Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic
Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the SR is the central body of state administration of the Slovak Republic for primary, secondary and tertiary education, school facilities, lifelong learning, science and for the state's care of physical culture and youth.
In the areas of higher and further education, the Ministry sets priorities and objectives, undertakes conceptual, coordination a standards setting activities consistent with higher education policiy in the Slovak Republic . In addition, the Ministry is responsible for the following:
- · creates conditions for the development of colleges and universities and higher education
- · coordinates the activity of higher education institutions
- · allocates funds from the state budget to individual higher learning institutions and controls, whether resources are used expediently, in accordance with the state policy in the area of higher education development , the state policy in the area of science a technology development and with regard taken of the evaluation of college and faculty work by the Accreditation Committee
- · registers the university statutes and faculty statutes
- · grants approval to set up, amalgamate, divide and close faculties of universities, in accordance with the state policy in the area of higher education, at the advice of the Rector (Chancellor), with prior position solicited from the Accreditation Committee
- · in the area of conferring academic science degrees and academic arts degrees, the Ministry evaluates the activity of university /faculty bodies empowered to decide about conferring these degrees and approves the criteria for uniform assessment of scientific or artistic level of the applicants applying to be conferred these degrees in the relevant science or arts discipline
- · ensures in a comprehensive fashion, the activity of the Culture and Education Grant Agency
- · validates degrees and other documents of tertiary education issued by a foreign college/ university, in the courses of study not offered by tertiary schools in the Slovak Republic.
The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic
Stromová 1 813 30