Introduction of University of Ljubljana

The international role of the University of Ljubljana is also extremely important at the national and regional level, where internationalization is an important factor of openness in the learning and work process, to which guest teaching staff and foreign students also unequivocally contribute.

The tendency to acquire a coordinating role in joint educational programs and research projects, promoting participation in international research networks and international projects, increasing the number of foreign visiting teachers, student exchanges, increasing the number of enrolled foreign students and their inclusion in Slovene courses, increasing the offer of foreign language courses greater participation in joint programs, increasing accommodation facilities for foreign students and teachers, increasing the number of exchanges of teachers and researchers and strengthening support services for these activities are the basic goals set by the university on the path to internationalization.

The University cooperates with more than 30 higher education institutions in Southern and Eastern Europe and on the basis of other bilateral agreements with more than a hundred institutions abroad. Members and departments have additional 350 agreements with partners abroad, the University and members also cooperate on the basis of agreements under the Erasmus+ program and exchange students and staff with more than 1400 members of universities in Europe.

We mainly record exchanges in the Erasmus+ program with program and between Program and Partner countries, CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Program) and exchanges based on bilateral agreements and individual exchanges. Internships and student participation in summer schools also contribute to the increase in the number of students exchanged. Active participation is also reflected in the organization of intensive programs and the development of international joint programs.

The University is actively involved in international associations such as: The Utrecht Network (UN), which is closely linked to the consortium of MAUI universities / universities in the USA and the consortium of AEN universities / universities in Australia. She is also active in the UNICA (Association of Universities of Capitals).

Since 2003, the University has been a full member of the EUA, the European Association of Universities, which deals with issues related to higher education and research policy. In the same year, UL also joined the EUCEN (University Continuing Education Network), which deals with topics related to lifelong learning. She is a member of CEI (Central European Initiative), SAR (Scholars at Risk), the Alps Adriatic Rectors' Conference and CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Program for University Studies), CELSA (Central Europe Leuven Strategic Alliance), The Guild and the Western Balkans platform.