Matej Bel University

7The Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica was founded in 1992 when the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Economics merged into one university. The Matej Bel University is making an important contribution to the European area of education and research, providing both high‑quality university education as well as a wide spectrum of further education adequate to the needs of practical life. The University is developing new knowledge through productive scientific and artistic research in order to form intelligent, moral, authentic, well rounded individuals and in this way creating a society of learning.

      Matej Bel University (UMB) is offering a standard university range of educational opportunities at all three levels and forms of studies in economic, legal, political, pedagogical, social, humanitarian and natural science fields.  The study programs of international relations, economics and mathematics are also offered as Anglophone and partially as Francophone studies. In addition to educational, scientific and artistic activities

a significant part of UMB creative activity is represented by basic and applied research in cooperation with domestic and foreign institutions. As a part of the European educational and research space, UMB contributes by providing quality higher education standards, based on the research from above mentioned fields, so to create modern knowledge-based society.

        At total, 10500 students are involved in the 6 Faculties.

      The Faculty of Political Science and International Relations  is one of the leading faculty of its kind in Slovakia and focuses its research activities on the international and national dimension of security, European Union affairs, Diplomacy and Political Science.

      The research activities are published or presented on various national and international events, on which many the Faculty members are organisers or authors. As being twinned with the authorities up the highest level, the research and scientific activities reflects the up-to-day societal issues, and the outcomes of the conferences and analysis constitutes some scenarios for future development of national or international affairs.