Faculty of International Relations

Profile


The faculty prepares experts in the field of international relations, with the emphasis on Economic Diplomacy and International Relations. The goal of the expert preparation is the mastery of the problematics of international economic relations, world economics, international law, international political relations, European integration, diplomatic experience and protocol and political and economic geography. In addition, special attention is paid to language preparation.

The faculty has recently devoted itself to building a profile oriented on international relations. This profile reflects the current needs of our society, i.e., the education of experts who will represent the interests of the Slovak Republic abroad, specifically in the European Union, both for the needs of domestic institutions and institutions located at the EU headquarters. The preparation of experts in the field of economic diplomacy is equally important.

The goals of the faculty stem from the principles and starting points of the long-term aim of the university taking into consideration its mission and development aims. The study programmes relate to the ongoing processes of internationalization and globalization, which are attractive for today’s students. Thus far, graduates have established themselves without any difficulties. The language preparation (students are required to study three languages) enables graduates greater choice in terms of occupations and foreign study.

The staff of the faculty includes 34 teachers. The members of this staff and cooperating teachers are experts in their given fields. Furthermore, the faculty is supported by renowned institutions and outstanding members of society. Foreign students have also expressed interest in studying here. A total of 650 students from all levels attended the faculty in the 2011/2012 academic year. The absence of tradition and the ever-increasing number of accepted students calls for a larger pedagogical staff and an appropriate departmental structure along with the ongoing adaptation of subjects created to meet the specialization of the faculty. For this reason the intensive development of doctoral studies, creating the basis for the selection of future teachers, is a priority. Building the profile of the pedagogical staff is also one of the fundamental prerequisites for the intensification of the faculty’s research activities, particularly in terms of publications and expanded international cooperation, first and foremost regarding projects supported by the EU. 

System of Study

The Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics in Bratislava provides full-time forms of study of all three levels of studies, and part-time study of the third level (Doctoral study) in the accredited study programmes for 3.3.17 International Economic Relations:

  • Bachelor study programme: International Economic Relations;
  • Master study programme: Economic Diplomacy;
  • Postgraduate study programme: International Economic Relations.

A substantial part of the Bachelor’s study is constituted by the study of three foreign languages and the fundamentals which are based on the general economic foundation approved for the study at the university, and which is at the same time modified in accordance with the orientation of the faculty. It focuses on the field of International Economic Relations in general. In the Master’s study, the specialization disciplines are expanded by optional subjects allowing the students to broaden their knowledge and specialization. 

 


Degree Programmes


 

Bachelor’s Programme

Master’s Programme

Doctoral Programme

International Economic Relations

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Economic Diplomacy

 

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Faculty Management

Dr. h. c. prof. Ing. Ľudmila LIPKOVÁ, CSc.

Dr. h. c. Prof. Ľudmila LIPKOVÁ, PhD.

Dean of the Faculty of International Realtions

 
Doc. PhDr. Ľubomír Čech, CSc.

Doc. PhDr. Ľubomír Čech, CSc.

Vice-Dean for Science, Research and Doctoral Studies

 
 
Ing. Katarína Cséfalvayová, PhD.

Ing. Katarína Cséfalvayová, PhD.

Vice-Dean for International Relations and Development

 
Ing. Mikuláš Černota, PhD.

Ing. Mikuláš Černota, PhD.

Vice-Dean for Pedagogical Activities

   
Ing. Martin Grančay, PhD.

Ing. Martin Grančay, PhD.

Vice-Dean for Development