UNIVERZITA SV. CYRILA A METODA V TRAVNE (SK) - Coordinator
The University of Ss Cyril and Methodius (UCM) is one of two public universities with its seat in the city of Trnava, but it's active educational and research impact and reach is well beyond the region of western Slovakia. During its existence, UCM has developed into a modern and dynamic university with educational-research centres, equipped with modern information and communication systems.
The educational and research focus of the university is aimed at the area of social, economic, health, natural sciences, humanities, pedagogical and historical sciences. UCM was established based on Act no. 201/1997 Coll. on the establishment of the University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, which entered into force on August 1st, 1997. The University was founded as a College with three faculties - philosophical, mass media communication and natural science. The Faculty of Social Sciences of UCM was established on December 1st, 2011. Currently, it provides the following accredited study programs: Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNS); Faculty of Philosophy (FP); Faculty of Mass Media Communications (FMC); Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS); Institute of Physiotherapy, Balneology, and Rehabilitation (IFBLR). Education represents the main activity of the university. 6403 students in 114 accredited study programs of daily and part-time study are currently studying at our four faculties and one institute. UCM contributes to the development of scientific knowledge, the dissemination and use of scientific knowledge in various fields of science. The university conducts research in all areas where the educational process is carried out at all levels. UCM, as a university college, pursues in its activities the two main objectives arising from its legal status: higher education research and science, and higher education. It builds its position of research and educational institution that develops an international research program in several areas of research (chemistry, humanities, social sciences). It mediates the recent findings in the education process for students of individual study programs in relevant areas of research. All study programs of graduates of PhD and Master's study are carried out in the areas of research, with an excellent evaluation of scientific output by the teachers.