Joint Glass Centre Vitrum Laugaricio (acronym VILA) is a joint department of Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín (TNUNI), Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of Slovak Academy of Sciences Bratislava, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava and glass works RONA a. s. Lednické Rovne. The centre is localized on premises of TNUNI. Since 2012 it comprises the Centre of Excellence for ceramics, glass and silicate materials (CEKSIM) funded from the EU structural funds, Operational Program Research and Development, CEKSIM is a joint department of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of Slovak Academy of Sciences Bratislava, TNUNI and the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of Slovak Academy of Sciences Košice. VILA continues the tradition of Trenčín Research and Development Glass Institute (VVUS), where the department was established as The joint laboratory for fundamental research of Glass Center of Chemical Research of Slovak Science Academy and VVUS already in April 1983. From this perspective, the department has more than a quarter-century tradition of basic and applied glass research.
Department has the rights to provide the education in:
Master study program (title „Ing“ – „Engineer“) – Inorganic Material and Glass Chemistry and Technology
Doctoral study program (title „PhD“)- Inorganic Technologies and Non-metallic Materials
Habilitations and Inaugurations (getting title „associate professor“ and „professor“) in the field of Inorganic technology and materials.
Head of department
Galusek Dušan, Prof., DSc.
Hesham El-H., PhD.
Chromčíková Mária, PhD.
Liška Marek, Prof., DSc.
Michálková Monika, PhD.
Prnová Anna, PhD.
Valúchová Jana, PhD.
Švančárek Peter, PhD.