Mission and Objectives

The University of Primorska’s quest for excellence requires:
  • development of education for economy and local community projects
  • development of shared or interdisciplinary postgraduate programmes in addition to disciplinary-oriented specialist and master’s programmes
  • development of special study- and research-oriented units or centres within the University’s Postgraduate School
  • development of the central University library
  • development of scientific journal(s) and the University publishing house
  • development of student and academic mobility as well as e-studies
  • development of the University Centre for International Cooperation
  • formation of the Quality Monitoring Board of UP in 2009 for monitoring the quality of study and education processes and their performance against ascertained markers of quality
In the academic year 2007/8, UP adopted a series of legal acts regulating study programmes:
  • Students with Special Needs of UP Rule
  • Execution of Student Surveys of UP Rule
  • Erasmus Mobility Rule of UP
  • Scholarship Fund of UP Rule
  • Preparation and Defense of Doctoral Dissertation Amendment Rule
  • Guidelines for Implementation of Study Programmes in Foreign Languages
  • Guidelines for Reforming Study Programmes and for the Procedure of Forwarding Information on Adjustments of Study Programmes Implementation
  • Guidelines for Part-time Study Implementation at UP
  • Guidelines of UP for Courses with Consultations
  • Guidelines for Preparation and Implementation Procedures of Study Programmes Formed and/or Implemented by Different Members of UP
  • Guidelines of UP for Preparation of Shared Study Programmes with International and Local Universities
  • Guidelines for Procedures of Discussion and Adoption of Study Programmes at UP
  • Guidelines for Procedures of Discussion and Adoption of Study Programmes at UP Amendment Rule
The University of Primorska has drastically enhanced the effectiveness of study programmes implementation and has for that reason established a special permanent working body of the Senate. Achieving consistency in application and enrolment procedures as well as in procedures for switching between study programmes represents another motivation for this decision.

How the Bologna Process is being implemented at the University of Primorska
The Council for Higher Education of the Republic of Slovenia confirmed 45 University of Primorska’s Bologna programmes up until 2008. The Higher Education Act determined that the process of Bologna reform should be finalized by the academic year 2009/10. Consequently, all members of UP began the academic year 2009/10 with reformed and new Bologna programmes in all three cycles of higher education. The University of Primorska began implementation of the following study programmes in the academic year 2008/09:
  • academic study programme (1st cycle) Media Studies (UP Faculty of Humanities Koper)
  • academic study programme (1st cycle) Mediterranean Agriculture and Biodiversity (UP FAMNIT)
  • master study programme (2nd cycle) Nursing Care (UP College of Health Care Izola)
  • the transformation of Turistica – College of Tourism into the Faculty of Tourism Studies Portorož – Turistica.

In the forthcoming years. the University aims to extend its educational activities in the subject areas of technical programmes and the natural sciences, especially in renewable energy, materials and healthcare. For that reason, new programmes in the subject area of natural sciences are in the process of accreditation, such as Civil Engineering and Urbanism, and Mechatronic and Adaptronic Systems and Technologies. The two programmes will be available in the academic year 2009/10. Resolutions on founding a new Faculty of Urbanism and Civil Engineering as well as the University Library have already been adopted. A series of interdisciplinary study programmes, which involve virtually all members of the University, are in preparation. The planned interdisciplinary programmes are:

  • Management of Sustainable Development (2nd cycle)
  • Cross Cultural Studies (2nd cycle)
  • International Studies (2nd cycle)
  • Management of Heritage in Tourism (1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle)
  • Mechatronic and Adaptronic Systems and Technologies (1st and 2nd cycle)