Department of Chemistry

About the Department

The Department of Chemistry is one of the youngest departments of the János Selye University. It was founded on September 1, 2013 based on the resolution of the Senate of the Faculty of Education. The Department of Chemistry offers study courses for the teachers’ curriculum qualifying both for elementary and secondary school teachers within the framework of teaching the appropriate scientifc disciplines. Furthermore, the Department is deeply involved in teaching science for kindergarten teachers, and courses on all chemical subjects for the biology teacher’s curriculum are also included.

Above all the department is responsible for chemistry education of the pregraduate education of biology teachers and science education of the teachers for the pre-elementary and lower section of primary schools.

Within the confines of the basic pregraduate education of chemistry teachers the department offers the following obligatory main subjects support the theoretical chemistry education:

  1. Mathematics for Chemists,
  2. Physics for Chemists,
  3. General Chemistry,
  4. Inorganic Chemistry,
  5. Organic Chemistry,
  6. Analytical Chemistry,
  7. Molecular Biology,
  8. Biochemistry,
  9. Environmental Chemistry,
  10. Physical Chemistry.
  11. We are supply the other eligible subjects expand the main subjects.

Teaching chemistry without performing experiments is out of the question. Importantly, we possess all the adequate infrastructure for achieving this important goal. Our modern student laboratory is well equipped, its refurbishment has been recently supported by prestigious EU founds. Now, all necessary equipments are available. Last year freshman students have already started their experimental works in these labs.

The practical competencies of our students are developed due to laboratory practices like: Basic Laboratory Skills, Laboratory Course of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physical Chemistry.

Within the master course the department insure obligatory main subjects in two part: chemistry didactical- and technical subjects. From the didactical subjects we offer:

  1. Didactics of Chemistry I., II. and III.,
  2. Motivation and Activation Methods in Chemistry Education,
  3. ICT in Education of Chemistry,
  4. Chemical a Didactical Software,
  5. Assessment for Learning and Assessment of Learning in Chemistry Education,
  6. Technical and didactical aspects of chemistry laboratory practical education I. and II.,
  7. and of course real school Pedagogycal Practice II. and III.

From the extended chemistry education we offer technical subjects like: 

  1. Chemical Structure and Theory of Chemical Bond,
  2. Nuclear Chemistry,
  3. Spectral Methods,
  4. Coordination Chemistry,
  5. Organoelement chemistry.

Moreover within the both basic- and master course of chemistry teacher education there is an opportunity to choose several eligible subjects. As a subunit of the Chemistry Department operate the research centrum Nanochemical and Supramolecular Laboratory. The research team’s laboratory projects deal with analysis of the molecular weight, molecular weight distribution, molecular size and structure of nanosystems, characterize their reologycal properties.


Ing. Bucseková Ildikó

tel.: 00421 (35) 3260 734
office: G212 (Hradná 21, 94501 Komárno)


Outstanding scientific results of our student at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Education, UJS

The success story of Gelle Donát, student of the Department of Chemistry at the Faculty of Education at UJS after becoming a winner at ŠVOČ last year with presenting his work on the topic "Ferrocenes against cancer?" is now continuing.

We are now pleased to announce that a scientific study summarizing the results of the research group that our student was a member of during his research activities was published in the scientific journal ChemPlusChem (2018 Impact Factor: 3.441, Q1 journal) at the end of April 2020.

The topic of the study is „Enhanced Intracellular Accumulation and Cytotoxicity of Ferrocene-Ruthenium Arene Conjugates”. These published results can contribute significantly to cancer treatment in the future. ChemPlusChem is a prestigious and recognized professional journal in the chemical sciences.

Congratulations Donát and we wish you further profession successes.

Infrastructure of the study program

Spatial, material, and technical provision of the study programme Chemistry teacher training in combination

a. List and characteristics of the  classrooms of the study programme and their technical equipment.

Education in study programme Chemistry teacher training in combinaton takes place at the Faculty of Economics and Informatics J. Selye University.

Faculty of Economics and Informatics

G105 (capacity 24 people)
G106 – Laboratory
G107 – Laboratory
G202 (capacity 49 people)
G208 (capacity 23 people)
G210 (capacity 122 people)

Equipment of a specialized classroom for teaching chemistry didactics

  • Interactive white board (Hitachi)

  • Logitech Wireless Prezenter R400 – a total 2

  • Pasco Science Laboratory Equipment – basic set of sensors for chemistry education

  • Vernier laboratory equipments for chemistry

  • collection of minerals and rocks

  • 8-piece set of visual teaching material with a periodic table of chemical elements

  • set of crystal lattice models and models of molecules of inorganic and organic compounds

  • Educational boards: nitrogen, oxygen and water cycle; crystal lattice system

  • Educational board: nomenclature-inorganic chemistry

  • Educational boards: reaction of metals with water, reaction of metals with acid, mechanism of protolytic reactions, neutralization, reduction in the reduction series, peptide bond, electrochemical series of metal voltages, ability of atoms to transfer or receive electrons

  • Chemical-environmental suitcase for water and soil monitoring

  • Own library fund of the Department of Chemistry - specialized literature also available for students

  • Chemical laboratory set - experimental sets for children

b. Characteristics of the study programme information management (access to study literature according to Course information sheets, access to information databases and other information sources, information technologies, etc.). 

