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Národná 12
974 01 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia



Matej Bel University was established on the 1st of July 1992 by merging the College of Economic Services
and Tourism in Banská Bystrica and the Pedagogical Faculty in Banská Bystrica. Banská Bystrica has
a long tradition of education and culture. As early as the 13th century there was a parish school and
later a town school. In the 17th century a Jesuit grammar school was founded and it was soon followed
by an Evangelical grammar school established in the same century. It was the latter where Matej Bel,
who gave his name to the University, studied and later taught and held the position of the Rector.
Matej Bel (1684 – 1749) was the author of a large number of works about science, education, national
history and geography, philosophy and religion. His ideas about the equal rights of nations, religious
tolerance, of the integration of people and nations, of love of one´s native country and his belief in the
power of education and culture are still relevant. His works have contributed to the development of
science, school systems, education and culture in Slovakia and Europe.
In the middle part of the 19th century, the Catholic grammar school, using Slovak as the language
of instruction, became an important centre of education in Slovakia. In the academic year 1856-57,
a Teachers´ training college was founded in Banská Bystrica, where thanks to the then current bishop
Štefan Moyses, courses were provided not only in German and Latin, but also in Slovak.
In the academic year 1949-50, a branch of the Pedagogic Faculty of the Slovak University in Bratislava
was established in Banská Bystrica. It was not until 1954 that the first institution of higher education –
the Higher Pedagogic School – started its activities. Ten years later, on the 1st of September 1964, the
Pedagogic Faculty came into being.
In 1973, a branch of the Faculty of Commerce of the School of Economics in Bratislava was established in
Banská Bystrica. In 1977 this became the Faculty of the Economic Services and Tourism. On the 1st July 1992,
the Faculty adopted the new name – Faculty of Economics, which better characterised its main focus.


As a part of the European area of education and research, Matej Bel University makes an important
contribution to providing high-quality university education. It also provides a wide spectrum of further
education corresponding to the requirements of the society it serves. Developing new knowledge
through productive scientific and artistic research, the university contributes to the formation of
intelligent, moral and socially responsible individuals and thus to the creation of a learning society.


Having proved itself to be one of the leading centres of excellence in the field of education in the
region of Central Slovakia, Matej Bel University is also perceived to be an exceptional national university


of international importance. This status has been achieved thanks to its high quality of education, MATEJ BEL UNIVERSITY IN BANSKÁ BYSTRICA
excellence in the selected fields of research, successful placement of graduates in the labour market,
international cooperation in specific areas of research, co-operation with employers and thanks to
sport and artistic presentation of the University in public.



The University of National and World Economy in Sofia Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin
Kasimir Pulaski Technical University of Radom
BRASIL Opole University
Opole University of Technology
São Paulo State University The University of Lódź
University of Silesia, Katowice
CZECH REPUBLIC The Jan Kochanowski University of Humanities and
Sciences in Kielce
The University of Ostrava in Ostrava The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Silesian University in Opava The National Defence University in Warsaw
The University of Hradec Králové University of Social Sciences, Lódź
The University of Jan Amos Comenius in Prague Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz
Masaryk University, Brno The AGH University of Science and Technology,
Banking Institute, a.s., Praha / SR Kraków
Charles University in Prague The State University of Applied Sciences in Konin
J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
Lanzhou Jiaotong University

FRANCE M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University
Saint Petersburg State University
The University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne
Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University SERBIA
Nancy 2 University
The University of Novi Sad
Kutaisi University
University for Foreigners in Perugia
State Islamic University Jakarta
Andalas University Fatih University Istanbul


Asia University Junior College, Tokyo Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National
KOREA National Transport University in Kiyv
European University Kiyv
Sogang University


Tessedik Samuel College, Szarvas
University of Miskolc
Esterházy Károly College, Eger
University of Pécs

Along with the traditionally intense inter-university co-operation with partner universities in the central
European area, especially in the countries of the Visegrad Four, the strategy of internationalization of
MBU in Banská Bystrica is oriented to the whole European Union and to the wider dimension of the
well developed countries involved in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,
including countries overseas. A particular priority consists in the co-operation with communities of
Slovaks living abroad, with the countries of the Francophone world and with the countries involved in
the ambitious global co-ordination group known as BRICS.



EUA (European University Association) – the association of European universities
AUF (Agence universitaire de la Francophonie) – the university agency of Francophony
Sens public – Public sense
AIEST – Worldwide network of experts, scientists and professionals
EURAXESS – informal network of EURAXESS service centres contact points.
HPDCEES – Human Potential Development in Central and Eastern EU States – international
regional cooperation network of scientists from EU countries (central and eastern Europe)
AERTE – Association Européenne des Représentants Territoriaux de l´Etat – European association
of territorial representatives of the countries seated in Paris
QS – APPLE – global network of universities seated in London with a branch in Singapore
Institut universitaire franco-slovaque – French-Slovak university institute – civic association acting at
MBU since 19th September 2011, a unique Slovak-French institute promoting international cooperation


Association of Francophone students – Pont Francophone at the Faculty of Arts of MBU – promotion
and development of Francophony in student circles in order to improve the preparation of students for
work in the field of education and culture.

