Rector

Dr. habil. PaedDr. György Juhász, PhD.

He was born on 10 October 1969, in Nové Zámky, Slovakia. Married and a father of three, he grew up in Tvrdošovce, where he completed his primary education in Hungarian language. In 1987 graduated from high school in Nové Zámky. After this, continued his studies on the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Comenius University in Bratislava, where he was awarded with a Teacher’s Certificate for mathematics and chemistry in 1992. For a brief time worked as a teacher at Szemerényi Károly Primary School in Tvrdošovce, then got his next job as an assistant lecturer on the Department of Chemistry at Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra. He got his „PaedDr.“ title at the same university in 2000, this was followed by his „PhD. “ academic title in 2004. The topic of his doctoral work: Theoretical and experimental studies of complexes between TCNE and π-electron donors. In 2016 habilitated from educational sciences at Eszterházy Károly University.

Until September 2012 he was working as a senior lecturer on the Department of Chemistry – Faculty of Natural Sciences at Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, after this moved to J. Selye University in the same position. Since February 2017 he is an associate professor. Between 2004 and 2010, but with interruptions, he was a delegate in the Parliament of the Slovak Republic, between 2006 and 2010 worked as the Mayor of Tvrdošovce.

His publication activity can be classified into two main fields: theoretical chemistry and the methodology of teaching chemistry. Many of his studies about the examination of interactions among weak molecules were published in various international databases. Aside from this, his publication activity includes one monography about the methodology of teaching chemistry, a book chapter and other various scientific publications. Currently the total number of his publications listed in library databases is 73, in addition there are 46 references of which 34 are independent quotations. György Juhász has extensive domestic and international relations, this is proven by joint publications with the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics at Comenius University in Bratislava or with the Faculty of Science at Eötvös Loránd University.

A former member of the Board of Higher Education Council of the Slovak Republic (RVŠ SR), current member of the Academic Board of J. Selye University, Academic Board of the Faculty of Education at J. Selye University, Hungarian Academic Council of Slovakia, Slovak Chemical Society, and the External Public Body of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Editorial Board member of the scientific journal Eruditio-Educatio. He was active in several international conferences, often as an organizing committee member, for instance between 2013 and 2016 he was Chairman of the organizing committee of the International Scientific Conference of J. Selye University, in 2014 and 2016 Executive Chairman of the Scientific Student Conference for Hungarian Minority in Slovakia. In 2009 he was awarded with the Commemorative Medal of Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra for his Hungarian chemistry teacher-training work. In 2014 he was awarded with the Silver Grade Medal of J. Selye University. Took part in numerous research and development projects, notable is the EU project, which helped to develop the nanotechnological and intelligent robotics center of J. Selye University. The total value of the project was close to 2,4 million EUR.

From 2013 to 31 January 2017 György Juhász worked as vice-rector in charge of science, research and accreditation at J. Selye University, therefore he was a key person in the complex accreditation process which ended in 2016. The institution achieved great results during it.

According to the decision of the Academic Senate of the institution, György Juhász was promoted as Rector of J. Selye University by the President of Slovak Republic from 01 February 2017. He is currently serving his first four-year term in this position.

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