University of Economics in Bratislava

Year of foundation: 1940
Approx. number of students: 14,000
Period of study: Mid September-End December; Early February-Early July
MCI partner since: 2011

The City

Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and, with a population of about 431,000, also the country's largest city. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia on both banks of the Danube River. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two independent countries. Bratislava and Vienna are two of the closest European national capitals to each other, at less than 60 kilometres apart.Bratislava is the political, cultural, and economic centre of Slovakia. It is the seat of the Slovak president, the parliament, and the executive branch of the government. It is home to several universities, museums, theatres, galleries and other important cultural and educational institutions. Many of Slovakia's large businesses and financial institutions are also headquartered there.The history of the city, long known by the German name Preßburg, has been strongly influenced by people of different nations and religions, namely by Austrians, Czechs, Germans, Hungarians, Slovaks, and Jews. The city was the capital of the Kingdom of Hungary, a part of the larger Habsburg Monarchy territories, from 1536 to 1783 and has been home to many Slovak, Hungarian, and German historical figures.

The University

University of Economics in Bratislava (Slovak: Ekonomická univerzita v Bratislave) is the oldest university of economics in Slovakia.
The university was established in 1940 as a private university under the name Vysoká obchodná škola v Bratislave (College of Commerce in Bratislava), because of the situation in German-occupied Czechia where college and universities were closed down, where also many Slovak students were studying. It was nationalized in 1945 and renamed to Slovenská vysoká škola obchodná (Slovak College of Commerce). The current name is used since 1992.