Faculty of Technical Sciences in Bitola is the greatest higher educational unit of the University "St. Kliment Ohridski", established in 1961. Considering the large number of students (around 7190 graduated engineers) and numerous academic staff (57 professors), the Faculty practically represents a polytechnic university with five departments:
- mechanical engineering,
- electrical engineering,
- trafic and transport engineering,
- graphical engineering and
- industrial management.
The study program of traffic and transport engineering was introduced in 1972 and from then on the Department is unique scientifc and research unit in the country in this field. So far, around 2230 students had graduated at one of the programs offered at the Department of traffic and transport engineering. Today, the Department offers several program in all study cycles: first, second and third cycle. The Department is based on a broad research experience and the modern study programs are planned focusing on the interdisciplinary aspect of traffic and transport problems and their solutions.
Within this department, 16 professors are working in different fields of expertise, covering a wide range of academic research and applied research in traffic and transport. With its researchers and its laboratory, equiped with softwares for transport planning on macro and micro scale, safety in transport, transport economy and envrionmental impacts, the Department has experience and reputation as well as continuing interest and perpetuation of activities and efforts.
In order to strengthen international cooperation and to upgrade its own scientific potential, the Department dedicates significant attention to mobility exchange od academic staff and students.
Apart od educational activities, an appicative and scientific research is also conducted. The Department has strong project portfolio, including projects granted by TEMPUS, FP6, FP7 and other international and national grants.