Government approves private German-language university

The government on Wednesday, July 18, approved the setting up of a new private German-language university to be called 'Goethe Uni Bratislava'. It will be the 13th private university in Slovakia.

The government on Wednesday, July 18, approved the setting up of a new private German-language university to be called 'Goethe Uni Bratislava'. It will be the 13th private university in Slovakia.

Education Minister Dušan Čaplovič declared when taking office that he would not give the green light to any more private universities in Slovakia. In line with this, he turned down an application submitted in April by the Movie Production and Multimedia Academy, the TASR newswire reported. Čaplovič has made an exception in the case of Goethe Uni, however, explaining his decision by pointing to the university's links to the German education sphere as well as to its perceived quality.

"Slovakia needs a quality education system. That's why I proposed approving the activities of this private university, which has ties to a university from Frankfurt and is among the best," Čaplovič said in June, when filing the proposal. He added that his expectations of Goethe Uni are high. The university plans to have a central European intake, educating students not only from Slovakia but also from Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Full- and part-time studies will be provided in economics, tourism, marketing and mass-media disciplines.

Source: 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.

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