Association of Francophone students – EFPOLIT working at the Faculty of Political Sciences and
International Relations of MBU – promotion and development of Francophony in student circles in
order to improve the preparation of students for work in international organizations and in diplomacy.
The way of the faculty involvement: active participation linked to the association of Slovakia to OIF

Erasmus Student Network – ESN (Erasmus Student Network) – working at MBU – international
student organization dedicated to the promotion of effective adaptation of foreign students in
European universities.

Euro-Atlantic centre – working at the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations of MBU.
Member of the international structure YATA (Youth Atlantic Treaty Association) bringing together
young leaders throughout the entire Euro-Atlantic area with the aim to build civil societies, promote
NATO and transatlantic cooperation.

International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences – AIESEC – working
at the Faculty of Economics of MBU. The largest student directed organization in the world acting at
more than 1,700 universities in 110 countries in our global community. Focus: organising internships
for students and graduates of foreign universities in the manufacturing, banking, transport and service
industries, IT and trading companies.

International Students of History Association – ISHA – working at the Faculty of Arts of UMB
– International non-governmental association of history students whose aim is to facilitate
communication by providing a discussion forum for students of history and the related disciplines at
an international level.


9 044 STUDENTS Faculty of Economics
6 FACULTIES Faculty of Political Sciences
47 FIELDS OF STUDY and International Relations
317 STUDY PROGRAMMES Faculty of Natural Sciences
Faculty of Education
4 Faculty of Law

Tajovského 10, 975 90 Banská Bystrica, tel.: +421 48 446 21 11 

“Education at the right place“ FACULTY OF ECONOMICS OF MBU

EKONOMICKÁ Are you creative?
Do you have the courage to run your own business?
Is your future in the management of a private, public
or non-profitable organisation?

You can achieve all of this by studying. Where?

At the Faculty of Economics of MBU in Banská Bystrica, where
you can choose from the following study programmes:

Bachelor studies:
• Travel and Tourism Industry
• Economics and Company Management
• Finance, Banking and Investment
• Territory Management
• Public Economics and Management
• Business Economics and Management

Engineering studies:
 Economics and Tourism Management
 Economics and Management of SMEs
 Company Marketing Management
 Finance, Banking and Investment
 Territorial Studies
 Public Sector Economics
 Marketing Management of Business
 Finance, Banking and Investment


Thanks to the obtained education in economics, practical, general and professional knowledge as well as the
intense language experience, the graduates of the Faculty find their place on the national and international
jobs market as employees and in leading roles in medium and top management positions not only in
Slovakia, but also abroad. Due to their education, practical skills and opportunities of studying abroad,
our graduates are successful in high and medium management roles in the area of travel industry, small
businesses, tax and customs institutions, financial market institutions, commercial banking, organisations

ensuring public services and regional development, state administration and self-government.


Kuzmányho 1, 974 01 Banská Bystrica, tel.: +421 48 446 12 11 

VIED A MEDZINÁRODNÝCH diplomacy and politology –
modern trivium of a modern
Do you like following the political issues of the day?
Do you want to influence the future direction of your country?
Are you fascinated by working in diplomacy and by life
in a variety of foreign countries worldwide?
Are you interested in the issues of national and international

The way to all these careers leads from studying at the Faculty of
Political Sciences and International Relations of MBU in Banská

 International Relations
 Security Studies
 European Studies
 Political Science


There is a wide variety of fields our graduates are suitable for. They are particularly focused in the
practice of scientific research in a variety of areas. By means of our various study programs focused
on practical knowledge and scientific approach, the Faculty creates a dynamic space for education,
training and preparation of civically engaged, theoretically, methodologically and organisationally
skilled managers in various areas of public administration in the Slovak Republic. These administrative
areas are in the foreign service representing the Slovak Republic in international organisations and
institutions: in the field of state administration and integration, organisation and public relations
sections in the National Council of the Slovak Republic: in the Government Office, ministries, highest
authorities of the specialized state administration and local government: in the field of territorial and
professional self-government as well as in the field of public corporation administration, political
parties and interest associations and finally in mass media communication and in the private sector.


Tajovského 40, 974 01 Banská Bystrica, tel.: +421 48 446 71 11 

“Study natural sciences – FACULTY OF NATURAL SCIENCES OF MBU
study for life“

FAKULTA PRÍRODNÝCH Do you understand numbers?
VIED UNIVERZITY Do you like mechanics and technologies?
MATEJA BELA Do you feel that computers, information networks and
programming are your future?
Are you attracted to travelling and the natural world?
Would you like to become a natural reserve administrator?
Do you want to protect the environment and help
investigate crimes and environmental accidents?

