According to the Institutional deed (The resolution of Presidium of the Slovak Academy of Sciences) the Institute of Geotechnics of Slovak Academy of Sciences is a scientific organization with a contributory economy form.

The date of foundation: November 22, 1954.

Subjects of activity:

  1. basic research of processes in the field of rock cutting, rock mechanics and underground constructions, the transport of energy and mass in the rock disintegration processes; basic research of solid dispersions origin patterns and their properties modifications by physical, mechanical, chemical and biotechnological processes; qualitative and quantitative evaluation of phase interactions at the disperse systems origin and at their spreading in working and living environment,
  2. application of theoretical knowledge from presented areas for detailing the top technologies principles in the following fields: rock cutting, mineral processing, monitoring of selected components of working and living environment, monitoring of environmental, chemical and geological changes in the waste repositories with the aim of ecological remediation,
  3. advisory and expertise services related to main activities,
  4. scientific education in terms of generally valid legislation,
  5. publication of the scientific-research activities using the periodic and non-periodic press. The publishing of periodic and non-periodic press follows the regulations of the SAS Presidium.

The institute has a dominant position in Slovak Republic within the basic and applied research in the area of rock cutitng, mineral processing, mechanochemistry, mineral biotechnologies and environmental protection.