University of Ljubljana
Region: Southern Europe
Country/Region: Slovenia
Found Year: 1595
Address: Kongresni trg 12
Introduction

The University of Ljubljana (hereinafter: the UL) was founded in 1919 on the basis of centuries of tradition in education and research and it remained the only Slovenian university for more than half a century. Since then it has represented a major pillar for the social, cultural, economic and technological development of the Slovenian society. The UL is located in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, a relatively large Central-European city. Only one university member faculty (for maritime and transport studies), is located outside Ljubljana approximately 100 km away on the Adriatic coast in Portoroz. It is a large university, with more than 38,000 graduate and postgraduate students participating in over 300 undergraduate and post-graduate study programs. It thus ranks among the largest universities in the world. Approximately 3000 higher education teachers are employed in 3 arts academies and 23 faculties, members of the university. The UL is a research oriented and a comprehensive university. The UL study courses and the projects in implementation follow the latest global discoveries and trends in all fields of science, i.e. art, science and technology, social sciences and humanities as well as medicine. In line with our teaching mission, we are a student oriented university, offering various support services like tutoring, career guidance and counselling and we pay special attention to students with special needs. We have a rich library system, database system and access to various sources for study and research. The National and University Library (NUK) is located in the city centre and represents the main library for the UL students. The library contains more than 3 million items. The Academic Year is divided into two semesters and three examination periods. Semester One is from the beginning of October until the middle of January, and Semester Two is from the middle of February until the end of May. The winter examination period is from middle of January until the beginning of February. The summer examination period is from the beginning of June until the end of June and the autumn examination period is from the end of August until the middle of September. Internationalisation is one of our most important goals. Regarding teaching, the number of our courses offered in English is growing, some offer tutorials and some have other arrangements. The UL cooperates in several international projects and it is a member of different international networks: the IAU (International Association of Universities), EUA (European University Association), UNICA (Network of Universities from Capitals of Europe) and the Utrecht network. We also cooperate with more than a hundred universities across Europe, Asia and America on the basis of bilateral agreements.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
501-600
Academic Ranking of World Universities
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one. ARWU presents the world's top 1000 research universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data.
401-500
2017
401-500
2018
501-600
2019
501-600
2020
501-600
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Hospitality & Tourism Management
51-75
Physics
151-200
Food Science & Technology
151-200
Mechanical Engineering
201-300
Instruments Science & Technology
201-300
Civil Engineering
201-300
Veterinary Sciences
201-300
Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
201-300
Key Statistics
37615
Total Enrollment
3094(8.2%)
International Students
21913
Undergraduate Enrollment
1467(6.7%)
International Students
15702
Graduate Enrollment
1627(10.4%)
International Students