The university library provides physical access to the literature for the study programme, at least to the extent of the compulsory literature listed in the course information sheets. The library uses the DAWINCI library information system, which is a modern library information system that integrates the latest elements from server applications, database systems, document management and, in conjunction with library knowledge and experience, transforms them into a comprehensive multimedia library system. Since 2006, the University Library JSU has also used this library information system to manage the library collection, manage loans and admin system of publication activities. The system provides users with access to individual library collections through the OPAC Online catalogue via the website. The University Library of JSU just like other university libraries, is involved in the central register of the admin system of publication activities for the needs of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Slovak Republic. Access of students and teachers to the necessary databases is also solved by remote access via CVTI SR. This approach provides access to foreign scientific journals available in the online databases of individual publishers. The university library organizes workshops that support orientation in publication databases and work with literary sources.

c. Characteristics and extent of distance education applied in the study programme with the assignment to courses. Accesses, manuals of e-learning portals. Procedures for the transition from contact teaching to distance learning. 

For the needs of distance education or education by a combined method, the university has 4 BigBlueButton video conference servers in operation. An alternative tool for distance learning is the MS Teams platform, as part of the Office 365 A1 for faculty package, which is available to all teachers and students.  In 2015, an e-learning system based on the open-source LMS Moodle was created and put into operation at JSU. Moodle continues to offer the possibility of publishing study and additional materials for individual courses, the possibility of assigning homework and electronic testing of knowledge in the authorised zone. In addition to the possibility of cable connection, which is available in the halls of residence, UL and other selected places, students in all JSU buildings have access to the Internet via WiFi connectivity. The person's authentication (login name and password) is required to connect to the network. In 2016, a centralized print system was introduced, which is also available to students.  

d. Institution partners in providing educational activities for the study programme and the characteristics of their participation.

Main institution partners in providing educational activities for the study programme are practising schools and kindergartens which contribute the pedagogical praxis for students of study programme as trainee teachers.

The Faculty of Education is in collaboration with more than 30 practising schools and kindergartens in Slovakia. There are practising schools not only in Komárno, but in Dunajská Streda, Veľký Meder, Galanta, Nové Zámky, Rožňava, Kráľovský Chlmec, Bratislava, Šahy, Štúrovo, Veľké Kapušany, Kolárovo and Rimavská Sobota as well.

In the course of pedagogical praxis students observe and analyse the process of education, learn how to apply theoretical knowledge, and acquire essential skills for the pedagogical profession.

e. Characteristics of the possibilities for social, sports, cultural, spiritual and social activities.

The conditions of providing scholarships from the state budget as well as from JSU's own resources are regulated by the JSU Scholarship Rules and Regulations. During their studies, JSU also provides its students with a stimulating environment. JSU effectively manages and operates JSU Halls of Residence (Dormitories), where it provides comfortable accommodation to university students with suitable conditions for quality housing with adequate hygienic standards and safety.  In the area of the Halls of Residence there is a multifunctional sports ground enabling students to meaningfully spend their free time and play sports. JSU also provides students with catering services in the building of the JSU Conference Centre.  In the university’s Sports Centre, students have the opportunity to play sports and carry out other leisure activities. 

The university also aims to provide opportunities for cultural, social and spiritual activities.   Young talents will find their place in the Cantus Iuventus choir. Students also have the opportunity to visit a chapel established in the Čajka Hall of Residence.

f. Possibilities and conditions for participation of the study programme students in mobilities and internships (indicating contact details), application instructions, rules for recognition of this education. 

J. Selye University offers its students foreign student mobility opportunities within the mobility programmes Erasmus+, Makovecz and CEEPUS.

The Unit for International Relations of Rector´s Office in cooperation with the faculties of JSU regularly organizes information Erasmus+ days and workshops and offers the possibility of personal or online consultations. Promotional materials, leaflets and brochures are distributed to JSU students. At the same time, the Unit for International Relations of Rector´s Office regularly publishes information on its activities on the website and shares information to students, teachers and employees of JSU through the information tools of the university.

Partner institutions


Other mobility programs

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