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Day for Public, 18th February 2015, at Spectra, Centre of Excellence

Spectra, Centre of Excellence and Institute of Management STU (where Spectra is based) will organise Day for Public. This event will be held on Thursday, 18th February 2015 in Spectra Centre in Bratislava (Vazovova 5, room 5-1, 5th floor) at 1.00 PM. The main goal of the event is to introduce the acredited study programmes of the Institute of Management, with special emphasis on Spatial planning. Showcases of the work of the current students ("City as a Personality") will be included. We are looking forward to meet you at Spectra, Centre of Excellence.

Urban Resilience

Acceleration of the spatial development has generated an increased probability of having to face negative effects of globalisation as well as EU integration. Recent economic and financial crisis highlighted this risk and created threats which were not acute some years ago. Fragile spatial and societal structures have been exposed to huge pressure originated either from international markets, unfavourable demographic prognosis, environmental hazards or other sources of risk. Urban resilience is the ability of cities and municipalities to absorb, cope and overcome these setbacks.

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Summer University for Highschools September 2014

Institute of Management and Spectra, Centre of Excellence took part at the programme of Summer University for Highschools, held in 11.-12. September 2014 at STU Bratislava. Event was prepared for the students of Slovak highschools attending the future university bachelor studies. Prof. Maroš Finka entirely introduced the study programme Spatial planning. Dr.Matej Jaššo reffered on students project “City as a Personality and its Manifestation in Urban Semiotics”. Our PhD students J. Szuhová, M. Turzová and M.Lazarová introduced the table game “Planning game of the revitalization of a given area”.

Institute of Management (UM STU) has become a member of European Alliance for Innovation (EAI)

Institute of Management (UM STU), which is an organizational platform for Spectra, Centre of Excellence) has become a member of European Alliance for Innovation (EAI). EAI was created by leaders from industry, research, and policy making
organisations to engage the global community with the shared goal of securing Europe’s future competitiveness through innovation. Institute of Management has a separate, individual membership (beside the Slovak University of Technology) since several departments of UM STU are dealing with various aspects of innovations, not only in spatial planning, but also in some other adjacent fields.

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Competitivness of Bratislava-Vienna Metropolitan Region

Spectra, Centre of Excellence and FORBES Slovakia are organizing the regular Business Leaders Club under the headline „Competitivness of Bratislava-Vienna Metropolitan Region“. The event will be held on Wednesday, 30th April 2014 at 16.30 in Park Inn Danube Hotel. Key speakers of the rounde table discussion will be prof. Maroš Finka (Spectra, Centre of Excellence), prof. Rudolf Giffinger (TU Wien) and dr. Peter Gero (Hamburg). We expect an invaluable and intensive discussion on various topics related to Bratislava-Vienna region.

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Job vacancies in the Marie Curie ITN project “Socio-economic and Political Responses to Regional Polarisation in Central and Eastern Europe” (RegPol²)

Slovak University of Technology - SPECTRA Centre of Excellence EU at the STU as the project partner in the Marie Curie ITN project “Socio-economic and Political Responses to Regional Polarisation in Central and Eastern Europe” (RegPol²) supported by the European Union publishs call for 13 ESR positions (36 months) with the starting date of September 1st 2014 and 3 ER positions (10 months) with the starting date of July 1st 2014. 

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The lecture of prof. Andreas Faludi, 4th October 2013 Spectra, Centre of Excellence

On Friday, 4th October 2013 Spectra, Centre of Excellence will be hosting the lecture of prof. Andreas Faludi from University of Delft under the headline "The Rise and Fall of European Spatial Planning". The lecture will be held at Aula of D.Ilkovič in STU Bratislava. Prof. Andreas Faludi is one of the leading personalities of recent European spatial planning discourse, covering plethora of principal topics like planning theory, territorial cohesion and territorial governance. Admission is free and the lecture will be held in english language.

Ecosystem services: Adaptive EU policies for future EU regions

SPECTRA Centre of Excellence of EU - Slovak Academy of Sciences -Institute of Forest Ecology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava and CzechGlobe -Global Change Research Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic will organize International Colloquium "Ecosystem services: Adaptive EU policies for future EU regions". 

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annual Spa-ce.net Conference, 25th-27th September 2013, in Dresden, Germany

Spectra, Centre of Excellence will take part on the annual Spa-ce.net Conference, held in 25th-27th September 2013, in Dresden (Germany) at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER). Spa-ce.net, an institutional network of unviversities and other scientific bodies focused on spatial planning, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The headline of the 10th Network Conference is „Role and Future of Spatial Planning in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe“. With 20 presentations and speakers from 10 countries we have a great spectrum of exciting topics. Spectra, Centre of Excellence will be represented by prof. Maroš Finka and dr. Matej Jaššo and their joint paper „Specifics and Recent Development of Central European Planning Culture“.

Summer School: ADAPTIVE GOVERNANCE: SPATIAL, TEMPORAL AND CULTURAL CONSTRAINTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

SPECTRA Centre of Excellencie participates on Summer School:  "ADAPTIVE GOVERNANCE: SPATIAL, TEMPORAL AND CULTURAL CONSTRAINTS  AND OPPORTUNITIES". The Summer School – the 1st Module – is hosted by EC Tempus Project No. 511390: Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia and is organized in co-operation with the Centre for Transdisciplinary Study of Institutions, Evolutions and Policies (CETIP) in Bratislava, Slovakia, Centre for Excellence Spectra+ in Bratislava, Slovakia and other partners´ organisations (University J. E. Purkyně, Ústí n. L., Czech Republic Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, Regional Environmental Centre, Slovakia and Bratislava City Hall, Slovakia).

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