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Professor Marek Šmid will lead Slovak Rectors' Conference

31 May 2018

The 84th meeting of the Slovak Rectors´ Conference took place on 21 May 2018 at the Technical University in Zvolen. Members of the Slovak Rectors´ Conference („SRC“) elected new SRC Presidium, which is an executive body and consists of a President and four Vice-presidents.

The new SRC President will be in coming two-years term Professor Marek Šmid - Rector of the Trnava University in Trnava, who was in previous two terms SRC Vice-president. New SRC Vice-presidents will be Professor Rudolf Kropil - Rector of the Technical University in Zvolen and current SRC President, who according to the SRC Statutes could not run anymore for the SRC President position, Professor Stanislav Stankoci – Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Professor Pavol Sovák – Rector of the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice and Professor Robert Redhammer - Rector of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. The term of the newly elected SRC Presidium will start on 5 June 2018. 

Professor Marek Šmid is an expert in the constitutional law, current member of the Legislative Board of the Slovak Government and former diplomat. During his membership in the SRC he was active in the HE legislation and international affairs. Professor Šmid named as his presidency priorities the continuity in SRC´s activities, legislative issues and their implementation in the area of higher education while preserving equal chances for all types of higher education institutions and with different missions. His other activities will concentrate on the implementation of EU structural funds stabilisation mechanisms and a closer international cooperation.

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