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New Year’s changes at the ministry raise questions

Instead of adopting “the largest education reform in the past 25 years”, the Education Ministry quickly made several changes to its operation in late 2017. Radka Minarechová ,11. Jan 2018, at 11:04

Education Minister Martina Lubyová

The education minister unexpectedly dissolved analytical institute

Despite analytical institutes saving public money and scrutinising the best operation methods, the Education Ministry abruptly scrapped the one falling under its authority. Compiled by Spectator staff ,3. Jan 2018, at 13:06

Education Minister, Martina Lubyová

Comenius University ranks among the best schools for natural sciences

The Round University Ranking gave the Bratislava-based university high ranking in other spheres as well. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Dec 2017, at 23:40

Comenius University in Bratislava

Slovakia threatened with returning funds for dual education

The system is still not running as it should, and if the country fails to meet goals, it may be asked to pay back the money allocated from EU coffers. Radka Minarechová ,23. Nov 2017, at 19:00

PISA tests: Slovak pupils lag behind in collaborative task solving

Slovak pupils are below the OECD average in collaborative problem solving, international PISA tests have shown. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Nov 2017, at 13:43

Students’ tests, illustrative stock photo

National IT Academy project kicks off

The project involving more than 36,000 students at 500 schools of all grades and levels started on November 13. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Nov 2017, at 23:41

Robotic team TALENTUM from Košice at the presenattion of IT Academy project, Novemebr 13.

EC: Funds for education still low

A recent report criticises the financing of education, salaries for teachers and also large regional disparities. Compiled by Spectator staff ,9. Nov 2017, at 22:38

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Comenius University is among the best

The Bratislava-based university ranks among 2.4 % of worldwide best universities, according to the Centre for World University Rankings. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. Oct 2017, at 14:43

Auditorium of the Comenius University

School in Lučenec focuses more on German language

After the change of the administrator, the studies at the school will still be free. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Oct 2017, at 9:30

The new school year in Lučenec started.

New project to boost learning German

There is a shortage of German speakers on the Slovak labour market. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Oct 2017, at 9:30

More than 80 schools offer bilingual programmes in Slovakia.

European award-winning physics teacher: Let students experiment

Author of several physical course books and co-founder of the Centre for the Popularisation of Physics says nature sciences open many doors for those who study them. Nina Francelová ,4. Oct 2017, at 8:00

Jozef Beňuška

New education minister cancels controversial EU-fund call for research

The new education minister scrapped the dubious legacy of her predecessor, the call for proposals to support research and development. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Sep 2017, at 19:18

Educaiton Minister Martina Lubyová

A total of 359 foreign students to study at Comenius University this year

Most of them are interested in the Management Faculty Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Sep 2017, at 22:49

Slovaks top EU ranking in preferring partners with the same education

Out of all EU countries, Slovaks are most likely to find a partner at university or work. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Sep 2017, at 23:49

Who is the new education minister? The successful academician is unknown in regional education

The new education minister is Martina Lubyová of the Academy of Sciences. Some of her friends were surprised by her connection to SNS.By Lucia Krbatová13. Sep 2017, at 18:32

Education Minister, Martina Lubyová

Danko announces name of new education minister

Martina Lubyová from Slovak Academy of Sciences to become new education minister Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Sep 2017, at 20:17

Martina Lubyová

Fulbright scholars will receive no-fee visas

The new procedure is expected to significantly ease the administrative burden. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Sep 2017, at 14:18

International students travel to attend world leading universities. So they did in the past.

New academy should educate future IT experts

The aim is to fill gaps in the labour market. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Sep 2017, at 14:02

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Three Slovak universities are listed among the top schools in the world

Two of the schools are situated in Bratislava and one in Košice. Compiled by Spectator staff ,5. Sep 2017, at 23:36

Comenius University in Bratislava

Kiska: I’d close a third of Slovak universities due to their poor quality

President encourages young people to study abroad, but urges them to return afterwards Compiled by Spectator staff ,5. Sep 2017, at 0:32

President Andrej Kiska at opening of the academic year 2017/18 in Tisovec.

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