The Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU BA) is a modern educational and scientific institution. STU BA is engaged in the research on the field of materials science and technology, technology transfer, networking and open innovation through smart specialisation as well as transnational cluster cooperation for innovation development in technological areas.
Slovak University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Science and Technology is concerned with technical education, business education, technology development and innovation, support of commercial utilisation of results from research and development, support of starting companies. The university is engaged in creating a functional and efficient communication channels between researching process and industrial praxis (enabling the transfer of information), skills and competences needed for coexistence of various generations in industrial enterprises. The research is directed towards social innovation process and assessment of this process, skilled entrepreneurship including technological and non-technological innovation aspects.
Status of gender inequalities
According to all the monitored indicators, the percentage of men and women is unbalanced. The total number of employees at MTF STU BA is 391, out of which 203 are women (more than 51%). There are 158 teachers, 62 of them are women (39%), researchers 64, 22 of them are women (34%). Among the members of faculty management, only one woman is represented out of total of five vice-deans. At the professor position there are 25 employees, only 1 is a woman (4%). The lower level of qualification is Associate Professors who are 41 employees in total, of whom 13 are women (31,7%). The assistants are 87, of which 45 are women (51,7%). The other teachers are lecturers, which account for only 3.2% of the total teaching staff, with only 1.9% of women. The total number of students enrolled at all three levels of study in the year 2018/19 at MTF STU BA is 1744, of which 488 are women (28%). The total number of graduates in Bc. study is 980, including 213 women (about 21,7% of the total number). The total number of graduates at Eng. study is 707, out of which 246 are women (almost 35%). The total number of graduates at PhD. study is 87, out of which 29 are women (more than 33%).
Existing gender equality policies at a faculty level
STU BA still haven’t initiated a “GEP” and no internal expertise on gender issues at the university level has been developed up to now.