Dr. Dušan Čaplovič
Doc. PhDr. Dušan Čaplovič, DrSc. was born on 18th September 1946. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy of Comenius University in Bratislava in 1969.
From 1980 to 2002 he worked in the Archaeological Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) in Nitra as a researcher, deputy director and academic secretary. From 1992 to 2001 he was a member of the presidium of the SAV and from 1995 to 2001 he served as the vice president of the SAV in Bratislava.
He was awarded the degree of Associate Professor (Docent) by the Faculty of Arts of Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra in 2003.
In 2002 and again in 2006, 2010 and 2012 he was elected as a member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic (NR SR) for the party Smer-SD.
In 2006 he was appointed to the government of the Slovak Republic as deputy prime minister for knowledge society, European affairs, human rights and minorities and from 28 August to 28 October 2009 he was temporarily in charge of the Ministry of the Environment.
From 2010 to 2012 as a National Council member he chaired the parliamentary committee for education, science, young people and sport. In 2012 he became the Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.