On January 1, 1993 Slovakia became
an independent nation-state,
recognized by the United Nations and
its member states.
Capital city: Bratislava (population 428
Neighbouring countries: Czech
Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary,
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.
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,
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
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
In West Slovakia are approximately twenty thermal baths which are an ideal
environment for the summer holidays.
Typycal food in Slovakia
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
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
Stage 1: Bachelor study programme; 3–4 years; title: "Bachelor" (bakalár,
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
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
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
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN ZVOLEN
Slovak University of Agriculture
(SUA) in Nitra
The first mention of the SPU in 1939 as part of the University of Technology
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
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 -
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
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
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