The Comenius University awarded top scientific teams

23. 09. 2015

rektor UK prof. MičietaBratislava, 22nd September 2015: Rector of Comenius University in Bratislava (CU) prof. RNDr. Karol Mičieta, PhD. has solely awarded Silver medal of CU to the representatives of 19 leading scientific teams working at the universities within the presence of education minister Juraj Draxler, MA. The Accreditation Commission, an advisory body to the Government of SR, identified these teams, which in mid-June published a list of them. Of the top 37 teams working at the Slovak universities are 19 teams from the Comenius University.

6 of the 19 teams of the Comenius University operate at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics CU, 5 teams are from the Faculty of Natural Sciences CU, 4 teams are from the Faculty of Arts CU, 2 teams from the Jessenius Faculty of Medicine CU, 1 team from the Faculty of Medicine CU and 1 combined team from the Faculty of Natural Sciences CU and the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics CU. 

"Two year ago, The Comenius University in Bratislava through the Academic Ranking and Rating Agency (ARRA) identified its top scientific teams as the first university in Slovak Republic. Results of the study confirmed that CU researchers belong to the European and world elite. ARRA has identified 14 top scientific teams working at the university, of which 4 are among 0,1 %, other among 1 % of the best scientific teams in the world. According to the study, another 13 teams meet the criteria of above-average global scientific teams," said Rector of the Comenius University prof. Mičieta in his speech. He added: "We are very pleased that Accreditation Commission continues in trend of identifying top scientific teams by creating of a comparative project within Slovak universities. The fact that of the 37 identified top teams is 19 working at the Comenius University in Bratislava speaks about the quality of science in educational area and about our competitiveness."

 podujatie špičkové vedecké tímyAmong awarded top CU scientists, who took over Silver medal of CU, are for example prof. MUDr. Juraj Šteňo, DrSc. from the Faculty of Medicine CU (diagnostics and surgical treatment of tumours and functional brain deseases), prof. RNDr. Peter Moczo, DrSc. from the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics CU (numerical modelling of seismic movement), prof. RNDr. Vladimír Kováč, CSc. from the Faculty of Natural Sciences CU (invasive biology and ecomorphology of fish), prof. MUDr. Dušan Dobrota, CSc. from the Jessenius Faculty of Medicine CU (research in the field of neurological and cancer disorder), prof. PhDr. Roman Holec, CSc. from the Faculty of Arts CU (Slovak history in the Central European context) and others.

Complete list of top Slovak scientific teams including members is available:
http://www.akredkom.sk/zapis/864fo/prku8671p.pdf

Additional information about the project of identifying top scientific teams

The pilot project entitled “Identification of top scientific teams of universities in Slovakia” agreed the Accreditation Commission at its meeting in April 2014. Universities brought for discussion 77 proposals that were evaluated in several levels since October 2014. On the basis of set criteria, working groups suggested 44 teams for further assessment for which foreign experts expressed their opinions.

podujatie špičkové vedecké tímyThe project was conceived to identify university teams, which simultaneously achieve a high level of research, significantly are involved in teaching and in education of PhD. and have a young team member. The requirement of these aspects is specific, but highly justified by the fact that university is research and educational institution at the same time, in which must be actual level of knowledge and research basics of education and which perspective is not possible without young creative people.

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

(MI)

Translated by: LŠ

Keywords:
colleges, prices for science and technology

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