Our colleagues used nice weather in previous days to place new bird boxex in area of the faculty courtyard. After on-line faculty feeder, there are ten bird boxex. We are glad that we have already several new birds interested in "accommodation" :-)
We are glad to announce that our faculty is a regular member of the Slovak Automotive Industry Associaton. We are looking forward for new challenges and projects in the field of e-mobility, artificial intelligence and smart solutions in the automotive industry that will rise thanks this cooperation.
We are glad to welcome this semester thirteen incoming students for their study mobility. This semester, we host students from three countries - Croatia, France and Republic of China (Taiwan). Seven students are from our very good partner - the Faculty of Organisation and Informatics, Varazdin (faculty of the University of Zagreb). Two students arrived from another traditional partner - IMT Atlantique. Three students are from another French university - ESIEA. One students is from the National University of Kaohsiung.
Since May 2019, our faculty has been part of the Drive2TheFuture project consortium, as a third party for Eurnex association.
This project is supported in the frame of H2020, the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation. The project aims to prepare “drivers”, travellers and vehicle operators of the future to accept and use connected, cooperative and automated transport modes and the industry of these technologies to understand and meet their needs and wants.
Why is the word "driver" in quotes? Because in the future the "driver" will not have to sit directly in the vehicle. The means of transport of the future will be able to be controlled by dispatchers from the central office, or the vehicle will be driven and controled solely on the prescribed route, various automation and optimization algorithms, data from a number of sensors...
We would like to invite you to express your opinion on traveling in the future.
By participating in this survey, you can help us better understand your travel preferences.
Our faculty as a part of a consortium of 12
institutions from 4 countries was successful with application for Erasmus+ K2 Capacity Building in the field of Higher
Education - Joint Projects. The
project is named as ACeSYRI (Advanced
Centre for PhD Students and Young Researchers in Informatics), and its main goal is to improve
research conditions of young researchers and PhD students in informatics
(computer science) from Kazakhstan universities based on development of
international cooperation with EU universities. Therefore, we plan to develop a
virtual portal and center in Kazakhstan in order to promote the collaboration
between the target groups: PhD students, young researchers, academic teachers.
In general, ACeSYRI allows participants to form research groups, to collaborate
with international research partners and to share information and project
results. Using ACeSYRI to collaborate will be free of charge and will be
available to students and young researchers from universities and enterprises from
The following institutions from EU countries are involved in the implementation of the project:
- University of Zilina (Zilina, Slovakia)
- University of Lodz (Lodz, Poland)
- Universite de Lorraine (Nancy, France)
In Kazakhstan, the following institutions are involved in the implementation of the project:
- Bologna process and academic mobility center Ministry of education and science of Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana, Kazakhstan)
- Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan)
- Non-commercial joint stock company Kazakh National Research Technical University named after K.I.Satpayev (Almaty, Kazakhstan)
- Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications (Almaty, Kazakhstan)
- Zhangir Khan West-Kazakhstan Agrarian-Technical University (Uralsk, Kazakhstan)
- Korkyt Ata Kyzylorda State University (Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan)
- M. Kozybayev North Kazakhstan State University (Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan)
- Suleyman Demirel University (Kaskelen, Kazakhstan)
- Union of Legal Entities “Kazakhstan Information Security Association” (Almaty, Kazakhstan)
faculty as a part of a consortium of 13 institutions from 9 countries of EU was
successful with application for Erasmus+ K2 Cooperation for innovation and the
exchange of good practices - Knowledge Alliances. The project is named as University-industry educational Centre in
advanced Biomedical and Medical Informatics (CeBMI), and its goal is to
support educational process and develop courses addressing current progress in Biomedical
and Medical Informatics (BMI). Within the project, a centre in advanced BMI
will be developed. The centre will use new innovative cloud-based technology to
support the creation and delivery of new courses in BMI, which is a very
dynamic field undergoing rapid evolution and centrally featured in health
reforms across Europe. The courses will be offered at both undergraduate and
postgraduate levels to address a wide spectrum of core competency requirements
in the field of BMI. The centre will provide an invigorating environment for
the cooperation of technical and medical universities and enterprises in BMI
that will provide a pool of supplementary expertise, skills, and competences in
this area. Both universities and enterprises’ contemporaneous participation in
the project fosters a new trend of integrated medicine and IT educational
provision relevant for the definition of an emerging innovative BMI-related
professional profile that is well sought after by enterprises. The centre in
BMI will be open to other non-consortium partners that would like to be
involved in cooperative activities helping to ensure the project’s impact and
The following educational institutions are involved in the implementation of the project:
- University of Zilina (Zilina, Slovakia)
- Leeds Beckett University (Leeds, United Kingdom)
- Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics of the Technical University of Braunschweig (Braunschweig, Germany)
- Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma (Rome, Italy)
- Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid, Spain)
- University of Oulu (Oulu, Finland)
- University of Valencia (Valencia, Spain)
- University of Ostrava (Ostrava, Czechia)
We are glad to invite you to take part in the lecture that is prepared in cooperation with our industry partner – Siemens Healthineers company. You have a unique opportunity to meet IT Guru, Mr J. B. Rainsberger. His lecture will take place on November 14 in the Information Center of the Faculty. Mr J. B. Rainsberger (Joe) is well-known for his contributions to agile development, for which he received the highest award from the agile community, the Gordon Pask Award. You are all warmly welcome.
On September 25 took place already the fifth academic year opening event with name FRIČKOVICA. In frame of this event, the rector of university, the dean of faculty and representatives of our industry partners, opened the new outdoor relax zone for our students and teachers - the arbor, new 76 trees, benches and tables, sport equipment and grass area. We would like to thank our colleague Mr. Juraj Dubovec and his band for excellent music. Of course, it could be not possible to organize this event withour our student club - FRI klub. We are glad that our industry partners participated again with their stands.
Our faculty will participate in one of successfull project proposals of Shift2Rail 2019 call (H2020). The project name is OPTIMA - Communication Platform for Traffic Managment Demonstrator. The project consortium is created by 16 research institutions from 8 European countries (Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belgium and United Kingdom). Project duration is 33 months. Expected budget is near 1,9 millions €. Research team of our faculty will in frame of the project use his experiences and skills from long-year development of software tools for railway operators and railway infrastructure managers in Slovakia and Czech Republic and from cooperation with AZD Praha company.
Did you know? Railway timetable in Slovakia, it is prepared by software tool developed in our faculty. In some pages, you can find acronym of faculty :-).
We are glad that the final meeting of the TEAMSOC21 project took place in Žilina. The project consortium was created by 12 universities from 8 countries. This project was supported by European Commission in frame of the Erasmus+ KA203 call. Goal of this project was to respond to a critical need for educating of new "ICT engineers of the 21st century" throughout the EU because they will be one of the crucial parts of the companies in the Industry 4.0 era which is ahead of us. The "The ICT Engineer of the 21st Century: Mastering Technical Competencies, Management Skills, and Societal Responsibilities (TEAMSOC21)" project was a step forward in that direction. The main objective of the TEAMSOC21 project was to set up a transnational multidisciplinary intensive study program in the field of ICT-based entrepreneurship.
We would like to thank our industry partner – Ringier
Axel Springer SK, a. s. company for possibility to visit the head quarter of the company and to have possibility to discuss about future cooperation.