We have better health care in Slovakia thanks to our cooperation with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and better development and innovation thanks to the University of Žilina‘s access to state-of-the-art laboratories at U.C. Berkeley Engineering. These scientific and academic partnerships are examples of the type of U.S.-Slovak cooperation shown on the new SKUScooperation.sk map. You will find more than one hundred examples of long-term U.S.-Slovak projects on the map, which was introduced today by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Nicholas Namba at the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava, the Slovak Ministry of Education and representatives from other Slovak institutions.
“Seeing the projects laid out like this in one place is pretty incredible. This site is a new tool the U.S. Embassy has developed with our partners to showcase the breadth and depth of Slovak-American cooperation in the world of research and academia. We support Slovakia’s ambition to internationalize universities and science, and we believe that it is beneficial for the institutions, for researchers, and for students,” said Deputy Chief of Mission Nicholas Namba. He also explained that the goal of this site is to help raise awareness of ongoing Slovak-American connections, spur additional collaboration, attract new talent and sources of funding, and support innovation and research.
“The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a teaching hospital with a large number of pediatric cardiologists who conduct research and ranks nationally at the top in the U.S. in pediatric specialties. Their collaboration between Slovak doctors and specialists in Philadelphia at the Children’s Cardiac Center helps us implement new medical programs and use innovative diagnostic procedures and therapies in practice,” said Ľubica Kováčiková, Head of the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at NÚSCH Children’s Cardiac Center.
Sharing knowledge and expertise between Slovakia and the United States has a positive effect on the progress and development of innovation at the University of Žilina. “I consider the greatest benefit to be the access we have to state-of-the-art laboratories at Berkeley. Thanks to this international cooperation, we have created the Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Žilina in Žilina, LuiZA,” said Jozef Ristvej, Vice-Rector for International Relations and Marketing at the University of Žilina.
The map currently shows 113 long-term academic and research partnerships between Slovak and American institutions in the field of research, publications, mobility and the exchange of best practices.
Additionally, there is more information on the website about collaborative opportunities, such as the Fulbright Program, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seed Fund, the National Scholarship Program, the U.S. Embassy Small Grants Program, and the Erasmus Plus Program.
The map of cooperation is produced by the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava. The information on the map is updated based on information from partner institutions. If you are cooperating with an American institution and would like to be added to the map, please fill out a contact form on skuscooperation.sk.