Matula M., 2014: How our engineering geology has become a scientific discipline. Acta Geologica Slovaca, 6, 1, 3–12. (in Slovak with English summary)

Ako sa naša inžinierska geológia stala vedeckou disciplínou

How our engineering geology has become a scientific discipline

Milan Matula

Jamnického 6, 841 05 Bratislava


Author knowledgeably describes the history of the development of Engineering Geology in Slovakia in the second half of the 20th century, the stages of converting of the former "building geology" to a modern scientific discipline, as a part of the geological sciences. The article briefly characterizes the basic questions and methodological pillars of scientific research, its organizational forms united under the State Plan of Basic Research, as well as transfer of the results to practical applications.

Key words: engineering geology in Slovakia, transformation to scientific discipline, transfer to practical applications

Manuscript received: 2014-03-21

Revised version accepted: 2014-04-04

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