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University of Ljubljana

4.5 out of 5 (248 ratings / 121 reviews) Ljubljana, Slovenia
The University of Ljubljana is the central and largest educational institution in Slovenia. It is also the central and largest research institution in Slovenia with 30 percent of all registered researchers (according to the data from the SICRIS database). 

About

History

University of Ljubljana is the oldest and largest higher education and scientific research institution in Slovenia. University with its rich tradition was founded in 1919. 

Education

It has more than 40.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs approximately 5.600 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and three arts academies. 

The University of Ljubljana is renowned for its quality social and natural sciences and technical study programmes, structured in accordance with the Bologna Declaration. Our projects keep pace with the latest developments in the areas of arts, sciences and technology at home and abroad.  

Research

More than 3,500 researchers are working at the UL, and according to data from the database Web of Knowledge, Thomson-Reuters, university teachers and researchers of the University of Ljubljana regularly contribute almost 50% of all internationally acclaimed scientific publications from the Republic of Slovenia. For further information on researchers of the UL and their publications, click the link  Bibliography and quotations of researchers.

Career

An education acquired at the University of Ljubljana will allow you to perform the diverse jobs of the future, where you can show your knowledge and skills, while the University’s Career Centres will prepare you for a successful ”ride” throughout your studies. You will be encouraged to take small and big steps to maintain your balance in this ever-changing world of challenges. You will be taught the skill of managing your own career; you will learn about the careers of graduates and about new professions, and you will be given the opportunity to establish contacts with potential employers and attend a series of additional education and training courses.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
591 60
2019
651
2018
651
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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2019
601
2018
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
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2018
401
2017
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
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2019
384 10
2018
394
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The Student Council of the University of Ljubljana is a body of the students of the University. The Student Council consists of the presidents and vice presidents of the student councils of the University Members. The term of office of the Student Council Members is one year.

Housing services

University of Ljubljana does not offer housing capacities for students. The fact makes the concern about housing during the studies all the more important. There are three possibilities of residing during the studies in Ljubljana:

  • student dormitories at Študentski domovi v Ljubljani, 
  • renting a room or a flat please contact Študentska svetovalnica – onfo only available in Slovenian language
  • Students in postgraduate study programmes can also see for possibilities of housing at the House of Postgraduates

Library services

There are 38 academic libraries at the faculties and academies of the University of Ljubljana. The University’s library system also incorporates the Central Technological Library at the University of Ljubljana and the National and University Library. The coordination of libraries’ activities is carried out by the Vice-rector, the Library Council and the University Office of Library Services.

Student Life

Campus life

The central building, all three academies and faculties are located in the centre. Some of the most recent and modern buildings were constructed on the outskirts of Ljubljana, giving the university and its students a ubiquitous presence in the city.

Sports facilities

Student competitive sports programmes cover events from the local (inter-faculty) to international (European, worldwide) levels. The Slovenian University Sports Association (SUSA) presides over such competitive sports in Slovenia. SUSA is a member of the Olympic Committee of Slovenia (OKS), the European University Sports Association (EUSA) and the International University Sports Federation (FISU).

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The University of Ljubljana, especially Faculty of pharmacy is on a very high level. I learned a lot, got so many experiences, which I'll always appreciate in my life. Besides that, I've got the opportunity to do my Erasmus in Germany, where I realized how good my home faculty is and found out that there is still a lot of room for improvement. I've also got a great chance...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is going great so far. I am trying to be as much as active with various extra-curricular activities. The university provides me with everything

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Since I am new to the Master program of two years i am learning a lot. The working conditions on the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology are satisfying, but I would like to learn more about the pharmaceutical industry, see how things work on a bigger level. I think we get quite the basic picture on our faculties and sometimes even discuss how is it in the world of...

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