Profile of Research and Development


The Technical University in Zvolen with its research activities covers the whole chain of forest - wood - product - environment in all its diversity, including liquidation of products after the time of their serviceability. At the same time it pays attention to ecological impacts upon nature and landscape protection as well as the technical provision of these spheres.

Particular faculties orientate their research and development towards the following directions:

  • Faculty of Forestry:

Silviculture, forest mamagement, forest economics, timber harvesting and haulage, forest ecology, forest constructions and ameliorations, forest protection and game management, forest phytology...

  • Faculty of  Wood Sciences and Technology:

Structure and properties of wood and wood-based materials, products of native wood, modification of wood properties, wood constructions, interaction of wood - water, rationalisation of energy consumption when processing wood, problems of protection against fire...

  • Faculty of Ecology and Environmental Sciences:

Biota, biodiversity and their monitoring, ecological principles of creating and protection of nature and using landscape, monitoring quality of the environment, ecologisation of processes and production, economical use of wastes, philosophical and social aspects of relations of human being - nature - society...

  • Faculty of Environmental and Manufacturing Technology:

Development of machinery for forestry and processing wood, assessing quality of forestry and wood-processing machines, making use of new energy sources, biomass...

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