Fulbright Program has been operating in Slovakia for 20 years

THE J. W. FULBRIGHT Commission for Educational Exchange celebrates 20 years of operation in the Slovak Republic as it signed the bilateral agreement between the governments of the United States and Slovakia in September 1994.

THE J. W. FULBRIGHT Commission for Educational Exchange celebrates 20 years of operation in the Slovak Republic as it signed the bilateral agreement between the governments of the United States and Slovakia in September 1994.

The aim of the programme is to promote a mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the Slovak Republic through educational, scientific and cultural exchanges. The number of grantees from both countries that have been awarded the prestigious Fulbright award is over 600, according to Fulbright press release.

This year, The Prince of Asturias Foundation, a non-profit private institution promoting scientific, cultural and humanistic values, has awarded the 2014 Prize for International Cooperation to the Fulbright Program.

“On behalf of the US government, I am honoured that the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation has been conferred on the Fulbright Program,” John Kerry, Secretary of State of the United States of America told the press on June 13. “We are delighted that the Fulbright Program has been recognized for furthering the Prince of Asturias Foundation’s mission of ‘encouraging and promoting the scientific, cultural and humanistic values that form part of mankind’s universal heritage’.”

During the 2014-2015 academic year seven students, scientists, university teachers and representatives of non-profit organisations will travel to the US through the exchange programme. In addition, 14 students, university teachers and English teaching assistants from the US will come to Slovakia to work at high schools and universities.

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