Check the programmes offered by the Faculty of Natural
Sciences of MBU and make your best choice:

 Applied Geology  Environmental Chemistry
 Methodology ofTeaching  Forensic and Criminalistic

Geography Chemistry
 Evolution of Ecosystems  Applied Informatics
 Informatics
andTheir Protection  Mathematics
 Environmental Management  Mathematical Analysis
 Environment  Insurance, Financial and
 Biology
 Geography Statistics Mathematics
 Geography and Regional  Probability and Mathematical

Development Statistics
 Geochemistry  Environmental Remediation
 Physics  Technologies
 Chemistry  Methodology ofTeaching



The Faculty offers higher education in all three levels of university education in the fields of natural
sciences (Biology, Geography, Geology, Chemistry), Environmental Science, Physics, Computer Science
and Mathematics. Study programmes are focused on vocational teaching and learning in the given
fields of science in combination with each other. Graduates can find work in the school education
system at all school levels, as well as in the state, public and private sphere.


Tajovského 40, 974 01 Banská Bystrica, tel.: +421 48 446 71 11 

FACULTY OF ARTS OF MBU “Unique system of studies“

Can you work with words?

FILOZOFICKÁ Would you like to make your living using languages –
FAKULTA UNIVERZITY translating, interpreting, teaching?

MATEJA BELA Are you interested in culture?

Are you attracted by uncovering the truths and lies of the past?

Are you someone who believes our society is lacking an ethical

Would you like to do sports and to become a professional coach?

Study here and study with us!

• English Language • Applied Ethics
and Literature/Culture • Applied Ethnology
• History
• French Language • Museology
and Literature/Culture • Philosophy
• European Cultural Studies
• German Language • Physical Education and Coaching
and Literature/Culture • Physical EducationTeaching
• Recreationology
• Russian Language • Slovak language in linguistic-
and Literature/Culture
cultural competence of foreign
• Slovak Language and Literature students
• Spanish Language and Culture
• Italian Language and Culture
• Polish Language and Culture


Graduates of the bachelor´s teaching programmes are prepared to continue in the same or related
study programmes in the second grade of university. Graduates of the master´s teaching programmes
gain qualifications for pedagogical work in the second grade of basic schools, in all types of secondary
schools, eight year grammar schools and language and art schools.

The acquired theoretical knowledge of specialized disciplines enables them to find their place in social,
cultural, adult education facilities, sport institutes, editor´s offices and advertising companies as well as
in scientific institutes and economic fields.

Graduates of bachelor´s nonteaching study programmes can work in both public and private sectors
as qualified professionals according to the focus of their study programme or they can continue in the
second grade of their university studies in the same or related study programme.

Graduates of master´s nonteaching study programmes can find their place in leading positions in the field of
social affairs, diplomacy, foreign market, tourism and culture, in educational institutions and EU institutions.


Ružová ul. č. 13, 974 11 Banská Bystrica, P. O. Box 43, tel.: +421 48 446 41 11 

“Education for a new generation“ FACULTY OF EDUCATION OF MBU

PEDAGOGICKÁ Do you want to understand the human mind?
FAKULTA UNIVERZITY Have you always wanted to work with adults and children?
Can you paint, sing or play a musical instrument?
MATEJA BELA Do you want to help and support others?

Then the offer of the Faculty of Education of MBU is just for you.

 Adult Education  Ethical Education
 Pedagogy – Tutoring  Visual Art
 Social Work  Musical Art
 Evangelical Theology  School Music Ensembles

and Mission
 Pre-school & Primary

Teacher Education


Our graduate can be employed in the following areas and professions: as a teacher in kindergarten,
elementary, middle or high school, as an employee of pedagogy-psychology advisory centres, as
an employee of the counselling and psychological service centres, as an employee of the state and
public administration, in the public sector, in a business environment, in social service centres, as an
employee of cultural and educational facilities, as an employee of centres for crime prevention and
foster parents education as well as an employee of all sorts of facilities providing free time activities.


Komenského 20, 974 01 Banská Bystrica, tel.: +421 48 446 31 11 

FACULTY OF LAW OF MBU PRÁVNICKÁ “Studies of law on a new
FAKULTA UNIVERZITY stage, for students of the
new age“
Does injustice inflame your desire to change the world?
Would you like to protect people´s interests?
Do you realize the need for change within the Slovak and
international legislation systems?
Would you like to succeed as a prosecutor, independent
lawyer or an international diplomat?

You can achieve all of this at the Faculty of Law of MBU in Banská

• Law


During the studies of law, any graduate of this field of study acquires scientific-political opinions and
information, learns the basis of theory and methodology, and gains qualifications for studying other
law related areas of knowledge.
Our graduates can work in all law related professions and administrative functions, in jurisdiction,
prosecution, company legal departments and state administration. They can also work in the area of
international relations and diplomacy and in the spheres of international law.



