UNIVERSITY OF ZILINA Faculty of Security Engineering http://fbi.uniza.sk/ University of Zilina Univerzitná1 010 26 Žilina Slovak Republic www.uniza.sk +421 41 513 5151 UNIVERSITY OF ZILINA ŽILINSKÁ UNIVERZITA BASIC INFORMATION The origin of the today’s University of Zilina goes back to 1 October 1953 in Prague. It was established under the name of University of Railway Engineering in Prague. In 1959 the institution changed its name to the University of Transport and moved to Zilina. As a result of the increasing role of communications, the academic institutions amended its name to the University of Transport and Communications. Since 1989 the University has experienced various organizational, transformational and structural changes. BASIC INFORMATION These became the deciding factors that enabled to lead this higher education institution towards a modern institution, featuring a character of a full university, named the University of Zilina since November 1996. Up to 2008 more than 42 000 students have graduated from the University (MSc.) (+ 6 600 Bc.) . Scientific degrees PhD. have been awarded to 1 350 graduates. BASIC INFORMATION 10 700 students: 1st & 2nd cycle: 10 000 3rd cycle: 700 Academic staff: 658, incl. 88 professors 136 associate professors FACULTIES Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications (FOETC) Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FME) Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE) Faculty of Civil Engineering (FCE) Faculty of Management Science and Informatics (FMSI) Faculty of Science (FS) Faculty of Security Engineering (FSE) Institute of High Mountain Biology (IHMV) STUDY Three levels of degree study programmes are offered: Bachelor study programme (3 to 4 years) Master study programme (2 years) PhD. study programme (3 to 5 years) Study: - full time (9 500 students) - part time (3 500 students) INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION Numerous international projects have been carried out successfully within the frame of various EU programs, such as TEMPUS, LEONARDO and SOCRATES, CEEPUS, COPERNICUS, COST, 5th, 6th & 7th FRAMEWORK PROGRAM, etc. Broad cooperation based on bilateral agreements (more than 140). The University has a lively collaboration with universities and/or institutions in Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, UK, USA, and many other countries RESEARCH ACTIVITIES The focus of the University research capacity lies mainly in participation in research projects (national and international) and direct collaboration with industry. Research is concentrated in departments of the faculties and in the institutes; some research teams are involved in interfaculty or multi-departmental cooperation. Virtual units of research are also being created. INSTITUTES FOR TECHNOLOGY AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER University is the foundation member of the: Slovak Productivity Centre (At the beginning association of University of Zilina, Ministry of Economy and Association of employees, IPA Slovakia (Association of University of Zilina and Frauenhofer geselschaft), Science and Technology park, Institute for competitiveness and innovation, CASA ZINA as member of international network CASA NOVA with headquarters in Sophia Antipolis and other associations established for this purpose INSTITUTES OF UNIZA Institute of Lifelong Education Centre for Teacher Training Institute of Forensic Engineering Institute of Information and Communication Technologies Institute of Competitiveness and Innovations Institute of High Mountain Biology Aviation Training and Educational Centre CETRA (Centre for Transportation Research) University Library Institute of Physical Education “Prepare university educated managers and experts for solution of crises situations in all spheres of human life” About the Faculty The studies at the Faculty of Security Engineering are managerially and technologically oriented. The study programs and research are oriented to the problems of Crisis Management, Security Management, Emergency Management, Risk Management and Disaster Management. Departments Faculty of Security Engineering Department of Crisis Management Department of Fire Engineering Department of Security Management Department of Technical Sciences and Informatics Department of Crisis Management Research Faculty in numbers (2012) Faculty of Security Engineering 44 academic staff, 3 research workers, 41 doctoral students, 345 master students, 558 bachelor students, (in all 3 levels: Bc., MSc., Ph.D.) Crisis Management, Rescue Services, Security Management. Curses Faculty of Security Engineering In the frame of continuing education the Faculty implements series of specialized courses that relate to the study programs of 2nd level of the university education and they react to the needs of social practice. These Faculty programs have been accredited: Curses Faculty of Security Engineering Security of Information Systems in Public Administration and in Entrepreneurial Subjects, Security Manager in Public Administration and in Entrepreneurial Subjects, Further Special Preparation of Technicians of Fire Prevention, Further Special Preparation of Specialists in Fire Prevention, Special Preparation of those who are in charge of Fire Prevention of Municipalities, Basic Special Preparation of Specialists in Fire Prevention, Basic Special Preparation of Technicians of Fire Prevention. “Science and Research are the Engines of Innovations!” Research and Scientific Activities The Faculty is part of scientificresearch and developmental base of the University. It develops creative scientific activities oriented in areas of civil protection, security, environmental problems including the solutions of natural and industrial disasters and catastrophes, safety at work, physical protection, crime prevention, fire protection and prevention, critical infrastructure, etc. Laboratories Faculty of Security Engineering Fire-Chemical Laboratory enables: to test the reactions of products against fire, to simulate possible leakage of dangerous substances (e.g. oil products) and possible liquidation (e.g. by sorbents), the determination of selected physicalchemical properties of respective firetechnical parameters of flammable substances in liquid and solid statuses, to study heat effects of inorganic and organic substances, light effects of processes of burning of selected inorganic and organic substances, processes of self ignition of chemical substances. Laboratories Faculty of Security Engineering Center for Simulating of Crises Events enables: to use modern IT technologies, hardware and software, for education, research and scientific purposes, to do modeling and simulations of severe crises events and situations, to do predictions of possible effects of those events and situations, to use the possibility