University of Trnava

The University of Trnava (in Trnava) (Slovak: Trnavská univerzita v Trnave) is one of the oldest universities in Slovakia. It is based in Trnava, in the west of Slovakia.

University of Trnava (in Trnava)
Trnavská univerzita v Trnave
Trnava old university.jpg
Latin: Universitas Tyrnaviensis
Established1635 (historical)/1992 (present)
RectorProf. PaedDr. René Bílik, PhD.
Students4 671
Hornopotočná 23, 918 43 Trnava
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Historical universityEdit

The original Jesuit university was founded in 1635 by the Archbishop of Esztergom, Péter Pázmány. It had a faculty of arts, faculty of theology, faculty of law (since 1667) and faculty of medicine (since 1769). It lasted 142 years in Trnava (German: Tyrnau; Hungarian: Nagyszombat) when it was moved to Buda in 1777 and finally to Pest in 1784. Its legal successor is the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary.

Present-day universityEdit

The present-day university was established in 1992 and although bears the same name, it isn't a legal successor. It currently has five faculties, 4 of them seated in Trnava:[1]

  • Faculty of Philosophy and Arts
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Health and Social care
  • Faculty of Law

and 1 in Bratislava:[2]

  • Faculty of Theology

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