The Technical University of Košice was founded in 1952. The number of students currently attending nine TUKE faculties is 10 643. Out of this number there are 8 728 full-time students (5 293 Bachelor students, 3 435 Master students and 672 Postgraduate students). More than 700 professors, associate and assistant professors work here, and the same number of research and administrative staff. TUKE caters for a wide range of educational needs not only in the East-Slovak region, but throughout Slovakia and Central Europe, as in many specialisations it is the only centre of education and research in this area. TUKE closely co-operates with other universities and with industrial organisations throughout the region and the Slovak Republic.