Slovak Medical University in Bratislava
THe Slovak Medical University in Bratislava (SMU) is a proud continuator of the tradition of education of health care professionals in the field of specialization studies as well as lifelong learning in Slovakia.
As early as 1.5.1953, the Slovak Institute for Doctors' Training was established in Trenčín, which by 30.6.1966 begins to create the beginnings of the education of health care professionals. After the construction of a new building in Bratislava, the Institute moved to the capital on 1 July 1966 under a new name - Institute for Further Education of Doctors and Pharmacists in Bratislava, under which it operated until 1991. It was in its middle, 1.7.1991, that it was renamed to Institute for Further Education of Health Care Workers, Bratislava. The content and form of studies responded to the needs and requirements of practice, with which the last name change came hand in hand: on 1.11.1998 the Institute was renamed to Slovak Postgraduate Academy of Medicine in Bratislava.
By the Act of the National Council of the Slovak Republic No. 401/2002 Coll. on the establishment of the Slovak Medical University , the Slovak Medical University in Bratislava was established on the 1st of September 2002 as a state university-type higher education institution.
The Slovak Medical University in Bratislava is the only medical university in Slovakia which is monothematically devoted to education in health professions in all three stages of higher education and at the same time it is the only institution in the Slovak Republic which, under different names since 1953, comprehensively provides education of health professionals.
The Slovak Medical University is a state university-type higher education institution operating within the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic and has four faculties:
- Faculty of Nursing and Professional Health Studies
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Public Health
- Faculty of Health
The Slovak Medical University has a well-developed scientific research base, which consists of the university institutes of SMU, organizationally falling under the individual faculties of SMU.
The Slovak Medical University operates in the spirit of the Magna Charta Universitatum, the constitution of world universities, in the spirit of the values of democracy, humanism, tolerance, and operates as an apolitical institution. It leads students to adhere to the principles of the Hippocratic Oath and to protect life and health from conception to a dignified natural death.
The full name of the University is:
in Slovak: Slovenská zdravotnícka univerzita v Bratislave
in English: Slovak Medical University in Bratislava
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