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Education Ministry says only six Slovak universities can retain status

Education Minister Ján Mikolaj on Monday unveiled the results of an accreditation review of Slovakia's universities that was completed by a special commission late last week, the TASR newswire wrote.

Education Minister Ján Mikolaj on Monday unveiled the results of an accreditation review of Slovakia's universities that was completed by a special commission late last week, the TASR newswire wrote.

Accreditations are conducted once every six years. This year's evaluation looked at whether the institutions are meeting the status of a university according to a set of specific criteria that include, among other things, research and education. Institutions failing to meet the mark will be downgraded to the status of a specialised-college or just a college.

Mikolaj told TASR that it has been proposed that only six universities should retain their status: the Veterinary Medicine University in Košice, the Technical University in Zvolen, Comenius University in Bratislava, the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, the Technical University in Košice and Pavol J. Šafárik University in Košice. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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