The Comenius University in Bratislava and the University of Vienna have opened common study program

14. 10. 2015

Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave_logoPress release, Bratislava / Vienna, October 14th, 2015: The representatives of the Comenius University in Bratislava (CU) and the University of Vienna have solely opened a common masters degree study program the Physics of the Earth in the premises of the University of Vienna today. Students of this study program will be students of both universities - in Slovakia and Austria.

The common masters degree study program the Physics of the Earth, which is the first common study program of foreign and Slovak university, is available in the offer of study programs of both universities from the current academic year. The teaching will be in English. Slovak students will travel every week twice a day to Vienna, Austrian students to Bratislava. One day will be devoted to diploma thesis on that university, where the leader of diploma thesis educates.

Guarantors of the common study program are internationally recognized scientists - prof. RNDr. Peter Moczo, DrSc., the Head of the Department of Astronomy, Physics of the Earth and Meteorology at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Information of CU, the Vice-rector of CU, and Prof. Dr. Götz Bokelmann from the University of Vienna.

The common study program effectively solves four fundamental aspects. "Physics of the Earth does not have many students in small European countries, however, it is necessary in each country because of monitoring physical factors and processes of environment (earthquakes, gravity field, electromagnetical fields, heat flow) and environmental protection, analysis of geohazard (especially seismic hazard) or prospecting of mineral resources," explains prof. Peter Moczo from CU. Other aspects include a limited number of  physicist of Earth - a small country does not cover homogeneous and all important parts of physics of the Earth. Also important is a complementarity of research at both universities as well as in both countries - in Austria and Slovakia. "Last but not least, it is about the creating new situation for the development of cooperation also in the basic research and applications and specifically in relation to research under the aegis of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)," says the Vice-rector of CU.

For the common study program signed up three students of CU this year. "As a student of physics at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Information of CU, I tended to this study program. Therefore, I warmly welcome the common study program with the University of Vienna. I expect a new perspective on the issue, confronting and intensive cooperation with colleagues from Vienna. Among other aspects this study program is unique in that it brings together people from different educational, professional and social sphere for the purpose of mutual cooperation on scientific projects and solving of scientific problems," said student Dávid Gregor.

For more information:
PhDr. Andrea Földváryová
Head of the Public Relations Department
Comenius University in Bratislava
Tel.: +421 2 592 44 355 
Mobile: +421 910 901 205 
E-mail:andrea.foldvaryova@rec.uniba.sk
www.uniba.sk
www.facebook.com/Comenius.University

Published by: MB

Translated by: LŠ

Keywords:
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Areas:
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