About Constantine the Philosopher University
Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra is a modern educational, scientific and artistic institution that bears the name of one of the most important personalities in the history of Nitra and Slovakia – Constantine the Philosopher (St. Cyril, 827 – 869). Its mission is to develop a harmonized personality, spread knowledge, wisdom, honesty and human creativity and contribute to the development of education, culture and health for the benefit of a knowledge-based society. In fulfilling its mission, the main goal of UKF is to provide university education, promote creative scientific research and encourage artistic activities.
UKF has five Faculties and 7029 students, of which 5562 are enrolled in full-time study. The University is also attractive for foreign students. Currently (as at October 31, 2019), it is frequented by 345 students.
The University employs 935 employees. These include 564 teachers and researchers, of which 78 are professors and 146 associate professors (data as at August 31, 2019).
The wide range of programs in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral study is a key strength of our University. This particularly concerns the 6 accredited single-major and 29 double-major teacher training study programs, 68 Bachelor’s and 49 Master’s study programs and 37 Doctoral study programs (data as at August 31, 2019). The University also provides lifelong education, particularly as complementary pedagogical study, extended study and interest study within the Third Age University.
Research is one of the key activities at the University. Its aim is to receive and present original research findings for the development of general knowledge, and it also includes the activities aimed at efficiently linking the scientific research with education and supporting the professional growth of its employees. Scientific research is carried out in particular through the solution of research, cultural, educational and other projects, with scientific and professional publications as its key output. The University annually organizes important scientific, artistic and professional events to present, advertise and disseminate the knowledge and research findings from research projects.
UKF is also focusing on student work, and is known for numerous cultural, social and sporting events and student activities, many of which with long traditions. The University publishes the University magazine Náš Čas and the student magazine Občas nečas.