This paper deals with science in Slovakia and in European Union. In the first part, the science in Slovakia is analysed and also described in the international context. There is concluded in this part, that desired economics, social and technological sources and institutional structures as well, are still missing. In the second part are depicted science prospects in the European Union. In the third part of the paper, the tendencies in the Slovak research and development system up to 2015 are outlined. The resources are aimed at the following priority areas: development and use of advanced technologies; support to sustainable development; rise of innovation performance in society.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.