The Central European Political Science Association (CEPSA) was established in the year 1994 as a common forum of Central European political scientists. The basic idea behind the founding of the CEPSA was to develop links among political scientists from post-Communist countries who were making effort to establish political science in their respective countries. However, the idea of a common Central European identity played an important role in discussions about the necessity of a collective political science association in the region as well. The Central European Political Science Association is based on the idea of collective membership. It was founded by six national political science associations from Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Currently, national political science associations of Croatia and Lithuania are also represented in the Central European Political Science Association, and the CEPSA occupies a position of the largest collective member of the International Political Science Association.
The Faculty of Political Science and International Relations (FPSIR) is the top academic center which prepares experts in the field of international relations, public and state administration. The graduates of this faculty successfully represent the Slovak Republic in the European Union institutions and in the international relations arena.
Faculty was established in 1995, as necessity of the establishment of special political science and international study program has arisen in order to provide university educated experts after Slovak Republic became the independent state in 1993. FPSIR in the competing environment in an effort to keep the strong position in the educational system of the Slovak Republic places a great emphasis on study programs improvement and their implementation into the practice.