Tajovského 40
974 00 Banská Bystrica
Tel: +421 48 446 52 05

The University library is the central library-information centre of
Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica.

The main task of the library is to ensure scientific research and the
educational process at MBU. The library-information services are
provided to research and teacher staff of MBU, as well as to the
students of all forms of study and to the professional public.


Národná 12
974 01 Banská Bystrica
Tel: +421 48 446 11 11
Fax: +421 48 415 31 80
E-mail: [email protected]

This is the unit ensuring the development and running of information and communication technologies
at the university and providing information systems to all sections of MBU.


Cesta na amfiteáter 1
97401 Banská Bystrica
Tel: +421 48 446 6814
[email protected]

The Methodological Centre for Slovaks Living Abroad started its activities at MBU in Banská Bystrica
on 1st January 1993. Its activities are generally bound by the agreement concluded between Matej
Bel University and the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports of the Slovak Republic.
Under the supervision of the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic, the Methodological Centre
annually organises specialized educational activities for children studying at basic schools with Slovak
as language of instruction (schools in the natural environment, child compatriot university, dance
school, school of folk music, crafts, marionette theatre, young IT experts school) and it also organises
didactic courses for the teachers in Slovak schools located abroad. Since 2014, the Methodological
Centre has been a co-organiser of the Compatriot Meeting – where natives from Banská Bystrica meet.
This is held during the City Festival (Days of the City). In 2015, the Methodological Centre organised
for the first time a Compatriot Summer meeting under the patronage of the Office for Slovaks Living
Abroad and thus promoted the cooperation with west European and overseas countries. In 2015,
a Summer school of folk culture including a day camp for the native children of Banská Bystrica was

The Methodological Centre of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica seeks the most efficient and
effective cooperation with organisations and people from amongst Slovak citizens living abroad.
At the same time, we create a friendly environment for the students of our university coming to
study in Slovakia from the compatriot environment, especially from Dolná zem (southern Europe).



The Career Centre of MBU was created within the
framework of the project “Implementation of the ca-
reer guidance development system” and has been
working since 2008 as an organisational part of the
Centre of Lifelong Education at MBU.
The aim of the Career Centre of MBU consists in
supporting our students in the process of searching
and preparation for the career path to be followed.
In terms of this mission, we aim to:
• support our students in identifying their own potential and the perspectives of putting the

potential into practice,
• provide our students with the opportunity to improve their skills, contributing to their successful

placements on the labour market,
• help our students in establishing contacts with employer organisations and associations offering

interesting opportunities for work.

Services provided:

• We provide information about vacancies, graduate, trainee and internship programmes, professional
internships and competitions organised by our partner institutions in Slovakia and abroad.

• We organise a University Career Day – a marketplace of employment and career opportunities for MBU

• We provide individual and group career counselling services for MBU students.
• We support lectures and workshops provided by employers to MBU students.
• We organise career and personal advisory seminars and training for MBU students.


The main purpose of the Crisis Management Centre of Matej Bel University is to manage and also
encourage research in the field of international crisis management within the system of international
relationships. Participation of different scholarly disciplines is also possible if an interdisciplinary
approach is desired. The partial goals of the Centre are:

 to expand the base of theoretical knowledge in research and development in the field of international

relationships as well as national and international security through the use of simulation models
thus helping to solve security issues of both domestic and international nature.

 to increase the effectiveness of decision-making processes in the context of crisis management

using simulation models, and also support development of proper reactions to crisis scenarios in
both researchers and students;

 to seek optimal models and procedures for crisis management in both social and natural contexts.

The Crisis Management Centre of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica provides all researchers of the
university as well as members of partner universities and research institutes with an opportunity to
use the support of analytical, monitoring and prognostic services of the Centre to support their own
creative activities.
Besides the research and development activities, the Crisis Management Centre also has the potential to
become a part of the global crisis management system which is activated in different crises, i.e. situations
in which lives, health or property of the city inhabitants, the region, or even the higher territorial unit are
in danger. The civil protection and crisis management workers can cooperate with the researchers in the
Centre in order to simulate different situations, monitor, evaluate and analyse it in order to find the most
efficient procedures of avoiding dangerous phenomena. As for the practical application, both virtual
and live simulations in which a model crisis situation affects the actual performance and actions of the
terrain workers can be created. The situation in question is resolved on the basis of input data. The Centre
monitors and analyses the course of crisis management actions and evaluates the procedures.


Administration of Accommodation SCIENCE AND RESEARCH AT MBU
Facilities of MBU

Trieda SNP 53
974 00 Banská Bystrica
Tel: +421 48 446 69 11

Full time study students of MBU are provided with
accommodation during the whole academic year while
part time students are provided with short term accommodation.

