The University of Ljubljana

University Ljubljana

The University of Ljubljana was established in 1919 and is located in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This institution is the oldest university in Slovenia. It is also the largest and best-ranked institution in the country. At present, this university has over 63,000 students. 53,000 of these students are taking undergraduate courses while 7,000 are postgraduate students.

History of the university

The bill for the establishment of this institution was passed on July 2, 1919. On September 18, the University Council was established and this marked the official functioning of the university. Lectures started in December 1919 and since then, this institution has never looked back. Over the years, the university has grown to become one of the largest institutions of learning in Europe.

University profile

This university has 23 faculties and 3 academies. It has a culture of excellence and this is evident from the quality of many of its graduates. Some of the most well-known faculties of the University of Ljubljana are humanities, linguistics, arts and social sciences. Among other faculties, this institution also has faculties of medicine, technology and natural sciences.

Contributions to Slovenia

There is no doubt that the University of Ljubljana plays an important role in the development of this country. This institution is famous for its collaboration with many private and public organizations in Slovenia. Professors and researchers in the university also serve as consultants to companies in the private sector.

University libraries

The University of Ljubljana has two main libraries but there are over 30 libraries for the faculties, departments and the institutes of the university. These libraries are well stocked and contain thousands of books, periodicals, research papers and other information in electronic form. The university also has an art gallery, which has been open since June 2012.

University exchange programs

The University has signed agreements with dozens of universities from around the world for international cooperation and student exchange programs. The primary program for EU students is of course the Erasmus exchange program, which allows students to visit and study abroad at low costs and with all the information and support they need. Other exchange programs and courses reach outside of EU and include countries like USA, Australia, Japan, India and others.

University principles

The success story of the University of Ljubljana is based on its principles, which include the following:

  • The highest standards of professional excellence.
  • Academic freedom for staff and students.
  • Equal opportunity, human rights and solidarity.


These are just some of the reasons behind the growth and reputation of this institution.