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Slovak government acts to block new private university

At its meeting on July 25 the Slovak cabinet took action to block the establishment of a private University of Economics and Enterprise, the TASR newswire reported. The government's decision was preceded by a statement from the Slovak Accreditation Committee, which declared that the university did not meet the required criteria for courses in intercultural management and business.

At its meeting on July 25 the Slovak cabinet took action to block the establishment of a private University of Economics and Enterprise, the TASR newswire reported.

The government's decision was preceded by a statement from the Slovak Accreditation Committee, which declared that the university did not meet the required criteria for courses in intercultural management and business.

Currently, 12 private universities operate in Slovakia. Although Education Minister Dušan Čaplovič has pledged not to approve the establishment of any additional universities, he did make an exception for a German-language university named Goethe University. Čaplovič defended his action by pointing to the university's quality curriculum and its ties with Frankfurt University in Germany.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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