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University of Ljubljana

The University of Ljubljana has significant educational traditions existing since the establishment of the Jesuit College in 1595; however, the first true university in Slovenia was founded only after the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In 1919, the University of Ljubljana was established with five faculties: Arts, Law, Medicine, Theology and a Technical Faculty. The first academic staff were Slovenian professors who had lectured abroad, mainly at the universities in Central European countries. The University of Ljubljana began to develop rapidly in the entirely new circumstances after the Second World War. Its distinction of having had a Technical Faculty from the very beginning was preserved, while other new faculties were born. Today, with almost 60, 000 undergraduate and postgraduate students participating in more than 130 undergraduate and 130 postgraduate programmes, it ranks among the biggest European universities. With a total of 22 faculties, 3 art academies and one university college it employs approximately 3, 000 university teaching staff. The University of Ljubljana is famous for its study courses in social sciences and humanities as well as in scientific and engineering fields, in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine. At the domestic and international level, the study courses and research activities run by the University of Ljubljana follow the world trends in these fields, to which the contribution of numerous Slovenian professors and researchers is of great importance.

Faculty of Education

The evolution of the Faculty of Education began with the founding of the College of Education on 4 July 1947. On its foundations in 1964 the Academy of Education was established. The Academy of Education provided two–year study programmes (associated degree) for all future primary school teachers, special educators and librarians. In 1972, the Academy of Education became a member of the University of Ljubljana. Over more than twenty years of operation, the Academy gradually expanded its study programs to the point that in the mid–eighties full four–year university studies (Diploma; equal to Bachelor) commenced in 1987–1988. In May 1991, when the first class of students graduated from the four–year university program, the Academy of Education was renamed the Faculty of Education. Today Faculty of Education educates teachers for preprimary, primary and secondary schools and special educators. There are cca. 3,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and  250 teaching and administrative staff at the Faculty of Education. Currently one 3-year study course, leading to the professional higher education degree (Pre-School Education), nine 4- year study courses, leading to the university degree (Primary School Teaching, Special Education, Fine Arts Education, Social Pedagogy, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Technical Education, Chemistry, Biology, Home Economics), four Master’s and PhD degree programmes (Art Education, Social Pedagogy, Primary Teaching, Special Education)  and three specialization degree programmes (Special Education, Support with Art, Supervision) are being offered. Faculty of Education primarily performs research projects in the fields of social sciences (education included) and humanities.

Members of the TEMPUS IV working group (project timeframe 2010-2013):

Prof. Dr. Mojca Peček-Čuk