Cultural Directory of Slovakia - University

The primary objective of the University of Economics Archive is to manage and maintain university records. The Archive holds records documenting the history of the University and its management and seeks to ensure that the collections are preserved in accordance with the law.
The establishment of the Catholic University in Ružomberok was confirmed according to the Law of the National Council of the Slovak Republic No 167/2000 of the Code of 10 May 2000 by the Bishop’s Conference of Slovakia.
The Faculty of Education was established on 1 July 2000 as a part of the Catholic University in Ružomberok on the basis of the former St Andrew`s Catechetical and Pedagogical Faculty.
Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra has undergone a long development. In 1959 the Pedagogical Institute was established, in 1964 the Pedagogical Faculty, in 1992 the College of Education, while the University obtained its current name of Constantine the Philosopher in 1996.
Faculty of Arts, Constantine the Philosopher University (CPU) in Nitra is a leading educational and research institution amongst Slovak universities and faculties. Its mission is to develop education, science, moral behavior, art and culture promoting national, universal, human and democratic traditions.
The Faculty of Central European Studies is the youngest Faculty of Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra. The Faculty was established in 2003 with the intention to continue the long-lasting tradition of training basic and secondary school teachers in Hungarian language.
The Faculty of Education originated in 1959 as the Pedagogical Institute, and was renamed in 1964. It is responsible for training students in the field of natural sciences, social sciences and art. From 1992-1996 the Faculty became a separate College of Education within the University of Nitra.
Matej Bel University was established on 1 July 1992 following the integration of the former Faculty of Education of the Slovak University of Bratislava and the Faculty of Economics of the Economic University Bratislava.
The object of its mission is the education of civilly-qualified, professionally prepared, creative and flexible graduates for work mostly in departments of education and culture, but also in civil and public management.The Faculty of Humanities of Matej Bel University is searching and using the optimal tools to fulfil its mission:
Studies at the faculty are carried out by nine departments, which employ 118 university teachers. The Faculty of Education provides instruction in accredited programs at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd levels of university studies.
Pavol Jozef Šafárik University belongs to important and acknowledged educational and scientific establishments not only in the Slovak Republic but also in developed Europe.
The history of the Faculty of Arts dates back to 1660 when a university was established in Košice by Emperor Leopold I, who granted it all the privileges and rights of a faculty, on a par with the universities in Vienna, Prague, Olomouc, Graz and Trnava.
The Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava is a modern educational and scientific institution. Since its foundation in 1937 more than 105,000 students have graduated here. On average around 16,000 students study at STU every year. At present, the University consists of seven faculties. All of the STU faculties offer accredited programmes within a complex Bachelors, Masters and PhD study system.
The Faculty of Architecture SUT is the largest educational institution for architects in the Slovak Republic. The trends of the Faculty are developed and based on ongoing development of the 'university platform' of University Education. Bound to it is the recently-realised innovation of the Faculty's profile and its education activities within the Bachelors, Masters and PhD study programmes.
One of the seven faculties of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (SUT), the Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies covers the area of informatics and information technologies (IIT) in both research and education, being the first faculty in the Slovak Republic with such a mission.
The Technical University of Košice was founded in 1952, but its roots must be sought much deeper in the past. The origins of higher technical education in Košice reach back to 1937, when the M.R.Štefánik State Technical College was established in the city.
The Faculty of Arts at the Technical University of Košice was established in 1999 as the eighth Faculty of the University, originally under the name Faculty of Applied Arts. The school was founded on the basis of the former Department of Design within the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the former Department of Architecture within the Faculty of Civil Engineering.
Re-established in 1992, Trnava University of Trnava follows in the traditions of the original Trnava University (1635-1777), one of the oldest universities in Central Europe established by Cardinal-Primate Péter Pázmány, which became an important centre of Slovak education and literature.
The mission of the Faculty of Education is to train teachers to teach at basic school level and to impart the principles of humanity and Christianity. It educates elementary and secondary school teachers in various subjects, including Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Natural History, Slovak Language and Literature, Ethics and Arts and Crafts.
