Faculty Profile

Faculty of Technology   

The Faculty of Technology at Tomas Bata University in Zlín is the oldest faculty in Zlín. It provides higher education within Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes, and it is also authorized to appoint Associate Professors and Professors. Throughout the years, the Faculty has significantly contributed to the development of the town and to the advancement of education in the region. Zlín has become a university town and the Faculty, as part of Tomas Bata University in Zlín, has become its inseparable part.    

Educational Aims

The Faculty of Technology produces graduates in the fields of chemistry, chemical technology, technology, process engineering, materials engineering and food engineering, and also management. Numerous career opportunities are available to its graduates in a wide range of fields and areas, ranging from technology to management or independent entrepreneurial and research activities. The Faculty of Technology offers study at all levels of higher education as given by the Bologna Declaration, i.e.:

  • Bachelor's programmes,
  • Follow-up Master's programmes,
  • PhD programmes.

At present, the Faculty of Technology provides higher education within 23 degree courses under the umbrella of 3 degree programmes:

  • Chemistry and Materials Technology,
  • Food Chemistry and Technology,
  • Process Engineering.

By constantly innovating its degree programmes and extending learning opportunities, the Faculty meets the needs of the current and future labour market. Particular emphasis is laid upon incorporating economics-oriented subjects into technically-focused degree programmes. This will be beneficial for its graduates when they start looking for a job.  

Science, Research and Development 

Activities in these fields are based on projects of grant agencies, long-term research projects of the MEYS, and first-class facilities and equipment available to all the Faculty's PhD students. Scientific disciplines at the faculty primarily include chemistry and technology of polymeric materials, industrial process control and production economics, and applications of information technology in industrial production control. In the field of development, mutual cooperation between the Faculty on the one hand, and the industrial sphere and foreign institutions on the other, plays a very important part. Among the oldest major degree programmes taught at the Faculty of Technology, there are "Chemistry and Materials Technology" and "Chemical and Process Engineering". The former primarily deals with the processing of natural and synthetic polymers, while the latter is focused on software control of these processes and their optimization. In this research area, the Faculty has achieved outstanding international success, including production applications, e.g. the industrial application of the enzymatic hydrolysis of leather waste (by Prof. Karel Kolomazník) and the production of prophylactic footwear for diabetics (by Assoc. Prof. Petr Hlaváček).  

FT Departments and Research Units 

Teaching at the Faculty of Technology is provided by the following departments and research units: