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History of Institute of Telecommunications

In 1951 was created a separate Faculty of Electrical Engineering and have started to emerge each department. Thus, in 1952, was established the Department of Instrumentation and Electrical frequency led Ales welfare. In 1958, John became head of the department grim. Gradually, there was a more pronounced profile of the department to the field of radio frequency technology and telecommunications, which in 1964 led to the division of the department. Incurred by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Department notification frequency electronics. Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering notification becomes Teodor Petrik.

In this period, the theoretical background for the Department to pay particular attention to the analysis and synthesis of electrical systems and theories in the field of electrical engineering notification. Sections coupling techniques and technology transfer focused on connecting systems, multi-channel transmission systems, designing networks and transmission. Within this area, the Department focused its educational activities as part of the study program with telecommunications lines after, later, Telecommunications

In scientific - research activities cooperated with the Department of the Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics Academy of Sciences in Prague and in the tasks of basic research in the field of analysis and synthesis of microelectronic circuits and systems. The Department also participated in the tasks applied research oriented primarily in the telecommunications field.

Also expanded cooperation in practice. To solve a number of technical issues for a variety of businesses and institutions such Orava were Tesla, Tesla Piestany, electric Tesla, Tesla Liptovský Hrádok Vráble Tesla, Tesla Stropkov, as well as for individual sites Slovak Telecom. Extensive experience of teaching and scientific - research institute actions used in organizing various training courses and seminars on the business sector, but also to organize regular technical seminars nationwide.

In 1980, the station changed its name to the Department of Telecommunications. At that time he was head of the department (since 1979) Florian Makáň. Modernisation telecommunications technologies and expansion of the spectrum of services is reflected in the teaching and research work katedry.V study Telecommunication Union during this period študenti profiled in three specializations.


  • telecommunication systems
  • optoelectronics
  • remote data processing

Widen and deepen the educational and research collaboration with the Ministry of Telecommunications. Made it a common "Combined scientific - educational institution", which became the leading Karol Černík.

An "agreement of cooperation" between the faculty and the department of telecommunications, which was executor Department of Telecommunications. Under the agreement, organized by the Department of Telecommunications for individual workplaces telecommunications sector training courses, seminars and postgraduate education. The Department at the time, contributed to the development of facilities for the diagnosis and management of the operation of telecommunications systems, to develop modems for research into the use of a single telecommunications network for remote data transmission, as well as the design of local computer networks.

Individual departments telecommunications sector abundantly financially and technically support the development of teaching and research laboratories of the Department of Telecommunications. Slovak Telecom staff act as external lecturers and also give management students in thesis. The educational process has become special exercises carried out directly in the workplace and in the laboratories of Slovak Telecom.

In 1988, the research team was able to handle the issue of additional codes decoding the CD ROM. This made it possible to produce the first functional prototypes of such systems in the Tesla ingrowth. It meant the technology leader in the former Czechoslovakia from all the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Department of Telecommunications since 1989

Beginning 90's, was characterized by a process of organizational change in the forms of study at school. Reduced the number of courses at the faculty. Department of Telecommunications, Department of Computer Science and Technology, together with the Department of Mathematics have created the field of study Informatics. Within the field of study is provided graduate education in Telecommunications selectively block for both the bachelor and master degree education. Since 1990 he has been head of the Department Podhradský Paul. Then in 1994 he was Head of Department John Čuchran. From 1998 to the present head of the Department of Telecommunications Ivan Baroňák.Od 05/02/2011 transformed the Department to the Department of Telecommunications.

Department's organisation

Department composed of two professors, 5 associate professors, 3 assistant professors with PhD, 10 lecturers and researchers provide two courses in 15 undergraduate and 12 graduate study in the subject.

The deparment divides into three sections:

  • Section of Transmission Systems (Peter Farkaš)
  • Section of Switching Systems (Ivan Baroňák)
  • Section of Digital Signal Processing (Gregor Rozinaj)

Educational scope of the Department

Over the years it has been built a number of new professional disciplines. Implemented the modernization of objects and content throughout the program. It was a difficult task, which cost a lot of effort teachers. But this was a necessary response to the processes incoming contingent comprehensive modernization of telecommunications infrastructure in the national telecommunications network.

The current educational scope of the Department covers the following forms of learning and education:

  • full-time study (bechelor – Bc., a engineer – Ing.)
  • postgraduate doctorates studium (PhD.)
  • lifelong learning (…)

Doctoral degree (PhD), which replaces the previous aspirant studies (CSc) is mainly focused on the area of ​​digital signal processing and telecommunications systémov.Katedra theory is also involved in the implementation of study for international students in the English language, which provides nine subjects and a Masters štúdia.Koncepcia contents of lifelong learning is mainly based on the current needs and perspectives of the development of telecommunications and telecommunications industries in the world and in Slovakia.

