Why study in the Collegium?
One learns to think critically, to inquire, to formulate arguments and assess their veracity, aiding in further study and also in professional life. Collegium’s academic pillar is designed to be manageable alongside university or an internship.
Do not expect typical lectures at the Collegium. We emphasize seminars, tutorials, essay writing, and discussions (colloquia). We do not overload with information nor require the memorization of facts. We want to stimulate the ability to think critically, without losing heart.
Study-formational program alongside university
The Collegium offers the opportunity for intellectual, professional, and spiritual development. Courses in practical philosophy, the heritage of Western civilization, and colloquia enable one to broaden one’s knowledge and to prove and defend it. The program is enriched by weekend events and community activities of the Collegium. All takes place within a group of 20 students under the guidance of teachers from Slovak and international universities.
A live community of young people
As a student of the Collegium Anton Neuwirth, one gets to know a wide circle of friends and supporters of our institute. After successful completion of the program, one can have the opportunity to become a member of the Ladislav Hanus Fellowship, which today is comprised of more than 230 young professionals from different spheres. Being a part of the Collegium will also mean resolving issues that move our society forward with those who are responsible for their resolution. The stay at the Collegium is an irreplaceable chance to be at the center of an ever-growing community of interesting and like-minded people.
What do our students say?
“College of Anton Neuwirth is for me the fellowship of young people, with whom I can discuss about my opinions and form my thoughts in a community of equal partners. For me, College is a very strong spiritual experience – living in a community under pastoral care of the amazing spiritual father. Kolegium is missing part of Slovak education system, which is connecting students from various fields – mutually enriching with each others perspectives. Therefore College is a key life experience for each student yearning for cognition.”
CAN gave me great colleagues and friends. We are not an ordinary community because collegium is openly and directly dedicated to seeking good and truth. This differs from the rest of the communities in which I am in. You can feel it in the way we think and act, maybe not visible on the outside, but our relationships between each other show it. In fact, I didn’t really know what I’d been missing before I entered KAN. Collegium is for all who want to understand and know truth by using their mind, and as best as they can. Because to know the truth means to understand the meaning of life.