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 EDUCATION

The most important educational institution is the University of Žilina with its 7 faculties and more than 9,000 students in all forms of the studies. Until 1996 it bore the name of the School of Transportation and Communications. With its orientation to transportation it was unique. Today it provides opportunities of education in many study branches with such important fields as information technologies and telecommunications. Since 1960 the studies were completed by 30,000 domestic students and many students from abroad. Main facilities of the University are stationed at Veľký Diel area.

Another important educational institution in Žilina is the Conservatoire. It belongs to the largest in Slovakia and had brought up many concertmasters and music pedagogues - the students often reach successful results in various competitions. There is a choir based on the school, a bigband and other music bodies.

The Language School. By the number of students and quality of education it ranks among the best schools of that sort. In Žilina are 4 grammar schools (gymnasiums) and a number of secondary general and technical schools. In education of the pupils of primary schools an important role is played by the Basic School of Arts of Ladislav Árvay, founded in 1927. The school is one of the largest of that sort in Slovakia. The main topics are play on various instruments, ballet, dance etc. education. The pupils regularly achieve success in various competitions, namely in guitar playing, violin, accordion etc.

Young people have many opportunities to promote their talent in different special activities organised by the Centre of Spare Time Spektrum (gymnastics, dance, majorettes, natural history, tourism).An important role in education of the youth is played by the members of Salesian order of St. don Bosco. In Salesian House their spare time spend lot of kids and adolescents, mostly in sport activities. Žilina is an important centre of the Slovak Scouting. In the District of Žilina are registered more than 500 permanent members of this movement of young people. The scout activities are strongly supported by the city administration that has, among other support, provided a building in Vlčince quarter. In the House of Scouts members are congregating in 15 club rooms.