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About the faculty

Education in Banska Bystrica has a long tradition and dates back to the 13th century.

The Faculty of Natural Sciences of Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica was established in 1995.

The Faculty of Natural Sciences has a long tradition in preparing future teachers for primary, secondary and higher education in the field of natural sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Geography), Mathematics, Environmental Science and Computer Science. Nowadays, the faculty also offers non-teaching study. 

The basic mission of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Matej Bel University is to work in science, education and culture. The faculty provides a modern and friendly study environment necessary for students, teachers and scientists.

System of the study

The faculty offers higher education at all three levels of study – Bachelor (3 years), Master (2 years) and Ph.D. (3-4 years), in daily and external form. The standard length of the bachelor study is three years, the Master's degree is two years. The duration of the doctoral study in full-time form depends on the study programmes. The faculty offers teaching and non-teaching study programmes at the following faculty departments:

  • Department of Biology and Ecology
  • Department of Environmental Management
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Geography and Geology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Technology

Graduates on the labour market

The faculty prepares highly educated professionals with a high level of knowledge and flexibility. Graduates can find work in the school education system at all school levels, as well as in the public and private sphere.

Science and research:

The faculty performs a multidisciplinary research aiming to be a part of the European Research Area. The research spheres of the faculty are as follows:

  • Biodiversity and Biology of Nature Protection
  • Didactics of Biology
  • Forensic and Criminalistics Chemistry
  • Computer Chemistry
  • Didactics of Chemistry
  • Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Robotics
  • High Performance Computing and Big Data
  • Augmented Reality, Smart Cities and Internet of Things
  • Didactics of Informatics
  • Analysis of Vague Data
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Econometry
  • Algebra and Graph Theory
  • Didactics of Mathematics
  • Transformation of Landscape Ecosystems
  • Mineralogy and Petrology of W . Carpathians
  • Tectonics and Geodynamical Processes
  • Didactics of Geography
  • Theoretical Nuclear Physics
  • Theoretical Physics of Solid Compounds
  • Didactics of Physics
  • Characteristics of Wooden and Metal Materials and Technologies
  • Didactics of Technics Education