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The University of Prešov is the only public university in the Prešov self-governing region. It focuses on the areas of social, natural and theological science, sport, arts, management and health care. It was established by law in December 1996 by splitting the University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice into the University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice and Prešov University in Prešov. It was officially established on 1 January 1997. The outcomes of its active education and research programmes stretch significantly beyond the borders of Eastern Slovakia. University of Prešov is shaping into a modern and dynamic university.Among the priorities of the University of Prešov belongs reinforcement of research what lead us to building research centres out of which several belong among Centres of Excellence. Centre of excellence of lingual-cultural and translational-interpretation centre Centre of excellence of socio-historical and cultural-historical research Excellence Centre of Human and Animal Ecology.Through bilateral agreements, the University cooperates with 75 higher education institutions from more than 20 countries, while Presov students and teachers can spend time at one of more than 300 universities across Europe under the framework of the Erasmus programme. In addition, staff members present the results of their studies in articles that are published at home and abroad, as well as at various scientific events in countries such as Russia, South Africa, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK. Wikipedia.

In this paper we consider the impact of Human Development Index and Environmental Health on sustainable development in 178 observed countries. We focus on the necessity of multidisciplinary approaches that estimate and predict how selected indicators such as (1) Improved sanitation facilities (% of population with access); (2) Life expectancy at birth, female (years); (3) Improved water source, rural areas (% of rural population with access); (4) Access to electricity (% of population), and (5) Health expenditure per capita (current USD) influence on sustainable development and environmental health in the World. The Environmental Health and Human Development Indicator allow countries to compare their social and environmental inequalities with other surrounding countries/regions. Any correlations between Environmental Health and Human Development Index as well as with five World Bank indicators were to be analyzed. The objective was also to explore the heterogeneity of observed countries according to their level of sustainable development based on Environmental Health and Human Development Index. © 2016, Politechnika Lubelska. All rights reserved.

Pala G.,University of Presov
European Journal of Science and Theology | Year: 2015

Undoubtedly media have a great power and impact on the lives of individuals, families and society. Family becomes a very attractive group for the media industry. The desire of man for current information forces the mass media to expend enormous effort to be always one imaginary step ahead. To be faster, better, most trusted, most watched. Not only children are lost in the family in this whirlwind of media efforts on the client, but very often also the parents who raise their children under normal circumstances. There is why it is necessary to give the systematic contours to the media education of the family, because just the systematic approach enables us to use the mass media effectively for the benefit of individuals and families. I wish to suggest that only ‘mentally (media) healthy generation’ can raise a healthy media generation that will not fall into narcissistic individualism forming the pseudo values. The fact is that the more is a man freer in the choice of media content, the greater responsibility for shaping his life lies on his shoulders but also the lives of ones entrusted to him. © 2015, Ecozone, OAIMDD. All rights reserved.

Slivka D.,University of Presov
European Journal of Science and Theology | Year: 2015

Hellenistic culture intersected with the Hebrew Bible world of thought and produced principles of inculturation within what came to be called ‘Hellenistic Judaism’. These principles reflected models drawn from the Hebrew Bible and its Greek translation, the Septuagint. It is important to take notice of the interpretation of Scripture and the process of inculturation begun in this specific environment. Since they had a Jewish origin, early Christians also employed the methods of Hellenistic Judaism in interpreting the Hebrew Bible, and there were these methods they applied to the new situation of emerging Christianity. © 2015, Ecozone, OAIMDD. All rights reserved.

Bruun S.,Copenhagen University | Clauson-Kaas S.,Copenhagen University | Bobulska L.,University of Presov | Thomsen I.K.,University of Aarhus
European Journal of Soil Science | Year: 2014

The stability of biochar in soil is of importance if it is to be used for carbon sequestration and long-term improvement of soil properties. It is well known that a significant fraction of biochar is highly stable in soil, but carbon dioxide (CO2) is also released immediately after application. This study investigated the nature of the early release of CO2 and the degree to which stabilizing mechanisms protect biochar from microbial attack. Incubations of 14C-labelled biochar produced at different temperatures were performed in soils with different clay contents and in sterilized and non-sterilized soils. It emerged that carbonate may be concentrated or form during or after biochar production, resulting in significant carbonate contents. If CO2 released from carbonates in short-term experiments is misinterpreted as mineralization of biochar, the impact of this process may be significantly over-estimated. In addition to the CO2 released from carbonates, there appears to be a labile fraction of biochar that is oxidized quickly during the first days of incubation, probably by both abiotic and biotic processes. Later in the incubation, biotic mineralization appears to be the primary cause of CO2 evolution. Finally, we found that both production temperature and clay content affect biochar mineralization. As protective mechanisms hypothesized to prevent degradation of organic matter in soil usually implicate clay, we conclude that biochar is likely to be protected from mineralization during the early stages of incubation by its own recalcitrant chemical and physical nature as well as by physical protective mechanisms. © 2013 British Society of Soil Science.

Banik G.,University of Presov | Gajdosova B.,University of Art
Supportive Care in Cancer | Year: 2014

Purpose: The incidence of posttraumatic growth (PTG) has mostly been researched after typical traumatic events such as war, violence, bereavement, vehicle accidents, and so forth. This research has shown that PTG also occurs after cancer. This article presents the results of research which focused on PTG and what was related to its incidence, such as the specific reaction to trauma, among patients with hematological cancer (N=72). The differences in the levels of PTG were analyzed from the perspective of demographic characteristics, characteristics of the disease, and treatment. Methods: PTG was measured using the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory-Czech version (PTGI-CZ). The associated variables were measured using instruments in measuring benefit findings [Benefit Finding Scale for Children-Czech version (BFSC-CZ)], distress tolerance [Distress Tolerance Scale (DTS)], hope [Adult Hope Trait Scale (AHTS)], and optimism [Revised Life Orientation Test (LOT-R)]. Results: Regression analysis found that a higher perception of benefits of the disease (benefit findings) and a greater effort to regulate feelings of distress (distress regulation) explained 67.1 % of the variance of PTG. Conclusions: There were no significant differences in the level of PTG in terms of demographic indicators, type of cancer, current state of disease, or type of treatment. It was found that it was important for patients to perceive that their disease had been beneficial in a certain way. It was also important that patients made a great effort to regulate distress, which can occur when coping with the negative consequences of a disease, and at the same time, it is important for the process of PTG. © 2014 Springer-Verlag.

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