Cultural Directory of Slovakia - Institute

Established by the French Embassy in Slovakia, the French Institute, along with its Culture and Co-operation Department, promotes and pursues French-Slovak co-operation in the areas of culture, science and education with a view to developing synergies between individual industries.
Goethe Institute is a cultural institution of the Federal Republic of Germany operating worldwide. It promotes teaching of German language abroad and fosters international cultural co-operation. Through information about cultural, social and political life it provides a comprehensive picture about Germany.
The Institute has been established in 1939 as the State Archaeological and Conservation Institute. In 1953 it was included among working places of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. The Institute carries out scientific and research activities in the field of archaeology and related disciplines within the framework of its own scientific and research programme, grant projects, state orders, international projects as well as of individual tasks of its professional workers. Obtained results are introduced into public life in the form of popularising and cultural educational activities.
The Institute of Art History SAS concentrates on research into Slovak art history and architecture and their international context.
The institute has been established as the Institute of Ethnography SAS in 1946, and it carries its actual name since 1992. No longer exclusively focused on tradition or remote rural communities, the institute has become one of the foremost Slovak locations for theoretically advanced field-based research on long-term effects of modernisation on a mundane life in both rural and urban areas.
The Institute of Historical Studies SAS was founded in 1943 as an Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and Arts. It was incorporated into the Slovak Academy of Sciences in 1953 and in 1982 it was renamed into the Institute of Historical Sciences. It was given its current name in 1990.
The Institute of Musicology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences was among the establishing institutions of the Slovak Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1943 and the Slovak Academy of Sciences in 1953. Its research is focused on musical culture in Slovakia in broader regional, international and social contexts, and including different fields of arts.
Institute of social sciences of Slovak Academy of Sciences (ISS SAS) in Košice was founded in year 1975 with the aim to research political, social, economical and cultural processes of Eastern Slovakia after year 1945.
Originating in 1964 as the Institute of World Literature and Languages, the Institute of World Literature is involved in research into the theoretical and historical issues of individual national literatures, including American, Bulgarian, Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovene, Serbian, Spanish, Nordic, Baltic and Latin American.
The Jan Stanislav Institute of Slavistics SAS by its research orientation fills a noticeable gap in one area of basic research - the relationship of the Slovak language and culture with other Slavic languages and cultures and research into Latin-Slovak, Slovak-Church Slavonic, Slovak-Hungarian and Slovak-German relations in ancient times.
The Institute is carrying out research into several areas of lexicology and lexicography (theoretical issues of description of contemporary, dialectal and historical Slovak lexis; theory of equivalent; synchronous and diachronous lexical dynamics), language system of the contemporary Slovak language, sociolinguistics, etymology, language cultivation and terminology.
The Institute of Construction and Architecture was established in 1953 in order to carry out fundamental and applied research and new developments in the field of civil engineering and architecture.
The Institute of Education in Rožňava offers a Bachelors degree programme in Sport and Leisure which aims to prepare specialised personnel for a career in managing sports and leisure amenities.
The Parliamentary Institute performs scientific analysis and information and documentation tasks associated with the activities of the National Council, its committees and Members. It carries out its tasks through three departments.
Slovak Literary Institute Matica slovenská is a scientific department focusing on research into Slovak literature history and literary science. It maintains working relations with scientific institutions and universities in the Slovak Republic and abroad.
The Sovak Institute of History Matica slovenska (hereinafter referred to as the Institute) was established in 1997 by the National Council of the Slovak Republic Act No 68/97 coll.
The M R Stefanik Conservative Institute is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation – a conservatively focused think-tank. Its mission is to articulate, disseminate and advocate conservative attitudes and values in Slovak society, notably in public life. It activities are focused on: economy and social policy; education and schools; internal and external policy; security; EU affairs; agrarian and environmental policies; regional policy; civil society; fighting corruption; and supporting culture and arts.
Established on 1 March 2008, the Institute for Ruthenian Language and Culture is a part of the University of Prešov.
The Institute of Romani Studies (former the Department of Romani Culture) was established in April 1990 and as a unique educational and edifying institution of European and probably a world-wide character creates opportunities to prepare qualified Romani intelligence, as well as people with interests in the studies from th
The Institute of Nationalities and Nationality Cultures undertakes research in four main areas: (i) Philosophy and History of Philosophy; (ii) Sociology; (iii) Theory of Literature and History of Literature; and (iv) Comparative Studies in Philosophy, Literature and Culture.
The Institute of Christian Culture is a specialised scientific and educational department of the Faculty of Philosophy, Trnava University in Trnava, which was established in 1995.
Iuventa is a contributory organisation of the Ministry of Education of the SR and its activity is oriented towards work with children and youth and education by means of informal methods.
The National Institute of Slovak Language and Literature is a central interdisciplinary scientific, professional, organisational-methodological and documentational-presentational department of Matica Slovenská (MS), which takes care of general social practice activities in the field of national language and Slovak literature. Its establishing document and rules of organisation are issued, after approval by the MS Committee and the MS Chairman. The Managing Director is appointed and withdrawn by the Chairman of MS following the results of a competition or tender act.
The Institute of Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences was originally founded in 1965 and revived in 1990 after 15 years of existence under the Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences. The aim of the Institute is to investigate current problems in Slovak society and to address theoretical and methodological problems in the field of sociology.
The Institute of Philosophy was founded in 1946 as a part of Slovak Academy of Sciences and Arts. In 1953 it became a part of Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS). In 1975 the Institute was merged with the Institute of Sociology under the title Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of Slovak Academy of Sciences.
The Institute of Musicology SAS Library provides library-information and bibliographical services, creates related databases, studies, systematically acquisires and processes professional literature and scientific information, provides inter-library and international loan services, organises international exchange of publications, provides lending services, builds catalogues, and makes its funds a