The representatives of the Visegrad Association of Universities (VUA) held a session for three days (13th-15th September) at Russian State Agrarian University - MTAA in Moscow in Russian Federation. It was the first Annual VUA meeting held in Russia. Experts tackled issues of higher education in agriculture and discussed a number of topical issues of agro-economics.
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).