The Faculty of Forestry of the Technical University Zvolen, further develops the traditions of higher forestry education on the Slovak territory (Education beyond the secondary level, especially education at the college or university level). As early as 1807, Forestry Institute had been established within the former Mining Academy in the nearby Banská Štiavnica. Thirty nine years later, a joint Mining and Forestry Academy was founded there. Following turbulent social developments that swept across Europe during the 1st half of the XX century and the decline of mining industries, University of Forestry and Wood Technology was finally established in Zvolen in 1952. Over a period of 60-years, 6,265 students have graduated at the Faculty of Forestry, 100 among them from abroad and 643 as bachelors. In 1991, the University of Forestry and Wood Technology was renamed to Technical University Zvolen. Till the end of the year 2008 over 400 graduates have finished ther scientific education in postgraduate and doctoral study programmes and have been awarded with titles as Candidate of agro-forestry sciences, Doctor and Phylosophiae doctor. There are overall 80 graduates of internal and external study programmes in the third degree of study in the academic year 2012/2013.
Currently the Faculty of Forestry consists of 13 full professors, 20 associate professors, 34 assistant professors, 32 scientific researches and 31 odher technical and administrative staff. In the current academic year 2012/2013 over 900 students study in internal and external form of study.
Faculty of Forestry Technical University
T. G. Masaryka 24
960 53 Zvolen
tel.: +421 45 5206 201