Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra
Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra (CPU) is ranked among the top educational, scientific and artistic institutions. It bears the name of an important figure in the history of Nitra and Slovakia – Constantine the Philosopher (also named as St. Cyril, 827-869). University follows the way of Cyril-Methodius Tradition and spread of education, humanism, democracy and tolerance. CPU is forming as a modern European university, in which dominates science, spiritual quality, high professionalism, pedagogical mastership and wide communicativeness. Its strength lies in the wide offer of flexible, innovative and diversified study programmes at bachelor, master and doctoral level.
In addition to the traditional training of teachers for elementary and secondary schools, the university provides education for future social workers, experts in the field of culture, political scientists, catechists, journalists, archaeologists, historians, museum scientists, biologists, environmental scientists, mathematicians, physicists, IT experts, psychologists, gemology scientists and other experts.
CPU is unique for its training provided in Hungarian language for future teachers in areas with large share of Hungarian minority. CPU´s scientific potential is concentrated into unique workplaces – research institutes and specialised laboratories, which are the guarantee of high-quality outcomes of scientific activities of scientific-pedagogical staff and PhD. students of the university. This is also a basis for professional growth of the next generation of young researchers.
Nowadays, the university consists of five faculties: Faculty of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Health Care, Faculty of Central European Studies, Faculty of Arts, and Faculty of Education.