The University of Ljubljana (UL) was founded in 1919 and currently integrates 23 faculties and three arts academies. Ever since its foundation, the UL has been the largest and highest quality Slovenian scientific and research organization – always recognized by the international scientific community. Its research and artistic activities are carried out at faculties and academies covering all research and artistic fields. For further information, click the link Research, development and artistic activities.

More than 3,500 researchers are working at the UL, and according to data from the database Web of Knowledge, Thomson-Reuters, university teachers and researchers of the University of Ljubljana regularly contribute almost 50% of all internationally acclaimed scientific publications from the Republic of Slovenia. For further information on researchers of the UL and their publications, click the link Bibliography and quotations of researchers.

In recent years, the UL has ranked in the upper three percent according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings and among the top 500 research universities in the world according to Shanghai ARWU. It is also high ranked according to international response (quotations in scientific publications). Each year, the University’s most prominent research achievements are presented during University Week. For further information, click the link The most prominent research achievements.

In 2015, with allocations from the European Regional Development Fund and together with other Slovenian universities, the UL established a repository of research results and students' final works. By establishing The Repository of the University of Ljubljana the University enabled open access to research publications for its researchers. For further information, click the link Open science.

The UL is very active in international research and educational programmes and projects, especially in the EU Framework Programmes (FP7, H2020) where in terms of the number of research projects it ranks among the top of universities and research organizations from the new EU Member States (EU 13). For further information, click the link Cooperation of the UL in EU programmes.

By participating in development projects financed with EU Structural Funds, the UL contributes significantly to the infrastructure development, structural change and economic development of Slovenia. For further information, click the link European structural funds.

The University offers its own as well as guest researchers an excellent research environment and modern research equipment for the development of breakthrough achievements and innovations. For further information, click the link Network of research and infrastructural centres.

Openness to foreign researchers and the international flow of researchers is supported by the EURAXESS contact point and the UL’s inclusion in the EURAXESS network of Slovenia. For further information, click the link International mobility of research.

The University offers researchers a stimulating research environment, open opportunities for career development and further training necessary for research work. For further information, click the link Career development and training.

In 2008, the University committed itself to respect the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. In 2012, it further adopted The UL Strategy for Researchers’ Career Development, on the basis of which the European Commission granted it the right to use the logo “Excellence in research”. For further information, click the link Strategy for researchers’ career development.

Ethics in research and responsible research work are the bases of research and development work at the UL. For further information, click the link Ethics in research.