Universities & National Research Institutes
1. The University of Ljubljana was founded in 1919. With its rich tradition is the oldest and largest educational and scientific research institution in Slovenia. It has more than 40.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs approximately 5.600 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff (30 percent of all registered researchers) in 23 faculties and 3 arts academies.
The University of Ljubljana is listed amongst the top 500 universities in the world according to the ARWU Shanghai, Times THES-QS and WEBOMETRICS rankings.
University of Ljubljana / Univerza v Ljubljani
Kongresni trg 12
Phone: +386 1 241 8500
Rector: Professor Igor Papič, Ph. D.
2. The second largest city in Slovenia, Maribor has a nearly 160-year-old tradition of higher education. However, the University of Maribor was established only in 1975. Today the University has about 1,050 pedagogical and research employees as well as 700 administration and technical support. Around 18,000 students study at the University of Maribor. It has 17 faculties which offer undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes, a modern University library, Student dormitories and other facilities.
University of Maribor / Univerza v Mariboru
Slomškov trg 15
Phone: +386 2 235 5280
Rector: Professor Zdravko Kačič, Ph. D.
3. The University of Primorska was established in 2003 and has 7 faculties and several research institutions that are located in Koper and in the vicinity. In school year 2015/16, some 5,500 undergraduate and post-graduate students were enrolled. University employs more than 700 teaching, research and technical staff.
University of Primorska / Univerza na Primorskem
Titov trg 4
Phone: +386 5 611 7500
Rector: Professor Dragan Marusic, Ph. D.
4. The University of Nova Gorica was founded in 1995 by Municipality od Nova Gorica and Josef Stefan Institute. The University has 7 faculties for undergraduate study programmes, 6 research centres and 6 laboratories. A vital link between higher education and the economy has been forged by establishing the Primorska Technology Park, which comprises technologically innovative companies that facilitate the transfer of knowledge and development initiatives to entrepreneurial environment.
University of Nova Gorica / Univerza v Novi Gorici
SI-5000 Nova Gorica
Phone: +386 5 331 52 23
National Research Institutes
More than 50 research organisations operate independently of the universities. They differ in size, legal status and field of research. Altogether, 15 institutes acquired the status of National Research or Public Institutes, carrying out scientific and technological research of special importance for Slovenia, and also two infrastructure institutes carrying out information and communication activities.
- Agricultural Institute of Slovenia
- Educational Research Institute
- GeoZS - Geological Survey of Slovenia
- IER - Institute for Economic Research
- Institute for Hydraulic Research
- IJS - Jozef Stefan Institute
- IMT - Institute of Metals and Technology
- INV - Institute for Ethnic Studies
- INZ - Institute for Contemporary History
- National Institute of Chemistry
- NIB - National Institute of Biology
- Slovenian Forestry Institute
- UI - Urban Planning Institute
- ZAG - National Building and Civil Engineering Institute
- ZRC SAZU - Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
The following organisations provide information infrastructural and network service for Slovenian science, culture and education:
Source: Slovenian Research Agency, 2019
The Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA)
SASA, founded in 1938, is the supreme national institution of sciences and arts. It associates scientists and artists, who have been elected as its members for their outstanding achievements in the field of sciences and arts. At present it has 81 full and 10 associate members as well as 77 corresponding members from scientific institutions abroad.
SAZU was the founder of important research institutions, such as the Jozef Stefan Institute, the National Institute of Chemistry, the Turboinstitute and the Milan Vidmar Electric Power Research Institute. It is also the founder of the Scientific Research Centre of SAZU, which encompasses 17 important research institutes from the fields of humanities and natural sciences.