High Performance Computing Centre (HPCC)

Tajovského 40
974 01 Banská Bystrica
Tel: +421 48 446 65 15

High Performance Computing Centre – HPCC MBU was
established at MBU in Banská Bystrica on 1st June 2012 in
connection with the national project SIVVP. The centre´s
main role is to provide information for the scientists
when they need to perform demanding calculations. The
highly efficient MBU cluster has been incorporated in the
European Grid Infrastructure, EGI since 2013.


Matej Bel University is a place of free exploration and a centre of national and international research
in several fields of study. Science and research is developed in all faculties and departments, two
faculty research institutes (Research-Innovation Centre at the Faculty of Economics and Institute of
Pedagogic Research at the Faculty of Education) and the Institute of Biology and Geology – a common
workplace of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of MBU and SAV (Slovak Academy of Science). The aim of
MBU consists in enabling creative professionals to perform the scientific research of their choice but in
accordance with the set research priorities of MBU and Slovak Republic (RIS3) defined in the Long Term
Plan of MBU for the period between 2015 – 2020:

1. Mathematics and computer science, information and communication technologies including
applications necessary for tackling societal challenges.

2. Societal challenges and human rights: collective identity, social and communicative competence in the
national language and foreign languages, migration, integration and inclusion of marginalized groups,
demographic change, poverty, social and cultural capital, European law and legal consciousness.

3. Economy and Management: Regional development and sustainability, social innovation and reform
the public sector and pensions, tourism strategy, European economy, finance and banking.

4. The cultural and natural heritage and its importance for the development of localities and regions
(sustainable development of regional districts in economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects
in the context of globalization and integration as the basic conditions for sustainable development in
order to achieve the high quality of life for all citizens).

5. Global changes and civilization’s challenges: climate change, development, conservation and
environmental sustainability, biodiversity, geo-hazards, energy, healthy lifestyle, physical and
psychological fitness.

6. Security and defence: security policy, international relations.

7. Education in the 21st century: education reforms and changes in the context of the needs of the
present social and economic practice, the modernization of curricula, new forms of teaching,
education of Roma children, teaching profession in primary and secondary education.


SCIENCE AND RESEARCH AT MBU The focus of science and research at Matej Bel University is closely related to the university profiling
mainly towards social sciences and humanities where several of our professionals achieve outstanding
international results (especially in the research in the fields of history and ethnology, humanities, law
and international relations and economics and management). Science, mathematics and information
technologies are developed at the Faculty of Natural Sciences. In 2015, the Accreditation Commission
ranked the research team of mathematicians from the Faculty of Natural Sciences among top research
teams in the Slovak Republic, which is a significant achievement.

There are three centres of excellent research at the University: Centre of Excellence of Informatics and
Knowledge Systems, Centre of Excellence focusing on the research of the national and international
security matters and the Centre of Excellence focusing on the development of a comprehensive
strategy of international crisis management in international relations.

Research teams at the University are involved in domestic and international research, in particular in
the European Framework Programmes (FPs) and Horizon 2020. Within the framework of Erasmus +,
the University supports short and medium term internships of students and teachers at foreign
universities. As a co-ordinating institution, the University has acquired a project in the scheme
Erasmus + “Strategic Partnerships”. In an effort to enhance international research cooperation, MBU
has become a member organization of an international network of research universities Vision 2020:
The Horizon Network. Creative workers involved in international research are provided support by
qualified personnel at the research department which deals with foreign projects and involves
a University contact point for Horizon 2020.

In addition to the cooperation with many leading foreign universities, UMB implements major projects
with several Institutes of SAV (Slovak Academy of Science). The high level of professionalism at the
Department of Physical Education and Sports has been proved by some outstanding performances
by students and graduates at the Department, for example, representing the Slovak Republic in
international sporting competitions including the Olympics.

The most significant international research projects:

H2020: Solidarity in European societies: empowerment, social justice and citizenship (SOLIDUS),
responsible: prof. Ing. Juraj Nemec, PhD.

7RP: Gender Debate in the European Research Area (GENDERA), responsible:
doc. PhDr. Alexandra Bitušíková, PhD.

7RP: Implementing Public Participation Approaches in Radioactive Waste Disposal, responsible:
Ing. Peter Mihók, PhD.

7RP: Dynamical Systems in Low Dimensions, responsible: doc. RNDr. Roman Hric, PhD.

7RP: Mapping the Population, Careers, Mobilities and Impacts of Advanced Research Degree
Graduates in the Social Sciences and Humanities (POCARIM), responsible: doc. PhDr. Alexandra
Bitušíková, PhD.

7RP: Functioning of the Local Production Systems in the Conditions of Economic Crisis (Comparative
Analysis and Benchmarking for the EU and Beyond) (FOLPSEC); responsible: Ing. Stanislav Kološta, PhD.

