Description of Section:
Small section, with growing numbers of incoming Erasmus students and team members. We are trying to deliver the best experience from stay in our city and university, and make it an unforgettable memory. Our organization structure is quite open and linear, while there is 4-6 active members. We prefer to work together on all events and projects, so every member of ESN UNIZA can take his part. Thus we don’t have traditional “one to one” buddy system, but we use everyone available. Erasmus students can get to know all team from begging and become friends with everybody.
History of Section:
After Kvetka Mišiaková has returned from her Erasmus in 2008, she became eager to take care of incoming students. She founded our section and had a key role in forming it. Start wasn’t easy, though University had to be convinced about importance and significance of ESN presence. In following years, enthusiastic students were joining our section. Since we had only small number of Erasmus students, we managed to run ESN UNIZA in stable team of 3-5 people, plus some extra buddies and less active members. These days, number of exchange students almost doubled to 50, and we are working on campaign to get more and more ESN team members.
Description of the University:
The University of Žilina is the only university located in the northwest region of the Slovak Republic. In terms of prof essional profile, the University is unique in Slovakia as it has a long tradition of providing education in the fields of transport and communications. Furthermore, during the last period of development the University became an educational institution with a broad profile in many areas of science, technology, economics, management, and recently, educational and natural sciences. The University of Žilina provides education at all three levels of higher education both in full-time and part-time forms (Bachelor's degree, Engineer/Master's degree and Doctoral degree). Finally, all of the University’s faculties provide a supplementary course of pedagogical studies for students and graduates. Over the last 57 years more than 52 000 students have graduated from the University; 1662 of them have been awarded the Ph.D. degree. The University has established contacts with many universities abroad. Professors and research workers at the University participate in international educational and research projects. These include the European Union projects TEMPUS, COPERNICUS, COST, LLP/ERASMUS, Leonardo da Vinci, than CEEPUS, National Scholarship Programme, DAAD. The academic staffs are actively involved in cooperations within the EU´s 6 th and 7 th Framework programmes.
ESN Slovakia aims at working in the interest of students who are spending parts of or their entire formal education at a higher education institution in Slovakia. ESN aims at creating conditions for the better understanding of each other’s cultures between students of different origins.
ESN Sections is here to help you and to make your time in Slovakia the best experience of your life! In order to achieve this goal, we organise seminars and presentations, trips, cultural and social activities and much more throughout the academic year.