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The 100th anniversary of the name Bratislava

The history of Bratislava is very rich. The tradition of an urban settlement in Bratislava has continued for more than 2000 years.  Situated between Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic, the structure of the nationalities living in the city was changing a lot in the past. The history of Bratislava was strongly influenced by people of different nations and religions – Germans, Hungarians, Jews, Serbs, Croats, Czechs, Austrians, and Slovaks were all settlers and inhabitants during the past. Therefore the name changed from Wratisslaburgium in 805, to Braslavenspruch a century later, around the year 1000 it was named Pozsony country, in 20th century,  when it was a part of Habsburg monarchy it was named Pressburg, and from 3rdof May 1919 it was known as Bratislava.

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You can read a brief history of the Slovak capital at this link.

The 100th anniversary of commemorating the death of Milan Rastislav Štefanik

Milan Rastislav Štefanik was a Slovak national hero of global significance – an astronomer, aviator, scientist, soldier and diplomat. Štefanek started his career life as an astronomer on the observatory in Mount Black. The scientific expeditions took him literally across the world, where he made many acquaintances and friends. During the World War I, Štefanik joined the army, and became an aviator in the French Air Force as a volunteer. Soon he laid the foundations of the military meteorological service for the French Air Force.

Having a broad network of people in highest circles, in many countries, Štefanik was also involved in diplomatic arrangements. And in 1918 he was proclaimed as the Minister of War in the formation of the first Czechoslovak government of Karel Kramar.

The 4 May 2019 was the 100th anniversary of commemorating the death of this intrigue man who will stay an important part of Slovak history for ever.

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You can read the whole story of Milan Rastislav Štefanik at this link.

The 100th anniversary of Comenius University

Comenius University in Bratislava is Slovakia’s largest and oldest university. From 26 to 28 March it was celebrated its 100th anniversary with the student-focused event “100 Years with Amos”, which will take place at the main university building on Šafárik Square. In addition to two exhibitions, students can enjoy interesting lectures and discussions; hitherto unknown aspects of faculties will be revealed, and a busy programme of events has been prepared.

Comenius University is a modern European university, and is regularly ranked in the international rankings of the best universities in the world. With 13 faculties, it offers the widest selection of over 800 study programmes at three levels, a strong research institute with hundreds of domestic and international research projects.

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Details about the programme of events can be found at