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					Slovakia
Basic information
            On January 1, 1993 Slovakia became
             an independent nation-state,
             recognized by the United Nations and
             its member states.
            Capital city: Bratislava (population 428
             672)
            Neighbouring countries: Czech
             Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary,
             Austria
            Area: 49 035 km2
            Population: 5 379 455 (51.4% women)
            President of the republic: Doc. JUDr.
             Ivan Gašparovič, CSc., Dr.h.c.
            Currency: Euro, 1 € = 100 cents
            Membership of international
             organisations: EU, NATO UN,
             UNESCO, OECD, OBSE, CERN,
             WHO, INTERPOL etc.
                           Bratislava, Košice
                             Nový Most bridge with UFO
                             restaurant, the most famous
                             modern landmark of Bratislava


                                                              The State Theatre of Košice
                                                              comprises of 3 independent
                                                              ensembles: drama, opera and
Bratislava Castle                                             ballet.




                    The largest cathedral in Slovakia and the most inspiring Gothic
                    church in all of central Europe outside Prague, St. Elizabeth's
                    Cathedral is the first landmark most visitors to the country's
                    second largest city, Košice (population: 240,000), are struck by.
               High Tatras, Low Tatras
   The highest peak is Gerlachovský
    štít at 2655 m
   Parts: High Tatras, Low Tatras,
    Western Tatras
   Animals: bear, Eurasian lynx,
    marten, wolf and fox
                                       Skalnaté pleso- area 1,23 ha, 2 m
                                       deep, 1754 m.a.s.l.




Štrbské pleso - 1,347 m.a.s.l., 20 m
deep.
                                                                               Euroasian lynx




                                                                           marten

   Tatra
   chamois
Also we have lot of possibilities for winter sports like a skiing, snowboarding, skiaplinizmus atc.
The highest ski resort is Lomnické sedlo- 2190 m.a.s.l. and here you can enjoy your skiing
usually till April, May.
For snowborders is best possibilities Chopok south, there is the best "powder" and also
Donovaly and Oščadnica- Veľká Rača in these resorts are very good snow parks.
Thermal and spa                                  Brusno




   The country of Slovakia is extremely rich in mineral and thermal springs with
    the healthy effects. It also has extensive deposits of high-quality healing peat
    and mud.
   In West Slovakia are approximately twenty thermal baths which are an ideal
    environment for the summer holidays.

                       Trenčianske
                       teplice




                             Piešťany
               Typycal food in Slovakia
Bryndzové Halušky
The most popular halušky is traditional bryndzové halušky
(sheep cheese gnocchi). Sheep cheese gives a unique
flavor to the meal on itself, but it is even more tasty with
small pieces of bacon greaves and chives or dill. Usually
served with a glass of sour milk called žinčica.



                                         Cabbage Soup (Kapustnica)
                                         - is a Slovak thick soup traditionally prepared at the
                                         end of the year – for Christmas and New Years Eve.
                                         Kapustnica can be prepared in a lot of ways
                                         (ingredients, length of cooking, etc.), it differs from
                                         region to region. In some regions, Kapustnica may
                                         contain smoked meat, sausages and mushrooms, in
                                         some regions it is much simpler soup. Those
                                         prepared for special holidays are also different. For
                                         example, Vianočná Kapustnica (Christmas Cabbage
                                         Soup) is cooked without meat, it is thickened with
                                         white plain halušky, cream and potatoes.
Slovak “ folklór”
                 Slovak school system
   first primary education stage- age 6 to 10, works as platform for next studies
   second primary education stage- age 10 to 15, this "stage" can be spent
    either in a 9 year primary school or in an 8 year gymnasium
There are four types of secondary schools:
    “gymnázium” (i.e. gymnasium, also translated as grammar school or high
    school) – 4 or 8 years (rarely other lengths), i.e. age 16 to 19 or age 10 to
    18; prepares students for higher education; teaches at least 2 foreign
    languages
   various vocational schools (visited by students interested in arts, crafts or
    a special company):
   secondary professional school – usually age 16 to 19; usually also
    prepares for higher education
   secondary vocational school – usually age 16 to 19; training center
   'grouped' secondary school – usually age 16 to 19; rare
                      Higher education

   Stage 1: Bachelor study programme; 3–4 years; title: "Bachelor" (bakalár,
    abbr. "Bc.")
   Stage 2, or Stage 1 + Stage 2 (Stage 2 lasts 1–3 years):
   Master's study programme; title: "Master" (magister, abbr. "Mgr.")
   Engineer study programme; title: "Engineer" (inžinier, abbr. "Ing.")
   Doctor study programme
   Stage 3:
   Doctorand study programme; 3–4 years; titles (placed behind the name):
   The Act on Schools of Higher Education dinstinguishes:
   university-type schools of higher education: They provide study programmes
    at all three stages and with a considerable proportion of the 2nd and 3rd
    stage. Only these schools are allowed to use the word "university" in their
    name.
    non-university-type schools of higher education = professional schools of
    higher education: These are the remaining schools (providing predominantly
    the first stage only)
   The credit system following the rules of the European Credit Transfer System
    (ECTS)




            TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN ZVOLEN
Slovak University of Agriculture
        (SUA) in Nitra
                                 History
   The first mention of the SPU in 1939 as part of the University of Technology
    in Košice
   Czechoslovak government decree of 8 July 1952 the Košice University was
    split up and an independent University of Agriculture in Nitra with the Faculty
    of Animal Science and Faculty of Agronomy was formed.
   At present SUA is a top Slovak research and educational institution of
    international importance operating in a wide range of scientific fields such as
    genetics, biotechnology, agriculture, environment, food sciences,
    horticulture, landscape engineering and design, technology, engineering,
    economics, management, marketing with focus on rural regions and regional
    development
                             SUA Structure
The SUA consists of 6 faculties:


   Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources - http://www.fapz.uniag.sk
   Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences - http://www.fbp.uniag.sk
   Faculty of Economics and Management - http://www.fem.uniag.sk
   Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development -
    http://www.fesrr.uniag.sk
   Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering - http://www.fzki.uniag.sk
   Faculty of Engineering - http://www.tf.uniag.sk
      Educational and research work
     Botanical garden facilities
      University farm Ltd. in Koliňany
      Agricultural Expert Institute of SUA
      Baltic university – programmes Centre
      Advisory Centre for the EU Legislation
   Supporting study and pedagogical facilities:
      University Publishing and Editorial Centre
      Slovak Agricultural Library - http://www.slpk.sk
      Centre of Information and Communication Technologies
   Specific facilities:
      Students dormitories and canteens
      Teaching& training facility at Račkova dolina, High Tatras
      Club of Cultural and Leisure Activities
   ARRA - Academic Ranking and Rating Agency ranked FEM on first
    place from all economical faculties in Slovak Republic (2010)
   Rector of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Dr.h.c. prof.
    Peter Bielik, Ph.D.,




                                  The official 50th anniversary
                                  celebration hold on the 10th of
                                  September 2009.
    Dormitory and sports possibilities
   SUA has 6 dormitories which are situated in every area in Nitra
   And in the city center two school canteens
   SUA also offers many opportunities for sports like tenis,
    horseriding, swimming, basketball, football, aerobic, ice hockey,
    floorball and lot of other.
   We have the best basketball team in Slovakia

				
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