7RP: Learning from Innovation in Public Sector Environments (LIPSE), responsible:
prof. Ing. Juraj Nemec, PhD.

7RP: Chain Reaction (CHReact), responsible: RNDr. Janka Raganová, PhD.

COST: Convergent Distributed Environment for Computational Spectroscopy (CODECS), responsible:
doc. RNDr. Miroslav Medveď, PhD.

MBU annually provides absolute support for the popularization of MBU research results at domestic
and international forums, on the MBU web site, in MBU newsletters, at the Researchers´ Night, during
the Week of Science, competing for the best scientists and the best scientific work etc. Since 2015, with
an ambition to promote science and research and other university activities, MBU has been organizing
regular monthly events for the public called University to City – City to University.


talent at MBU“

MBU Sport Club

Address: Tajovského 40, 974 01 Banská Bystrica
Office: Tajovského 57, 974 09 Banská Bystrica
tel.: 048 423 05 30, 048 446 51 92, 0907 843 516

The club performs its activities on the level of high performance achievements and mass recreational
Clubs associated:
• Athletic Club ŠK UMB
• Women’s basketball team
• Gymnastic Club (focusing on gymnastic sports)
• University Hockey Club
• Horoklub (focusing on outdoor activities)
• Karate Club (also focuses on other martial arts)
• Judo Club
• TRIAN (focusing on triathlon and swimming activities)
• Technical Sports Club – associates a section of biathlon and a section of aircraft models
• Sport Club for All – The club is designed for students and employees of MBU who have the ability to
perform the following physical activities: swimming, volleyball, basketball, football, floorball, aerobics,
zumba, fitness workout (weightlifting), sport and fitness gymnastics and other non-traditional sports.

TJ Slávia Ekonóm MBU

Address: Tajovského 10, 974 01 Banská Bystrica
Tel.: 048 446 63 18
Fax: 048 415 27 93

The club performs its activities on the level of high performance achievements and mass recreational
• Skiing – with a focus on Nordic skiing
• Orienteering sports – with a focus on winter cross country orienteering, orienteering and summer

mountain bike orienteering


FREE TIME ACTIVITIES The sport activities at MBU Banská Bystrica are realized in the facilities administered by MBU.
• Sports hall – Faculty of Arts, Tajovského 40,
• Gymnastics gym – Faculty of Arts, Tajovského 40,
• Mirrored gym – Faculty of Arts, Tajovského 40,
• Indoor swimming pool – Faculty of Arts, Tajovského 40,
• Movement studio (mirrored gym) – Faculty of Arts, Tajovského 57,
• Fitness Centre – Faculty of Arts, Tajovského 57,
• Athletic-football area – Faculty of Arts, Tajovského 57,
• Tennis centre (asphalt) – Faculty of Arts, Tajovského 57,
• Handball grounds (asphalt) – Faculty of Arts, Tajovského 57,
• Movement studio – Faculty of Economics, Tajovského 10,
• Fitness – Faculty of Economics, Tajovského 10,
• Large gym – Faculy of Pedagogy, Ružová 13,
• Tennis courts – Faculty of Arts, Ružová 13.


The University Choir called Mladosť is not
only a choir in its own right but also an
instructive body for the study needs of
training teachers and training youth choir

During the years of its existence, the Choir
has received many awards at festivals and
competitions (Academic Banská Bystrica,
V. Figuš-Bystrý competitions, Festival in
Trnava, Choral Festival in Vranov, National
Competition of Matica Slovenská, Horehronské Choir Festival), and also abroad (Hungary, Poland,
Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Belgium – Neerpelt, France – Tours, Belfort, United Kingdom – Cardiff,
Sweden – Oskarshamn, Germany – Zwickau, Erfurt, Netherlands – Veldhoven, Croatia, Italy – Sardinia,
Padova, Sassari, Russia – St. Petersburg, Argentina – Tandil, Brazil, Spain – Lloret de Mar, Barcelona, Czech
Republic – Pardubice, Ústí nad Labem, Olomouc, Ostrava, Hradec Králové).

The dramaturgy is focused on preparing songs from all styles and periods of musical history.
The ensemble participates in various projects within the framework of international symposia and

Artistic director: prof. PaedDr. Milan Pazúrik, CSc.

