University of Ljubljana
or Univerza v Ljubljani
higher education institution in Slovenia.
University of Ljubljana - Description
The University of Ljubljana is an institution with a very rich tradition. With its more than 53.000 undergraduate and post-graduate students, it ranks among the biggest universities in the world scale. A total of 23 faculties and 3 academies of art approx. 4.000 teaching and research staff, assisted by aprox. 2.000 technical and administrative staff. The University of Ljubljana was established in 1919 on the foundations of a long- established pedagogical tradition. For almost half a century it remained the only Slovenian university until it was joined in 1975 by the University of Maribor, in 2003 by the University of Primorska on the coast of Slovenia and in 2006 by the University of Nova Gorica. The university has its seat in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Ljubljana is a relatively large central European city with approx. 300.000 inhabitants. Nearly one tenth of its inhabitants are students, which gives Ljubljana a young and lively character. The university was founded in the centre of Ljubljana where the central university building and the majority of its faculties are located. Later on, some new, modern buildings were constructed in the suburbs of the city. The University of Ljubljana is famous for the quality of...
Bachelor - University of Ljubljana
University of Ljubljana is an institution with a very rich tradition. With its more than 45.000 undergraduate and post-graduate students, it ranks among the biggest universities in the world scale. A total of 23 faculties and 3 academies of art, 4.000 teaching and research staff, assisted by 2.000 technical and administrative staff. The University of Ljubljana was established in 1919 on the foundations of a long- established pedagogical tradition. The university has its seat in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Nearly one tenth of its inhabitants are students, which gives Ljubljana a young and lively character. The university was founded in the centre of Ljubljana where the central university building and the majority of its faculties are located.The University of Ljubljana is famous for the quality of its study courses both in the humanities, and in scientific and technological fields, as well as in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science. On a domestic and international level, the study courses run at the University of Ljubljana and its projects follow the latest world discoveries and trends in the field of art, science and technology, to which the contribution of numerous Slovenian professors and researchers is of great importance.
Description of University of Ljubljana
The University of Ljubljana (hereinafter: the UL) was founded in 1919 on the basis of centuries of tradition in education and research and it remained the only Slovenian university for more than half a century. Since then it has represented a major pillar for the social, cultural, economic and technological development of the Slovenian society. The UL is located in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, a relatively large Central-European city. Only one university member faculty (for maritime and transport studies), is located outside Ljubljana approximately 100 km away on the Adriatic coast in Portoroz. It is a large university, with more than 50,000 graduate and postgraduate students participating in over 300 undergraduate and post-graduate study programs. It thus ranks among the largest universities in the world. Approximately 3000 higher education teachers are employed in 3 arts academies and 23 faculties, members of the university. The UL is a research oriented and a comprehensive university. The UL study courses and the projects in implementation follow the latest global discoveries and trends in all fields of science, i.e. art, science and technology, social sciences and humanities as well as medicine.
In line with our teaching mission, we are a student oriented university, offering various support services like tutoring, career guidance and counselling and we pay special attention to students with special needs. We have a rich library system, database system and access to various sources for study and research. The National and University Library (NUK) is located in the city centre and represents the main library for the UL students. The library contains more than 3 million items. The Academic Year is divided into two semesters and three examination periods. Semester One is from the beginning of October until the middle of January, and Semester Two is from the middle of February until the end of May. The winter examination period is from middle of January until the beginning of February. The summer examination period is from the beginning of June until the end of June and the autumn examination period is from the end of August until the middle of September. Internationalisation is one of our most important goals. Regarding teaching, the number of our courses offered in English is growing, some offer tutorials and some have other arrangements. The UL cooperates in several international projects and it is a member of different international networks: the IAU (International Association of Universities), EUA (European University Association), UNICA (Network of Universities from Capitals of Europe) and the Utrecht network. We also cooperate with more than a hundred universities across Europe, Asia and America on the basis of bilateral agreements.