The Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín belongs to modern, medium-sized educational, research and scientific institutions in Slovakia. It is a public university founded in 1997. Since 2002, it has carried the name of Alexander Dubček – significant Slovak politician, famed democrat and humanist. The University is located in the historical town of Trenčín.
The University provides education in a wide range of disciplines, such as engineering, technology, management, health care and political science at all three levels of higher education (bachelor, master and doctoral level), both in full-time and part-time forms. The University offers 25 study programmes at 4 faculties and 2 university departments.
The University department Vitrum Laugaricio encompasses the Centre of Excellence for Ceramics, Glass and Silicate Materials. The Centre aims to be upgraded to an internationally recognised Centre for functional and surface-functionalised glasses FunGLASS by the accepted EU funding programme Horizon 2020. The new Centre will specialise on cutting-edge research in the field of glass with special functional properties and on functionalisation of conventional glass with the aim of modification of their properties, and adding new functionalities.
The primary goal of the University is to enhance education through developing and fostering creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, teamwork and students’ professionalism with the respect to the labour market trends.
The University actively participates in the international project Erasmus+ and supports international mobility of students, teachers and researchers.
List of study programmes offered in English or other foreign languages:
Programme: Political Science
Faculty: Department of Political Sciences
About the programme: Programme graduates achieve theoretical knowledge of special disciplines of Political Science. They are acquainted with the Comparative Political Science, Political Sociology, History of Political Theories, current trends in political thinking, community management, functioning of regions towards the country itself and towards other countries. Their language competence is at intermediate level, therefore they can work in various fields, e.g. public administration, associations, mass media and international organisations. Programme graduates are prepared to work independently, in a creative and effective way. They can manage the community development. They are trained to work out and submit alternations to some situations, and to communicate with national and international partners. Programme graduates can be employed as political advisers in the field of scientific research, politics and journalism.
New types of regions that were formed in 2001 in Slovakia need new graduates in the field of political science who can develop collaboration of regions and European Union institutions. Programme graduates can be also employed in state institutions, public administration (at state, national, regional and local level) and in non‑governmental institutions.
Tuition fee: full‑time: 660 €/academic year; part‑time: 490 €/academic year