Dr.h.c. prof. Ing. Peter Bielik, PhD.

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Prof. Peter Bielik  is a  renowned agricultural economist and expert in business management issues, a member of several international academic organizations  and scientific councils in Slovakia and abroad, an author of a significant number of books, monographs and scientific papers and a supervisor of master and diploma students.

He was born on November 29, 1952 in Nitra. In the period of 1972 – 1977, he studied at  the Operation and Economics Faculty (OEF)  at the University of Agriculture (UA) in Nitra. He was an internal fellow at the OEF UA in the period of 1978 – 1981. After graduating from the doctoral study in 1981 he joined the Department of Economics. He was the Head of the Department between 1994 – 1997. In the period of 1997 - 2002 he held the position of the Vice-dean and later became the Dean of the Faculty of Economics (2003 – 2010). In 1999, the  President of the Slovak Republic appointed Peter Bielik a university professor in the scientific discipline Economy and Management of Agriculture and Food Sciences.

In 2010, he was awarded a Gold medal for his contribution to the development of agriculture in the Slovak Republic by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Great Medal of St. Gorazd by the Ministry of Education.

As a recognized expert, he was awarded a honorary title Doctor Honoris Causa (Dr. h.c), by the University of St. Stephen in Godollo, Hungary in 2007. In 2009 he obtained a honorary title Professor Honoris Causa (prof.h.c.) awarded by  Guru Gobin Singh Indraprastha University in New Delhi, India and in 2010, Delhi School of Professional Studies and Research, India awarded him a honorary title Doctor Honoris Causa (Dr. h.c). In 2012, a honorary title Doctor Honoris Causa (Dr. h.c) was awarded to Prof. Bielik by the University of Agriculture in Cracow, Poland.

Prof. Peter Bielik is a member of the editorial board of the scientific journal Acta Economica et Informatica at SUA and a member of editorial boards of the following international scientific journals : Delhi Business Review (India), INDIA FINANCE (India), Agricultural Economics (Czech Republic), Management (Serbia), Journal of Central European Agriculture (Croatia), Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce - APSTRACT (Hungary). He is the Editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Visegrad  Journal on Bioeconomy and Sustainable  Development.

Since 2011, he is the President of the Visegrad University Association, based in Nitra He is a member of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE), the International Association of Agricultural Economics (IAAE),  EU Expert Evaluator DG XII-AG Science Research Development, European Retail Academy (Germany) and the Deans and European Academics Network, Brussels. He is also a member of the presidency of International MBA Network in Agribusiness and Commerce AGRIMBA, based in Wageningen, the Netherlands, and since 2009 the director of the international study MBA Agribusiness and Commerce  at SUA.

Prof. Peter Bielik is fluent in English and Russian.