Tertiary education

tertiary education

Tertiary – that is higher vocational and higher - education has been under great political and social pressure in Slovakia in recent years.

Employers are pointing out, in particular, on the poor field structure of graduates and their insufficient readiness for practice. Due to low wages, not the best conditions for scientific and research activities, and also due to the low level of entry knowledge and competencies of students who come to universities and colleges, are also dissatisfied teachers. Last but not least, the students themselves are dissatisfied, not only with the conditions for studying, but also with the approach of teachers and the level of preparation for their professional career.

NUE has been cooperating and discussing the issue of tertiary education for a long time with other employers' organizations as well as with many university representatives and independent analysts. The result of these discussions is the document "Concept of the reform of tertiary education in Slovakia from the point of view of NUE". The proposed reform directly reflects the needs of society, or labour market and envisages maintaining the current level of availability of tertiary education, but in a state-funded structure that is close to the average of OECD countries in terms of the average length of tertiary education.

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An event that finally provokes a response: the debate on higher education reform is advancing, employers are making concrete proposals to improve the quality of higher education

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The amendment to the Act on Higher Education (Colleges and Universities), introduced by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports (MŠVVaŠ) SR, triggered an avalanche of emotions on the part of academia and finally activated a society-wide debate on and job-ready graduates. While the academic community has been focusing on petitions and organizing protests against the proposed changes in recent weeks, employers and associations in the National Union of Employers (NUE) want to contribute constructively to the discussion - they are coming up with concrete proposals on how to move Slovak higher education forward and bring it closer to the quality level of advanced countries.
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Koncept reformy terciárneho vzdelávania na Slovensku z pohľadu RÚZ.pdf 2157709 KB
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Peter Fečík Education manager V RÚZ pôsobí už viac ako desať rokov, pričom hlavnou oblasťou jeho záujmu je systém vzdelávania v širšom i užšom slova zmysle. Vďaka rokom praktických skúseností sa v RÚZ vypracoval na pozíciu manažér...