further Special Preparation of Technicians of Fire Prevention,

  • Further Special Preparation of Specialists in Fire Prevention,

  • Special Preparation of those who are in charge of Fire Prevention of Municipalities,

  • Basic Special Preparation of Specialists in Fire Prevention,

  • Basic Special Preparation of Technicians of Fire Prevention.


Science and research are the engines of innovations research and scientific activities

“Science and Research are the Engines of Innovations!”Research and Scientific Activities

  • The Faculty is part of scientific-research and developmental base of the University.

  • It develops creative scientific activities oriented in areas of civil protection, security, environmental problems including the solutions of natural and industrial disasters and catastrophes, safety at work, physical protection, crime prevention, fire protection and prevention, critical infrastructure, etc.


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

Laboratories

Faculty of Special Engineering

Fire-Chemical Laboratory enables:

  • to test the reactions of products against fire,

  • to simulate possible leakage of dangerous substances (e.g. oil products) and possible liquidation (e.g. by sorbents),

  • the determination of selected physical-chemical properties of respective fire-technical parameters of flammable substances in liquid and solid statuses,

  • to study heat effects of inorganic and organic substances, light effects of processes of burning of selected inorganic and organic substances, processes of self ignition of chemical substances.


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

Laboratories

Faculty of Special Engineering

Center for Simulating of Crises Eventsenables:

  • to use modern IT technologies, hardware and software, for education, research and scientific purposes,

  • to do modeling and simulations of severe crises events and situations,

  • to do predictions of possible effects of those events and situations,

  • to use the possibility of conference calls.


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

Laboratories

Faculty of Special Engineering

Laboratory of Security Management :

  • The laboratory of security management is used to guarantee the training of the special subjects (e.g. Perimeter Protection Systems, Security System Designing, Inside Protection Systems, Mechanical Barriers, etc.) where students get acquainted in a practical way with the elements of security systems, information, signal and controlling systems (e.g. Alarm Receiving Centre, Alarm Transmission System, Intruder Alarm System, CCTV Surveillance System, Access Control System, etc.).


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

Research and Scientific Activities

Faculty of Special Engineering

  • Name of project:

    SALIANT - Selective Antibodies Limited Immuno Assay Novel Technology

  • Donor:

    7th Framework Programme

  • Main objective of the project isto developa handheld device that will be analyzing in real time the level of traces: explosive, drugs and hazardous materials. A key innovation is a positive detection test for smallmolecules(nano and pico), which is highly sensitive and easyto use first responders (paramedics) for interventionaswellascrimeandterrorist attacks.


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

Research and Scientific Activities

Faculty of Special Engineering

  • Name of project:

    COBACORE - The Community Based Comprehensive Recovery

  • Donor:

    7th Framework Programme – Security

  • Main objective of the project isto support common needs assessment and recovery planning efforts in complex multi-sectorial, multi-stakeholder crisis environments by building upon the community as an important source of information and capabilities.


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

Research and Scientific Activities

Faculty of Special Engineering

  • Name of project:

    PACITA - Methodology for physical protection assessment of critical infrastructure elements against terrorist and other types of attacks

  • Donor:

    EC, DG for Home Affairs

  • Main objective of the project isto develop tools for the assessment of physical protection (resistance) of critical infrastructure objects against terrorist and other forms of attacks, including modeling of parameters and testing of the effectiveness of protection.


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

Research and Scientific Activities

Faculty of Special Engineering

  • Name of project:

    Critical Infrastructure Protection In Sector Transportation

  • Donor:

    Slovak Research and Development Agency

  • The main goal of the project is creation and development of broad basis of theoretical knowledge necessary for making optimal decisions in the process of creating strategic and conceptual documents in the field of the SR critical infrastructure protection with emphasis on critical infrastructure in transportation sector.


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

Research and Scientific Activities

Faculty of Special Engineering

  • Name of project:

    Complex Model for Risk Assessment in Industrial Processes

  • Donor:

    Slovak Research and Development Agency

  • Main objective of the project isto increase industrial security in the „Seveso establishments“ according EU standards in Slovak Republic.


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

Research and Scientific Activities

Faculty of Special Engineering

  • Name of project:

    Personal Motor Car Fires, Fires Computer Simulation and Their Experimental Verification

  • Donor:

    Slovak Research and Development Agency, Institut of Informatics

  • Main objective of the project isexamination of the course and expansion of individual phases of burning of the selected motor car fire types and measurements necessary input data for computer simulation system to model behaviour of specific types of car fires.


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

Innovation of Education Activities

Faculty of Special Engineering

  • Name of project:

    Competency Based e-Portal of Security And Safety Engineering

  • Donor:

    The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission

  • Main objective of the project isto increase the quality of education in the field of security, by building an electronic portal enables to create individual study plan supported by the possibility to achieve part of the chosen competences.


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

Conferences

Faculty of Special Engineering

  • Crises Situations Solutions in Specific Environment (since 1995)

  • LOGVD – Transport Logistics and Crisis Situations (since 1997)

  • Young Science and Crisis Situations (since 2003)

  • Protection Against Fires and Rescue Services (since 2004)


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

Publications

Faculty of Special Engineering

  • Risk Management in Railway Transport(monograph, 2010)

  • Protection Against Terrorism(monograph, 2010)

  • Social Aspects of City Public Transport Infrastructure (monograph, 2009)

  • Actual Questions of Crisis Management (monograph, 2009)

  • Safety of Dangerous Substances Transport (monograph, 2008)

  • Economic Impacts of Disasters (monograph, 2008)

  • Crisis Management (scientific journal, since 2002)


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

International Cooperation

Faculty of Special Engineering

Broad cooperation based on bilateral agreements with universities and institutionsin countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Turkey, UK and the USA, mainly:

  • Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic.

  • Universita’ Degli Studi di Messina, Italy.

  • Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal.

  • University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, USA.


U niversity of zilina faculty of special engineering

UNIVERSITY OF ZILINA

Faculty of Special Engineering

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