of conference calls. Laboratories Faculty of Security Engineering Laboratory of Security Management : The laboratory of security management is used to guarantee the training of the special subjects (e.g. Perimeter Protection Systems, Security System Designing, Inside Protection Systems, Mechanical Barriers, etc.) where students get acquainted in a practical way with the elements of security systems, information, signal and controlling systems (e.g. Alarm Receiving Centre, Alarm Transmission System, Intruder Alarm System, CCTV Surveillance System, Access Control System, etc.). Research and Scientific Activities Faculty of Security Engineering Name of project: SALIANT - Selective Antibodies Limited Immuno Assay Novel Technology Donor: 7th Framework Programme Main objective of the project is to develop a handheld device that will be analyzing in real time the level of traces: explosive, drugs and hazardous materials. A key innovation is a positive detection test for small molecules (nano and pico), which is highly sensitive and easy to use first responders (paramedics) for intervention as well as crime and terrorist attacks. Research and Scientific Activities Faculty of Security Engineering Name of project: COBACORE - The Community Based Comprehensive Recovery Donor: 7th Framework Programme – Security Main objective of the project is to support common needs assessment and recovery planning efforts in complex multi-sectorial, multi-stakeholder crisis environments by building upon the community as an important source of information and capabilities. Research and Scientific Activities Faculty of Security Engineering Name of project: PACITA - Methodology for physical protection assessment of critical infrastructure elements against terrorist and other types of attacks Donor: EC, DG for Home Affairs Main objective of the project is to develop tools for the assessment of physical protection (resistance) of critical infrastructure objects against terrorist and other forms of attacks, including modeling of parameters and testing of the effectiveness of protection. Research and Scientific Activities Faculty of Security Engineering Name of project: Critical Infrastructure Protection In Sector Transportation Donor: Slovak Research and Development Agency The main goal of the project is creation and development of broad basis of theoretical knowledge necessary for making optimal decisions in the process of creating strategic and conceptual documents in the field of the SR critical infrastructure protection with emphasis on critical infrastructure in transportation sector. Research and Scientific Activities Faculty of Security Engineering Name of project: Complex Model for Risk Assessment in Industrial Processes Donor: Slovak Research and Development Agency Main objective of the project is to increase industrial security in the „Seveso establishments“ according EU standards in Slovak Republic. Research and Scientific Activities Faculty of Security Engineering Name of project: Personal Motor Car Fires, Fires Computer Simulation and Their Experimental Verification Donor: Slovak Research and Development Agency, Institut of Informatics Main objective of the project is examination of the course and expansion of individual phases of burning of the selected motor car fire types and measurements necessary input data for computer simulation system to model behaviour of specific types of car fires. Innovation of Education Activities Faculty of Security Engineering Name of project: Competency Based e-Portal of Security And Safety Engineering Donor: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission Main objective of the project is to increase the quality of education in the field of security, by building an electronic portal enables to create individual study plan supported by the possibility to achieve part of the chosen competences. Univerzity Sience Park Faculty of Security Engineering Research laboratories at the University of Žilina in URP entitled: •„Laboratory mmodeling and simulation of crisis phenomena“, •„Laboratory of research systems to protect critical infrastructure facilities“., University Science Park of the University of Zilina is supported by the project (ITMS: 26220220184) within Operational Program funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Univerzity Sience Park Faculty of Security Engineering Name Laboratory mmodeling and simulation of crisis phenomena The objective of the laboratory is to create a virtual environment enabling improve the quality of training and efficiency of decision-making in crisis management, increase mental endurance of emergency managers working under constant stress, model and simulate crisis phenomena in social, technical, technological and natural environment, collection, processing and evaluation (analysis, synthesis) gathered data, and increase the efficiency and reliability of the decision-making of the human factor of the focus for crisis phenomena in transport. Univerzity Sience Park Faculty of Security Engineering Name Laboratory of research systems to protect critical infrastructure facilities Estimated intention of the research systems of protection of objects of critical infrastructure in the transport sector are research methods and tools to assess the technical efficiency and system reliability property protection of critical infrastructure in transport sector. The polygon creation and research of safety systems to simulate real operating conditions of technical elements of the control and safety features of intelligent transport facilities systems of protection. Conferences Faculty of Security Engineering Crises Situations Solutions in Specific Environment (since 1995) LOGVD – Transport Logistics and Crisis Situations (since 1997) Young Science and Crisis Situations (since 2003) Protection Against Fires and Rescue Services (since 2004) Publications Faculty of Security Engineering Risk Management in Railway Transport (monograph, 2010) Protection Against Terrorism (monograph, 2010) Social Aspects of City Public Transport Infrastructure (monograph, 2009) Actual Questions of Crisis Management (monograph, 2009) Safety of Dangerous Substances Transport (monograph, 2008) Economic Impacts of Disasters (monograph, 2008) Crisis Management (scientific journal, since 2002) International Cooperation Faculty of Security Engineering Broad cooperation based on bilateral agreements with universities and institutions in countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Turkey, UK and the USA, mainly: – – – – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. Universita’ Degli Studi di Messina, Italy. Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal. University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, USA. UNIVERSITY OF ZILINA Faculty of Security Engineering Thank you for your attention !