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A plagiarist was appointed professor

The university that convicted him only checked his scientific and pedagogical profile when assessing the candidate.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Sep 2018, at 21:32

President appointed 55 new professors on September 19.

Afraid of maths? A Czech student shows there is nothing to fear

Marek Liška has written textbooks in a language close to students. He now plans to introduce them to Slovak schools.Radka Minarechová, 9. Sep 2018, at 19:30

Marek Liška

Slovakia is lacking hundreds of teachers

Many graduates leave pedagogical faculties with no interest in finding a job in the schooling system.Nina Francelová, 30. Aug 2018, at 16:33

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A recipe for scientists to return: create contacts

State scheme to lure academics back from abroad does not seem to be efficient. But there are other ways to intensify cooperation with them.Radka Minarechová, 23. Aug 2018, at 8:00

Why does it make sense to learn German?

The language is currently suffering from the preference of English and the lack of teachers.Radka Minarechová, 8. Aug 2018, at 6:30

A decreasing number of students choose German for their school leaving exam.

Poll: Slovak scientists abroad are not keen on returning to Slovakia

The main reasons are better opportunities for scientific and artistic activities along with higher salaries.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Aug 2018, at 22:49

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Blog: Skills shortage makes us rethink patterns in education

Slovakia must be able to attract and retain the skilled experts, but also grow domestic talents and leaders.Peter Rusiňák16. Jul 2018, at 8:25

Companies are cautiously considering further education  and training for their employees.

Young Slovaks want to study abroad

Even those who decided to study in Slovakia would prefer to go to a foreign university.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Jul 2018, at 9:30

How do we inspire more young people to study IT?

Teachers should not get more money, Slovaks opined

Slovaks value teaching profession a lot, but they would not pay them more for their work.Nina Francelová, 4. Jul 2018, at 18:40

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State-of-art lab will focus on energy conversion and storage

The lab will be located at Comenius University.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Jun 2018, at 21:20

Science Park of Comenius University

Three Slovak universities ranked among 1,000 best

The recent QS World University Rankings were published on June 6.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Jun 2018, at 13:43

The Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

We need action, teachers’ representatives say

The Education Ministry has introduced the basic points of long-awaited reform, but critics are pointing to empty promises and the postponement of solutions.Radka Minarechová, 6. Jun 2018, at 14:51

Education Minister Martina Lubyová

Slovak schools fight for IT students

But the problem might be that there will not be enough teachers to prepare the next generation of IT experts.Radka Minarechová, 9. May 2018, at 11:45

How do we inspire more young people to study IT?

Educating the future IT generation

The role of the state is not enough. Companies also try to increase the interest of young people in technical studies.Radka Minarechová, 9. May 2018, at 11:45

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Women in IT should not be taboo

Girls still have too few idols who have achieved success in the IT sector.Radka Minarechová, 26. Apr 2018, at 7:00

Girls are lured to study IT.

Slovak students win debate contest in New York

They earned a $10,000 Grand Prize from Brewer FoundationCompiled by Spectator staff, 23. Apr 2018, at 22:13

The winning team of the LEAF Academy

Career counselling lags in schools

Practical advice on future profession is necessary, particularly for dual education, employers admit.Radka Minarechová, 5. Mar 2018, at 12:30

Slovakia has a university with the same accreditation as Cambridge

The Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies of STU offers much to students, but it should focus more on teachers.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Feb 2018, at 12:41

Does Slovakia need schools for the elite?

The results of international tests support the critics of schools created to take the most talented pupils.Radka Minarechová, 14. Feb 2018, at 18:00

More than 80 schools offer bilingual programmes in Slovakia.

Students change prime minister’s mind

Prime Minister Robert Fico promises to allocate €50 million to reconstruct university residence halls.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Feb 2018, at 19:50

Halls of residence in Mlynská dolina, Bratislava