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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

New 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.

New school year starts without minister, unions fighting for salaries

The 2017-2018 school year starting on September 4 in an unprecedented way. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Sep 2017, at 14:18

Head of OPZŠaV union, Pavel Ondek, crucially refusing to sign the memo on September 30.

Matečná to temporarily head Education Ministry

Resulting from the coalition crisis and the ensuing resignation of Education Minister Peter Plavčan, the ministry has been left without a leader just as the new school year begins. Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. Aug 2017, at 23:02

Agriculture Minister Gabriela Matečná

Coalition Council meets on Friday

Danko called on remaining coalition parties to postpone the cabinet session scheduled for Wednesday Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Aug 2017, at 0:01

Andrej Danko, chairman of the SNS
UPDATED: 16. Aug 2017, at 15:53

PM Fico wants Education Minister’s resignation

Education Minister Peter Plavčan has refused to leave, the Prime Minister demanding his resignation. Roman Cuprik ,16. Aug 2017, at 14:14

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

Police to check minister Plavčan in connection with EU-funds

The opposition is calling for a no-confidence vote on him. Compiled by Spectator staff ,31. Jul 2017, at 15:51

Peter Plavčan

Education minister fails to explain distribution of EU money

The opposition parties plan to initiate a no-confidence vote, the second against this minister. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Jul 2017, at 1:33

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

Education Ministry ready to sign for controversial project

The inspection of the procurement authority has not revealed any obstacles to signing a deal over securing better internet connection for schools, but non-governmental organisations point to unanswered questions. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Jul 2017, at 23:02

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