Popularization of Science
UKF annually holds a number of events designed to promote the results of research and artistic and other creative activities not only at the University, Faculties and individual workplaces, but also to the professional and general public. We focus mainly on the students of primary and secondary schools in order to boost their interest in scientific work and study at our University.
One of the most important science popularization events is the series of events called Science and Technology Week in Slovakia, which is annually organized by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports of the Slovak Republic in cooperation with the Center for Scientific and Technical Information of the Slovak Republic and the National Center for Popularization of Science and Technology in Society. Through its Faculties, UKF is regularly involved in organizing lectures, workshops, exhibitions and presentations not only on campus, but also at primary and secondary schools in the Nitra region.
In cooperation with the OC MLYNY Gallery, the Faculty of Natural sciences regularly organizes the Scientific Fair – Come and See, Hear and Experience Science – an unconventional presentation of experiments in natural sciences for primary and secondary schools.
The film festival Agrofilm, organized by the National Agricultural and Food Center Nitra – Research Institute of Animal Production in Lužianky, is an important event annually presenting the latest scientific and research findings in the areas that affect our quality of life and health. As a festival partner, UKF organizes the screening sessions (at FPV) with professional lectures for the UKF employees and students.
Summer Schools of Archeology is one of the most attractive student events organized and/or co-organized by the Department of Archeology, FF, during the summer break. This event is coordinated by Assoc. Prof. PhDr. Noémi Beljak Pažinová, PhD.
FPV also organizes summer camps for children. At Summer Camp LIFE (Physics as We Don’t Know It), children conduct experiments adapted to their age and abilities and learn about physics through various games and concepts. This event is organized by PaedDr. Ľubomíra Valovičová, PhD. and Mgr. Ján Ondruška, PhD. from the Department of Physics, FPV. IT Camp aims to present science as a philosophy of life and boost interest of 10- to 14-years old adolescents in natural sciences and informatics.
Numerous events for children are organized on the occasion of the International Children's Day, of which the most important is the Science Day for Children – VEDET, designed for children in kindergarten and first grades of primary schools in Nitra. This activity is coordinated by PaedDr. Ľubomíra Valovičová, PhD. from the Department of Physics, FPV.