Higher Education Systems and Institutions, Slovakia

  • Ľubica Lachká
  • Marcela Verešová
  • Ivan Baláž
  • Gabriela Miššíková
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_566-1

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Definition

Brief description of history and current situation of higher education system in Slovakia.

Higher Education System Development

Education in the territory of current Slovakia has been developing since the ninth century. It was related to the arrival of the Slavic missionaries, Constantine, and Methodius to the Great Moravia. After the collapse of the Great Moravian Empire, Slovakia lost the opportunity to develop itself as an independent state for several centuries. It became part of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy where it was officially not possible to use the mother tongue.

The development of Slovak modern higher education began after the establishment of Czechoslovakia in October 1918. Comenius University was founded in Bratislava in 1919. After the Second World War, disputes over the character of the educational system ended with the beginning of the communist period in 1948 and the passing of the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ľubica Lachká
    • 1
  • Marcela Verešová
    • 1
  • Ivan Baláž
    • 1
  • Gabriela Miššíková
    • 1
  1. 1.Constantine the Philosopher UniversityNitraSlovakia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Barbara M. Kehm
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Education, Robert Owen Centre for Educational ChangeUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK