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Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Economics, Bratislava (CAS UE) 2005f
22 Palisady Street Bratislava 1 811 06, Slovakia
tel:421-2 5441 4521 fax:421-2 5441 4829

Organizational Status: University-affiliated institute, founded in 1990.

General Description: CAS UE is an integral part of the University of Economics in Bratislava, operating as an educational, scientific, counseling, consulting, information, and expert scientific and research body, orientated towards lifelong learning. CAS UE undertakes about 30 courses with 1,500 participants each year, and by the end of 2002 approximately 19,000 students/trainees graduated from its courses. Continuing education and training for adults is provided in all areas of economics and management, enabling participants to develop their abilities, from general knowledge to specific topics. CAS UE taps the reservoir of knowledge and accumulated experience of university faculty staff as well as practitioners, often UE alumni, offering a wide portfolio of educational and training activities, ranging from single subjects to multiple disciplines. Additionally, CAS UE has been involved in several national and international research projects, such as the ALPINE project: Increasing Education in European Universities. Its central aim is to improve and deepen knowledge in the fields of advanced marketing, economics, and managerial education.

Annual Budget: USD 317 thousand (2004)

Staff: 21 (2 research, 19 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Prof. PORVAZNIK, Jan (Director)

Public Relations:
Ms. KULIFAJOVA, Iveta (PR Manager)

(As of November, 2004)

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