AFAD rated as one of the best universities in Slovakia

Last year, the Periodic Evaluation of research, development, artistic and other creative activities for the period 2014-2019 was carried out at our universities and the Slovak Academy of Sciences. The AFAD was rated as the best art academies in Slovakia and finished in the top ten of all evaluated universities in the field of visual arts at the world and significantly international level.


The evaluation of outputs took place for the first time in the new regime, which is part of the reform based on the recovery plan and whose ambition is to obtain the most detailed picture of the state of research in Slovakia. In the first round, the universities had to submit 25 scientific outputs from their activities, which were subsequently evaluated by a commission composed mainly of independent, internationally recognized experts from abroad. Three factors (rigor, originality and significance) were evaluated, on the basis of which the submitted outputs could reach the national, international, significantly international, world or unclassified level. The scoring results ultimately influenced the overall profile of the given workplace.


Evaluation of AFAD creative and research output 2014 - 2019

Evaluation of the creative and research activity level of AFAD 2014 - 2019


The positive evaluation of the AFAD was mainly due to the high-quality artistic and scientific activity of our pedagogues and doctoral students. The level of almost half of the presented AFAD outputs was defined as world or significantly international, the other outputs were predominantly at the international level. In addition, in the overall evaluation of the share of outputs at the world and significant international level for all university workplaces, the field of Visual Art and related art sciences ranked fifth overall among all science and art fields in Slovakia.


You can find the overall results on the website of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports of the Slovak Republic.

You can read more about the ranking of universities in this article.