Ružová ulica 13, 974 11 Banská Bystrica
tel.: 048 446 45 18
fax: 048 446 44 44
mob. 0905553651


University folkloric ensemble Mladosť FREE TIME ACTIVITIES
The ensemble is a creative body of musicians
that represents MBU, performing folklore
from the whole country, especially from
the regions of Upper Hron (Tekov, Stredné
Pohronie, Podpoľanie, Horehronie), and
also from various regions of origin of the
MBU students and the ensemble members.
The ensemble involves three sections –
dancing ensemble, folk music band and
a singing section. Each of the sections has
its own independent programme patterns
and concerts. There are further activities such as teaching selected subjects of Folklore dance, Folk music,
Singing (Departments of Music Culture of the Faculty of Education of MBU) addressed to advanced students
and to beginners. The local level of activities is represented by the interactive project Bašável and Mladosť.
The ensemble has long term based cooperation with compatriots; a few of them have been incorporated
in the ensemble which frequently performs in the compatriot environment. In its activities, the ensemble
represents MBU on national and international scenes and it establishes contacts with foreign universities
by means of spreading our national traditions.
The University Folkloric Ensemble Mladosť has won many competitions: Academic Zvolen and Nitra,
it regularly gains top rankings at national and international competitions as well as representation
trips abroad. The ensemble visited Borneo in 2015, Poland in 2015 and 2014, Mexico in 2014, Sicily in
2013, Serbia in 2012, the Azores in 2011, Turkey in 2010 and 1990, France in 2009, Mexico in 2009, Italy
in 2008, Finland in 2006, Sardinia in 2005, Canada in 2003, South Korea in 2001, Switzerland in 2001,
Bulgaria in 1999, Jordan in 1998, Brazil in 1996 and 1993, Portugal in 1992, the Netherlands in 1991.
A trip to Taiwan is being prepared for 2016.

Artistic director: Mgr. art. Martin Urban, PhD.

Komenského 20,
974 11 Banská Bystrica
tel.: 048 446 4272,
cell: 0908 170 128
[email protected], [email protected]


Alma mater
Alma mater is a non-profit project designed by our
students and a few graduates. It aims at creating a
cultured, valuable and respected platform to serve to all
university students in the Slovak Republic and provide
them with rapid access to relevant information. It also
acts as a platform for discussion on the level corresponding to the requirements of university students.

Brotherhood Sigma Phi Kappa
Phi Kappa Sigma Brotherhood was created in response to the needs of the student association whose
primary objective is the socialization of students through joint activities. Through its activities, the
brotherhood seeks to actively expand its ideas which are reflected in its objectives.The primary objectives
include: greater socialization through enjoyable activities, expanding the membership base, increasing
student collaboration and decreasing disengagement, retreat of careerism, openness of student life.




AIESEC is the world’s largest organization run by students. It provides young people with opportunities
for personal and professional development. It has been operating worldwide for over 60 years and it
is run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. It allows students to work
in various multicultural environments; it brings together highly talented people from universities and
the corporate environment both at home and abroad. AIESEC aim consists in giving young people the
space to develop their potential and leadership skills.

DSV – Deutscher Studentenverein

DSV organization – Deutscher Studentenverein was established in 2010 to mobilize students of
political science and international relations. Although the organisation informally associates German
speaking students, a broad spectrum of topics is dealt with. The membership base consists of 15 active
students whose vision is to successfully continue the set course, to organize debates, to provide other
students with information and positive examples from German-speaking countries and thus support
the development of civil society.

EAC – Euro-Atlantic Centre

EAC – Euro-Atlantic Centre is an internationally-established independent non-governmental organization
acting in the field of international relations and security policy. Since its establishment in 1999, it has
come a long way in the process of institutionalization from an informal student debating society to
a respected professional non-governmental organisation of young academics and students. In
cooperation with its partner ministries, international organisations, academic institutions and non-
governmental organisations it prepares a wide range of activities including the organisation of
conferences, expert seminars, lectures and discussions. Since its establishment it has been attempting to
contribute to the dissemination of ideas of Euro-Atlantic cooperation not only in Slovakia but also abroad.


EFPOLIT is a student organisation operating at the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations of
MBU since 1998. Its main aim consists in spreading awareness of the French language and culture, politics
and the position of France through organizing lectures and events. The members of EFPOLIT are primarily
students of the Faculty who work while studying for their professional growth through extracurricular
activities and community work. They have the opportunity to gain experience by communicating at
a high level (with embassies and councils of particular foreign countries in Slovakia, journalists, experts and
analysts, ministries of the Slovak Republic). Due to the network of its domestic and international contacts
the organisation provides its members with opportunities to participate in events at home and abroad.

ELSA – European Law Students´ Association

A local branch of an international organization of law students ELSA International. ELSA is an
independent, non-political and non-profit organization bringing together more than 35,000 law
students and graduates in 40 countries worldwide and more than 200 local groups. ELSA was founded
in 1981 in Vienna and the Faculty of Law of MBU has operated the branch since 1996. It is also active at
the Faculty of Law in Bratislava, Trnava and Košice.

ESN – Erasmus Student Network

ESN – Erasmus Student Network is a non-profit international student organisation. Its mission is to represent
foreign students and thus provide them with the possibility of cultural understanding and personal
development in line with the principle – student helping student. There are 12000 members from 350 local
sections in 34 countries in Europe who act as volunteers.We provide services and support to 150,000 students. |


EnviroFuture is a university-wide association aimed at the environment protection. Its main objective is to
introduce waste separation in all schools and thus contribute to healthier life of students and to the reduction
of waste disposal costs spent by faculties. Just we, the students, are the future of our Earth.

