Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

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
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

How rock music helped bring down the totalitarian regime Video

A new film shows that Rock & Roll, forbidden in the Soviet Union, helped to end the Cold War.

Illustrative Stock Photo

Movies under an open sky feel differently than in an air-conditioned cinema Photo

The popularity of outdoor cinemas is increasing in Bratislava

Bažant Kinematograf on the Magio Pláž beach

Peter Sagan announces split with his wife Katarína

The Slovak cycling star who has a young son said “It will be much better this way”.

Peter Sagan marries Katarína, November 2015.

Top 3 news from Last Week in Slovakia Video

Slovakia to buy 14 American fighter jets.

This archive picture from 2014 shows an older model of the F-16 fighter jets.