ReportAssessment of higher education institutions and their faculties                               (2009)                ...
„This work was supported by the Research and Development Support                          Agency under contract No APVV-03...
The authors of the Report would like to thank the members of the Board of Advisors ofARRA, in particular the chairperson P...
1.       About ARRA           ARRA is an independent civil association established in 2004 by Prof. FerdinandDevínsky, Pro...
3.    Summary        ARRA presents the fifth assessment of Slovak higher education institutions which relies ona detailed ...
Cases of inappropriate massification of higher education still occur. The case of the Facultyof Social and Economic Relati...
Table of Contents 1.  About ARRA.............................................................................................
4.    Introduction – changes, additions, findings        ARRA is submitting the fifth Report assessing higher education in...
education institutions. The new criterion is the proportion of PhD graduates and first-year PhDstudents for three consecut...
SV3             Proportion of professors, associate professors and other                                                  ...
•      sciences of law,                             •      economic sciences,                             •      pedagogic...
Technical University of Košice                Faculty of Aeronautics                                       2005           ...
6.        Main results of the assessment6.1         Universities and faculties of the AGRO group                          ...
The order in this group has changed only slightly compared to the previous assessment.Zvolen University of Technology’s Fa...
6.2      Universities and faculties of the MED group                                                                      ...
In the MED group, a clear division into the faculties of medicine and pharmacy on the onehand and the faculties of healthc...
entire MED group in the number of citations per publication.A comparison of these two groups shows that faculties of healt...
6.3      Universities and faculties of the TEOL group                                                                     ...
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For the first time, the group of theological faculties has been assessed separately in thisreport. Previously, it was part...
6.4      Universities and faculties of the FIL group                                                                      ...
The FIL group is one of the newly formed groups. Previously, it was part of the HUM group. Thegroup comprises faculties of...
6.5      Universities and faculties of the UMEL group                                                                     ...
Faculties of art are characterised by lower numbers of students compared to other schools.This is caused by the specificit...
6.6      Universities and faculties of the PRIR group                                                                     ...
Similarly as in the MED group, these faculties can be divided into faculties of naturalsciences and Comenius University’s ...
6.7      Universities and faculties of the EKON group                                                                     ...
In the previous years, the EKON group was evaluated within the SPOL group. Theseparation of the faculties of economics wil...
6.8      Universities and faculties of the PRAV group                                                                     ...
Faculties of law form a special part of the former SPOL group. They exhibit highapplication for study rates which are lowe...
6.9      Universities and faculties of the PED group                                                                      ...
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The students to teacher ratio at faculties of education measured by ARRA criteria is goodand ranges from about 10 to 30 st...
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  1. 1. ReportAssessment of higher education institutions and their faculties (2009) © ARRA, Bratislava 2009
  2. 2. „This work was supported by the Research and Development Support Agency under contract No APVV-0384-07” The work of ARRA is supported by: The partner of ARRA is -2-ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  3. 3. The authors of the Report would like to thank the members of the Board of Advisors ofARRA, in particular the chairperson Prof. Štich, as well as the members of the Board of Trustees(in particular the chairperson Ing. J. Kollár) for their comments, discussions, analyses and reviews. The criteria and the methodology used have been adopted after several modifications fromprevious ARRA reports1. Discussions with Don Thornhill and Lewis Purser, experts that the WorldBank arranged for ARRA, as well as with several other members of the academic community inSlovakia and abroad, contributed significantly to criteria selection and dividing the faculties intoeleven groups.1 http://www.arra.sk/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=15&MMN_position=11:5 -3- ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  4. 4. 1. About ARRA ARRA is an independent civil association established in 2004 by Prof. FerdinandDevínsky, Prof. Ján Pišút, Renáta Králiková, and Juraj Barta with the objective of assessing thequality of Slovak higher education institutions. In the course of its existence, it prepared andpublished five reports assessing Slovak higher education institutions. In its beginnings, ARRA wasassisted by dr. Don Thornhill and dr. Lewis Purser, World Bank experts. After their departure,ARRA continued its international collaboration and, in 2009, was at the birth of a globalorganisation of ranking agencies, the IREG Observatory (International Ranking Expert GroupObservatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence) as its founding member. Prof. FerdinandDevínsky was elected a member of the Executive Committee of the IREG Observatory.2 ARRA is also engaged in other activities whose common denominator is the quality ofhigher education institutions in Slovakia. Throughout the last year, projects were implementedsuch as the Top Scientists project (identification of Slovak scientists comparable to world’s leadingscholars), a study mapping the interest of employers in higher education institution graduates, acomparison of the scientific performance of Czech and Slovak higher education institutions, etc. The primary objective of ARRA is to stimulate positive changes in Slovak highereducation.2. Authors • Mgr. Juraj Barta • Dr. h. c. prof. Ing. Ferdinand Devínsky, DrSc. • Mgr. Michal Fedák • doc. RNDr. Ivan Ostrovský, CSc. • Mgr. Mária Páleníková • prof. RNDr. Ján Pišút, DrSc. • Mgr. Michal Považan • prof. Ing. Ivan Štich, DrSc. • Mgr. Katarína Tichá Hudecová2 More athttp://www.arra.sk/index.php?module=documents&JAS_DocumentManager_op=downloadFile&JAS_File_id=60 -4- ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  5. 