History of the Faculty
The rector of our University, prof. RNDr. Ing. Daniel Kluvanec PhD. with the approval of the Accreditation Commission and the Academic Senate of the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra established the Faculty of Central European Studies (FCES) of Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra on 11 November 2003. The Faculty started its work in the field of teacher training for elementary and secondary schools and in the curriculum of Hungarology. The inaugural meeting of the Academic Senate FCES took place on 16 March 2004 and declared the date of the election of the dean to 30 March 2004. The Senate elected as the founder dean of the Faculty of Central European Studies of Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra prof. RNDr. Béla László PhD. from 1 April 2004.
The core of the employee part of the newly established faculty was formed by the Hungarian sections of other faculties within the university. Student section consisted of those enrolled students who submitted a written transfer request to the FCES of Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra. After the entrance exams for the academic year 2004/2005 the faculty had 814 students in all five grades.
According to its legal status the mission of the faculty is training teachers for schools with Hungarian teaching language and the training of specialists in approved fields of science, culture, art, public administration and social services. Their research conducted in the field of education and culture, especially with regard to the issue of national minorities and regional needs.