The University of Primorska







The University of Primorska, Slovenia (Univerza na Primorskem Università del Litorale) was established as a public institution in 2003.

The mission of the University of Primorska is to actively contribute to the European Union’s goal of creating a knowledge-based society and of co-operating with other universities and research institutions at home and abroad.

The activities of the University of Primorska focus on offering quality study programmes at the three levels (Bachelors, Masters and PhD level) by actively including students in research work and researchers into the teaching process. We endeavour to attain internationally comparable achievements in the field of research and education.

There are 9 institutions constituting the University of Primorska:

7 faculties:

  • Faculty of Built Environment
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Management
  • Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Tourism studies
  • Faculty of Health Care
    2 research institutes:
  • Science and Research Centre
  • Institute Andrej Marušič
    As well as 2 associate members:
  • Faculty of Design Ljubljana
  • Valdoltra Orthopaedic Hospital
    The incorporation of research institutes into the university is a novelty within Slovenian higher education sphere, making the University of Primorska the only Slovenian university to include research institutes as member institutions.

Education & Research

The University of Primorska offers a rich variety of academic and scientific disciplines: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Science, Arts, Business and Administration, Law, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Computing, Engineering and Engineering Trades, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, Environmental Protection, Personal Services, Teacher Training and Education Science, Health, Engineering and Engineering Trades, Design.

International cooperation

The geopolitical position of the University of Primorska, in Central Europe and between Italy and Croatia, is the starting point for intensive co-operation, especially in the Adriatic, Central European, South-Eastern European, and Mediterranean regions and also in the Slovenian-Italian and Slovenian-Croatian spaces. By consolidating current partnerships and forging new ones, the University strives to develop the international mobility of students, researchers, higher education teachers, and staff members. In its efforts to fulfil its mission and strategy in the field of international relations, the University actively participates in international networks and associations and carries out many international projects.

Neva ČebronPhD, MPhil, BA (Hons), Assist. Prof., Senior Researcher, Deputy Dean, International Affairs & Development, Department of Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska
Titov trg 5, 6000 Koper, Slovenia,
Born in Slovenia, Neva Cebron earned her Research Master Degree in Linguistics and her PhD Degree into corpus based approaches to comparative linguistics and intercultural studies at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She also specialized in History of Chinese art at the Central Academy of Art in Beijing, China. She first worked in tourism for a number of years before starting her teaching and academic career, first at the Faculty of Maritime and Transport Studies, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and more recently at the University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia. At this institution she continues teaching classes of ESP, concentrating on and researching the language of Humanities, as well as lecturing on intercultural and translation topics. Her professional interests focus on linguistic aspects of intercultural communicative competence, corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, translatology and communicology. Her work has been presented at numerous professional conferences in Slovenia, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Morocco, India, Bosnia, Belgium and in other places. She has been invited to lecture as a visiting lecturer at various institutions in India, Norway, Greece, etc. Her research has been published in a number of professional publications.

Nives Zudič AntoničPhD, is a lecturer in Italian literature, literature and film, and literature and theatre as well as a researcher at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska in Koper, where she has been Head of the Department of Italian Studies since 2007. She graduated in Italian Language and Literature, and Art History at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana. She obtained a M. Phil.  in Didactics and Promotion of Italian Language and Culture (Master in didattica e promozione della lingua e cultura italiane) at the University Ca' Foscari of Venice and a PhD in Italian Linguistics at the same university. In her research she focuses on Italian literature, intercultural communication, literature and intercultural communication and literature teaching methodology, with the emphasis on examining contemporary teaching methods, developing teaching strategies and encouraging motivation in learning about, examining and interpreting literary text.  As a researcher at the Science and Research Centre of the University of Primorska, she has participated in several projects and has also coordinated two projects within Comenius 2.1.  She has organized many seminars and training courses for teachers of Italian language didactics and participated in organizing international symposia, where she has delivered lectures on teaching methods and contemporary Italian literature. In 2006, dr. Zudič Antonič received a national award for language achievement in the field of language teaching and learning by the Ministry of Education. Areas of research: Literature of the Italian language, literature and intercultural communication and didactics of Italian literature (in the didactics of Italian literature she examines modern teaching techniques, develops learning strategies and promotes motivation in learning, studying and interpreting literary texts).

Dr. Alenka Janko Spreizer  is assistant professor at the University of Primorska - Faculty of Humanities (UP FHS) and senior research associate at the UP FHS - Institute for intercultural studies. She obtained her BA (1993) and master's degree (1997) at the University of Ljubljana. Having been awarded her PhD in 2001 at the Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis, Ljubljana, she continued her research work on several research projects at the same institution until 2003. Her earlier ethnographic work includes research of Romani people ethnic interactions in North-Eastern Slovenia, ethnicity, racism and nationalism. Her recent research interests are movements, mobilities, migrations, interculturalism, and interethnic relations. In 2013 she was a member of the organising committee for an international seminar on Ethnographies of mobilities. In the same year she published with Nataša Gregorič Bon and Jaka Repič a monograph titled (Non)-movement and place making (publisher ZRC, ZRC-SAZU). Her scientific articles and reviews were published in the journals Etudes Tsiganes, The Anthropology of East Europe Review, Monitor ISH, Monitor ZSA, Razprave in Gradivo, Anthropological Notebooks, Two homelands. She worked in several national research projects and has managed several international projects partly financed by the Leonardo da Vinci II programme.