Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

FOCUS SHORT

Goethe Uni attracts students

MORE than 60 students have shown an interest in studying at the private university Vysoká škola Goethe Uni Bratislava, whose launch the Slovak cabinet green-lighted in July this year. The school, whose primary language of instruction is German, and which seeks to combine education with practical application, opened its first academic year on October 15, the TASR newswire wrote.

MORE than 60 students have shown an interest in studying at the private university Vysoká škola Goethe Uni Bratislava, whose launch the Slovak cabinet green-lighted in July this year. The school, whose primary language of instruction is German, and which seeks to combine education with practical application, opened its first academic year on October 15, the TASR newswire wrote.

For now the university offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes at its Faculty of International Business, Faculty of Tourism and Faculty of Media and Cultural Studies. It also plans in the future to cooperate with the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main in Germany.

School representatives informed in September that the university has signed contracts with more than 30 German-speaking teachers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and northern Italy. For those interested who do not speak German at the required level, the university offers language training.

Education Minister Dušan Čaplovic, who was initially reluctant to permit any new private schools in Slovakia, finally allowed the launch of Goethe Uni, pointing to its links to the university in Germany.

Earlier this year the cabinet did not allow the launch of the business- and economics-focused Vysoká Škola Ekonómie a Podnikania, arguing that it would be only a quantitative extension of already existing programmes. It also turned down the application of the Vysoká Škola Filmovej Tvorby a Multimédií (High School of Film-making and Multimedia).

Top stories

Night life in Bratislava will not end

Councillors for the Old Town adopt new opening hours for pubs, night clubs and restaurants.

How social networks can earn you a ticket to Germany

Can a status on a social network change someone’s life? Yes, if you write humorous stories about a fictive German ambassador.

Assaf Alassaf (r) talked about his life and his book in Bratislava

The most famous circus comes to town Video

The famous Cirque du Soleil is in Bratislava celebrating the 15th year of its show Varekai: Tales of the Forest.

Cirque du Soleil: Varekai

New investor to create 500 jobs in Nitra

A company following the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker to Nitra plans to create 500 new jobs and invest €17 million.

Tha Jaguar Land Rover draws also other investors to Nitra.