On June 20, 2023, the 110th meeting of the Slovak Rectors' Conference was held on the grounds of Technical University in Zvolen and was chaired by the SRC´s President Dr. h. c. prof. Ing. Rudolf Kropil, PhD. It was an election session of the SRC, at which the president and three vice-presidents were elected. On professional topics, the SRC´s members discussed the conclusion of performance contracts and the financing of measurable performance indicators beyond the state budget subsidy for public universities.
SRC´s members elected during the 110th meeting doc. Ing. Vladimír Hiadlovský, PhD., rector of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, as SRC´s President for his first term of office from August 22, 2023 to August 21, 2025.
Members voted for three SRC´s Vice-presidents who are Dr. h. c. prof. Ing. Rudolf Kropil, PhD., Rector of Technical University in Zvolen, Dr. h. c. prof. PaedDr. Tomáš Lengyelfalusy, PhD., Rector of DTI University and Dr. h. c. prof. MUDr. Peter Šimko, CSc., Rector of Slovak Health University in Bratislava. Since March 2023, prof. Ing. Ferdinand Daňo, PhD., Rector of the University of Economics in Bratislava, is a Vice-president as well.
SRC´s members adopted a resolution in which they request the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic to sign performance contracts with all public universities on the same date and only after the discussions at individual universities have been completed and after the methodology for the breakdown of subsidies for public universities has been approved and the breakdown of subsidies from the state budget for the year 2024 as well. In connection with the implementation of performance contracts, SRC requests the Slovak government to purposefully increase the budget of public universities for the years 2024-2026 by 10 per cent annually to cover the costs of implementing agreed measurable performance indicators, as recommended by the OECD and stated in the Recovery and Resilience Plan.
- Approved resolutions from SRC´s 110th meeting (Slovak language, pdf)
- Photographs from the SRC´s 110th meeting
- Press release: SRC elects new Presidium (Slovak language)
- SRC in media: SITA, Teraz, Skolske, Denník N, (Slovak language)
Photo: Miroslav Rusnák, TUZVO