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Technical university in Zvolen - Slovakia

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At present, the TU comprises four faculties:

The Faculty of Forestry provides education in four currently offered but gradually finishing Master`s degree programmes - “Forestry”, “Management and Financing of Forestry Enterprises”, “Forest Ecology”, and “Applied Zoology and Wildlife Management”. Since the academic year 2005/2006 it has been offering two Bachelor`s degree programs.

The Faculty of Wood Sciences and Technology provides education in five currently offered but gradually finishing Master`s degree programs - “Wood Technology Engineering”, “Industrial Furniture Design”, “Processes of Woodworking”, “Enterprise Management”, and “Fire Protection” as well as in one still offered and gradually finishing Bachelor`s degree program “Interior Design and Consultancy”. Since the academic year 2005/2006 it has been offering 11 Bachelor`s degree programs.

The Faculty of Ecology and Environmental Sciences provides training in two currently offered but gradually finishing Master`s degree programs – “Applied Ecology” and “Environmental Science”. Since the academic year 2005/2006 it has been offering 4 Bachelor`s degree programs.

The Faculty of Environmental and Manufacturing Technology offers currently two Master`s degree programs – “Engineering of Machines and Equipment” and “Engineering of Industrial Management” as well as two Bachelor`s degree programmes - “Integrated Management” and “Manufacturing Technology” , which are about to be finished gradually. Since the academic year 2005/2006 it has been offering 4 Bachelor`s degree programs.

More information at http://www.tuzvo.sk/en

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