5. 3. Summary ARRA presents the fifth assessment of Slovak higher education institutions which relies ona detailed analysis of publicly available and verifiable data on their scientific activity, teachers,numbers of students, interest in study, grants, and PhD studies. The ARRA ranking has undergone significant changes this year. Some criteria weredropped, some were replaced, but the most obvious change is that in the division of faculties intoindividual groups. The previously used groups HUM and SPOL were divided into smaller, morecompact groups which better reflect the focus of individual faculties and are more comprehensiblefor the user. This approach resulted in the creation of the groups of economic sciences, sciences oflaw, theological sciences, sciences of education, philosophical sciences, arts, and other socialsciences. In the new groups, the leaders among faculties of similar specialisation are more visible.For example, Comenius University’s Faculty of Law has a moderate lead among faculties of law;Košice University of Technology’s Faculty of Economics leads the group of economic faculties;faculties of education have a leader in the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, etc. Looking back at five years of ARRA assessments, it can be concluded that the general levelof higher education institutions and their faculties in Slovakia is stagnating or slightly increasing. Itis not possible to determine the trend as to whether stagnation or slow growth is involved. After animprovement in one year, the results of several institutions fall back to previous levels. Thedevelopment is fluctuating and unclear. Examples include Trnava University whose performance,following continuous growth, culminated in 2007 and whose results have been deteriorating eversince. Nevertheless, there are several faculties that are “traditionally” improving. These include, onthe one hand, established institutions such as Comenius University’s Faculty of Mathematics,Physics and Informatics, the Faculty of Medicine of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice orZvolen University of Technology’s Faculty of Forestry, but also newer schools on the other hand,for example, Catholic University’s Faculty of Philosophy or Comenius University’s Faculty ofSocial and Economic Sciences. A trend that can be revealed at least in some of the groups (e.g., PRIR, TECH) is thecontinuing clear division between achievements of faculties established before 1989 and thosefounded after 1989. The “younger” faculties, despite the relatively long period of time, failed tocome closer to the “older” ones in their results indicators. -5- ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  6. 6. Cases of inappropriate massification of higher education still occur. The case of the Facultyof Social and Economic Relations of Alexander Dubček University in Trenčín involves as many asabout 800 students per one professor and associate professor. Other faculties, particularly those ofsocial sciences and humanities, suffer from this problem too but they are nowhere near the figuresof the Trenčín faculty. Noteworthy is the case of Košice University of Technology’s Faculty of Economics whichhas long been the leader among faculties of economic sciences. The faculty is characterised by itsability to obtain relatively significant funds for science from foreign grants which gave it anopportunity to be completely independent of the Slovak grant system. Presently, the faculty doesnot have a single grant from the Slovak Ministry of Education agencies. -6- ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  7. 7. Table of Contents 1. About ARRA......................................................................................................... 4 2. Authors ................................................................................................................ 4 3. Summary .............................................................................................................. 5 4. Introduction – changes, additions, findings ................................................................... 8 5. Brief overview of the assessment methodology ........................................................... 10 6. Main results of the assessment ................................................................................. 13 6.1 Universities and faculties of the AGRO group ......................................................................13 6.2 Universities and faculties of the MED group ........................................................................15 6.3 Universities and faculties of the TEOL group .......................................................................18 6.4 Universities and faculties of the FIL group ...........................................................................21 6.5 Universities and faculties of the UMEL group ......................................................................23 6.6 Universities and faculties of the PRIR group ........................................................................25 6.7 Universities and faculties of the EKON group ......................................................................27 6.8 Universities and faculties of the PRAV group.......................................................................29 6.9 Universities and faculties of the PED group ..........................................................................31 6.10 Universities and faculties of the TECH group .......................................................................34 6.11 Universities and faculties of the OTHER group ....................................................................37 7. Trends in the assessment of individual faculties of higher education institutions ................. 38 8. Development of publication output ........................................................................... 47 9. List of acronyms used ............................................................................................ 54 -7-ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  8. 8. 