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News on schools and education policy in Slovakia

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

Too little, too late

Students criticise the government's low priority and lack of funding for dorm renovation.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Feb 2018, at 23:20

Several dormitories in Slovakia are in need of reconstruction.

2018 will be tough on employers

Unless the demand for workers is satisfied, cases like that of Samsung might occur, says HR expert.Michaela Terenzani, 29. Jan 2018, at 20:26

Kia Motors Slovakia in Teplička nad Váhom.
UPDATED: 30. Jan 2018, at 13:08

Businesses are ready to raise highly-skilled peoplePhoto

Cooperation is beneficial for business service centres, universities and students.Jana Liptáková, 29. Jan 2018, at 13:00

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The Education Ministry to restore the analytical institute

The institute that is part of the Value for Money initiative was merged with another body at the beginning of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Jan 2018, at 13:28

Education Minister Martina Lubyová

Scientists sent open letter to PM and Minister of Education. These are their demands

More than 500 people have signed the open letter asking for higher quality science in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Jan 2018, at 22:50

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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 Law Faculty)

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 FacultyCompiled by Spectator staff, 18. Sep 2017, at 22:49