VPP: University Day of Technology
by Kamila Ondrasova
On 18 October 2018, SUA University Farm Kolíňany, ltd, and Faculty of Engineering of SUA in Nitra organized the first edition of the University Day of Technology in the premises of the VPP in Kolíňany. Top agricultural machinery was presented to hundreds of visitors - especially students of SUA, students of high schools and seven companies.
The event was opened by the dean of the Faculty of Engineering, prof. Roman Gálik. As he said, the pilot year has been a great success, and so the tradition of organizing this event has arisen. "Even in the Nitra region, there is a boom in the search for erudite and technologically oriented employees. We are convinced that agriculture also needs such experts that will be able to operate most modern agricultural machinery, "said the dean. He informed that FE is the only faculty in Slovakia providing study program “Agricultural Machinery”. The faculty is planning to prepare a new study program “Mechatronics”, which would follow the secondary education.
During the University Day of Technology, organizers prepared practical demonstrations of agricultural machinery and navigation of tractors via satellite systems. The driving school Akadémia offered the opportunity to ride in the tractor brought to the event.