Mission and history

The mission of the Department of Political Science at the Trenčín University of Alexander Dubček in Trenčín

We are young and want to be different. We respect experience and strive for our own original identity. Knowing man has a complex and constantly evolving content in which the universe, man and his actions are related and shape everyday reality in all its diverse areas. At the center of our attention, power is synonymous with politics. We try to understand it mainly with the help of related and irreplaceable sciences - economics, law, psychology and sociology, while recognizing the importance of natural and technical sciences. The difficulty of political science lies in the complex perception of politics through a multidisciplinary perspective.The Department of Political Science wants to be an authentic academic community of its students, pedagogues and graduates, going beyond the period of study and employment. The Department of Political Science wants to be a good brand at home and internationally. The academic environment of the Department is built mainly on the initiative of the students, without whom our common mission is not fulfilled. Our everyday life has its added value in a positive atmosphere transferred to the creation of its students and educators.The operation of the Department is purposeful and has specific objectives:- the general development of abstract thinking and communication,- rise in mental level and emotional health,- supporting ambitions and success orientations according to their own definition,- critical thinking with respect for plurality of values,- dialogue as a central tool for the exchange of views of students and educators in which questions are more important  than answers,- own initiative and sense of duty expressed in self-discipline,- openness, correctness and assertiveness,- professionalism and collegiality as the main form of interpersonal relations,- building personal and professional integrity,- analytical and presentation skills and argumentation,- creation of economic and legal competence,- systematic intellectual training and physical culture,- respect towards the history, contemplation and the pursuit of its critical assessment,- acquiring social intelligence, social protocol, and tact.

                                                                                              Trenčín,  August 7, 2014



History of the Department of Political Science at the Trenčín University of Alexander Dubček in Trenčín

The Department of Political Science at the Trenčín University of Alexander Dubček in Trenčín is one of the youngest Slovak academic workplaces in the field of political science. The Department started its activity in the academic year 2005/2006 and at its inauguration the rector of the University, was Dr.h.c. doc. Ing. Juraj Wagner, PhD., Director of the Institute of Natural Sciences and Humanities Prof. Ing. Ján Garaj, DrSc. and Head of the Department of Political Science Prof. PhDr. Rastislav Tóth, CSc. 

Since 2009, the Department has undergone organizational changes and today as an University Workplace is an autonomous part of the Trenčín University of Alexander Dubček in Trenčín. In addition to basic political subjects, the Department deals with research in international relations, political parties, media and public opinion. In 2014, it underwent a process of comprehensive accreditation and international quality assessment of study programs.