Vision, Mission and Values
Through its scientific research, educational and artistic activities and its commitment to the local and wider society, UP is building and consolidating its position as a respected and excellent university in the global academic arena. UP is achieving high quality, inclusive and sustainable scientific, educational and artistic work in harmony with strategy Society 2050 with the principles of participatory science and the balance of humanities, social sciences and arts with natural sciences and (bio)technology.
UP's mission is to contribute to the global knowledge base through constructive cooperation and courageous competition in the global university space. At the same time, it draws ideas and solutions for the development of cooperation with society and industry in which it operates, within Slovenia and throughout Europe.
In accordance with the Statute of the University of Primorska1, UP realizes its mission through scientific research, pedagogical, artistic and professional work, thus assuming responsibility for the successful placement of Slovenia in the world. Its work is guided by the National Higher Education Programme, National Research and Development Programme, other strategic documents of the Republic of Slovenia and the Guidelines for the Development of the Single European Higher Education and Research Area.
The values of UP are excellence in research, education and the arts, academic freedom, respect for diversity, integration into society as a whole, integrity and trust. The values of UP derive from the constitutionally guaranteed autonomy and the Declaration of Human Rights, which define the University's attitude towards the State and the external environment in general, as well as its internal organization and the free scientific research, educational and artistic activities of its entire academic community: students, professors and collaborators, researchers and administrative staff. These values are in line with the generally valid premises that define the functioning of universities in the world in general, but also taking into account all the specific features of the Slovenian national territory.
UP implements its values through the following operating principles:
As a young and just optimally sized university, UP is able to react flexibly to changes in the global university network, giving it self-critical acceleration whenever possible and integrating it into the home environment.
In all its functional dimensions, UP is completely open to the national and international academic and wider social space, both competitive and cooperative. It seeks a mirror in the world for a realistic assessment of the quality of its work, scientific research, education and arts, and in the wider domestic community it fulfils the task of guiding and promoting economic and social development.
UP is committed to full responsibility in the whole spectrum of its activities: responsibility for the search for scientific truth, responsibility for the credible transmission of this truth to the younger generations and responsibility towards the wider social environment that gives it room for its existence and development.
UP is committed to the principle of innovation by offering its entire academic community the best possible conditions for high-quality and fruitful scientific research, education and artistic activity.
Through the principle of self-correction, UP has established a loop to detect and correct any deviation from the four principles mentioned.