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Interdisciplinary doctoral programme in ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Curriculum and schedules

The programme consists of organised forms of teaching and research. Organised teaching comprises of 60 credits; the remaining 120 credits are intended for individual research work (IRW) for elaboration of the doctoral thesis.

The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Environmental Protection is evaluated according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Prior to enrolment candidate chooses a mentor and co-mentor. Together they select courses from the lists of core and elective courses. The methodological course Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Work is compulsory for all students. According to the Programme besides to the methodological course the candidates choose two core and two electives courses. They are allowed to select 10 ECTS from elective courses from other doctoral programmes at the University of Ljubljana and comparable programmes of foreign universities. The selected courses must be approved by the mentor and the co-mentor. 

Course syllabus

In the first year of study, doctoral candidates, within the framework of obligatory and elective courses, obtain fundamental theoretical knowledge and expertise of scientific work.

In the second year of study, students fulfil their obligations arising from the elective course, within the framework of which they complement their knowledge obtained in the first year of study while, at the same time, mastering the knowledge necessary to produce a doctoral dissertation.
The focus of the third year is research work, and preparation and defence of the doctoral thesis.

Year 1

Credits

Year 2

Credits

Year 3

Credits

Obligatory methodological Course

10

Elective Course

10

IRW

55

Core Courses

20

Doctoral seminar with presentation of the doctoral dissertation topic

5

Doctoral seminar with presentation of the doctoral dissertation prior to the public defence and the public defence

5

Elective Course

10

IRW

45

 

 

IRW

20

 

 

 

 


Mobility

Students are allowed to select 10 ECTS from elective courses from other doctoral programmes at the University of Ljubljana and comparable programmes of foreign universities. The selected courses must be approved by the mentor and the co-mentor. Elective credits can be selected also from the university pool of the generic skills courses, listed at the web site of the University of Ljubljana.

The Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Work - methodological course is compulsory for all students. In this course candidates will acquire the core principles and the basic methods and techniques for scientific and research work. Students will learn how to write good quality research articles.

Doctoral seminars (10 ECTS) in second and third year of study are obligatory for all students.

Methodological course

 

COURSE TITLE

LECTURERS

ECTS

1.

Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Work

Mihael J. Toman
Andrej Blejec
Mitja Brilly
Matej Butala
Mitja Hafner Fink
Olga Markič
Matjaž Mikoš
Marko Polič
Jože Rakovec
Katja Vintar Mally

10

The primary goal of the core courses is for candidates to acquire and master the knowledge needed to produce a doctoral dissertation that has not yet been mastered at previous studies. Candidates will select two core courses with a total amount of 20 credits and approved by mentor and co-mentor.

 

COURSE TITLE

LECTURERS

ECTS

 1.

Air, Climate and Water

Jože Rakovec
Lučka Kajfež Bogataj
Mitja Brilly
Matjaž Mikoš

10

2.

Chemistry and Environmental Technology

Andreja Žgajnar Gotvajn

10

3.

Crisis management

Vlado Dimovski
Marjan Malešič
Iztok Prezelj

10

4.

Disaster medicine

Radko Komadina

10

5.

Ecology and Nature Protection

Mihael J. Toman
Alenka Gaberščik
Ivan Kos

10

6.

Economic and Law of Environmental Management

Bogomir Kovač
Senko Pličanič

10

7.

Energy and Natural Resource Management

Sašo Medved
Andrej Bončina
Andrej Udovč

10

8.

Environmental and Sociological Aspects of Sustainable Development

Katja Vintar Mally
Drago Kos

10

9.

Environment, Health and Wellbeing

Ivan Eržen
Marko Polič
Martin Dobeic
Mirko Čudina
Marjan Bilban

10

10.

Risk Management

Mitja Kožuh
Mihael Perman

10

11.

Seismology and earthquake engineering

Andrej Gosar
Matjaž Dolšek
Peter Fajfar

10

12.

Soil and Environmental Geology

Franc Lobnik
Metka Suhadolc
Helena Grčman
Nina Zupančič
Andrej Šmuc

10

The candidates are free to choose two elective courses from the list below. One of the electives can be replaced by courses from other doctoral programmes at the University of Ljubljana and comparable programmes of foreign universities. The selected courses must be approved by the mentor and co-mentor. Elective credits can be selected also from the university pool of the generic skills courses, listed at the web site of the University of Ljubljana.

 

COURSE TITLE

LECTURERS

ECTS

1.

Biogeochemical Cycles

Jadran Faganeli
Jože Pezdič

10

2.

Bioindication and the Protection of Terrestrial Ecosystems

 

Franc Batič
Hojka Kraigher
Boštjan Pokorny
Davorin Tome
Zvonka Jeraj

10

3.

Biomonitoring

Romana Marinšek Logar

10

4.

