On October 3, 2017, 25th anniversary celebration of the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica took place in the «Beliana» hall of the Matej Bel University. This event is associated not only with the official opening of the academic year 2017/2018, but also with the opening of the monument to Matej Bel, in honor of which is named the university.
Vice-dean of the Faculty of Economy and Management Priakhina Katerina participated in the celebrations. The event was also attended by domestic and foreign guests, Ambassador, Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Computerization Peter Pellegrini, President of the Supreme Court Daniela Sevtsova, representatives of state administration and local self-government, rectors, vice-rectors of 18 national and foreign universities.
The rector, doctor of philosophy Vladimír Hiadlovský, in a solemn speech emphasized the personality of Matej Bel and the importance of his message for all generations. He is proud that the university wears name of Matej Bel. The rector reminded in his speech a few important stages in the life of the university.
This year, Matej Bel University was awarded the largest number of Erasmus+ teachers and staff in Slovakia. Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University works closely with Matej Bel University in this field.