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Top higher education institutions in the field of natural science (Slovakia)

Today we will tell you about the best higher education institutions in the field of natural sciences in Slovakia. According to the rating ARRA, the best universitiesareComenius University in Bratislava, Pavel Josef Safarik University in Kosice, University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava and Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra.

Comenius University in Bratislava (Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave).

Comenius university in Bratislavais the oldest and biggest university in the Slovak republic. Comenius university in Bratislava has 13 faculties. They offer diverse study programmes encompassing a broad range of human knowledge - from medicine, humanities and social sciences, to natural sciences, mathematics and theology. Almost 2,400 international students from 70 countries enjoy studying at the oldest university in Slovakia.

Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics (Fakulta mat., fyziky a informatiky)

The BSc (bakalár) programme of 3 years is the lowest undergraduate degree. This programme ends with the Final State Examination, after which the graduate is awarded the degree of “Bakalár (Bc.)”. Successful BSc. graduates can then apply to continue in the appropriate Mgr. programme at Comenius University or at other universities in Slovakia or abroad. The majority of students take this Mgr. (magister) programme which has a nominal span of 2 years.

Faculty of Natural Sciences (Prírodovedecká fakulta)

They have Bachelor Study Programmes [B.Sc.] of 3 years in English (Environmental Studies and Biological Chemistry) and Study Programmes in Slovak:

· Biochemistry

· Biology

· Systematic Biology

· Environmental Science

· Geography, Geoinformatics and Cartography

· Geography in Public Administration

· Geography and Geoecology for Landscape Planning

· Geography and Demography

· Geography, Regional Development and European Integration

· Geology

· Chemistry

· Education

Master Study Programmes [M.Sc.] of 2 years is only in Slovak:

- Biology

- Chemistry

- Biotechnology

- Geology

- Geography

- Environmental Science

- Education

PhD programmes generally last for four years and students are expected to submit a thesis within this period. In the first year, students normally devote themselves to identifying a topic and surveying as much pertinent literature as possible to prove the originality of their research. Here, they will have guidance from their academic supervisor. The second and third years are spent on the work required to prove their hypotheses and to formulate specific conclusions. Most of the final year of the Ph.D study is spent on writing up the thesis.

Pavel Josef Safarik University in Kosice (Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Šafárika v Košiciach)

This University was established in 1959. It is the second oldest University in Slovakia. By joining the subsidiary of the Medicine Faculty of Comenius University with the Philosophical Faculty accrued from the Philosophical Faculty of the Pedagogical College in Prešov, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice was established, which fastened onto the tradition of the historical Jesuitical Košice University.

Faculty of Science(Prírodovedecká fakulta).

This faculty has 29 Bachelors programmes and 25 Master programmes.

The University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius (UCM) in Trnava (Univerzita sv. Cyrila a Metoda v Trnave)

UCM has been developing a 130 year-long tradition of university education and research in the town of Trnava. The University provides education in bachelor, master and doctoral study programs in different fields of the humanities and social sciences, in physiotherapy, teaching, as well as in chemistry and biotechnology. Graduates of the faculty of natural sciences usually find their occupations in the field and the best ones continue in doctoral studies.

The Faculty of Natural Sciences (Fakulta prírodných vied)

The Faculty became an important part of the newly-founded University of Saints Cyril and Methodius immediately after its foundation on August 1, 1997. The main objective of the Faculty of Natural Sciences consists of instructional-educational activities aimed at preparation of erudite specialists in modern and interdisciplinary areas like:

· Chemistry and Biochemistry

· Biology

· Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

· Biotechnologies, Environmentalistic and Remdiation Technologies

Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra (Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre)

The University in Nitra has been formed as a modern European general university where dominant role is played by science, spiritual quality, high professionalism, pedagogical mastery, open and vivid communication both within local environment and within the world. This university has The Faculty of Natural Sciences (Fakulta prírodných vied).