The content of lifelong learning is divided into the following forms:

  • retraining courses
  • specialized seminars
  • cyclic training

Profile of student / graduate (Bc., Ing.) Is modeled not only taken both telecommunications specialist disciplines, but also intensive courses in mathematics, physics, economics and management. Significantly to graduate profiling Sample block Telecommunications many professional disciplines involved in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Bachelor (Bc) a engineering (Ing) study is focused in the following areas:

  • communication protocols
  • telecommunication lines
  • digital signal processing
  • digital speech processing
  • digital image processing
  • modeling and simulation
  • circuit theory
  • digital transmission systems
  • digital switching systems
  • integrated services digital network
  • intelligent networks and services
  • mobile and satellite communications
  • telecommunications management
  • telecommunications law
  • management of telecommunications systems
  • Neural Networks in Digital Signal Processing
  • selected methods of data compression
  • broadband switching systems
  • non-public telecommunications networks and services
  • Optical Transmission Systems


Department of their scientific and professional activities include the pioneering team. Applied research institute developing cooperation in particular with the Ministry of Transport, Posts and Telecommunications (Ministry of Transport), Slovak Standards Institute (SITS), Research Institute of Communications (VÚS) and the Slovak telecommunications.

The research activities of the Department in the field of basic research since the early 90 - ies:

  • digital signal processing
  • telecommunications systems, networks and services
  • N - ISDN B – ISDN
  • mobile and satellite communications
  • optical communication systems
  • self-correcting coding

The projects are in the nature of grant research projects of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Transport, Posts and Telecommunications, and many results have been used in praxi.Významný was achieved in scientific - technical project of the Ministry of Transport, Posts and Telecommunications under the name Non-public telecommunications networks and services, which together with Alcatel Slovakia and the Slovak telecommunications at the Department in 1995, built a unique experimental ISDN-public telecommunications network and an optical connector at STM 1 (155 Mbit / s). They were first tested ISDN services, including video services, but especially primary ISDN access connection system of public telecommunications networks. It was the first time in the telecommunications possessed academic workplace more advanced technology than the practice.

It was only a natural progression that, at the end of 1998, in collaboration with the Slovak telecommunications within the scientific - technical project built at the Department of Telecommunications ATM uzol.Výsledky project in February 1999, were used in the implementation of a unique video conferencing with transmission rate of 25 Mbit / s, which is conducted between TU Košice, Banská Bystrica Slovak telecommunications and our Department of Telecommunications in Bratislava.

The result can be a unique experiment also included the multimedia communication, which together with the Department of Telecommunications of the Slovak telecommunications and Research Institute of Communications (VÚS) Banska Bystrica in 20th place 5th 1999th It was the use of ISDN and ATM technologies to implement medicískej applications. Realized the video - experiment distant cardio vascular diagnosis (25 Mbit / s), where the ATM network through a mobile X-ray transmitted image heartbeat and simultaneously implemented remote audio - video consultation between cardiac surgeons Bratislava and Banska Bystrica (128 kbit / s) directly from operating table. She was also verified through video-conferencing on ATM network standard H.323.

Solved scientific - technical activities since 1997 for Slovak Telecom:

  • Telecom Management (TMN)
  • smart networks
  • access networks and xDSL technologies
  • videoconferencing systems in ATM network

Only the scientific - technical project for TMN was solved eight separate tasks. The important result is the fact that the Department in 1999, was built unique research - teaching laboratory "telecommunication management - TMN". In addition to lab equipment Siemens paid a simulation software using Node Integrator - Components for EWSD switching systems management.

In cooperation with Alcatel Slovakia was built at the Department of Telecommunications Computer Laboratory using MATLAB software tools, using which it is possible to perform simulations of telecommunication systems.


Very extensive technical cooperation with the Slovak telecommunications. Members of the department were members of technical committees for the selection and transmission systems connecting to PSTN SR.

The Department participated in solving more than 45 telecom infrastructure projects critical departments and enterprises in Slovakia, such as the Ministry of Interior offices, tax authorities, the Slovak savings bank Duslo Sala, Chemosvit Svit Race SNP Žiar n / Hronom Drôtovňa Hlohovec, etc. . Many members of the department are members of the technical expert groups, ministries, state institutions and members of the supervisory board.
Research activities and cooperation with foreign countries

Department of Telecommunications has been an investigator of the scientific, scientific-technical, sectoral and international projects and has a long and good relationship with the professional teams at home and abroad. Great efforts have been made in Department of establishing contacts with foreign telecommunications companies and research institutions, whose technology is used in building a modern telecommunications network in Slovakia.

