University of Žilina in Žilina
The University of Žilina was established on 1 October 1953. It is located in the north‑west region of the Slovak Republic. The University has a long tradition of providing education in the field of transport and communications. It is a higher education institution with a broad profile in many fields of science, technology, economics, management, and recently also in educational and natural sciences. Its educational system is based on a good theoretical knowledge and practical skills, communication skills, use of information and telecommunication technologies,
marketing, economics and law, with the emphasis on future society needs.
The University provides education at all three levels of higher education (bachelor, master and doctoral level), both in full-time and part-time forms. All its faculties provide a supplementary course of pedagogical studies for students and graduates.
Approximately 70,000 students have graduated from the University; 1,500 of them were fromoutside Slovakia. At present, the University has seven faculties, where over 650 university teachers, 190 researchers, 170 specialists and other administrative and technical staff are employed. In total, the University has more than 1,500 employees. Over 10,000 students are enrolled in all study programmes offered by the University. The University has established contacts with many universities outside Slovakia; its teachers and researchers participate in international education and research programmes, international, national and bilateral projects.