Universities say no to ministry's concession. They insist the reform will threaten their autonomy

The discussion will switch from the expert to the political level.

Ľudovít PaulisĽudovít Paulis (Source: TASR)

State Secretary of the Education Ministry Ľudovít Paulis has been looking for common ground with universities for more than a year but has not been successful. Even after several concessions, universities claim that the reform is a threat to academic autonomy.

SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement
SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement

The discussion will switch from the expert to political level. After the first negotiations, it's clear that some coalition parties will adopt the refusal attitude of the universities.

It will not be Sme Rodina this time; politicians in Za Ľudí are mostly critical and some OĽaNO members are as well.

EU money at risk. Universities oppose the planned reform Read more 

What is the reform about?

The education minister claims that universities are too closed and should open more to the public. It is the chief motivation of the reform, according to him.

Representatives of universities do not agree and they fear they will lose their academic autonomy with the reform. Their attitude is consistent; even after several of Paulis’ concessions, they have not yielded.

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Top stories

Marián Turner became the General Director of the Slovak Philharmonic in January 2022.

Slovak Philharmonic is a first-class institution people outside Bratislava rarely see perform

Marián Turner, a former flautist, has become the new Slovak Philharmonic head. His priority is to fully reopen the institution to live audiences.


19. jan
Bronze sculptures of three late Slovak comedians - Milan Lasica (right), Július Satinský (left) and Jaro Filip (middle) on Lužná Street in Petržalka, Bratislava.

Weekend: Cross-country skiers hit the beach

A hike to Veľký Choč, dinosaur footprints, and a US hip hop legend. Read the latest culture and travel news from Slovakia.


21. jan
Zara Rutherford made a stop in Slovakia on January 15.

In a Slovak plane, teen pilot lands in the world record books

British-Belgian Zara Rutherford has broken two world records, but her global hunt for a tasty pizza was a failure.


21. jan
Ukrainian forces during military exercise.

There goes the neighbourhood

The parallels between Russia’s approach to Ukraine and Hitler’s to Czechoslovakia in 1938 are uncanny.


18 h
Skryť Close ad