Being one of the main priorities of UKF in Nitra the scientific and research activities focus on effectively fusing scientific research with educational process, supporting the professional growth of employees and providing the material and technical support to its departments. Scientific research-oriented activities of UKF cover a wide range of natural, educational, philosophical and social-health care sciences in the field of the basic and applied research, as well as in the fields of innovation, methodology, didactics, and particular forms and content of study programmes.
The results of the scientific activities affect the funding of the university from the state budget and are crucial for the accreditation of study programmes, assessment of competence to carry out the procedures for the nomination of assistant professors and professors, as well as the certification and inclusion of the university into the university-type educational institutions.
The most important outputs of scientific research and other creative activities of UKF staff and students are valued annually with the Rector's Award for project activities and publications.
Cooperation with national scientific, artistic and other institutions
University closely cooperates with leading scientific and educational institutions, art institutions, state and local government institutions in the Nitra Region, especially with the institutes of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, the University Hospital, Animal Production Research Center, Plant Production Research Center, Slovak University of Agriculture and other Slovak universities. The University maintains contractual cooperation with the Nitra Episcopate and the Priest Seminar, focusing on education and culture. The extraordinary level of cooperation with the Slovak University of Agriculture (SUA) is manifested above all in joint events. In the area of artistic and creative activities, the University actively cooperates with the Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra, the Nitra Museum, Nitra Gallery and the Nitra Community Foundation.