Matej Bel University

Matej Bel University is a public university which achieved university status in 2010

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Matej Bel University is a public university which achieved university status in 2010 and is a member of the European University Association. At the moment, Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica (UMB), is the leading university in Central Slovakia.

University consists of 6 faculties (Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations, and Faculty of Education). The university offers a classic range of university education opportunities at all three levels and forms of studies in the areas of education, social issues, economy, law, politics, humanities and natural sciences, in the fields of international relations, economic specializations and mathematics. In addition, it also provides Anglophonic and partially Francophonic studies. MBU develops joint study programmes and has contacts with major foreign universities, where the students have the opportunity to complete part of their studies. Therefore, MBU graduates are efficient in finding their place in the labour market not only at home but also abroad.

The University has almost 600 university teachers and researchers, and around 7,000 students. International cooperation has been rapidly developing in recent years mainly through numerous EU programmes including the Framework Programmes. Most of research projects focus on multidisciplinary research especially in the fields of socioeconomic sciences and humanities (sociocultural anthropology, sociology, economics, history, political sciences and education) and natural sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry and environmental sciences). As the first Slovak institution, Matej Bel University was granted the ‘HR Excellence in research’ award.

Furthermore, it implements lifelong learning in a variety of courses and forms of the MBU Children's University and the MBU University of the Third Age. Finally, it provides students with sufficient opportunities for a variety of social activities through a wide range of sport clubs, artistic ensembles and student organisations functioning at MBU.

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