Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rastislav Kazanský, PhD. MBA is the Head of the Department of Security Studies at the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of UMB in Banská Bystrica, where he conducts lectures, seminars and consultations both in daily and in external forms not only in Slovak but also in English. Since 2014, he is Associate Professor at the Department of Security Studies in the field of International Relations. At present, he is professionally involved in pedagogical and scientific research activities within the Geopolitical Theories, Geopolitics of Central European Region, Security Policy – Conflict Theory, Peace and Conflict Studies. At the same time, he is engaged in publishing activities in the field of theory of international relations, security and history. He is the author and co-author of several monographs, co-author of several collective scientific monographs, textbooks, numerous scientific studies, and articles in the field of international relations, political science and history. Actively and regularly attends international scientific conferences both at home and abroad. He was the leading UMB UGA grant researcher “Comparative analysis of the development of Europe’s regions in the process of building knowledge-based society. (Applying Approaches in the Slovak Republic) and co-founder of a number of scientific grants VEGA, Visegrad Fund and Center of Excellence, graduating from the Erasmus University Metropolitan University in 2010. In 2010, he completed a professional certified course within the framework of lifelong learning at the Academy of Armed Forces Force in Liptovský Mikuláš “Creating and Implementing the Security and Defense Policy of the State”. In 2011, he attended lectures at the Silesian University in Katowice and the University of Defense in Brno. In 2012 and 2013 he lectured at the University of European and Regional Studies in České Budějovice and at the University of International and Public Relations in Prague. At the Academy of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic in Liptovsky Mikulas, he lectured several courses in 2013, among others within the framework of the National Bepečnosso Course, Geopolitika …. In 2014, he lectured at the partner institutions at the University of Dubrovnik within the Erazmus Plus program and the Faculty of Philosophy Palacky University as part of the CEEPUS Scholarship Program. In 2015, he attended a monthly lecture and research study at the Faculty of Security Studies of Belgrade University. From the beginning of 2015, he has intensified his lecturing activities at partner institutions in České Budějovice, Prague, Olomouc, Kielce, Belgrade, Novi Sad, Podgorica, Mostar, Sarajevo Dubrovnik, where he regularly performs lectures as well as research stays. At the same time, he is engaged creatively in the internationalization of the Double Degree (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
In addition is working in several international and national projects concerning national and international security, crisis management and innovation, he is currently the lead investigator of the VEGA project no. 1/0545/17 focused on „The transformation of the security environment“ In 2017, he was awarded the Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Wyzsa Szkóla Menedžerska in Warsaw after successfully completing his studies and defending the final thesis. The study was conducted at the College of Security Management in Košice.
Member of the Academy of Safety and Bases of Health, Kyiv, Ukraine
Member of the Editorial Board of Kultura Bezpecieństwa – Wysza Szkóla Publicznego i Indywidualnego “Apeiron” Krakow POL
Member of the Editorial Board Exclusive Marketing journal CZE
Member of the Editorial Board of MAD Magazine of Aviation Development CZE
Member of the editorial board of the Political Science Forum – TNUAD Trenčín SVK
Member of editorial board Horyzonty Bezbieczenstwa – Opole POL
member of the Academic Senate FPVaMV UMB
Member of the FPVaMV UMB Scientific Board
Fair Play Medal of the Slovak Olympic Committee
Distinguished Medal of University of Security Management in Košice for the Development of Higher education and Security Education in Slovakia.