In 2007, the University of Ljubljana, in accordance with guidelines adopted within the European University Association (EUA), established a Doctoral School and thus took over the institutional responsibility for doctoral education in the programmes of all scientific fields supported by the University. Thereafter, the University of Ljubljana committed itself to strengthening the Doctoral School through a strategy for the 2012–2020 period.
The Doctoral School is a coordination mechanism for monitoring and quality assurance of doctoral education within the common European higher education space and is intended for both concept and content coordinated doctoral education at the University of Ljubljana. It serves the following primary functions:
Within the scope of these tasks the Doctoral School will strengthen, encourage and provide:
Within the Doctoral School there is an advisory body operating as a council of doctoral programme coordinators who manage, coordinate and present doctoral programmes.
The Senate of the University of Ljubljana adopts all important decisions in the field of doctoral education which are proposed by the Commission for Doctoral Study.