Comenius University in Bratislava is the oldest and biggest university in Slovakia. It was established in 1919 and comprises of thirteen different faculties covering wide range of areas of human knowledge. Up till now, tens of thousands of students have finished the university with academic degrees, and it became truly a national university with noted international recognition. At present, it has approximately 23 000 students studying in various specializations and forms of study programs.
As part of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious university in Slovakia, the Faculty of Management at Comenius University in Bratislava is the most recognized managerial and business school in the country. Also, it has been several times awarded by Eduniversal Agency as an “Excellent business school”. One of its key focuses is entrepreneurship research, entrepreneurial education, and consultancy activities for SMEs. The mission of the Faculty of Management is to produce high-class and competitive graduates who are able to work in teams or hold managerial posts in various organizations. The knowledge the faculty provides for its students is continuously growing and kept up to date thanks to its scientific research and development.
Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship is the national coordinator for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project. The Department has established and operates the Consulting and Development Center for micro, small, and medium-sized companies. The Department also closely cooperates with Slovak Business Agency, Young Entrepreneurs Association of Slovakia, and the University of the Third Age on various projects aimed at the development of entrepreneurial skills and management of microbusinesses. Department is also actively involved in Comenius University Science Park (CUSP). CUSP is primarily oriented on areas of molecular medicine, environmental medicine, and biotechnologies, but it provides space for entrepreneurial activities through its science-business incubator.
The ENDURANCE project is coordinated by the Faculty of Management, particularly Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, while staff from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport are involved in the project as well which reflects the link between entrepreneurship and sports and ensures interdisciplinary approach. Faculty of Physical Education and Sports is the oldest and largest faculty in the field of physical education and sports in Slovakia. Its aim is not only to prepare specialists in physical education and sport, but also in the field of sport science research. Alongside the academic education, the faculty also provides several educational offerings in higher and continuing VET for sports coaches, instructors or teachers.