Research and Doctoral Studies

UEBA is one of the largest centres of basic and applied research in economics,  management and business in Slovakia:

A broad spectrum of research themes is undertaken with special emphasis on transition economics, knowledge economy, European economics and business,

This is strong research potential in terms of qualified academic staff and established research networks,

It is active in organization of international research events, conferences, seminars and workshops,

UEBA Publishes of refereed academic journals

UEBA research activities include basic research, applied research and research related to the needs of the teaching process (e.g. the design and innovation of teaching methodology, analysis of its effectiveness, development of case studies, etc.). UEBA is the largest university type centre of basic and applied research in economics, management and business studies in Slovakia. Thus, the spectrum of research themes is broad with policy-relevant impact. Applied research of UEBA researchers is carried out in close cooperation with the business sector, a large part of it being carried out on contractual basis. The dominant research areas of UEBA are in the following issues: the knowledge economy, innovation, sources of economic growth and competitiveness; globalization, financial markets and international business; employment and labour market rigidities, social security systems; economics of governance and financial markets regulation.

Research activities at UEBA are implemented in compliance with the Act on Institutions of Higher Education of the Slovak Republic and lead to the pursuit of original scientific research through the development and dissemination of knowledge and other related activities. UEBA provides good research infrastructure for its researchers including access to up-to date software packages, electronic databases and library resources. Over 80 % of academic staff of the University are professors, associate professors and senior lecturers with a PhD degree.

A large part of UEBA research is funded by research grants from national and international research agencies. Doctoral students are involved in research activities via their dissertation research, which is as a rule related to the research carried out at the department, in which they are supervised.

Research outcomes of UEBA researchers are presented in refereed journals, at international research conferences, seminars and workshops. There are several refereed journals published at UEBA, which are used as a platform for presentation and discussion of research results. Work in progress is presented at conferences and research workshops. Annually, UEBA hosts numerous visiting researchers, who give lectures, present their research and cooperate with UEBA researchers on common research projects and papers.

UEBA research is carried out at each of the seven Faculties of UEBA and at two university research centres:

Institute for Economics and Management

The mission of the Institute is to carry out theoretical and applied research in economics, management and business as well as to take research initiatives towards relevant stakeholder groups inside and outside the University. The Institute plays an important role in providing support, communication and consultancy services to other university units in terms of their own research activities and endeavours.

National Centre for European and Global Studies

The mission of the Centre is to foster knowledge, innovation and creativity transfer from the theoretical economic research carried out at the University to public and business sector entities and to ensure that the results of UEBA research are effectively exploited. The Centre also concentrates on the identification of new trends in economic research and takes initiatives to ensure that these are followed up by the University research community.

Doctoral Studies

The 3rd level of study – PhD. study-takes 3 years in the full-time form and 5 years in the part-time form. It consists of two parts – a taught part lasting 1.5 years and a research part lasting 1.5 years for full time and 3.5 years for part time studies. The first part of the study is concluded with the dissertation examination: the study programme is completed with the defense of a dissertation thesis. Graduates are awarded academic degree “Philosophiae doctor” (abbreviation “PhD.”). Although the language of instruction in UEBA doctoral programmes is Slovak, English plays an important role in the programmes’ delivery.

Economic Review

The Economic Review is a scientific journal of the University of Economics in Bratislava. The journal is intended for publication of papers, contributions to discussion, surveys, consultations, book reviews, and information on the issues of theoretical economic disciplines, applied economic research, and economic practice, with special emphasis on the problems of transition economies.

The Economic Review is designed for experts and scientists in the Slovak Republic and other countries, and for individuals as well as organizations. Special attention is devoted to papers dealing with contemporary problems of the Slovak economy.

Contributions by authors from abroad are accepted by the Editorial Board in the Slovak, Czech, English, French, German or Russian languages.