University of Ljubljana

Introduction

UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA MISSION

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The University of Ljubljana implements and promotes basic, applied and developmental research and is pursuing excellence and the highest quality as well as the highest ethical criteria in all scientific fields and art. In these areas of national identity the University of Ljubljana specifically develops and promotes Slovenian scientific and professional terminology. Based on its own, Slovenian, and foreign research, the University of Ljubljana (UL) educates critical thinking top scientists, artists and professionals qualified for leading sustainable development, taking into account the tradition of the European Enlightenment and Humanism and with regard to human rights. Special attention is dedicated to developing talents.

The UL encourages interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary study, exchanges results of achievements in science and art with other universities and scientific research institutions, thus contributing to the Slovenian and world knowledge treasury as well contributing to the transfer of these achievements among the students and other users.

The UL cooperates with organizations from economy and service in public and private sector, with state organizations, local communities, and civil society. With this cooperation accelerates the use of own research and educational achievements and contributes to the social development. With active responses to events in the environment represents the critical conscience of the society.

UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA VALUES

The University of Ljubljana builds and strengthens the academic union of professors, researchers, students and other associates and aims at the university enforcement at home and in the world. The research, education, professional and public activities, as well as the relations between the community members are based on the:

  • academic excellence and the highest possible quality,
  • academic freedom of the academic and other staff and students, especially the freedom of creativity,
  • autonomy in relation to the state, political parties, corporations and religious communities,
  • humanism and human rights including equal possibilities and solidarity,
  • ethical and responsible attitude towards the world.

UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA VISION

By 2020, the University of Ljubljana will be recognized as an internationally open and excellent research university, creatively contributing to the quality of life.

University Members (faculties and academies) offer around 150 first-cycle undergraduate, higher education professional and university study programmes. Calls for enrolment are published every year in February. Programmes cover contents from all academic fields, i.e. humanities, social sciences, arts, engineering and natural sciences. Furthermore, members provide single-cycle master study programmes for EU regulated professions, such as medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy and architecture. First-cycle study programmes last 3 or 4 years, while the single –cycle master study programmes last 5 or 6 years.

The University of Ljubljana accredited over 200 master study programmes, more than 10 are joint, i.e. accredited and provided jointly by the University of Ljubljana and universities from abroad. Not all accredited master study programmes are offered for enrolment every year. The programme provision is published in the annual call for enrolment, published on www.uni-lj.si/study/study_programmes/postgraduate_studies_2nd_cycle, expected in February for the next academic year. The call includes offered study programmes, the relevant programme data regarding study duration, entry requirements, access criteria, number of available places, mode and place of study. Candidates are provided with explanations of entry requirements and costs of study at the University Member (academy or faculty) contacts, together with information about enrolment application, application deadlines, required evidence of fulfilment of entry requirements, and any tests of special talents.

Doctoral study programmes are organised and implemented by University Members (academies, faculties). They are mostly interdisciplinary and cover different fields of science. They differ in the degree of interdisciplinarity and method of coordination. They last 3 years and consist of 180 ECTS credit points. The Call for enrolment in doctoral study programmes is published at the University website (www.uni-lj.si/study/study_programmes/postgraduate_studies_3rd_cycle), usually at the beginning of February for the next academic year. The Call includes offered study programmes, data on study duration, enrolment requirements, the number of open positions, mode of study and place of study. Candidates receive detailed explanations of enrolment requirements, application possibilities under transfer criteria and costs of study at the University Members (academies, faculties) delivering the programme, along with information about enrolment application, application deadline, required evidence of the fulfilment of enrolment requirements, and any required additional obligations to be met prior to enrolment in a study programme. Candidates can also receive detailed information on enrolment requirements, costs of study and other information on interdisciplinary doctoral study programmes in Biomedicine, Statistics, and Environmental Protection at the University Office for Doctoral Study at the University of Ljubljana Rectorate.

Tuition fee is paid by: 1) citizens of non-EU countries, excluding countries with which the Republic of Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreement; 2) all second-cycle students with already acquired degree of education equivalent to the second-cycle master degree; 3) all doctoral students; 4) all part-time students.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Slovene

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Programmes

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Master

Master in Computer and Information Science

Campus Full time October 2017 Slovenia Ljubljana

The Computer and Information Science study program offers future Master's degree holders the knowledge and skills enabling them to keep up with the development and technological changes and novelties as well as to become involved in research and scientific work, offering exceptional employment opportunities in Slovenia and around the world. [+]

