Comenius University, Bratislava

The Comenius University’s fundamental mission is the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and its understanding.

As a UNIVERSITY, it is a scientific institution in which research opens up new horizons and at the same time enhances knowledge transfer.

As a UNIVERSITY, it distinguishes itself from other research centres by its autonomous statement of problems, by the disinterested character of fundamental research, by its focus on education and by the fact that within its walls it encompasses almost all the scientific disciplines.

As a UNIVERSITY, it distinguishes itself from other educational institutions by the fact that its teaching is based on and nourished by, its own research and the world-wide scientific knowledge and by its interdisciplinary approach to solving problems.

As a UNIVERSITY, it defines its tasks and priorities autonomously, and the members of its academic community enjoy academic freedom in the exercise of their duties.

As a UNIVERSITY, it is a guarantee of freedom and democracy not only within its walls. One of its fundamental duties is to broaden and disseminate this mission also in the outside environment.

As a UNIVERSITY, it is its duty to defend its academic freedom and autonomy.

As a higher education institution which aspires to be a member of leading European centres of academic excellence and as an INTERNATIONALLY ORIENTED UNIVERSITY, the university’s core strategic objectives are: to sustain and develop its identity as a research and teaching institution of the highest international quality; to provide an outstanding educational environment, supporting study across a broad range of academic disciplines; to produce graduates not only with high personal and professional achievement but also with high human qualities; to enhance the scientific and cultural vision of society as well as its economic well-being. As a CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE, the University pays special attention to the steady evaluation of its research and teaching in order to ensure that its students are lead by outstanding experts - researchers and lecturers.

As the greatest, oldest and outstanding NATIONAL UNIVERSITY of the Slovak Republic, Comenius University especially values its intellectual and universal relationship with the Slovak nation, where it has its roots and at the same time provides the foundation from which it will continue to look to the widest international horizons, enriching both itself and Slovakia.

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