4. Introduction – changes, additions, findings ARRA is submitting the fifth Report assessing higher education institutions and theirfaculties. The assessment was made on the basis of information for 2008. Thanks to already fivecontinuous years of assessment, the focus of this Report includes the trends in the quality of theSlovak higher education institutions. Since the very formation of ARRA, there were discussions about the assessment ofhumanities and social science faculties. Many pedagogues and scientists from these areas werepointing out that they were discriminated against in their faculties’ quality assessment, asinformation on publications was accepted exclusively from WoK. Again, ARRA assesses socialscience and humanities faculties using a slightly modified methodology, taking into consideration,in criterion VV1, also the publications of authors from these faculties that are not covered byinternational databases. This modification does not affect their ranking significantly, but it enablesdistinguishing among faculties with zero records in international databases. ARRA continues towork on enhancements to an assessment method for social science and humanities faculties, butthis is a very challenging task that will require more time and discussions. Publication and citationtraditions of other faculty groups are such that the WoK database sufficiently covers the qualityand quantity of their publications and citations, therefore ARRA uses only data from the WoKdatabase. Data sources used by ARRA include, in addition to the WoK database, informationpublished in reprints of the Institute of Information and Prognoses in Education, in annual reportson the state of higher education issued by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic, andfrom the register of publication activity. As in the previous year, the ARRA Report is divided into two parts, particularly tofacilitate its readability. The first part includes an overview of the most important results of thisyear’s assessment as well as news and additional views described above. In the second part, thereare detailed assessments of individual groups, details of the methodology used, and otherappendices intended primarily for the professional public. The most substantial change is the omission of certain criteria concerning scientific results.This involves the criteria describing the number of publications cited 5 and 25 times per creativeworker and the criterion measuring the number of PhD students per professor and per student.After expert discussion, these were replaced with a new criterion which, in the opinion of expertsfrom the academic community, better describes the qualitative and quantitative aspect of higher -8- ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  9. 9. education institutions. The new criterion is the proportion of PhD graduates and first-year PhDstudents for three consecutive years. After several years of discussions, the HUM and SPOL groups were divided into smaller,more orientation-consistent groups PRAV, PED, EKON, TEOL, FIL, UMEL, OTHER. Thisdivision was mainly motivated by a desire to form more consistent groups which will be clearerand will have a higher informative value for the reader.Table 1: List of criteria used in the ReportArea Code Description VV1 Number of publications in the WoK for the years 1999 – 2008 per creative worker VV1a Number of different journal publications outside of WoK for 2008 (for SPOL and HUM faculties) VV1b Number of different book publications outside of WoK for 2008 (for SPOL and HUM faculties) VV2 Number of citations in the WoK for the years 1999 – 2008 per creative worker VV2a Number of citations in the WoK per publication in the WoK Science and research for the years 1999 – 2008 VV4a Proportion of PhD graduates and first-year PhD students for three consecutive years Average annual number of PhD graduates in 2006 – 2008 VV5 in proportion to the number of professors and associate professors The number of full-time PhD students divided by the VV6 number of bachelor’s and master’s degree full-time students VV7 Grant funding from the KEGA and VEGA agencies per creative worker in 2008 VV8 Grant funding from the APVV agency per creative worker in 2008 VV9 Funding from foreign grants per creative worker in 2008 VV10 Total grant funding from agencies per creative worker in 2008 Educatio SV1 Proportion of the number of full-time and part-time students per teacher in 2008 n SV2 Proportion of the number of full-time and part-time students per professor or associate professor in 2008 -9- ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  10. 10. SV3 Proportion of professors, associate professors and other teachers with PhD to the total number of teachers Proportion of professors and associate professors to all SV4 teachers SV6 Ratio of the actual number of applications received to the planned number in 2008 SV7 Ratio of registered and admitted students in 2008 SV8 Proportion of foreign students5. Brief overview of the assessment methodology The procedure that ARRA used in assessing Slovak universities in 2009 is essentiallysimilar to that used in 2008. Similarly as in the previous assessments, the higher education institution assessmentprocedure consists in the following steps in this Report: • the selection of indicators for the quality of education and research in individual universities and the assignment of a certain number of points to each faculty for the performance in the particular indicator (indicators are arranged into groups and each group of indicators gained a certain number of points),3 • the division of faculties into twelve groups in order to compare only faculties that have the same orientation and similar working conditions, • assigning point scores to faculties (the ranking of faculties in individual groups is based on average points score in individual groups of indicators), • calculating point scores for the higher education institutions in individual groups (the ranking of the institution in the given group is given by the average assessment of all its faculties included in that group). The Report divides faculties into the following groups: • natural sciences, • engineering and technology, • medical sciences, • agricultural sciences,3 In 2007 and in 2009 again, the indicators used were slightly modified with the objective to describe the quality ofhigher education institutions under assessment as accurately as possible. - 10 - ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  11. 