DISA 2023 will take place at the Campus of the Technical University of Košice, Slovakia. The Technical University of Košice has over 9,500 students and 9 faculties and is an important part of the city’s social, cultural, and scientific life. The Technical University of Košice was founded in 1952, but its roots can be traced back to much earlier times. In 1657, the Universitas Cassoviensis was established in Košice, but technical education in Slovakia only attained higher education status in 1762 when the Austro-Hungarian monarch, Maria Theresa, founded the Mining Academy in Banská Štiavnica. The academy provided education and promoted research in a range of scientific disciplines, from ore mining to the production and processing of metal materials. The origins of higher technical education in Košice can be traced back to 1937, when the M.R.Štefánik State Technical College was established in the city. Teaching was scheduled to start in the academic year 1938/39, but due to the pre-war events following the Vienna Arbitration, the college was relocated first to Prešov, then to Martin, and finally to Bratislava, where it remained and later formed the foundation for the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava.
The true founding of the Košice Technical College occurred on July 8, 1952, when the Czechoslovak Government issued Directive No.30/1952 Statutes to establish three faculties: Heavy Engineering, Mining, and Metallurgy. The Faculty of Electrical Engineering was added in 1969, and the Faculty of Civil Engineering in 1978. The Technical College was renamed the Technical University of Košice on February 13, 1991. In 1992, the Faculty of Professional Studies was established in Prešov, which was transformed into the present-day Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies in 1996. The year 1992 also saw the founding of the Faculty of Economics, marking a departure from the University’s original focus on purely technical disciplines. This trend continued with the founding of the present-day Faculty of Arts in 1998. On January 1, 2005, the Faculty of Aeronautics of the Technical University of Košice was established, succeeding the Air Force Academy of Milan Rastislav Štefánik in Košice, a prestigious educational institution in Europe and the world that provided university education for pilots and air operating personnel for over 30 years.
Košice, the second largest city in Slovakia after the capital, has a population of 234,000. It is located in the eastern part of the country, close to the border with Hungary (20 km) on the south, Ukraine in the east (80 km) and Poland in the north (90 km). The town is located in the valley of the River Hornád; from the west it is surrounded by the Slovak mountain. Košice is Eastern Slovakia´s cultural, industrial, commercial, administrative and scientific center. Slovakia´s second largest city is a historic treasure trove, as well as a lively melting pot of nationalities. The Old Town´s pedestrian – only cobblestone – Main Square is lined with baroque and neo-classical mansions. In fact, Košice has the largest preserved urban area in the country. It also has Slovakia´s most beautiful cathedral in the middle of the oval-shaped Main Square. Košice was European Capital of Culture in 2013 and was awarded with the title Košice – UNESCO Creative City, City of Media Arts. More on www.kosice.sk.
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