Implemented the cooperation with companies Alcatel SEL Stutgart, Siemens AG, Munich, Ericsson, Kapsch, Siemens Nixdorf in Munich, Alcatel Business Systems and Siemens in Vienna, GMD in Germany, Nortel Canada, Telenor Norway, Matra France, AT & T, BOSCH, CORE, CISCO , HP, Research Centre for Broadband Telecommunications Networks and Communications - Australia, Australian Telecommunications Research Institute, Communications Research Centre - England, etc. Efforts to develop a department in establishing contacts with foreign universities and colleges. This was particularly the TU Vienna, RWTH Aachen, TU Stuttgart, TU Darmstadt, but also UPC Barcelona, Politecnico di Torino, The Nottingham Trent University, Institut National des Telecommunications in France, Edith Cowan University, Lancaster University, Curtin University, University of Wollongong, TU Budapest, Zagreb TU, TU Maribor and more. Traditionally, cooperation also with the Czech Technical University in Prague, Brno, Ostrava Technical University.

European projects

Participate in European projects constitute a team for a great challenge department.

Department of Telecommunications has taken the initiative to be able to participate in the European educational projects TEMPUS, which is currently implemented already the third such project "TELEDUCA", focusing on the creation of tele-education programs.

Particularly successful is the Department conducted an international scientific project COPERNICUS, financially secure European Union, focusing on salelitný quick access to an Internet service (Multiservis).

Furthermore, implementing multi international research project COST (Methods for Performance Evaluation and Design of Broadband Multiservice Networks).

The Department is also active in the international project LEONARDO-TRICTSME, where cooperation takes place since 1999.

Research activities will also be developed with an Australian research institute and a joint project in the field of mobile communications (Error Control Codes for Mobille Communications and Networks of Next Generations).

"Improvement of existing resources for research and teaching telecommunications" is the name of an international project that addresses the Department in collaboration with the University of Lancaster (Enhancement of Existing Facilities for the Purpose of Communications Research and Teaching).

Department has ambitions to join as early as 2001 in scientific projects within the 5th Framework Programme and the orientation of research activities to tackle broadband technologies and services (ATM, B-ISDN) for the Information Society. It is a challenge for the future.

Scientific and professional conferences

Department of Telecommunications is actively contributing to the development and popularization of new telecommunications technologies, organizing and co-organizing international conferences and workshops. In particular, such a prestigious event such as the annual international scientific conference entitled "Telecommunications" in Fair COFAX oriented telecommunications technology, networks and services, but also on issues of law and telecommunications policy.

Professional organizations and journal editorial board

In addition, implementation of educational activities and scientific - technical activities, the department focuses on promoting and organizing scientific and professional life in our society.

The Department is a member of major professional societies, such as the chair of the Association of ATM in SR. Department is also co-founder and member of the Slovak ISDN index. Six of the department is a member of IEEE. Employees of the Department of Telecommunications are members of editorial boards of journals such as Journal of Electrical, Telecommunications or a business.

Scientific and technical publications

The high professional level of the Department of Telecommunications of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in Bratislava shows the amount of valuable scientific and technical publications of its members in international and domestic journals and proceedings of international scientific conferences.

In the last few years, in addition to Department of textbooks for students, staff Slovak Telecom and secondary school teachers has released several books on issues of scientific publications ISDN, digital signal processing, neural networks, selected methods of data compression.


For a period of more than 50 years since education can be dated experts in the field of telecommunications has been the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in Bratislava raised almost more than 2,000 graduates.

Graduates of the department over the years show a high level of knowledge and ability of a creative approach to problem solving. Successfully placed on critical professional technical and management positions in such companies, such as the Slovak Telecommunications Research Institute of Communications, Liptovský Hrádok Tesla, Tesla Stropkov, Alcatel, Siemens, SWH, AT & T, Lucent tegnology, Ericsson, Telenor, S & T , Globtel, Eurotel, Nortel, IBM, HP, Wandel & Golterman, ITM ... They are sought after experts in the field of telecommunications and information technology in organizations of government and ministerstvách, gas (SPP) and energy companies, as well as the banking sector. By doing FEI STU reputation abroad and the reputation of Slovak higher education.

Results and experiences also confirm the effectiveness and mutual benefits of close cooperation between the Department of Telecommunications of the Slovak telecommunications and STU. In the next period, Department of Telecommunications wants this cooperation further enhanced both by the various forms of education, in each other's research and technical cooperation as well as joint expertise in organizing events.