Trencianska Univerzita Alexandra Dubceka v Trencíne

he Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín in Trenčín, founded in 1997 by the decision of the National Council of the Slovak Republic by the Law on the Establishment of the University of Trenčín as a public university, is one of the youngest universities in the Slovak Republic. Before the establishment of the university in the city of Trenčín and in the Trenčín region, there were several detached workplaces of other Slovak universities. The Trenčín region was the last in Slovakia that did not have a university. In addition to the nationwide need to expand the possibility of higher education and increase the number of students at universities, the creation of a separate university in the Trenčín region was mainly caused by the high concentration of engineering, electrical and consumer industries, important research and development and project organizations, social, health and cultural organizations and institutions. 

According to the Law on Universities, when the university was founded, its basic components were established: the Faculty of Special Technology, the Faculty of Mechatronics, the Faculty of Industrial Technologies with headquarters in Púchov, and the Faculty of Socio-Economic Relations. Later, in 2004, the Institute of Health and Nursing was established to provide education and research in health care, and in 2006 it was transformed into the Faculty of Health. 

After five years of operation based on the results achieved in the construction of the new university, it was honored by being renamed the Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín in Trenčín by the Act on changing the name of the University of Trenčín. In In 2002, according to the Law on Universities, it was transformed into a public university.

Since 2016, the University has been part of the Center for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass (FunGlass), which is one of the 10 successful projects to build a center of excellence of the European framework program for the support of research and innovation Horizon 2020. The overall intention was to build an internationally established center. The specialization is excellent research in the field of glasses with specific properties (luminescent, electrical, sorption) and surface functionalization of conventional glasses, modification of their properties and allocation of new functionalities with the application of e.g. in the energy, automotive industry, as well as in health care.

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