Election of Rector Will Take Place in May

Bratislava, 23 February 2022: During its assembly today the Academic Senate of Comenius University Bratislava (AS UK) set the date of the election of the University’s Rector. It is scheduled to take place on 18 May 2022. Forty-two members voted in favour of the proposal, no one objected and eight abstained.

25. 02. 2022 09.23 hod.
By: CU External Relations Office

During the discussion which lasted more than two hours several arguments were made for and against the spring election date. In the debate the Academic Senate allowed guest speakers to address the assembly.

Several members of the Senate presented arguments in support of the elections taking place in May, creating an opportunity to hold the last free election of the Rector under the current version of the Higher Education Act.

Vice-President of CU’s Academic Senate Matej Gajdoš also spoke in the debate, drawing attention to the frequently-made statement that students support the amendment of the Higher Education Act, saying: "This is not true. The vast majority of student representatives in the Senate of the University as well as the senates of the faculties, support the activities organized by the University to protest the amendment of the Higher Education Act."

The CU Academic Senate assembly was public and was broadcast live on YouTube and at the university's Facebook page.

The election of the Rector for the term starting on 1 February 2023 and ending on 31 January 2027 will take place on 18 May 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in Comenius University’s Auditorium. The deadline for nominating candidates is 4 May 2022, i.e. in 70 days.