The Faculty of Philosophy follows the traditions of the original Universitas Tyrnaviensis of 1635-1777, particularly its Faculty of Arts, and the principles stated in the Preamble of Trnava University of Trnava.
University of Economics in Bratislava (UE in Bratislava) provides comprehensive training in economic and management study programs.
The Faculty of Commerce prepares professionals in the area of business and commerce and in international trade for production companies, advisory agencies, services, tourism, and for institutions of state and public administration.
Prešov has a long-established tradition of education and academic excellence.The University of Prešov has been a stabile constituent of the Slovak higher education space for a longer period of time. Some of its faculties have been here for more than a half of a century, other for several decades and in case of the younger ones – just several years.
The Faculty of Arts is a higher educational and research institution focusing on the training of experts in the fields of philological, philosophical, historical, pedagogical and psychological sciences, in teaching as well as in non-teaching specialisations and as single and double majors.
The University of St Cyril and Methodius (UCM) in Trnava was established on 1 August 1997.
The Faculty of Education of the University of St Cyril and Methodius in Trnava is a modern scientific workplace with a balanced structure of study programmes offered in several forms of study. It gives students a free choice of profiling in their own Bachelors and Masters study programmes.
The Faculty of Mass Media Communications of the University of St Cyril and Methodius in Trnava comprises Departments of Arts Communication, Language Communication, Law and Human Sciences, Marketing Communications and Media Communications
The Faculty of Education is one of the largest faculties at Comenius University in Bratislava and simultaneously the largest Faculty of Education in Slovakia. Currently, it has its headquarters in four buildings and is located in the two parts of Bratislava. The Buildings on Moskovská and Šoltésová streets form a university campus.
The Faculty of Philosophy is one of the oldest faculties at Comenius University. Currently, it provides Bachelors and Masters degree study programmes for successful candidates. The three-year Bachelors degree programme is exclusively a single subject study programme.
The origins of the MLADOSŤ University Folkloric Ensemble may be traced back to the opening in the 1959-60 school year of the Pedagogical Institute in Banská Bystrica, which for the first time in the history of Banská Bystrica provided studies in music education for primary school teachers.
The Faculty of Social Sciences was established in 2001 because of the need for competent specialists and client-oriented social help which arose from the social changes of the time.
The Faculty of Philosophy of the Catholic University in Ružomberok is committed to the tradition of Catholic universities all over the world and in essence is united with other higher education institutions in Slovakia. Simultaneously, the University supports research and education in the Catholic spirit.
The main objective of the Faculty of International Relations is to prepare well-trained and educated professionals for the contemporary and especially the future demands of social and political life in Slovakia.
Žilina University (ŽU) was originally established on 1 October 1953 as the College of Railway Transport following its separation from the Czech College of Technology in Prague. It had five faculties: Transport, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and a Military Faculty.
The Faculty of Science, University of Žilina was established in 1998 as a workplace integrating research and teaching staff with scientific specialisation. Since 2000, the Faculty has intensively developed courses in humanities and the development trend of Faculty is based on the needs of social practice.
The Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences is an institution which provides higher education in accordance with social and regional demands as well as carrying out research activities in various fields of the humanities and natural sciences.
The Department of Librarianship and Slovak Studies is a training and research institution that trains librarians and future teachers of English language and literature. Its scientific and research orientation involves linguistic research, literary research and methodical-didactic (applied) research.
Construction of a set of nine extensive Baroque structures of Trnava University, the first regular university in Hungary, began in the early 17th century. Trnava University was founded by P Pázmány in 1635, and for almost 150 years it spread education across the country through its theological, philosophical, law and medical faculties.
The Faculty of Economics of Matej Bel University seeks to train erudite and flexible economists who can make use of their skills in international business and undertake responsibility for shaping their own careers.
The Faculty of Mining, Process Control and Geotechnology provides study programmes in the area of geodetics, geographical information systems, geology, geo-technologies, environmental technologies, management of earth resources, use of alternative sources of energy, rescue, fire prevention and safety technology, and development of tourism through the study programme in geotourism.