One of the main priorities of the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica in the field of science and research is a quality scientific and research activity, provision of expert analysis, policy papers and academic studies for public and private sphere as well as media. The development of these areas is based on strengthening the position of the Faculty as the leading institution in shaping scientific public opinion in Slovakia. The outcomes achieved during our existence demonstrate the ability to succeed in international competition within the European area in the field of political science and international relations. The Faculty participates in international research projects concerning international relations and national security financed by Slovak and European institutions.