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Author(s): Dana Országhová, Pavel Fľak, Viera Papcunová

Title: Tertiary Education System in Slovakia

Source: International Scientific Days 2018 :: Towards Productive, Sustainable and Resilient Global Agriculture and Food Systems :: Proceedings

ISBN: 978-80-7598-180-6


Publisher: Wolters Kluwer ČR, Prague

PY, pages: 2018, 1995-2009

Published on-line: 2018-11-09

Language: eng

Abstract: Investments in human capital, including education, skills upgrading, the development of education and science, are nowadays a significant prerequisite for the further development of society and its economic growth. The required features of employees in the current labor market are: flexibility, adaptability and initiative with accountability. The Tertiary Education System should reflect these requirements so that graduates with acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes have been beneficial to employers. In the Slovakia the university education in the first and second grade are provided by: public university, state universities, private colleges and foreign universities. In this context, the main objective of this contribution is the analysis of known indicators of tertiary education in Slovakiain the period 2013-2016. The data sources for the individual indicators were obtained from the database “DATAcube”. In particular, these are the following indicators for universities: number of faculties, number of teachers, number of full-time students, number of graduates of the daily study, the number of students studying beside employment. The obtained observations were evaluated by adequate mathematical and statistical methods; respectively by econometric analyzes to obtain information for possible further forecasting of analyzed relationships. Analyzes of indicators of tertiary education in the monitored period pointed to the existing specificities, homogeneity; respectively heterogeneity of evaluated educational institutions. The obtained results explain more deeply not only the current situation, but they are suitable inputs for adequate proposals for optimization of the tertiary education system in the Slovak Republic.

Keywords: graduates, mathematical and statistical analyses, system of education, tertiary education, undergraduates

JEL Classification: I21, I23

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