Facebook – EnviroFuture | [email protected]



ICM Banská Bystrica (Youth Information Centre) is a civic association and a full member of ZIPCeM
– Association of Information and Counselling Centres in the Slovak Republic. ZIPCeM currently
brings together 21 ICM centres in Slovakia. ICM activity is focused on providing information and
counselling services for young people up to 30 years of age. One of the priority actions of ICM Banská
Bystrica consists in cooperation with all types of schools in the city and the region of Banská Bystrica.
The cooperation is developed on the basis of several activities involving the interaction with schools in the
form of an educational programme focused on the prevention against socio-pathological phenomena.


JEF SLOVAKIA is an independent, international youth organization active in Slovakia as one of the
sections of JEF Europe with headquarters in Brussels. Our intention is to bring together young people
with an interest in the events in Europe and to create space for their learning and personal growth
while a network of contacts and friendly relations is built up. You do not have to be an active member
of the JEF to profit from all the benefits! Just join us! We are waiting for you!


Regional Consultation Centre of the Youth in Action Programme (RKC), based in CVC – JUNIOR in
Banská Bystrica. It cooperates with national agencies in the process of the implementation of the EU
programme Youth in Action in the Banská Bystrica Region.

SAC – Slovak Atlantic Commission

SAC – Slovak Atlantic Commission is a non-governmental organization, a member of the Atlantic Treaty
Association, which aims to promote a constructive and active involvement of the Slovak Republic in
international relations with an emphasis on cooperation in the Euro-Atlantic community and effective
implementation of the security and foreign policy. One of the leading projects of the organisation is
a SAC’s magazine named Euro-Atlantic Quarterly, which is edited by an editorial board composed mostly
of students from the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations of MBU. The magazine,
which is published four times a year, focuses on the issues of international politics and security. | |

Centre of Nations – Slovakia

Centre of Nations – Slovakia is an independent non-governmental and non-political organisation.
Established in November 2006, it still has its seat based at the Faculty of Political Sciences and
International Relations of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica. The organisation was created to
support and spread the ideas of the United Nations Organisation (UN) as well as providing active
support to meet its targets and follow the given principles of the Slovak Republic at home and abroad.


Students´Association of History

Students´ association of history established at the Department of History of the Faculty of Arts of MBU
is a student organisation. Its activities are run by the students of history and the related subjects at
the Faculty of Arts of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica. Its main objective is the organisation of
activities in cooperation with various institutions, organisations and individuals in order to:

 to complement the study of history at the Department of History through informal methods of

 to reinforce collegial relationships among students and between students and their teachers,
 to encourage students to active studies, to inform them about the various possibilities of

foreign study mobility such as internships and summer schools,
 to provide mentoring to first-year students and students of lower grades,
 to offer learners the opportunity for self-fulfilment, in the context of events held at the Department

of History with a possible overlap to their professional life,
 to issue a student magazine on history named ACHERON.

[email protected]



Tajovského 10 Tajovského 40
975 90 Banská Bystrica 974 01 Banská Bystrica
Tel: +421 48 446 21 11 Tel. +421 48 446 71 11

OF MBU 974 11 Banská Bystrica
Kuzmányho 1, 974 01 Banská Bystrica Tel: +421 48 446 41 11
Tel: +421 48 446 12 11
OF MBU 974 01 Banská Bystrica
Tajovského 40 Tel: +421 48 446 31 11
974 01 Banská Bystrica
Tel: +421 48 446 71 11

Tajovského 40 Cesta na amfiteáter 1 Tajovského 40
974 00 Banská Bystrica 974 01 Banská Bystrica 974 01 Banská Bystrica
Tel: +421 48 446 52 05 Tel.: +421 48 446 76 20
OF MBU FOR SLOVAKS LIVING Trieda SNP 53 974 01 Banská Bystrica
ABROAD 974 00 Banská Bystrica Tel.: +421 48 446 31 11
Cesta na amfiteáter 1 Tel: +421 48 446 69 11
974 01 Banská Bystrica Dormitory 3
Tajovského 51
974 01 Banská Bystrica
Tel.: +421 48 446 51 11

Dormitory 4
Trieda SNP 53
974 01 Banská Bystrica
Tel.: +421 48 446 69 11

Dormitory 5
Ružová 15
974 01 Banská Bystrica
Tel.: +421 48 446 46 80

Issued by: Matej Bel University, Rector´s Office, Národná 12, 974 01 Banská Bystrica
Graphic design: Mgr. art. Zuzana Ceglédyová

Photo: MBU Archive, Print: EQUILIBRIA, s. r. o., Košice, 2015

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