The University of Ljubljana is an institution with a very rich tradition. With its more than 56,000 undergraduate and post-graduate students, it ranks among the biggest universities in the world scale. A total of 22 faculties, 3 academies of art and 1 university college employ approx. 3500 teaching and research staff, assisted by nearly 900 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, about 20 years ago, by the University of Maribor and, last year, by the University of Primorska on the coast of Slovenia.
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 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.