The University of Primorska (UP), the third biggest public university in Slovenia, was established in 2003 as a centre of knowledge, implementing European educational strategies. The UP main objective is to carry out high quality study and research programmes which promote the area's natural and cultural heritage while integrating and developing these programmes with global educational, intellectual, and research opportunities.
The University's mission for the research activity is to:
- creatively contribute to the development of a knowledge-based society by promoting enthusiasm for knowledge and research
- build relationships with other universities and research institutes in Slovenia and abroad
- transfer initiatives that are formed in contact areas between the Mediterranean and the Central European region into the international university area
- develop a relationship and close collaboration with industry
- contribute to sustainable social development in the local and wider regional environment
UP supports the integrated development of research work, based on two fundamental pillars: Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology, and Humanities and Social Sciences.
The scientific research activity of the UP is successfully conducted at its faculties and at the research institute. Research work is carried out within research groups at individual UP member institutions as well as jointly in areas of common interest.
The UP has a clear goal of becoming an international leading centre within speciﬁc, niche scientiﬁc ﬁelds.
Good examples are our research group in algebraic graph theory which is one of the two leading research groups in this ﬁeld in the world, the recently established Centre of Excellence for renewable materials and healthy living environments and the journal Ars Mathematica Contemporanea – AMC which, according to SCImago Journal & Country Rank, is the most prestigious scientiﬁc journal published in Slovenia. This is making our university a meeting point for researchers from all over the world.
Research is the foundation of scientific excellence and quality pedagogical work of the University.
UP and its member institutions are active in both national and international research programmes and projects, where they are successful in obtaining grants from European programmes and funds. By combining research with education through tutoring, mentoring and by enriching the knowledge base through new achievements in research, the University has integrated fundamental European strategies in the fields of science and higher education. In accordance with the policy of the common European Research Area (ERA) and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), UP is actively involved in the national university network and develops programmes of cooperation with universities at home and abroad.
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