Chemical Processes in the Environment

Helena Prosen

10

5.

Combustion and Heat Transfer in Metallurgical Reactors

Borut Kosec
Jakob Lamut
Ladislav Lazić

10

6.

Conservation Forestry

Jurij Diaci

10

7.

Designing Environmentally-Friendly Products and Technologies

Borut Kosec
Janez Kopač
Aleš Nagode
Richard Nowosielski

10

8.

Ecohydrology

Mitja Brilly
Mihael J. Toman

10

9.

Ecological Processes in the Sea

Jadran Faganeli
Alenka Malej
Lovrenc Lipej

10

10.

Ecotoxicology

Tatjana Tišler
Damjana Drobne
Primož Zidar
Anita Jemec

10

11.

Engineering Modelling of Ecological Processes in Surface Water

Matjaž Četina

10

12.

Environment, Biosecurity and Animal Production

Martin Dobeic

10

13.

Environmental Geochemistry

Nina Zupančič

10

14.

Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Marjan Veber
Helena Prosen

10

15.

Environmental Changes and Plants

Alenka Gaberščik

10

16.

Environmental Epidemiology

Ivan Eržen
Borut Poljšak

10

17.

Environmental Geology

Nina Zupančič
Andrej Šmuc

 

10

18.

Environmental Policies between Moral Justification, Economic Analysis and Political Feasibility

Igor Pribac

10

19.

Fires and Their Environmental Impacts

Stojan Petelin

10

20.

Forest and Enviroment

Andrej Bončina

10

21.

Fuels, Combustion and Environment 

Andrej Senegačnik
Tomaž Katrašnik

10

22.

Geology of living environment

Nina Zupančič

10

23.

Ground Water

Mihael Brenčič

10

24.

Hazardous Substances in Textiles

Petra Forte Tavčar
Barbara Simončič

10

25.

Health ecology

Marjan Bilban

10

26.

Hybrid Modelling of Environmental Systems

Nataša Atanasova

10

27.

Industrial Ecology

Andreja Žgajnar Gotvajn

10

28.

Infections animal diseases and environmental

Milan Pogačnik
Peter Hostnik

10

29.

Information Approaches in Science and Technology

Bojana Boh

10

30.

International Environmental Law

Vasilka Sancin

10

31.

Land Evaluation and Management

Franc Lobnik
Anka Lisec
Hubert Wiggering
Mark Kibblewhite

10

32.

Landscape Conservation

Mojca Golobič
Ana Kučan

 

33.

Metals in the Environment

Marija Zupančič

10

34.

Microbial Ecology

David Stopar
Ines Mandič Mulec

10

35.

Mineral Materials in Cultural Heritage

Breda Mirtič

10

36.

Natural Risks in Mountain Environment

Matjaž Mikoš
Marko Polič
Timotej Verbovšek
Johannes Hübl

10

37.

Physiology under special conditions

Zoran Grubič

10

38.

Plant Ecophysiology

Dominik Vodnik
Franc Batič

10

39.

Plant Protection Products and Their Alternatives

Stane Trdan

10

40.

Political Ecology

Andrej A. Lukšič

10

 

Preservation of Wooden Items of Cultural Heritage

Franc Pohleven

10

42.

Protection Hydrosphere

Jože Panjan

10

43.

Recycling of metal materials

Boštjan Markoli
Jožef Medved
Igor Budak
Borut Kosec
Primož Mrvar

10

44.

Renewable Energy Sources

Sašo Medved
Branko Širok
Marko Topič

10

45.

Review of Environmental Activities and Landscape Vulnerability

Matej Ogrin

10

46.

Safety and Reliability of Industrial Processes

Borut Mavko
Ivo Klenjak

10

47.

Science in the Social and Environmental Context

Olga Markič

10

48.

Social Impact Assesment of Risk Structures

Drago Kos
Mitja Brilly
Marko Polič

10

49.

Soil Remediation

Domen Leštan

10

50.

Space and the Environment

Andrej Pogačnik

10

51.

Subterranean Habitat Ecology

Boris Sket

10

52.

Sustainable development oriented technologies of underground space used

Jakob Likar
Milivoj Vulić
Evgen Dervarič

10

53.

The Ethics of Nature

Borut Ošlaj

10

54.

The Interdisciplinary Aspects of Rural Areas Protection

Majda Černič Istenič
Marina Pintar
Andrej Udovč

10

55.

The Karst and the Environment

Mihael Brenčič

10

56.

Toxicokinetics of Medicinal Products for Use in Veterinary Medicine in an Animal’s Organism and the Environment

Silvestra Kobal

10

57.

Use of Remote Sensing

Krištof Oštir

10

58.

Waste Management

Andreja Žgajnar Gotvajn

10