About Us

About Us

The Department of General and Applied Ethics at the Faculty of Arts Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra is the oldest Department focused on ethics and its practical applications in Slovakia. The educational and scientific research profile of the Department responds to the challenges of contemporary society.


History of the Department

The Department of General and Applied Ethics has been known under this name since 2006. Before then, the Department had undergone several structural changes. The origin of the Department dates back to 1991 when the Department of Philosophical and Christian Anthropology was established. It was renamed Department of Ethics and Social Sciences in 1992 and subsequently Department of Ethics and Catechetics in 1998. Since 2006, it has established itself under the present name as a prospective department of the Faculty of Arts of the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra.


Sustainability of the Department

The Department is currently composed of three professors, four associate professors and nine assistant professors. The personnel structure of the Department consists of a dynamically shaped working team with a highly profiled professional focus. Since 2015, the Accreditation Commission of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic has certified all study levels, including habilitation (a rough equivalent of the Associate Professor position) and inauguration (an equivalent of the Full Professor position) in the study programme 2.1.5 Ethics. The Department cooperates with other departments of similar focus in Slovakia (Trnava, Prešov, Banská Bystrica).


Structure of the Department Administration


Head of Department:
Prof. PhDr. Dagmar Marková, PhD.

Deputy Head of Department for Education:
M.A. Ciprian Turčan, PhD.

Mgr. Martina Šillerová