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Presentation on theme: "SLOVAK UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE IN NITRA SLOVAK REPUBLIC"— Presentation transcript:


2 Facts and Figures SUA is the only agricultural university in Slovakia
Number of students : 10,000 Alumni: 66,000 Academics: 571 Research and technical staff: 651 More than 100 scientific events organised with a focus on agriculture a year Study programmes Bachelor : 38 Master: 29 PhD: 20 Study programmes in English : 20 3 Centres of Excellence For protection and use of agrobiodiversity For white and green biotechnology For integrated river basin management in changing environmental conditions

3 Quality Assurance ECTS Label was awarded to SUA by the European Commission as the first university in Slovakia on October 5, 2010

4 SUA Faculties Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources
Faculty of Economics and Management Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development

5 Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources
The faculty prepares specialists in the development, utilization, protection and recovery of food sources of plant and animal origin through the development and application of biological, ecological, technical and economic principles of functionality and knowledge of sustainable agro-ecosystems.

6 Faculty of Economics and Management
The principal mission of the faculty is to prepare experts for agricultural and food processing industries as well as cooperating industries and to educate them in the areas of management, economics, accountancy and finance, information and communication technologies, international trade, foreign languages and regional development

7 Faculty of Engineering
The main mission of the faculty is to train skilled operating engineers and graduate engineers. The faculty does not only rely on an experienced team of teachers, but also on cooperation with many other educational and research institutions in Slovakia and abroad.

8 Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering
The faculty´s priority is education of professionals oriented on horticultural production, fruit growing, viticulture, vegetable and flowers, garden design and landscaping.

9 Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences
The faculty deals with knowing, understanding and managing biological, technological and economic sciences specializing in modern processes of food production.

10 Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development
The faculty guarantees training of professionals capable of processing the strategic objectives, contributing to the community development, especially in rural environment in cooperation with the governing bodies of public administration, and suceeding in advisory and projective organizations, which prepare projects within the EU programmes

11 Farm area of ​​2,127 hectares
University Farm and practical teaching Exclusive space for verification of scientific knowledge in agricultural practices at SUA Farm area of ​​2,127 hectares One of the leading agricultural entities in Slovakia as for production and economic results Demonstrates a high level of management, including equipment with modern technology in crop production using elements of precise agriculture and advanced technologies in animal husbandry

12 AgroBioTech Research Centre
The project aims to build a comprehensive, research, innovation and regional competence center focused on the area of agrobiology, agroecology, biotechnology and bioenergy AgroBioTech Center will integrate cutting-edge applied research through the partnership of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, University of Constantine the Philosopher and the Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology SAS in Nitra The project is supported by the amount of more than 26.3 million EUR, of which 22.4 million from EU funds and 2,6 million from the state budget

13 International Cooperation and Integration

14 Visegrad University Association
Established on November 11, 2011 at SUA The main aim of the association is to link partner universities in order to provide quality education and scientific environment and to promote development of closer cooperation among the Visegrad group as well as cooperating regions respecting the neighbouring countries policy of the International Visegrad Fund in the field related to all aspects of sustainability. Main activities include publishing of Visegrad Journal on Bioeconomy and Sustainable development and organing of scientific and educational events. 50 member universities from 23 countries

15 International Cooperation
ERASMUS : 180 contracts , 28 European countries Bilateral agreements : 80 Student exchange (188 incoming, 204 outgoing) Cooperation with international project networks : Mundus CASIA (Central Asia), Mundus Eranet, Eranet plus (Russia) Tempus Reshaping of Agricultural Vocational Studies in the Western Balkans High Objectives of National organizational reforms Vocational Training in Rural Development and Ecology Strengthening the Lifelong Learning in Environmental Sciences in Russia Development of Public Accreditation of Agricultural Programs in Russia Jean Monnet - Agrarian Law of EU (Plaque for J. Monnet Chair) Leonardo da Vinci (work placements for graduates PLM) Leonardo da Vinci (university experts VETPRO)

16 Doctor honoris causa Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra honors eminent personalities from the academic world. Since 1995, 31 honorary titles Doctor Honoris Causa were awarded.

17 Cultural Heritage The academic folk ensemble Zobor at the Slovak Agriculture University in Nitra was founded in 1956 and belongs among the oldest folk ensembles in the Slovak Republic. It comprises folk music band, chorus and dance group. During its existence, Zobor has performed countless shows in Slovakia and other 20 countries throughout the world, as well. Performances at EXPO 1998 in Lisbon and at EXPO 2000 in Hannover, festivals in China and USA have been the highlights within the last decade.

18 Thank you!


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