The Comenius University History

Comenius University Bratislava is the oldest university in the Slovak Republic. It was founded on June 27th, 1919 and follows the university tradition of the Academia Istropolitana which was established in Bratislava by Matthias Corvinus, the Hungarian King, in 1465.


1919Foundation of Comenius University, foundation of the Faculty of Medicine
1921Foundation of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Philosophy
1939Comenius University renamed The Slovak University
1940Foundation of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and incorporation of the Catholic Faculty of Theology into the framework of the University (1940-1946)
1946Foundation of the Faculty of Education (1946-1953)
1952Foundation of the Faculty of Pharmacy (pharmacy had been studied at the Faculty of Medicine from 1939)
1952Foundation of the Faculty of Geology and Geography (1952-1959)
1954Comenius University returned to its original name
1960Foundation of the Institute of Physical Education and Sports (since 1965 the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports)
1964Foundation of the Faculty of Education in Trnava (transferred to Bratislava in 1986)
1969Foundation of the Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin
1980Foundation of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
1990Incorporation of the Evangelical Theological Faculty and the Roman Catholic Theological Faculty
1991Foundation of the Faculty of Management
2002Foundation of the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences