SK: Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Safarika v Kosiciach


Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice (PJSU) is recognized as a high quality educational establishment in Slovakia and across Europe. At present the University has five faculties – Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Public Administration and Faculty of Arts – which prepare physicians and dentists, experts in natural sciences, mathematics and informatics, teachers, lawyers, specialists for public administration and specialists for psychology, philosophy and theory of communication. The graduates of our University which is the second oldest in Slovakia, have a very good reputation all over the world. The key mission of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice is to provide higher education based on the newest scientific findings in a wide international context, following the European trends and goals laid down in the Bologna Declaration and other documents.

The University provides a service to the community by spreading the knowledge through its research and development activities, supporting regional and national initiatives, fostering a learning society and encouraging continuing education. The University thus contributes to the development of culture and education of the public. The University will continue its mission as guarantee of freedom, democracy, humanism and ethics not only in its own academic environment but also in the society.  UPJS’ International Relations Office has considerable experiemce of working in LLP/Erasmus applications and has developed Erasmus Echange relationships with 132 partner institutions across Europe. It also has considerable experience of implementing ECTS framework. The history of the Faculty of Arts at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice began in  2007 . The Faculty of Arts, Šafárik University, has 64 study programmes in the Bc part of the study accredited, as well as 21 study programmes of the MA part of the study. The Academic Ranking Agency (ARRA) presented its seventh rating of Slovak university faculties based on publicly available and verifiable data about the quality of education and research at the individual faculties in 2010. 104 faculties of public universities and 5 faculties of private universities were included into the rating divided into 11 areas. The “rocket” start of the UPJŠ Faculty of Arts and its acquired first place is the only considerable change in the philosophical group. Thanks to the highest number of publications registered in international databases in 2010 and its success in acquiring grants, the Faculty of Arts gained a significant lead amongst all the faculties in the group.

Primary role in the project

UPJS’s role in the project will participate especially in WP5: Researching the relevant EU RTD Projects and Stakeholders, bt itting on the WP5 steering group of the project. Also, UPJS will also input into the research, dissemination networking quality planning and implementation aspects of the project (WP2, WP3, WP6, WP7 and WP9). In order to ensure this project is managed appropriately UPJS will utilise its existing systems for managing EU projects, which have substantial experience with many similar projects. UPJS staff will participate in relevant project meeting and teleconferences and complete the project activities within the necessary timelines. The two key researchers appointed to the project will also work closely with the International Relations Office, to ensure particularly that WP3, WP6 and WP9 are implemented effectively.


Matej Košir
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