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University of Ljubljana

3.9 out of 5 (99 ratings / 73 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

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
365 4
2020
369 15
2019
384
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.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
501
2019
501 -100
2018
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.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
601 -10
2020
591 60
2019
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
2021
801 -200
2020
601
2019
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

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

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very professional and demanding, but if you don't procrastinate you have nothing to worry about.

Despite all the drama, thankful for the experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Studying at AGRFT is quite intense and you really have to be fully committed to it. The student - teacher communication is quite great and there is a lot of people you can turn to if you have any sort of a problem. The programe is quite diverse, besides theatre acting, you have a lot of dance and singing classes as well. The academy offers a direct connection to the...

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

It is a good university, that provides a good amount of starting knowledge on the chosen subject. But i just realised i never really liked the subjects it provided. This is personal opinion that doesn’t influence the university’s image. Otherwise if you are into business and economics, you should consider this university. It has a multiple variety of erasmus choices, great...

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