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About us

Research Centre of the University of Žilina is a unique research and development facility established in 2013 at the University of Žilina. Its mission is to achieve synergic effect in using and enhancing research potential by integrating crucial research activities as Regional Centre for applied research. Its primary goal is to create the environment encouraging acceleration and integration of innovative research activities of the University of Žilina working places and the swift implementation and commercialization of research outcomes, which will directly contribute to economy competitiveness increase of Žilina region, as well as the Euro-region Beskydy and regional disparities decrease throughout the whole Slovak republic. Also the new innovative high-tech small and medium sized spin-off companies will be established, new jobs in research and development especially for young researchers and post graduates will be created and conditions for educational process at the University of Žilina will be improved.
While primary task is to perform excellent applied research for industrial use, Research Centre focuses especially on research impact on everyday life. Research Centre plans to perform research for people.


Research areas

Main research areas are basically focused on the University of Žilina. In each of these areas, the university is considered to excel on European level and is taken into account worldwide. The areas are transportation including control, operation and new materials, construction, mechanical engineering and smart systems, mainly focused on smart buildings operation and renewable energy sources.

Research centre is focused specifically on three areas:

According to these areas, the Research Centre is structured into 3 divisions with following laboratories, machines and equipment:

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Our team has over 110 workers. Of the 11 professors, 11 associate professors and 39 PhD.

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We have 14 departments and laboratories, planned more than 100 new instruments and technical equipment.

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BRINGING TOGETHER 5 FACULTIES, 13 DEPARTMENTS and INSTITUTES of the University OF ZILINA with PARTNERS FROM THE INDUSTRY