11. • sciences of law, • economic sciences, • pedagogical sciences, • theological sciences, • philosophical sciences, • arts, • other sciences. ARRA does not prepare a cumulative table ranking all Slovak higher education institutions.It is also true that the quality of a higher education institution is determined by the quality of itsfaculties (except for the University of Veterinary Medicine the Academy of Fine Arts, and St.Elizabeth University of Health and Social Sciences, which have no faculties and are thereforeassessed as a whole). ARRA, therefore, offers a ranking of higher education institutions in groupsof subjects on the basis of the prevailing orientation. ARRA assigns compensation points in certain criteria to faculties existing less than 10years. These are criteria where parameter value depends on time (ten years’ period is examined,while faculties exist for less than ten years). A list of faculties with modified assessment includingthe compensation factors for 2007 and 2008 is given in Table 2. Table 2: Faculties assigned compensation points in the 2009 Report Year CompensatiUniversity Faculty establishe on factor dComenius University Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences 2002 - 10/7University of Prešov Faculty of Healthcare 2002 - 10/7Catholic University Faculty of Philosophy 2002 - 10/7Catholic University Faculty of Theology 2003 - 10/6St. Elizabeth University St. Elizabeth University 2003 - 10/6Catholic University Faculty of Education 2002 - 10/7Constantine the Philosopher University Faculty of Social Sciences and Healthcare 2002 - 10/7University of Žilina Faculty of Special Engineering 2002 - 10/7University of Economics Faculty of International Relations 2000 - 10/9Slovak University of Agriculture Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences 2002 - 10/7 Faculty of European Studies and RegionalSlovak University of Agriculture Development 2002 - 10/7J. Selye University Faculty of Economics 2004 - 10/4J. Selye University Faculty of Reformed Theology 2004 - 10/4J. Selye University Faculty of Education 2004 - 10/4 Faculty of Informatics and InformationSlovak University of Technology Technologies 2004 - 10/4 - 11 - ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  12. 12. Technical University of Košice Faculty of Aeronautics 2005 - 10/3University of Prešov Faculty of Management 2004 - 10/4University of Prešov Faculty of Sports 2004 - 10/4Catholic University Faculty of Healthcare 2004 - 10/4Constantine the Philosopher University Faculty of Central European Studies 2004 - 10/4 - 12 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  13. 13. 6. Main results of the assessment6.1 Universities and faculties of the AGRO group Students Publicatio and Applicati ns and PhD AVERAG AGRO Teachers ons for Citations Studies Grants E 2008 2007 2006 (SV1 – Study (VV1 – (VV4a – (VV7 – RANKIN RANKIN RANKI SV4) (SV6 – 8) VV2a) VV6) VV10) G G NG University of Veterinary Medicine University of Veterinary Medicine 91 90 80 59 95 83.1 1. 1. 1. Faculty of Forestry Technical University in Zvolen 86 47 66 69 65 66.4 2. 2. 3. Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences Slovak University of Agriculture 72 56 49 64 43 57.0 3. 3. 2. Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources Slovak University of Agriculture 70 53 27 75 42 53.5 4. 4. 4. Faculty of Wood Sciences and Technology Technical University in Zvolen 62 67 15 60 31 46.9 5. 5. 5. Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape 43.8 6. 6. 6. Engineering Slovak University of Agriculture 58 53 3 79 26 Publications Students and Applications and Citations 2008 2007 2006 AGRO Teachers for Study (VV1 – PhD Studies Grants (VV7 AVERAGE RANKIN RANKIN RANKIN (SV1 – SV4) (SV6 – 8) VV2a) (VV4a – VV6) – VV10) G G G University of Veterinary Medicine 91 90 80 59 95 83.1 1. 1. 1. Technical University in Zvolen 74 57 40 64 48 56.7 2. 2. 2. Slovak University of Agriculture 67 54 27 73 37 51.4 3. 3. 3. - 13 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  14. 14. The order in this group has changed only slightly compared to the previous assessment.Zvolen University of Technology’s Faculty of Forestry confirmed second position it held in thelast two years. The University of Veterinary Medicine has a convenient lead on other faculties inthe group and has been ranking first in the group since the assessments started. It can therefore beassumed that it will maintain the very good results in the assessment in the long term. The faculty keeps the trend of marked improvements in citation rates of its publications.In the number of citations per publication, it has outperformed the leader of the group, theUniversity of Veterinary Medicine, for the second year in a row and the difference between thetwo even increases. A careful look at the publications that caused this shift shows that the Zvolenfaculty established international cooperation and that the scientifically “successful” publicationsoriginate from this very cooperation. This qualitative shift is reflected in further increases in grantfunds. Another trend is the decreasing performance of Zvolen University of Technology’sFaculty of Wood Sciences and Technology concerning the results of scientific activity and theability to obtain grant funding for science and research. This fact is counterbalanced by thestudents’ great interest in studying at this faculty which interest is significantly higher than that inall other faculties of the AGRO group. It is apparent that the students do not make their decisionson the basis of criteria of success in science and of obtaining funds but they decide on the basis ofother factors that are unrelated to the quality of the institution itself. Slovak University of Agriculture’s Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineeringhas long been ranking last and has the poorest results in scientific activity. However, when wecorrelate this situation with its PhD studies we find that it is achieving high figures in thenumbers of PhD graduates and in the numbers of PhD students at the faculty. This is aninteresting situation which shows clearly that the claim that the better scientific results aninstitution has, the better and higher-quality PhD studies it provides does not hold in Slovakia(other examples of this trend will be provided further in the text). - 14 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  15. 15. 6.2 Universities and faculties of the MED group Students Publicatio and Applicati ns and PhD AVERAG MED Teachers ons for Citations Studies Grants E 2008 2007 2006 (SV1 – Study (VV1 – (VV4a – (VV7 – RANKIN RANKIN RANKI SV4) (SV6 – 8) VV2a) VV6) VV10) G G NG Jessenius Faculty of Medicine Comenius University 74 85 72 25 69 65.1 1. 1. 1. Faculty of Medicine Pavol Jozef Šafárik University 70 61 66 21 86 61.0 2. 4. 5. Faculty of Pharmacy Comenius University 67 69 93 9 48 57.2 3. 2. 2. Faculty of Medicine Comenius University 81 77 49 24 21 50.3 4. 3. 4. Faculty of Healthcare and Social Work Trnava University 68 33 60 56 25 48.4 5. 