University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia

The University of Nova Gorica was founded in 2006. According to the international U-Multirank ranking, the University surpasses many universities of the region (for example, the University of Graz, the University of Trieste, the University of Padova, and the University of Zagreb). According to the RUR (Round University Ranking) international ranking, which evaluates and ranks the best world’s universities, in 2016 the University of Nova Gorica has taken the high 203rd place and become a part of the world university elite.

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The University in Nova Gorica (Univerza v Novi Gorici)

Nova Gorica is a town in the western part of Slovenia, on the border with Italy. In 1995–1996, the Faculty of Environmental Sciences was established here, and by 2006 the University of Nova Gorica was founded, which now consists of 5 faculties, 2 colleges, 6 laboratories and 6 research centres.

A special pride of the University is the hadron collider, located in the Laboratory for Elementary Particle Astrophysics. This particle accelerator appeared thanks to the cooperation of the University in Nova Gorica and the Japan Centre for High Energy Physics. They together carry out research in the field of elementary particles of B-meson decays.

The advantages of studying at the University of Nova Gorica is virtually an individual approach to each student, provision of modern facilities for research activities, participation in governmental projects, diverse linguistic and cultural environment. An excellent location between Ljubljana and Venice, close proximity to Italy and the favourable climate of the region allows students to lead an active lifestyle throughout the year.

Knowing the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle, the University pays special attention to students athletes. The University provides an adapted study programme to students with the status of an athlete.

Studying at the University of Nova Gorica is based on the acquisition of practical experience. To provide such experience, the University cooperates with successful enterprises and pays much attention to scientific research. The University employs outstanding experts who help students quickly engage in research work.

In 2014, almost 89% of the University graduates were employed during the first year after graduation. In recent years, there have been no unemployed among the graduates of the Physics and Astrophysics, Viticulture and Digital Art programmes.

International Relations

The University of Nova Gorica participates in the Erasmus+ programme. The University has bilateral agreements with the universities of the Czech Republic, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Latvia, Germany, Spain, Turkey and others. In addition, UNG signed bilateral agreements with the universities of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, India, China and Venezuela.

There are scholarships for foreign students, for example, the Maria Sklodowska-Curie scholarship and the CMEPIUS scholarship.

The opinions of students about their studies at the University of Nova Gorica can be found in this article.

The University of Nova Gorica consists of 5 faculties, 2 colleges, 6 laboratories and 6 research centres.

Faculties of the University of Nova Gorica:

  1. Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  2. Faculty of Engineering and Management
  3. Faculty of Natural Sciences
  4. Faculty of Humanities
  5. Institute of Viticulture and Enology
  6. Academy of Arts (the building of the Academy of Arts is located on the territory of Italy)

A Number of Scientific Laboratories Operate within the Framework of the University:

  1. Laboratory for Astrophysics of Elementary Particles
  2. Laboratory for Physics of Organic Matter
  3. Materials Research Laboratory
  4. Laboratory of Environmental Studies
  5. Laboratory of Multiphase Processes
  6. Laboratory of Quantum Optics

Research Centres:

  1. Centre for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
  2. Centre for Cognitive Linguistic Science
  3. Centre for the Study of Atmospheric Phenomena
  4. Science and Research Wine Centre
  5. Centre for Systems and Information Technologies
  6. Scientific Research Centre for the Humanities

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