In November 4th of 1999, a protocol has been signed between Turkish Armed Forces and TUBITAK with the objective of establishing Advanced Technologies Research Institute to conduct research and development activities in EW field.
In February the 1st of 2002, a second protocol was signed to form ILTAREN research group as a department under TUBITAK National Electronics and Cryptology Research Institute (UEKAE).
As of May 5th of 2012 TUBITAK institutes went through a re-organization process as a result of which ILTAREN became an independent institute under the administrative authority of BILGEM.
The Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava was established on 1 January 1986 by decree of the Czechoslovak Government. It was originally named the Faculty of Machine Technology. However, the history of this Faculty is much older than the date of its establishment shows. Its history is closely connected with the technological branches of machine construction, the foundations of which were laid at the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in the forties. Following the require- ment for diversification of all forms of study and graduate profiles, the Faculty provides Bachelor's degree courses (Bc.), Master's degree courses (Ing.), and postgraduate doctoral (PhD) degree courses. In the present time, about 3500 students study at the Faculty in various courses.