5. 3. St. Elizabeth University St. Elizabeth University 37 73 40 50 27 45.6 6. 6. 6. Faculty of Social Sciences and Healthcare Constantine the Philosopher University 36 46 7 49 36 34.9 7. 7. 7. Faculty of Healthcare University of Prešov 28 44 3 0 0 15.1 8. 8. 8. Faculty of Healthcare Catholic University 31 31 - - 12 14.7 9. 9. n.a. Publications Students and Applications and Citations 2008 2007 2006 MED Teachers for Study (VV1 – PhD Studies Grants (VV7 AVERAGE RANKIN RANKIN RANKIN (SV1 – SV4) (SV6 – 8) VV2a) (VV4a – VV6) – VV10) G G G Comenius University 74 77 71 19 46 57.5 1. 1. 1. Pavol Jozef Šafárik University 70 61 66 21 86 61.0 2. 2. 3. Trnava University 68 33 60 56 25 48.4 3. 3. 2. St. Elizabeth University 37 73 40 50 27 45.6 4. 4. 4. Constantine the Philosopher University 36 46 7 49 36 34.9 5. 5. 5. University of Prešov 28 44 3 - 0 15.1 6. 6. 6. Catholic University 31 31 - - 12 14.7 7. 7. n.a. - 15 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  16. 16. In the MED group, a clear division into the faculties of medicine and pharmacy on the onehand and the faculties of healthcare on the other hand can be seen. These two groups differ in allindicators monitored, therefore the following text will analyse these two groups separately toeventually compare them. In the long term, faculties of medicine and the Faculty of Pharmacy are characterised by arelatively low number of students per teacher (does not exceed 15 students per teacher) and by avery good qualification structure of pedagogues. The interest in these faculties is consistentlyhigh. This does not hold for third level of higher education, particularly in the case of ComeniusUniversity’s Faculty of Pharmacy which sees a strong trend of decreasing interest in this level ofstudy as well as dropping numbers of successful graduates. The Faculty has long been the leaderof the group with respect to scientific production but considering the situation in its PhD coursesit is questionable as to whether the level and quantity of Faculty’s scientific production issustainable in the long term. It can be concluded in general that the scientific production of faculties of medicine andthe Faculty of Pharmacy is at a good level which is reflected in the ability of these institutions toobtain grant funding. Comenius University’s Jessenius Faculty of Medicine has long been the leader of thegroup. It has been holding this position for several years and it is not probable to be succeeded byanother faculty of the group. In general, faculties of medicine and some faculties of healthcare have high numbers offoreign students which indicates the attractiveness of these faculties for students from abroad.Only a more detailed analysis (for example, using a questionnaire for foreign students) wouldshow whether the attractiveness is based on financial aspects or on the quality of the study – orboth. In the case of faculties of healthcare, the situation is very different. The numbers ofstudents per teacher mostly considerably exceed 20. As for the number of students per professoror associate professor, the figures exceed 100. A change occurred in the case of CatholicUniversity’s Faculty of Healthcare which reduced the numbers of students significantly. Agreater change in the number of foreign students occurred at St. Elizabeth University whichopened full-time studies at its workplaces in Germany, Serbia, Kenya, and Cambodia. As forscientific production it can be concluded that faculties of healthcare by no means reach theparameters of faculties of medicine. More significant scientific production with an increasingtrend was seen only at Trnava University’s Faculty of Healthcare and Social Work and at St.Elizabeth University. Despite its short existence, St. Elizabeth University is the leader of the - 16 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  17. 17. entire MED group in the number of citations per publication.A comparison of these two groups shows that faculties of healthcare differ particularly in thenumbers of students per teacher but in the remaining criteria, the two faculties of healthcare, i.e.,Trnava University’s Faculty of Healthcare and Social Work and St. Elizabeth University, couldbe included in the first group which is characterised by significant scientific production andsuccess in obtaining grants. In reference to obtaining grants, it should be mentioned that St.Elizabeth University as a private higher education institution cannot apply for grants from theVEGA and KEGA agencies. Other faculties of healthcare considerably lag behind the results of the first 6 institutionsin the MED group. - 17 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  18. 18. 6.3 Universities and faculties of the TEOL group Students Publicatio and Applicati ns and PhD AVERAG TEOL Teachers ons for Citations Studies Grants E 2008 2007 2006 (SV1 – Study (VV1 – (VV4a – (VV7 – RANKIN RANKIN RANKI SV4) (SV6 – 8) VV2a) VV6) VV10) G G NG Evangelical Theological Faculty Comenius University 67 45 104 70 - 57.0 1. 3. 2. Faculty of Theology Catholic University 46 40 5 46 75 42.5 2. 7. 6. Faculty of Reformed Theology J. Selye University 98 73 - 33 - 40.7 3. 1. n.a. Greek Catholic Faculty of Theology University of Prešov 52 63 5 29 25 34.7 4. 6. 5. Faculty of Theology Trnava University 68 42 7 43 5 33.0 5. 5. 1. Roman Catholic Faculty of Theology of Cyril and 32.9 6. 2. 3. Methodius Comenius University 54 38 8 64 - Faculty of Orthodox Theology University of Prešov 54 21 6 54 24 31.7 7. 4. 4. Publications Students and Applications and Citations 2008 2007 2006 TEOL Teachers for Study (VV1 – PhD Studies Grants (VV7 AVERAGE RANKIN RANKIN RANKIN (SV1 – SV4) (SV6 – 8) VV2a) (VV4a – VV6) – VV10) G G G Comenius University 61 42 56 67 - 44.9 1. 2. 2. Catholic University 46 40 5 46 75 42.5 2. 5. 4. J. Selye University 98 73 - 33 - 40.7 3. 1. n.a. University of Prešov 53 42 5 41 24 33.2 4. 4. 3. Trnava University 68 42 7 43 5 33.0 5. 3. 1. - 18 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  19. 19. - 19 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  20. 