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AESOP lecture series continue in Bratislava

Spectra, Centre of Excellence and AESOP would like to invite you to AESOP lecture series with Dr. Shipra Narang Suri and prof. Maroš Finka. The event will be held on January 20, 2017 at 11.00 AM in the lecture room 5/1.  You are welcome.


Danubius Award 2017 awarded to prof. Maroš Finka, PhD, Head of the Spectra, Centre of Excellence.

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy in cooperation with the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe confered the Danubius Award 2017 to prof. Maroš Finka, PhD, Head of the Spectra, Centre of Excellence. This award was created in 2011 with the intention to honour persons with extraordinary achievements in their scientific activity and output in relation to the Danube Region. Within a rotation system in one year achievements in the fields of humanities, social and cultural studies are awarded, in the following year achievements in the fields of life sciences. The Danubius Award is a contribution towards implementing the EU Strategy for the Danube Region which has been endorsed by the European Council in 2011, with the aim of giving higher visibility to the Danube region also as an area for collaborative interdisciplinary research.

Prof. Finka guest speaker in the development workshop in Kandy City (Sri Lanka)

Professor Maroš Finka, an expert who worked with UN Habitat III, and Head of SPECTRA – Center of Excellence of the European Union and Director of Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, was the guest speaker in the Kandy City (Sri Lanka) development workshop under the auspieces of World Bank’s Sri Lanka Strategic Cities Development Project. Under the project, urban services and public urban spaces are to be improved in the city. This includes traffic improvements, such as the rehabilitation of selected by-pass roads, and establishment and improvements of selected public transport facilities and traffic management measures. The project involves the augmentation and rehabilitation of the municipal water supply system; rehabilitation of major drains; urban upgrading, including the improvement of selected streetscapes and public spaces. It also aims to restore and repurpose historic and landmark buildings. Professor Finka drew the attention of planners to the environment and the heritage. „Current trends in the management and planning processes show the growing importance of landscape planning, especially after 2000“ underlined prof. Finka.


Expert Workshop on strategic investment packages, 15-16th March 2018

Spectra, Centre of Excellence and Institute of Management STU were during 15-16th March 2018 the venue of Expert Workshop on strategic investment packages as a support action for the development of national investment plans introducing examples of the best practice from France, Sweden and the UK. In this context, Prof. Maroš Finka, from SPECTRA Centre of Excellence of EU – Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava presented the TRANSGREEN project. His aim was to bring into discussion the environmental sustainability of transport investments and, thus, to complete the existing approach which focuses mainly on two out of three pillars of sustainable development: social and economic factors such as productivity, economic growth or welfare. To support this, he offered a concrete example and package of solutions from the Carpathian region as derived from TRANSGREEN project.


The final announcement of awards of students competition MUNISS

Spectra, Centre of Excellence and Institute of Management would like to invite you for the final announcement of awards of students competition MUNISS and for the planned public discussion in the Obchodná street, which will be held on Wednesday, 6th June. The event will be started from 10,00 AM in Mirror Hall of Primate Palace by awards of 7th annual students competition and then will be contuiuned from 2,00 PM in Obchodná street in front of Hotel Crowne Plaza.


Šanghaj má dnes viac ako 25 miliónov obyvateľov, nové vedenie mesta chce obmedziť tlak na zástavbu v jeho zázemí a otvoriť nové rozvojové územie na ostrove Chongming, ktorý je súčasťou Šanghaja a tretím najväčším ostrovom Číny. Mala by tu v priebehu niekoľkých rokov vzniknúť nová autonómna časť Šanghaja, ktorá by predstavovala model ekospoločnosti 21. storočia, postavená na báze environmentálnej, sociálnej aj ekonomickej udržateľnosti s využitím smart prístupu,“ hovorí profesor Maroš Finka zo Slovenskej technickej univerzity.


Making City (H2020)


MAKING-CITY, the new large-scale demonstration project funded by Horizon 2020 EU’s research and innovation programme, holds its kick-off meeting on 13th-14th December in Valladolid, Spain. Gathering 34 partners coming from 9 countries, this 60-month H2020 project with a budget of 20 million euros aims to address and demonstrate the urban energy system transformation towards low carbon cities following the Positive Energy District (PED) concept.

prof. Maroš Finka - short bio

Maroš Finka

president of Association of European Schools of Planning, professor of Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia and at Shanghai Jiao Tong Univerisity, China, Expert of UN Habitat III and Ministry for Investment, Regional Development and Innovations of SR, director of SPECTRA Centre of Excellence of th EU at STU in Bratislava.