Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Faculty of Materials Science and Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia - Research Performing Organisation

The organisation

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.

Gender issue is a requisite nature of the effective functioning principle in any work environment. Slovak university of technology in Bratislava (STU) is a research-oriented university. STU sees great potential in expanding communication pathways supporting the transfer of knowledge acquired at the university for practice. The aim of participating in the project was to create and enact an environment at the university that supports gender synergy in order to create a balanced research environment. The consequence is not only to gain a balanced approach in the field of employment but also to disseminate this principle at the same time as the research outputs towards the public and practice.

The GEP library of STU BA

Internal Assessment

A comprehensive analysis of gender equality related conditions inside the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology of Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

External Assessment

Analysis of external framework conditions & innovation ecosystems from a gender perspective of Faculty of Materials Science & Technology of Slovak University of Technology

Gender Equality Plan

A set of actions for the impact assessment of procedures to identify gender bias; implement strategies to correct any bias; set targets & monitor progress via indicators

The Research & Innovation hub of STU BA

What is the R&I Hub?

STU BA has identified external key players of the regional and national innovation ecosystem, including academia and universities, industry players, ministries/government bodies and public sector and civil society organisations to engage them in the GEP process.

Engaging interested and key external stakeholders in the GEP processes can bring gender balance and gender sensitiveness in transfer to market of scientific research results, it motivates young girls to embrace STEM studies, and it promotes gender sensitive co-design of research and tech products.

STU BA works with the external players of the Hub, to implement the collaborative GEP actions.  These actions facilitate institutional change internally, but also initiate a conversation among the regional and national stakeholders, to adopt and implement gender policies in their organisations.

The R&I Hub members

The R&I Hub of STU BA consists of 16 organisations. Ten of them belong to the academic community, while six are industry players.

GEP Working Group

The working group was composed of experts working at the level of senior and middle management. WG members have many years of experience in leadership, in the process of legislative changes. They are involved in organization of internal processes and changes and external communication. The aim of the GEP Working Group is to enable the implementation of GEP in the field of gender issues so as to create a synergic environment within the university.
Prof. Eng. Ľubica Vitkova, PhD. Vice-rector at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Prof. MSc. Milos Poliak, PhD. Dean of the Faculty of operation and economics of transport and communication, University of Zilina
Prof. MSc. Ľudmila Nagyova, PhD. Professor at Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Economics and Management
MSc. Miroslav Balog, PhD. et. PhD.
Researcher at Slovak Academy of Sciences
MSc. Miroslav Balog, PhD. et. PhD. Researcher at Slovak Academy of Sciences

Organisation team

Dagmar Caganova Ambassador / Representative for Foreign Affairs at Institute of Industrial Engineering and Management, Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Natalia Hornakova Senior lecturer at Institute of Industrial Engineering and Management, Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Katarina Mancova HR employee at Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Dagmar Babcanova Vice-director for Education at Institute of Industrial Engineering and Management, Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Ladislav Morovic Vice-director of Institute, Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Lukas Jurik Senior lecturer at Institute of Industrial Engineering and Management, Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Filip Fabian PhD. student at Institute of Industrial Engineering and Management, Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

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