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Research and education

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The issues of sustainability, ecology and emission reduction are addressed globally at all faculties and the Institute of Physical Education and Sport of UPJŠ in Košice. In-depth teaching and research are conducted primarily at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, but the issue is not neglected at the humanities faculties either.


Research activities to support environmental sustainability are carried out at all faculties and institutes of UPJŠ. At the forefront is the research by the Faculty of Natural Sciences, which ranks among leading research regarding innovative batteries and hydrogen technologies not only in Slovakia, but also the world. “Soft science”, i.e., research in social sciences at UPJŠ does not lag behind in trends and research is actively developed at the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Public Administration and the Faculty of Arts.

Based on the fulfilment of temporary criteria, which take into account the evaluation of research, development, artistic and other creative activities of higher education institutions within the last comprehensive accreditation, the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic granted UPJŠ in Košice authorization to use the designation “research university”. This title speaks of the strong research potential of the university, which is also fulfilled regarding sustainability and ecology. UPJŠ in Košice was involved in the preparation of the Baseline Emission Inventory for the City of Košice, which formed a supporting document for the application of the City of Košice for the campaign for European Green Capital 2023, for the city that most deserves to improve the living conditions of its inhabitants and also comes up with its own long-term innovative solutions regarding the environment. The Institute of Chemical Sciences at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at UPJŠ significantly participated in the publication of the Hydrogen Strategy for the Košice Region, which was supported by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. This detailed document formed the basis for the future introduction of hydrogen infrastructure into everyday life and also into the curriculum of educational institutions, from primary schools to universities.

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