20. For the first time, the group of theological faculties has been assessed separately in thisreport. Previously, it was part of the HUM group. Theological faculties are characterised by largediversity as far as the number of students per teacher or professor and associate professor isconcerned. Those that provide extensive part-time courses have high numbers of students relativeto teachers; the opposite is true of those that do not have part-time students. What is interesting isthe case of Faculty of Theology of the Catholic University which admitted significantly morestudents than in the previous year but thanks to several inaugurations and habilitations at thefaculty, the ratio of students to professors or associate professors remained unchanged. Theological faculties are characterised by very low scientific activity with respect topublications in journals listed in Current Contents but also with respect to their ability to obtaingrant funding. On the other hand, they are successful in PhD studies which confirms the specificfeature of Slovakia that PhD studies are doing well at scientifically poor faculties. Evangelical Theological Faculty of Comenius University ranks first again. - 20 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  21. 21. 6.4 Universities and faculties of the FIL group Students Publicatio and Applicati ns and PhD AVERAG FIL Teachers ons for Citations Studies Grants E 2008 2007 2006 (SV1 – Study (VV1 – (VV4a – (VV7 – RANKIN RANKIN RANKI SV4) (SV6 – 8) VV2a) VV6) VV10) G G NG Faculty of Philosophy Comenius University 100 65 62 95 43 73.1 1. 2. 1. Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences University of Prešov 76 47 102 57 56 67.7 2. 1. 2. Faculty of Philosophy University of Prešov 80 69 54 67 15 57.1 3. 4. 4. Faculty of Philosophy Trnava University 67 48 46 73 44 55.6 4. 5. 3. Faculty of Philosophy Catholic University 75 40 29 47 79 54.0 5. 3. 7. Faculty of Philosophy Constantine the Philosopher University 62 89 5 67 22 49.1 6. 6. 5. Faculty of Humanities Matej Bel University 68 53 15 62 9 41.3 7. 7. 6. Faculty of Philosophy University of SS. Cyril and Methodius 64 46 12 2 17 28.0 8. 8. 8. Publications Students and Applications and Citations 2008 2007 2006 FIL Teachers for Study (VV1 – PhD Studies Grants (VV7 AVERAGE RANKIN RANKIN RANKIN (SV1 – SV4) (SV6 – 8) VV2a) (VV4a – VV6) – VV10) G G G Comenius University 100 65 62 95 43 73.1 1. 2. 1. University of Prešov 78 58 78 62 36 62.4 2. 1. 2. Trnava University 67 48 46 73 44 55.6 3. 4. 3. Catholic University 75 40 29 47 79 54.0 4. 3. 6. Constantine the Philosopher University 62 89 5 67 22 49.1 5. 5. 4. Matej Bel University 68 53 15 62 9 41.3 6. 6. 5. University of SS. Cyril and Methodius 64 46 12 2 17 28.0 7. 7. 7. - 21 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  22. 22. The FIL group is one of the newly formed groups. Previously, it was part of the HUM group. Thegroup comprises faculties of philosophy and faculties of humanities. The group is characterisedby a good ratio of the number of students to teachers and a relatively high interest in study.Similarly as with theological faculties, scientific production in journals listed in Current Contentsis very low although it can be said to show a slightly rising trend. Prešov University’s Faculty ofHumanities and Natural Sciences is an unwavering leader in citations. A closer look shows that amajority of its most cited publications involves papers from the natural science part of thisFaculty. In PhD studies, the situation is similar as that at healthcare faculties. Again, the relativelyhigh proportion of PhD students does not correlate with poor scientific production of thefaculties. The first five ranking faculties kept their positions from the previous year, ComeniusUniversity’s Faculty of Philosophy coming first. - 22 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  23. 23. 6.5 Universities and faculties of the UMEL group Students Publicatio and Applicati ns and PhD AVERAG UMEL Teachers ons for Citations Studies Grants E 2008 2007 2006 (SV1 – Study (VV1 – (VV4a – (VV7 – RANKIN RANKIN RANKI SV4) (SV6 – 8) VV2a) VV6) VV10) G G NG Faculty of Music and Dance Academy of Music and Performing Arts 74 69 35 90 - 53.6 1. 2. 1. Academy of Fine Arts and Design Academy of Fine Arts and Design 54 73 3 51 66 49.2 2. 5. 4. Film and Television Faculty Academy of Music and Performing Arts 88 53 2 95 4 48.4 3. 4. 3. Theatre Faculty Academy of Music and Performing Arts 71 50 3 65 50 47.9 4. 3. 2. Faculty of Music Academy of Arts 86 54 1 30 30 40.4 5. 1. 5. Faculty of Fine Arts Academy of Arts 62 50 5 38 19 34.8 6. 6. 6. Faculty of Dramatic Arts Academy of Arts 82 51 4 - 18 31.2 7. 7. 7. Faculty of Arts Technical University of Košice 45 63 2 - 5 22.9 8. 8. 8. Publications Students and Applications and Citations 2008 2007 2006 UMEL Teachers for Study (VV1 – PhD Studies Grants (VV7 AVERAGE RANKIN RANKIN RANKIN (SV1 – SV4) (SV6 – 8) VV2a) (VV4a – VV6) – VV10) G G G Academy of Music and Performing Arts 78 58 13 83 18 50.0 1. 1. 1. Academy of Fine Arts and Design 54 73 3 51 66 49.2 2. 2. 2. Academy of Arts 77 51 3 23 23 35.5 3. 3. 3. Technical University of Košice 45 63 2 - 5 22.9 4. 4. 4. - 23 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  24. 24. Faculties of art are characterised by lower numbers of students compared to other schools.This is caused by the specificity of studies in these disciplines, requiring individual approach byteachers. According to ARRA criteria, the qualification structure of pedagogues at these facultiesis generally good. As for numbers of foreign students, the leaders include the Academy of FineArts; the Faculty of Music and Dance, Academy of Music and Performing Arts; and the Facultyof Music, Academy of Arts; of which the Faculty of Music and Dance, Academy of Music andPerforming Arts; and the Faculty of Music, Academy of Arts, lag behind in the interest of Slovakstudents in studying at these institutions. In general, the high (measured by Slovak standards)proportion of foreign students suggests a good reputation of these institutions abroad andindicates their quality. Considering scientific production in journals listed in Current Contents, the outputs ofthese schools are minimal which can be explained by these schools being focused on arts ratherthan on science. For faculties of art, therefore, it is not possible to correlate PhD studies with scientificoutputs, as the mission of these institutions is primarily to have outputs in art and these are notreflected in scientific databases. These faculties are not very successful in obtaining grants which can be reflected in theirquality in the long term. The ranking is dominated by all three faculties of the Academy of Music and PerformingArts jointly with the Academy of Fine Arts and Design. - 24 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  25. 25. 6.6 Universities and faculties of the PRIR group Students Publicatio and Applicati ns and PhD AVERAG PRIR Teachers ons for Citations Studies Grants E 2008 2007 2006 (SV1 – Study (VV1 – (VV4a – (VV7 – RANKIN RANKIN RANKI SV4) (SV6 – 8) VV2a) VV6) VV10) G G NG Faculty of Mathematics, Physics, and 79.8 1. 1. 1. Informatics Comenius University 86 56 100 67 89 Faculty of Natural Sciences Comenius University 85 78 52 85 66 73.2 2. 