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Quality Education: The Ticket to Professional Success

  • Emphasis on vocational education and R&D
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Ján Mikolaj, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education of SR.

  • In dire need of systemic changes
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by: EPPP Higher education in Slovakia is currently characterized by a decline in the quality of students admitted to universities, the generally low level of educators, and a high level of corruption. There is also a lack of cooperation with the private sector in training graduates profiled for the labor market needs and jointly conducting scientific research. Steps to change this situation must be fundamental and have to be come quickly.

  • Investing money in your education
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: University of Pittsburgh As markets grow and expand in this connected world, we face new situations and responsibilities at an increasing rate. One area that we are personally assured will change at some stage is our career. An answer to the challenge of adapting to these everchanging professional requirements is to develop our skills and core competencies through formalized education.

  • Higher education reform - from need to must
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: City University of Seattle Much has been written about the quality of universities in Slovakia, the volume of funds in the state budget for tertiary education, scientific, research or innovation. The truth is that Slovakia´s performance in research output and its investment into the ’knowledge economy’ is behind most of the EU/OECD countries.

  • A positive approach to school reform
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: Forel International School As we move ever faster toward becoming a knowledge-based society, the role of education becomes more and more apparent and the need for maintaining a solid foundation in secondary education in particular becomes inevitable.

  • Industry’s thirst for technically qualified labor
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: U. S. Steel Košice The demand for qualified graduates from secondary technical schools is growing on the Slovak labor market. However, the schools that used to have a long tradition of producing highlyskilled workers for all kinds of trades and industries are facing diverse problems. What are the issues at hand and are the current reforms going to help the ailing system?

  • What can a company and a student offer each other?
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: Deloitte Many university students in Slovakia are striving to get ahead by improving themselves and enhancing their knowledge. However, during the five years they spend at university, many of them obtain good theoretical knowledge, but often lack practical experience. This article looks at some forms of business-academic cooperation to increase the quality of education and prepare students for real-life challenges.

  • Students ready to pay for quality
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by: Uni2010 The survey about modern university education conducted by Uni2010 in early 2008 showed that 75% of students would be willing to pay 10,000 SKK (€332) for one semester of studies. Find out what they expect to receive in exchange for their money.

  • Mobility in international education
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by: Fulbright Commission As the world moves towards a global society, human capital has become the largest and the most crucial factor of any economic success. High quality and internationally open higher education is one of the key elements for the development of a knowledge based society and economic competitiveness.

  • Spreading financial literacy
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: Citibank Europe plc, pobočka zahraničnej banky Across Europe there has been an emphasis on financial education and financial capability supported by all sectors of society - private, public and civil. Why is financial education important? The main reason, echoed widely, is that helping individuals, families, entrepreneurs, institutions and government to better understand how to use the financial resources available to meet their goals, is central to economic prosperity.

  • A notebook for every pupil
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: Microsoft Slovakia Fast IT development has affected all areas of our lives and in particular, the lives of young people. It has changed the way they communicate, establish social relationships, work and relax. Young people are right to expect IT development to change their current way of studying. Microsoft is an originator of the project “A Notebook for Every Pupil”, the aim of which is to introduce 1:1 computing in the education system.

  • Inspiring future business leaders
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: CSI Leasing Slovakia Martin Kardoš is largely responsible for introducing and implementing the American concept of a business mentoring program for university students in Slovakia. “Connection” invited him to share his experiences and vision for this highly successful program.

  • Looking beyond the school desk
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: IBM Slovensko Global market leaders often team up with the world’s highest ranked universities to conduct research which generates future top employees and to bring the real business knowledge to the academic environment. The local IBM ISC subsidiary has decided to bring the expertise to Slovak Universities.

  • Coffee - fuel for innovation?
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: EurActiv.sk Research and development often consume considerable amounts of venture capital. However, universities do have the potential to attract the necessary capital for their educational and research activities. The coffee break may just be the right time and place where it all can start.

  • Office Market Figures for Q4 2008
    by AmCham , May 24, 2011
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    Prepared by AmCham member: Cushman & Wakefield The Bratislava Research Forum was set up last year to quarterly deliver consistent, accurate and transparent data on the Bratislava office market to their clients and the public. Below is the summary of the BRF Office Market figures for the last quarter of the year 2008.

 
 
 
 
 
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