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Obtaining  the ECTS Label indicates to all domestic and  foreign students, that the study credit system at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava fulfils strict European standards and its offered education is fully comparable with other countries.

The Information Package consists of:
»Information on the Institution
»Information on Degree Programmes
»General Information for Students

ECTS label is awarded annually by the European Commission, namely by the Directorate-General for Education and Culture. Dozens of universities are annually seeking to obtain the certificate, but usually only a fraction of them succeeds. Except of STU, only the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra was awarded by the ECTS Label from among the universities in Slovakia.

"I am very pleased that the Slovak University of Technology succeeded in obtaining the ECTS Label Cerificate at the first time. This confirms that our system of education is fully comparable across Europe and that it is transparent. Our students as well as foreign students can easily get an overview of what they can study here - which subjects and in which semester. It simply facilitates international mobility. After last year's inclusion of STU in the prestigious Shanghai ranking ARWU TOP 200 in Computer Sciences, it is a further recognition of our effort to provide quality education to students in connection to research and practice," said Robert Redhammer, the STU Rector.

ECTS Label is a prestigious acknowledgement that all the degree programs offered at the Slovak University of Technology, all exams and credits that students gain are in line with the European credit system and are thus recognized abroad. Obtaining the ECTS Label is a signal of quality for domestic and foreign students. Slovak students know that if they decide to study a part of their studies or its conclusion at foreign universities, those universities would recognize each of their exams, which they completed at STU. For the foreign students, who want to pass a part of their studies in Slovakia, ECTS Label is a sign that their studies at STU will be accepted/recognized after their return to their home university.

The precondition for applying for the ECTS Label certificate (European Credit Transfer System) was to create and publish at the University webpage “ECTS Information Package”. Its structure is set by the European Commission and it must be available in English. In ECTS each subject is allocated with the number of “ECTS credits” that express values which reflect student workload required for completing the subject in one academic year at the university. Lectures, exercises, seminars, individual work, exams and any other activities are evaluated with credits. ECTS Information Package allows both domestic and foreign students a better understanding and comparing of degree programs at European universit

"Creating of ECTS catalog was quite a challenging process that required cooperation of all university units up to the level of the study programme directors. Therefore, thanks for the cooperation belong to all the participants " said František Horňák, the STU Vice-Rector for Education.

List of the ECTS Label holders is published at the webpage of the European Commission: