The University of Primorska (UP) was established only in 2003, but has already gained the reputation of a dynamic and open-minded institution, organising numerous international events and engaging in many international projects. For all these activities UP has gained national and international acclaim.
It consists of 6 higher education members and 2 research centres. It currently has over 8000 undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in 25 undergraduate, 18 postgraduate and doctoral courses. New study courses are introduced every year.
Besides the European Erasmus Mobility Programme, the University, particularly its constituent UP FHŠ participates in the EU - Canada Programme for cooperation in higher education, training and youth, the CEEPUS Programme and in the EGP Grants Norway Grants.
The University is making every effort to become a centre of excellence in knowledge formation and transmission. It aspires to creatively contribute to advances of the knowledge-based society.
The Faculty of Humanities (UP FHS) was established as an independent institution of higher education in 2000, becoming an affiliate of the University of Primorska in 2003.
The Faculty offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses as well as engaging in scientific and research activities in the field of humanities, arts, social studies and modern languages. It has gained recognition for its vigorous pursuit of academic excellence, its progressive orientation, its creativity and capacity for critical thinking, as well as for the collaboration between the teaching staff and students in an atmosphere of mutual support.
The institution has led or cooperated in a number of national and international projects, among those dealing with intercultural topics the prominent projects are PERMIT, LABICUM, MERIDIEN, CCBC, EDUKA, and LINGUANET.
Both, the University of Primorska and the Faculty of Humanities encourage innovative teaching methods and support research activities, enhancing the quality of the teaching staff and research groups through participation in international projects, while also supporting links with local, national and international enterprises.
The International Cooperation Office at UP FHŠ works closely with the International Relations Office at the level of the University of Primorska. It is aware of the importance of international cooperation in raising academic standards and in focusing on incisive research topics. It, therefore, promotes mobility among students and staff, initiating cooperation with new institutions every year. The number of foreign students has grown to close to 100 undergraduate and graduate exchange students, while visiting academic and administrative staff numbered over 30 in the academic year 2010/11. It is also linked to the project International Exchange Student Network (http://www.esn.org/).
The University of Primorska will be involved all the project's work packages, as follows:
- WP1 - General project management
- WP2 – Review of target groups' needs
- WP3 - Planning of the intercultural paths
- WP4 – Implementation of the intercultural paths
- WP5 - Preparation of the overall material for the web platform (LEADER)
- WP6 - General project quality assurance
Faculty of Humanities: www.fhs.upr.si
- Neva Čebron
- Nives Zudič Antonič
- Alenka Janko Spreizer
- Jasna Zorko