Institute of Information Engineering, Automation and Mathematics, FCHPT, STU in Bratislava


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Institute of Information Engineering, Automation and Mathematics (IAM), Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology (FCHPT), Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU)


About IAM

We focus on education, research, and applications in following areas:

  • modelling, identification, optimisation, and process control in chemical and food industries;
  • design and development, measurement and data processing, process automation and visualisation;
  • mathematics, mathematical statistics, fuzzy sets, and fuzzy logic;
  • information technologies.

You can visit our IAM homepage or you can check our location on the map hereYou can visit STU homepage, and FCHPT homepage.

You can check ECTS Information Package of STU.

You can download the abstracts of the courses here.

You can download the IAM flyer here.


Why IAM?

Q: Why should I study process control, automation, or information engineering by ERASMUS+ Programme at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava?

A: Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology is the best technological faculty in Slovak republic, and the second one in Slovak and Czech republic (see Academic Ranking and Rating Agency, ARRA). Morover, we are able to adopt your ERASMUS study programme so that it will match the study programme at your home university as much as possible. Hence, you can receive more credits during your ERASMUS study stay.


First steps:

step 1: Check detail information how to join us by ERASMUS+ Programme.

step 2: Check Study Programme Supervisors of our courses oriented on process control, automation, and information engineering.

step 3: Check the processes in our laboratories.

step 4: Check contact information.


IAM on YouTube

Check the video lectures of our selected courses via YouTube:

Check our YouTube Channel UIAM FCHPT.

Current highlights:

Upcoming events:

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Past events:

  • June, 27th 2017, 09:00 A.M. - Open Days - ChemShow: you can check the pictures here.
  • January 30th, 31st, and February 3rd2017 - Open Daysyou can check the pictures here.
  • May 24th, 2016 Open Day - ChemShow: you can check the pictures here.
  • February 1st, 2nd, 4th, 2016 - Open Daysyou can check the pictures here and video here.
  • May 26th, 2015 - Open Dayyou can check the pictures here.
  • May 26th, 2014 - Open Day: you can check the pictures taken by FCHPT photographer here, and also the pictures taken by our IAM photographer here.



Feedback of foreign student

I'm a Ph.D. a student at the University of Pardubice. I study chemical engineering specializing in membrane processes. I spent two weeks at the Institute of Information, Engineering, Automation and Mathematics at STU Bratislava. I was interested in modelling and optimal operation of batch membrane processes. This area of interest was „big unknown“ to me, but people at IAM helped me to understand this area very well. People at IAM are very kind, helpful and patient. Their exceptional approach to work and study is very inspiring and motivating.

Karolina, PhD student


Hey! I’m Bea and I study chemical engineering at the University of Cadiz in Spain, but this semester I have been studying at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava by Erasmus. I only have the good references for my professors, they are kind people who were interested in my process of adaptation to the city and the courses. They have been also interested in my academic progress and I tried to understand everything possible in their subjects. Personally, I find Bratislava, and Slovakia, really beautiful. If you like nature and hiking it is the perfect option. Also, there is a lot of people of different countries (Poland, Italy, Estonia, United Kingdom, Turkey, ...), and you can make new friends and organize travels to the cities around (Wien, Budapest, Prague, Krakow, ...). In conclusion, if you’re engineer and you’re thinking which place you should choose for your Erasmus study stay, I recommend you the Institute of Information Engineering, Automation, and Mathematics (IAM), Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology (FCHPT), Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU).

Beatriz, Spain

I study chemical engineering at the University of Cádiz (UCA) in Spain. But now I am Erasmus student at the Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. I met there many kind people from differents countries and, of course, many kind people from Slovakia. My professors are very interested in my academic progress and I received very good lessons supervised by the professors and their colleagues. It makes me feel really important, as we were just two students in the lesson. I would like to start again this year because of many reasons. Moreover, Bratislava is really close to Prague, Budapest, Krakow, and Vienna, and it is easy and cheap to travel there on weekends or during the holidays. Bratislava is also close to the national parks High Tatras and Low Tatras, beautiful mountains located in the northern Slovakia. In conclusion, you should think about to study in the Institute of Information Engineering, Automation, and Mathematics (IAM), Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology (FCHPT), the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU).

Luis, Spain


I study chemical engineering at the University of Naples Federico II and I'm finishing the last semester of my master studies here in the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. Except for two courses I work here also on my master thesis. Before I left Naples, I was so upset, excited, and worried. But from the first day in Bratislava, I met many helpful and kind people: all the teacher, my supervisor, and the PhD-students. And for the first time, I work in a large laboratory with a distillation column. It's all so exciting! Moreover, I found here very nice Erasmus group: students from Spain, Poland, France, Estonia, and the UK. We go for the trips during the weekends together. We were in Vienna, Prague, and Budapest. All these capital cities are located very close to Bratislava!

