At the University of Primorska, Faculty of Education operates the Institute for Educational Sciences with the research group for educational sciences, which includes all academic staff UP PEF. The research areas of the Institute according to the ARRS research activity classification are:
- 5.00.00 (Social Sciences) and
- 6.00.00 (Humanities).
The Institute is headed by Assoc. Prof. Tina Štemberger.
Higher education teachers and associates of UP PEF are also included in research work within other Slovenian research institutions. UP PEF Higher Education Teachers and Fellows:
o Explore and develop contemporary concepts and models of (early) learning and teaching in various fields: in language, mathematics, science, social sciences, motor and arts;
o Explore and develop contemporary approaches and models of action in the fields of inclusive pedagogy, social pedagogy and adult education.