2. 2. Faculty of Natural Sciences Pavol Jozef Šafárik University 95 63 76 65 44 68.5 3. 3. 3. Faculty of Natural Sciences Constantine the Philosopher University 67 62 18 65 22 46.5 4. 4. 5. Faculty of Ecology and Environmental Sciences Technical University in Zvolen 64 53 18 53 10 39.6 5. 5. 4. Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Žilina 43 76 5 43 4 34.1 6. 8. 8. Faculty of Natural Sciences Matej Bel University 45 55 18 31 6 31.2 7. 6. 6. Faculty of Natural Sciences University of SS. Cyril and Methodius 54 44 22 5 14 27.8 8. 7. 7. Publications Students and Applications and Citations 2008 2007 2006 PRIR Teachers for Study (VV1 – PhD Studies Grants (VV7 AVERAGE RANKIN RANKIN RANKIN (SV1 – SV4) (SV6 – 8) VV2a) (VV4a – VV6) – VV10) G G G Comenius University 86 67 76 76 78 76.5 1. 1. 1. Pavol Jozef Šafárik University 95 63 76 65 44 68.5 2. 2. 2. Constantine the Philosopher University 67 62 18 65 22 46.5 3. 3. 4. Technical University in Zvolen 64 53 18 53 10 39.6 4. 4. 3. University of Žilina 43 76 5 43 4 34.1 5. 7. 7. Matej Bel University 45 55 18 31 6 31.2 6. 5. 5. University of SS. Cyril and Methodius 54 44 22 5 14 27.8 7. 6. 6. - 25 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  26. 26. Similarly as in the MED group, these faculties can be divided into faculties of naturalsciences and Comenius University’s Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics atuniversities with a longer tradition on the one hand and faculties of natural sciences at neweruniversities on the other hand. Faculties of natural sciences are characterised by a considerablenumber of pedagogical study programmes. This implies a higher ratio of students to teachers atthese faculties and also a lower scientific performance. The lower scientific performance offaculties with a shorter history can also be explained by the fact that these faculties have beenestablished after 1989 without a deeper tradition of natural science research in the given region.In several recent years, however, these institutions failed to close the gap on faculties of naturalsciences, although, for example, University of SS. Cyril and Methodius’ Faculty of NaturalSciences, by establishing cooperation with a workplace of the Slovak Academy of Sciences,increases its scientific potential. Similar process can be seen at Matej Bel University’s Faculty ofNatural Sciences. Faculties of natural sciences are characterised by strong scientific production. The PRIRgroup has been long led by Comenius University’s Faculty of Mathematics, Physics andInformatics. Since the beginning of assessments, it holds the first rank. By involvement innumerous transnational scientific initiatives, the Faculty continues to increase its scientificpotential. The second and third ranks are traditionally held by faculties of natural sciences ofComenius University and Pavol Jozef Šafárik University. Comenius University’s Faculty ofNatural Sciences maintains its lead on Pavol Jozef Šafárik University’s Faculty of NaturalSciences but the difference is shrinking considerably. Particularly in scientific production, PavolJozef Šafárik University’s Faculty of Natural Sciences increases its lead. Its scientific productionis not yet reflected in grant funding per creative worker in which it lags behind ComeniusUniversity’s Faculty of Natural Sciences by about 1/3 but in the long term, this criterion can alsobe expected to change. What is encouraging is the growth in the number of publications per creative worker atComenius University’s Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics and Faculty of NaturalSciences, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University’s Faculty of Natural Sciences but also at University ofSS. Cyril and Methodius’ Faculty of Natural Sciences, and a similar growth of citations. Thenumber of citations per paper at the above-mentioned faculties increases too, albeit at a slowerpace. In general, the ranking of faculties in this group has been very steady since theassessments started and most of the faculties maintain their positions. - 26 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  27. 27. 6.7 Universities and faculties of the EKON group Students Publicatio and Applicati ns and PhD AVERAG EKON Teachers ons for Citations Studies Grants E 2008 2007 2006 (SV1 – Study (VV1 – (VV4a – (VV7 – RANKIN RANKIN RANKI SV4) (SV6 – 8) VV2a) VV6) VV10) G G NG Faculty of Economics Technical University of Košice 87 54 82 62 80 72.9 1. 1. 1. Faculty of Economics and Management Slovak University of Agriculture 87 57 84 87 22 67.5 2. 2. 2. Faculty of National Economy University of Economics 95 34 90 66 37 64.4 3. 4. 4. Faculty of Business University of Economics 70 51 65 86 6 55.7 4. 5. 5. Faculty of Operation and Economics of 55.5 5. 3. 3. Transport and Communications University of Žilina 85 78 8 86 20 Faculty of Business Economics University of Economics 70 33 54 72 26 51.1 6. 7. 8. Faculty of Management Comenius University 62 62 40 73 2 48.0 7. 6. 9. Faculty of Economic Informatics University of Economics 76 35 62 54 12 47.7 8. 9. 10. Faculty of Economics Matej Bel University 82 36 45 59 9 46.2 9. 10. 6. Faculty of Business Management University of Economics 82 34 19 59 8 40.2 10. 8. 7. Faculty of Management University of Prešov 38 51 8 15 29 28.4 11. 11. n.a. Faculty of Economics J. Selye University 38 43 13 - 1 19.0 12. 12. n.a. Publications Students and Applications and Citations 2008 2007 2006 EKON Teachers for Study (VV1 – PhD Studies Grants (VV7 AVERAGE RANKIN RANKIN RANKIN (SV1 – SV4) (SV6 – 8) VV2a) (VV4a – VV6) – VV10) G G G Technical University of Košice 87 54 82 62 80 72.9 1. 1. 1. Slovak University of Agriculture 87 57 84 87 22 67.5 2. 2. 2. University of Žilina 85 78 8 86 20 55.5 3. 3. 3. University of Economics 78 37 58 67 18 51.8 4. 5. 5. Comenius University 62 62 40 73 2 48.0 5. 4. 4. Matej Bel University 82 36 45 59 9 46.2 6. 6. 6. University of Prešov 38 51 8 15 29 28.4 7. 7. n.a. J. Selye University 38 43 13 - 1 19.0 8. 8. n.a. - 27 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  28. 