University of Prešov

The University of Prešov is the only public university in the Prešov self-governing region. It focuses on the areas of social, natural and theological sciences, sport, arts, management and health care. It was established by law in December 1996 by splitting the University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice into the University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice and Prešov University in Prešov. It was officially established on 1 January 1997. The outcomes of its active education and research programs stretch significantly beyond the borders of Eastern Slovakia. University of Prešov is shaping into a modern and dynamic university. Among the priorities of the University of Prešov belongs reinforcement of research what lead us to building research centres out of which several belong among Centres of Excellence.

Through bilateral agreements, the University cooperates with 75 higher education institutions from more than 20 countries, while Presov students and teachers can spend time at one of more than 300 universities across Europe under the framework of the Erasmus program. In addition, staff members present the results of their studies in articles that are published at home and abroad, as well as at various scientific events in countries such as Russia, South Africa, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK.

IDN cooperate with the University of Presov in the project “Analysis and assessment of the state of the environment in the border region SK-UA to ensure the sustainability of the area”.

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