Although study abroad programs have existed at universities in the United States for over 100 years, only about 1 percent of all students enrolled in higher education in the United States make use of such resources. While several factors contribute to this low level of engagement, funding and knowledge about the availability of these programs are two key factors hindering students from pursuing this opportunity.
On the occasion of the concert of Young Naperville Singers from partner city Naperville, which was held in Nitra Synagogue on 21 July, U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia Adam Sterling visited Nitra and met with Rectors of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra and Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra - Dr. h. c. prof. Ing. Peter Bielik, PhD, and prof. RNDr. Ľubomír Zelenický, CSc.
AgroBioTech Research Centre of SUA in Nitra held a meeting titled Towards Food, Nutrition and Health Research Infrastructure under the auspices of the Rector of SUA Dr.h.c. prof. Ing. Peter Bielik, PhD. The meeting was co-organized with Wageningen University (Netherlands) and Quadram Institute Bioscence (Great Britain).
On 11 July, the Rector of SUA Dr.h.c. prof. Ing. Peter Bielik, PhD. met with Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, Rector of Princess Sumaya University of Technology, Jordan, and the main coordinator of the international project RISE „Modernising Human Resource Management in South Mediterranean Higher Education (Erasmus+ Capacity Building) Prof. Walid Salameh. The guests were accompanied by the Dean of the SUA Faculty of Economics and Management prof. Dr. Ing. Elena Horská acting as a local project coordinator.
On 19–23 June, the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic realized a common research and entrepreneurship journey to world exhibition EXPO 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Slovak Republic had its own pavilion in the exhibition and SUA was a part of it.