Rector (President of University)

Prof. JUDr. Marek Števček, PhD.

Rector's office:
Šafárikovo námestie 6
814 99  Bratislava 1
Slovak Republic
Tel.: 421 9010 1001

Professor Marek Števček was born on 20 February 1976 in Bratislava. After completing studies at the Faculty of Law at Comenius University in 1999, he commenced work at the faculty’s Department of Civil Law, where he has been to the present day. In addition, he has worked at the Department of Civil Law at Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica and at the Institute of State and Law of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, where he was a researcher. He has also lectured on civil procedural law at the Faculty of Law at Palacký University in Olomouc. He undertook his internal research assistantship in the field of civil law in 2006 and in 2012 he habilitated as an Associate Professor of Civil Law and in 2017 he was appointed Professor in this field. From 2012 to 2015 he was the chairman of the Recodification Commission for Civil Procedural Law. After the completion of the recodification process, Števček was then appointed by the Minister of Justice to the position of chairman of the Commission for the Recodification of Private Law on 1 July 2015; the commission’s primary role was to prepare a proposal for a new Slovak Civil Code. Števček’s scientific and publishing activities focus on a wide range of issues present in civil law. He has published dozens of professional and research papers both domestically as well as abroad in periodical literature and in book form. Števček has also participated in many scientific conferences in Slovakia as well as abroad. He has been the co-author of several monographs and textbooks on civil substantive and procedural law, family law, and international procedural law, and has contributed to the Encyclopaedia Beliana. He is a member of the Educational College of the Slovak Bar Association and is on the editorial board of several professional journals. Since 1 April 2017, he has served as the Vice-Rector for Legislation at Comenius University. In the term from 1 February 2019 to 31 January 2023, he is the incumbent Comenius University Rector.