Dario, Italy


In summer I studied via Erasmus at STU in Bratislava. My supervisor and colleagues were very helpful, they helped me managing the necessary issues like transport and accommodation. It was nice that they welcomed me at the bus station and took me to my dormitory. I learned working with processing plants, and computing softwares. I enjoyed also my free time, as Slovakia is located close to the many other popular and touristic European countries. To conclude, if you want to study abroad via Erasmus, STU in Bratislava is the right choice.

Metin, Turkey


I'm a PhD student at Ampyx Power B.V. (NL) and University of Freiburg (GE) on Embedded Optimization. I spent one week at STU for attend a workshop on software development and I also had the chance to exchange my knowledge with the PhD students of the faculty of chemical and food technology. They have several laboratory which allow to test and verify their control algorithms. Therefore the student will learn at 360 degree control theory and deal with reality. The living cost is not high, hence if you have e.g. an Erasmus scholarship you can survive without any effort. Finally, I warmly recommend to go in STU for all the students which are interested on courses such MPC and Optimization due to the high level of of experience in this field from both professors and PhD (student).

Giovanni, PhD student


I am a 3rd year PhD student at Laboratoire Réactions et Génie des Procédés (LRGP), Nancy - France. I spent one week in the Department of Information Engineering and Process Control, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, STU in Bratislava, for a research collaboration. They were really cooperative, their remarks and discussions were very interesting and the city was lovely. I am writing this from the Christmas market in the Main square.

Ryad Bousbia-Salah, PhD student


I am a PhD student at ShanghaiTech University, China. Last week, I spent a quite exciting time as a visiting student at the Institute of Information Engineering, Automation, and Mathematics, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, STU in Bratislava. Not only the advanced laboratory which has top class equipments, but also the nice people and how professional they are in research impressed me deeply. Beside this, Bratislava is a beautiful city and public transportation in this city is very convenient which you can take to go any places without problems. I strongly recommend related students to study at this institute of STU. It will be a memorable experience.
Yuning, PhD student


I am a PhD student at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. I spent 2 months as a visiting student at STU and I found it a very pleasant experience working in such a nice and friendly atmosphere. The collaboration between the students is very good. There are seminars and lectures on different topics regularly which you can attend freely. Apart from that, I suggest STU to those student who wish to apply their methods on an experimental case due to the equipped laboratories at STU. The city is also nice and very cheap, and finding a convenient accommodation is not difficult.

Parisa, PhD student


STU is the top university in Slovakia specialized in science and technology. With strong collaborations with well known universities in Europe and USA, e.g., University of California Berkeley, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, CentraleSupelec etc., this university is an ideal destination for study and research. You can find here a very friendly, collaborative and creative working environment. The professors and PhD students are very kind, hard working and particularly productive. Surprisingly, in a nice city like Bratislava, the price is really very cheap.

Ngoc Anh, PhD student


I am a doctoral student from Automatic Control Department (ACD), Centrale Supelec, France. I would like to orient this message to those considering pursuing an exchange program at STU in Bratislava. The exchange program at STU in Bratislava gave me exposure to a new organized way of thinking and gave me a strong impression of the work that I was interested in. The research team at the Institute of Information Engineering, Automation and Mathematics is flexible, innovative and well-connected to the top-ranking institutes from the European Union. The laboratories are top class and could provide the visiting scientists with a deep insight in the fields of control, system identification, and membrane-based applications. Finally, the professors and the research students here are very friendly and communicative that they might impose a reasonable influence on our careers.

Rajesh, PhD student


I would definitely recommend studying at the Institute of Information Engineering, Automation, and Mathematics, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, STU in Bratislava. It is one of the best faculties in Slovakia. It has all the necessary equipments a student may need for studying, or for scientific research. The people in the faculty are very nice and helpful. Public transportation in the city is very efficient and cheap, so a student can go to any place without problems. For the accommodation, students can get cheap and nice hostels very near to the faculty.

Deepak, PhD student


"Quality education with high standards, scenic beauty, staying well within budget"; that is what Institute of Information Engineering, Automation, and Mathematics, and Bratislava have provided me. The institute is fully loaded with modern standards of education and research, and with highly skilled teaching and research team always ready to help. Therefore I would recommend this institute if engineering and learning is a person's interest.
Bratislava is a very affordable city and that makes it very popular amongst students, as I know the scholarship and budget of students is always from hand to mouth. Apart from being accommodative, Bratislava bears many more traits, that are attractive for stay and education here:

1) Centre point - Bratislava is the heart of central Europe, as cities like Budapest, Vienna, Prague are in a very close proximity, and in fact, Vienna is just a few kilometers away and people do up-down on daily basis between these two cities.
2) Currency - One the most satisfying trait is the currency, i.e. Euros. So, a person has no need to pay conversion charges, bank charges, as the currency is common in many countries.
3) Nature - The city is situated on the banks of river Danube, and many beautiful bridges and boats are there to enjoy it.
I myself enjoy canoeing here a lot. The city has many parks, forests and hills for the nature lovers, hikers and bikers. In short, I would like to recommend this institute for quality education and learning experience, while Bratislava because of its amazing and happening, day as well as night life along with environmental beauty at affordable budget.

Ayush, PhD student


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