About the University
The University of Primorska is successfully implementing its two core activities: research and education. In all of its functioning it is closely collaborating with the creators and users of knowledge locally and globally. The knowledge for the environment that the university is directly offering to companies, public institutes and other organisations is a quality upgrade of basic research and a precondition to effective use of intellectual potential of society and spacer in which it operates.
The University of Primorska was able to adapt and actively engage with the environment, which is becoming increasingly open for experimentation and innovation. With its activities it is constantly searching for new cooperation possibilities and functioning in entrepreneurial processes.
Recent success can partially be attributed to increased collaboration between and within faculties which followed a rejuvenating transformation of the university in 2016. New PhD projects, specifically designed to combine disciplines, were started to enhance collaboration between faculties, spur innovation, and develop novel insights. This interdisciplinary work is bolstered by national and international research projects that combine disciplines and bring research organisations, industry, associations, and other stakeholders together in pursuit of new knowledge. Since 2011, UP has seen its role in international projects increase with more submitted, awarded, and led by the university.
UP holds 10-15 international conferences and workshops each year, bringing together diverse regional, national, and international partners.
Basic guidelines for the development of some key areas of UP's operation are included in the Mid-Term Development Strategy of the University of Primorska 2021–2027. This document contains guidelines for ten interrelated pillars, which include scientific research and pedagogical excellence, advancement and updating of innovative study programmes, cooperation with society and industry, as well as other knowledge users nation wide and internationally.
Special emphasis is also placed on the staff structure and ensuing a mechanism to maintain quality in all areas, on innovation and intellectual property, as well as on the international recognition of UP in the global network of universities and on the internationalisation at home. The strategy is implemented through an Action plan, in which the afore mentioned pillars are supported by concrete measures, necessary to achieve individual goals.