28. In the previous years, the EKON group was evaluated within the SPOL group. Theseparation of the faculties of economics will facilitate orientation of secondary-school graduatesas to the level of individual faculties of similar focus. Faculties of economics generally exhibit higher numbers of students per teacher than, forexample, natural science schools. This situation is natural, since the teaching of economicsciences involves only a limited use of experimental laboratories and similar technical facilities atschools. Higher students-to-teacher ratios compared to the other faculties can be seen at ComeniusUniversity’s Faculty of Management, Prešov University’s Faculty of Management, and J. SelyeUniversity’s Faculty of Economics. Considering the ratio of students to professor or associateprofessor, the situation at Prešov University’s Faculty of Management with 377 students perprofessor or associate professor is very difficult to imagine, particularly as far as the teachingprocess is concerned. The interest in these schools is relatively large, particularly in the east of Slovakia wherethere are only two institutions of a similar focus. Scientific production at these schools ranges at low figures. Faculties of economics havegreat opportunities to publish in journals listed in Current Contents; however, this possibility isused to a small extent only, although it should be noted that a moderate improvement occurred inrecent years. There is an interesting situation in the ability to obtain grant funding concerning KošiceUniversity of Technology’s Faculty of Economics, which has been long showing the ability toobtain foreign grants at significant levels, having no domestic grant and having apparentlydecided for independence from Slovak grant schemes. Yet in the volume of funds obtained percreative worker it has significantly outperformed other faculties in the group. The order in the resulting table changes only little. Košice University of Technology’sFaculty of Economics has been invariably ranking first. - 28 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  29. 29. 6.8 Universities and faculties of the PRAV group Students Publicatio and Applicati ns and PhD AVERAG PRAV Teachers ons for Citations Studies Grants E 2008 2007 2006 (SV1 – Study (VV1 – (VV4a – (VV7 – RANKIN RANKIN RANKI SV4) (SV6 – 8) VV2a) VV6) VV10) G G NG Faculty of Law Comenius University 87 78 23 99 49 67.3 1. 1. 2. Faculty of Law Trnava University 80 90 6 83 40 59.9 2. 3. 1. Faculty of Law Pavol Jozef Šafárik University 100 56 37 30 59 56.3 3. 2. 3. Faculty of Law Matej Bel University 71 61 3 32 31 39.6 4. 4. 4. - 29 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  30. 30. Faculties of law form a special part of the former SPOL group. They exhibit highapplication for study rates which are lower only at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University’s Faculty ofLaw, nevertheless still ranging at levels that faculties of other specialisations (except for certainfaculties of art) are unable to even approach. The number of students per teacher is similarly highas at faculties of economics and ranges from about 30 to 45 students per teacher. In the ratio ofstudents to professor or associate professor, the situation is less favourable with all facultiesexcept Pavol Jozef Šafárik University’s Faculty of Law exceeding the value of 100. The proportion of foreign students at these schools is low which can be explained by thespecificity of the national system of law but a significant barrier is the lack of courses in anylanguage other than the state language. Scientific outputs in journals listed in Current Contents per creative worker approach orare equal to zero. It should be noted, however, that the availability of publishing in journals listedin Current Contents is very low compared to, for example, institutions of economics. PhD studies are undergoing development similarly as those in other social sciences andhumanities in Slovakia. Comenius University’s Faculty of Law defended its first place, the lastposition being traditionally held by Matej Bel University’s Faculty of Law. - 30 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  31. 31. 6.9 Universities and faculties of the PED group Students Publicatio and Applicati ns and PhD AVERAG PED Teachers ons for Citations Studies Grants E 2008 2007 2006 (SV1 – Study (VV1 – (VV4a – (VV7 – RANKIN RANKIN RANKI SV4) (SV6 – 8) VV2a) VV6) VV10) G G NG Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Comenius University 75 71 63 73 19 60.0 1. 1. 1. Faculty of Education Matej Bel University 64 87 43 35 26 51.1 2. 3. 3. Faculty of Sports University of Prešov 74 59 1 69 50 50.4 3. 4. n.a. Faculty of Education Trnava University 58 39 104 30 16 49.3 4. 2. 2. Faculty of Education Comenius University 81 55 16 45 9 41.1 5. 5. 5. Faculty of Education University of Prešov 50 61 5 29 55 40.1 6. 7. 7. Faculty of Education Constantine the Philosopher University 56 56 10 61 10 38.7 7. 6. 4. Faculty of Education J. Selye University 66 71 29 - 15 36.3 8. 8. n.a. Faculty of Education Catholic University 62 62 18 23 7 34.4 9. 9. 6. Publications Students and Applications and Citations 2008 2007 2006 PED Teachers for Study (VV1 – PhD Studies Grants (VV7 AVERAGE RANKIN RANKIN RANKIN (SV1 – SV4) (SV6 – 8) VV2a) (VV4a – VV6) – VV10) G G G Comenius University 78 63 39 59 14 50.6 1. 2. University of Prešov 74 59 1 69 50 50.4 2. Trnava University 61 63 73 32 21 50.2 3. 1. University of Prešov 50 61 5 29 55 40.1 4. Constantine the Philosopher University 56 56 10 61 10 38.7 5. J. Selye University 66 71 29 - 15 36.3 6. Catholic University 64 67 23 12 11 35.4 7. - 31 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  32. 32. - 32 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900
  33. 33. The students to teacher ratio at faculties of education measured by ARRA criteria is goodand ranges from about 10 to 30 students per teacher. As for the ratio of students to professor orassociate professor, the situation is considerably different. The low proportion of professors andassociate professors is caused by the high number of students in this ratio which, for PrešovUniversity’s Faculty of Education, still reaches 100 students. It can be concluded in general that for a large majority of schools in the group, the numberof students decreases although the interest in study remains relatively good. These faculties alsofailed to internationalise their courses. As for scientific outputs, low figures are involved, although gradual growth can be seen inthe case of faculties of education of Trnava University and Prešov University. On the other hand,once a leader of the group in science, Comenius University’s Faculty of Physical Education andSports is gradually receding. Scientific production correlates with the relatively low success rate in grant awards. Onthe other hand, it has been shown again that poorer scientific results are without impact on thequantitative increases in PhD studies. - 33 -ARRA, Bárdošova 2/A, 831 01 Bratislava, ID No: 30857091, Reg. No. VVS/1-900/90-245 03 phone: +421 2 5443 2246 www.arra.sk E-mail: arra@arra.sk Bank details: Slovenská sporiteľňa, A/C No: 0178751805/0900

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