Faculty of Education Matej Bel University
The Department of Social Work of the Faculty of Education Matej Bel University was founded in 2004. However, a specialisation in social work has been provided at the second level of university education (MA) since the academic year 1996/97 (at that time under The Department of Pedagogy).
The Department of Social Work is located at the Faculty of Education Matej Bel University. The Department provides instruction in the accredited program Social Work at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd levels of university studies. Currently The Department in partnership with The Department of Public Economics and Regional Development of the Faculty of Economics Matej Bel University provide instruction in the accredited program Economics and Management of Social Work at the 1st level of university studies.
The Department has carried out pedagogical and scientific research and publishing activities since its inception. The members have actively participated in the grant projects (KEGA, VEGA) and state projects and have cooperated with scientific and professional institutions in solving the Department’s orientation issues.
Members of The Department have actively presented the results of their scientific and professional activities by means of professional and scientific seminars and conferences. The Department has also been involved in students’ volunteering activity in the field of social service, which represents The Department well, not only in the framework of the Faculty, but also out of it. In this field The Department has actively cooperated with the civic association The Volunteering Centre.
Developing cooperation with Departments of Social Work and related Departments in Slovakia and abroad is one of the important missions of The Department. An experience exchange as well as participation in professional events is the main objective. The Department has assumed an importance to its mission mainly because of potential Department development as well as cooperation in the field of science assignments and publishing activities.