University Declares a Protest
By: External Relations Office CU
The leadership of Comenius University Bratislava (CU) and the Presidency of CU’s Academic Senate declare that on 1 March 2021 Comenius University Bratislava will begin a protest against political interference in the functioning of public universities.
This political interference takes the form of, in particular:
- the amendment to the Higher Education Act proposed by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic (the "Ministry"),
- the financial policy of the Ministry with regard to public universities, which has been in force since the beginning of this calendar year and aims to further reduce financing for public universities that have already been long under-funded.
These measures will lead to a total subordination of universities to the ministry.