On 6-7 December 2018, the Ukrainian delegation of 18 people visited the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture of the University of Maribor. The purpose of the visit to Slovenia was to strengthen interstate cooperation in the form of exchanging experience, proven practices and knowledge in the field of transport security.
On 6 December 2018, in Ljubljana, in the premises of the Transport Security Agency, the Ukrainian delegation met with representatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Slovenia, the country’s motorways operator, the Department of Infrastructure, and the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture of the University of Maribor. During the talks, the Slovenians presented the positive practice of the Directive on the Safety of Road Infrastructure, the system of road infrastructure inspectors, as well as their impact on improvement of transport safety in Slovenia. The Transport Safety Agency emphasised the importance of cooperation with the competent institutions in Ukraine in order to jointly improve the security of transit transport operations through the territory of Slovenia.
On 7 December 2018, the Ukrainian delegation visited Maribor. Ukrainian transport safety experts familiarised themselves with local experience and innovations in the field of transport security.
Besides, the Ukrainian delegation visited the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture of the University of Maribor. Prof Dr. Matjaž Šraml, Deputy Dean for International Cooperation, noted the role and status of the faculty in the region and spoke about cooperation with foreign universities. Then the Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor Dr. Borut Macuh presented the faculty, study programmes and the opportunity to study in English. Further the Ukrainian guests got acquainted with the two centres of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation and Architecture of the University of Maribor, which are directly and indirectly involved in transport security. The fields of activity of the two centres and the projects they carry out for local and foreign customers were presented by Prof. Dr. Marko Renčelj. At the end of the meeting, Prof. Dr. Tomaž Tollazzi also demonstrated equipment for conducting field research.