University of Žilina

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University of Žilina
Žilinská univerzita v Žiline
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Main building of the University of Žilina
Type Public
Established 1953
Rector Tatiana Čorejová[1]
Location Slovakia Žilina, Žilina Region, Slovakia
49°13′22″N 18°44′24″E / 49.22278°N 18.74000°E / 49.22278; 18.74000

The University of Žilina was established on October 1, 1953 as the College of Railways in Prague. In 1959 the institution changed its name to the University of Transport and moved to Žilina. As a result of the increasing role of communications within the curriculum and research orientation of the University, the name was amended to the University of Transport and Communications in 1980.[1]

It was renamed again to the University of Žilina pursuant to the law passed by the Slovak National Council on November 20, 1996.

The University of Žilina is the only university located in the northwest region of the Slovak Republic.

The University of Žilina provides education at all three levels of higher education both in full-time and part-time forms (Bachelor's degree, Engineer/Master's degree and Doctoral degree). All the University’s faculties provide a supplementary course of pedagogical studies for students and graduates.

Over the last 57 years more than 52,000 students have graduated from the university; 1662 of them have been awarded the Ph.D. degree.

The university has established contacts with many universities abroad. Professors and research workers at the University participate in international educational and research projects. These include the European Union projects TEMPUS, COPERNICUS, COST, LLP/ERASMUS, Leonardo da Vinci, than CEEPUS, National Scholarship Programme, DAAD. The academic staff are involved in cooperation within the EU´s 6th and 7th Framework programmes.


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