The 2nd cycle Masters Study program Computer and Information Science is the logical next step from the first-cycle University and Professional study program Computer and Information Science and it is also available to graduates from other first-cycle programs. The course syllabus enables the study to be tailored to students' wishes, motivations and preferences. Elective content covers a wide range of fields and technologies and thus allows for diverse professional specialization. The Computer and Information Science study program offers future Master's degree holders the knowledge and skills enabling them to keep up with the development and technological changes and novelties as well as to become involved in research and scientific work, offering exceptional employment opportunities in Slovenia and around the world. Main objectives of the program The master’s study program in Computer and Information Science is intended to extend, broaden and enhance knowledge and skills acquired in the first cycle, and for the mastery of advanced practical and theoretical knowledge in the field of computer and information science. The program keeps abreast of rapid technological progress and offers a foundation for lifelong learning and career success in both the local and international environment. The program also provides a basis for research and development work and for a career in academia. Holders of the master's degree are capable of assuming senior and leading positions in industry, management, science and research. The program is divided into thematic sets, which enables students to select subjects with aligned content. On their own initiative students can involve themselves in projects being pursued in individual faculty research laboratories. General competences acquired through the program Masters of computer and information science build upon the competences acquired in the first cycle. Those that completed some other course in the first cycle will also flesh out their basic competence in computer and information science. Holders of the master's degree acquire the skills necessary to continue on to doctoral studies. The general competences acquired include: the ability to define, understand and creatively respond to professional challenges in the field of computer and information science, a knowledge of linear algebra, of types, integral and discrete transformation, the functions of multiple variables and vector analysis, knowledge and use of functional programming, knowledge and application of analysis of algorithms, spatial data structures, parallel algorithms, hash codes, algorithms with assumptions, heuristic programming, knowledge and practical use of advanced procedures for data analysis, knowledge of input-output and peripheral devices, buses, network interfaces and drivers. Admission requirements and enrolment criteria The following candidates may enroll in the Master’s Program of Computer and Information Science: a) Graduates of 1st cycle study programs in computer and information science or study programs related to natural or technological sciences (mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, chemistry and chemical technology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering); b) Graduates of 1st cycle study programs from fields other than those indicated above who have completed the following 1st cycle Computer and Information Science courses prior to enrolment: Programming 1, Discrete Structures, Introduction to Digital Circuits, Computer Systems Architecture, Introduction to Information Systems, or who covered the subject matter of these courses in their undergraduate studies. If a decision is issued to limit enrolment, candidates are selected based on their: GPA achieved in undergraduate studies 40%, Results of the selection exam 60%. The selection exam will cover chapters in mathematics, programming, algorithms and computer systems. It will take place in the first half of September, after the submission deadline for the study program application. [-]

Master in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time October 2017 Slovenia Ljubljana

The basic objectives of the program are to offer top-notch professional knowledge in electrical engineering, to promote creativity and critical thinking in exploring new solutions, to enable efficient involvement in R&D efforts through employment and innovative exploration of new solutions, to provide an excellent foundation for 3rd cycle study in electrical engineering or any other technical discipline, to convince students of the necessity of further autonomous study within the framework of lifelong learning, to enable mobility between related study programs and to ensure Europe-wide comparability of the achieved education. [+]

The basic objectives of the program are: to offer top-notch professional knowledge in electrical engineering, to promote creativity and critical thinking in exploring new solutions, to enable efficient involvement in R&D efforts through employment and innovative exploration of new solutions, to provide an excellent foundation for 3rd cycle study in electrical engineering or any other technical discipline, to convince students of the necessity of further autonomous study within the framework of lifelong learning, to enable mobility between related study programs and to ensure Europe-wide comparability of the achieved education. General competences obtained through the program: creative scientific research and development work in the field of electrical engineering and in other fields, independent tracking and critical evaluation of the most recent achievements in electrical engineering, active written and oral communication both at a high professional level as well as at a non-technical level, depending on the target audience, efficient use of ICT and its advancement, professional, environmental and social responsibility, teamwork with experts from various fields. In the case of limited enrolment, candidates will be selected on the basis of the results of a test (selection exam) covering topics from the field of electrical engineering. Study program options: Control Systems and Computer Engineering Biomedical Engineering Electrical Power Engineering Electronics Mechatronics Robotics Telecommunications [-]

Master in English Studies

Campus Full time October 2017 Slovenia Ljubljana

The Master’s Program in English Studies prepares students for demanding, independent professional work in the field of English and American studies, including high quality interlinguistic and intercultural mediation and independent research. Graduates of the Master’s Program in English Studies acquire the linguistic and cultural knowledge and the intercultural awareness that correspond to international standards of knowledge and the linguistic skills required by highly qualified professionals in this field. [+]

The Master’s Program in English Studies prepares students for demanding, independent professional work in the field of English and American studies, including high quality interlinguistic and intercultural mediation and independent research. Graduates of the Master’s Program in English Studies acquire the linguistic and cultural knowledge and the intercultural awareness that correspond to international standards of knowledge and the linguistic skills required by highly qualified professionals in this field. Additionally, students are able to employ the knowledge and capacities acquired in a flexible and constructively critical manner according to different circumstances and the communicative and cultural particularities of the same. Career Prospects Graduated of the Master’s Program in English Studies become professionals with an in-depth and universal knowledge of English language, English literature, and English – speaking cultures. They earn qualifications in counseling in the following fields: cultural mediation, lexicographic counseling and dictionary compilation, and independent and/or counseling work at foreign representative institutions. Additionally, they become qualified in the organization of intercultural contacts, in editorial work in the publishing industry, and in demanding e.g. anthological, forms of culturally translating literatures from English – speaking cultures into Slovene, as well as in culturally translating works of Slovene literature for exposure abroad. [-]

Master in Planning Textiles and Clothing

Campus Full time October 2017 Slovenia Ljubljana

The basic goal of the Planning Textiles and Clothing master’s study program is to expand and deepen the knowledge of graduates in the field of designing textiles and clothing and train them to search for new knowledge sources by applying scientific research methods. [+]

The basic goal of the Planning Textiles and Clothing master’s study program is to expand and deepen the knowledge of graduates in the field of designing textiles and clothing and train them to search for new knowledge sources by applying scientific research methods. The study teaches planning modern textiles and clothing with high value-added, in particular textiles and clothing for special applications. The program is tailored to suit the peculiarities of the Slovenian market, which primarily demands broad and profound state-of-the-art knowledge, multi-layer skills, critical reflection, familiarity with and comprehension of characteristics of the global field of textile and clothing, innovations and project work. Graduates of the Planning Textiles and Clothing program participate in applied and basic research, thus training for independent research work as well as for any third-cycle doctoral study. [-]