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Univerza v Ljubljani, Slovenia

4e098234204ebadd37ac9e8a1c33794b_010_uinThe University of Ljubljana (est. in 1919) is the central and the largest research and educational institution in Slovenia with: • 30 % of all research activities and • 64 % of all student population in the country. The University of Ljubljana has 23 faculties and 3 arts academies with 50.000 students, 6.000 teachers, researchers and administrative staff.
University of Ljubljana is an autonomous educational, scientific research and artistic institution of higher education with special status. Through its Members, the University conducts the educational, scientific research, artistic, academic and other activities. It practices basic, applied and development research, striving for excellence and quality of the highest standard in all fields of science and arts, such as the humanities, social sciences, linguistics, arts, medicine, natural sciences and technology. Achievements in the fields of science and arts are shared with other universities and institutions carrying out scientific research. The University works in co-operation with various economic institutions, with the government and local authorities as well as other civil institutions. In this way it encourages the harnessing and application of its research and educational achievements and contributes to social development.
The Faculty of Arts in the founding member of the University of Ljubljana and so it has a long, well-established tradition of excellence in teaching and research, and attracts students from all parts of Slovenia, as well as from neighbouring countries. The Faculty of Arts has over 100 BA, MA and PhD programs, around 7000 students and 650 teachers, researchers and administrative staff. The Faculty of Arts produces highly-educated individuals with an open, questioning and progressive approach to the humanities and social sciences. Particular emphasis is placed on the strengthening of national academic areas that help to shape Slovenian identity. The faculty cultivates research work, supports inter- disciplinarity, opens up new academic areas, and creates new educational programmes for its students and wider potential users. The uncovering of new scientific and academic knowledge is included in the process of study in such a way as to develop the level of quality required for Slovenia’s self-awareness and the faculty’s creative presence in the international sphere.