● Avalible only for Erasmus+ students
× Lab exercises in English
⑤ In case of more than 5 exchange students the lectures will be held in English if agreement with Slovenian students is achieved
The course will introduce the following topics: genetic technologies and analyses and their applications for isolation and manipulations of human, animal and plant genes, DNA-based tests for mutations associated with human disease, analysis of genome DNA polymorphysms – DNA profiling, paternity testing, forensics, identification of human and animal remains, archeology and conservation biology, analysis of expression of individual genes, site-directed and random mutagenesis, analysis of protein-protein interactions, gene therapy, genetics and rational drug design, genetically modified organisms and genetics, technology, and society.
The course will cover the following topcs: history of animal cell cultures, design and equipment of cell lab, bio-safety, GLP and GMO standards in cell lab, Characteristics and cspecificity of culturing of animal cells in vitro, cell interactions, media, supplements, selective markers, basic techniques for cell culture maintaining : establishment of primary homogenous culture, estimation of cell viability and growth dynamics, sub-culturing, sub-cloning, freezing-thawing, cell banking – establishing and managing, transfection of cells, cell differentiation, cell movement, primary culture of tumor cells, characterization of cell line, chromosome preparation, karyotype analyses, detection of cell culture infection and an overview of important cell lines and their use in biotechnology.
This course covers the following topics: introduction to global change and the Earth system-natural versus anthropogenic drivers, global climate change-paleoclimate, present, and future climate predictions, terrestrial biogeochemistry-Carbon, Nitrogen, and water cycles, invasive species, drivers of change: fossil fuels, population growth and consumption, land use change, tropical deforestation, air pollution, impacts: altered ecosystem structure and function, biodiversity loss, altered disturbance regimes, socio-economic effects and mitigation and adaptation.
The composition and function of the immune system is presented by a detailed description and discussion on the level of organs, cells and molecules. Their function is then synthesized to explain the relevance of natural – inherited defense, adoptive immunity, specificity of response, importance of antibodies and cellular immunity and their participation in health and disease. Antigens, antibodies, molecular organization, expression of immunoglobulin genes, origin of diversity and interaction between antigens and antibodies are presented in detail. Further molecules of the major histocompatibility system (genetic background, molecular structure, function, regulation of expression, processing and presentation of antigen) are discussed, together with the most important features, a presentation of exogen or endogen antigens to lymphocytes B and T. The students' attention is drawn to the characteristics of lymphocytes, formation of the specific lymphocyte repertoire, activation, differentiation and function. Cytokines – their structure, function, receptors and regulation are presented. Further discussion on the complement system and its comprehensive function is presented, together with the function of phagocytes. There will be discussion of the phenomenon of autoimmunity, problems of transplantation, cancer and particular infections.
In this course, students will learn about the following topics: introduction to study of ecology, plant ecology, evolution, and scale in ecology, plant population ecology: genetic variation, fitness, speciation, population growth, life history strategies, coommunity ecology: competition, neighborhood processes, herbivory, diversity and mechanisms of species coexistence, community structure, disturbance regimes, succession, landscape ecology: island biogeography, patch dynamics, Remote Sensing, ecosystem ecology: introduction, ecosystem structure and function, biogeochemical cycles, global change and conservation ecology and methods for studying vegetation pattern, process, and dynamics.
The aim of the course is to familirize students with the following topics: the purpose of the toxins, man systematic groups of venomous and poisonous organisms, main toxin groups according to their mechanisms of action (structure-function relationship, analogous and homologous toxins), toxin evolution and their ecological relevance (predator and prey relationship), clinically imprtant toxins (snakes, jellyfish, insects), toxins as molecular tools (i.e conotoxins, scorpion and sea anemone toxins, falotoxins), toxins as therapeutic agents (i.e. conotoxins, snake fibrinogenases, K+ channel blockers, botulinum neurotoxin and toxins as potential weapons of bioterrorism.
Individual research project may include contents from all mandatory and elective subjects, where the microbe is involved in the project, either as a working organism, as a project study or as a factor that causes changes in the environment or the pathogen. The project includes theoretical background on a particular experiment, autonomous execution of experiments, analyzing the results and writing reports on the research project and presentation. The project report contains the following sections:
Individual research project usually involves conduction of experiments in laboratory, but can also be just data processing, which the student must evaluate critically. It will be under the supervision of habilitated teacher participating in teaching program of microbiology and is elected by the student himself. The project is bound to the narrower research expertise of the mentor or the contents of the professional courses of the study.
Phone: +386 1 580 55 30
Students will understand broader political and administrative processes. Unconventional approaches assure multi-level operation and dealing with professional issues concerning various social groups that require different understanding and approaches due to their specific position in society.
Student will understand the process of public policy formulation focused at business sector and the impact of those policies, will be able to demonstrate the functions and importance of modern international clubs in policy formulation, and will know to illustrate economic problems and their effects on business-government relations at the end of a period of learning.
Student will be able to use English to deepen their professional knowledge by searching for information and data in cooperation with other courses. They will be able to recognise the langauge of academic writing and learn how to write professionally oriented essays and report on them.
They will critically assess their social and communicative performance skills in interdisciplinary teams.
Student will know, understand and implement in practice the legal framework and professional rules environmental protection, understand the interconnection of environmental protection, spatial and development planning and their EU and domestic legal framework and applies the rules in various activities, roles and situations and will understand and applies the rules of environmental law in normative, planning and administrative procedures.
The student will be able to understand the economic background of functioning of the EU and its policies in relation to national policies and their general effects and the effects on the public sector of the EU Member States. Additionally, he/she will be able to link the content of course with other courses and scientifically and professionally address certain economic issue/problem associated with the EU and to transfer findings to the others.
Student widens the knowledge of general German and understands the more complex public administration terminology.
Students will acquire more detailed and profound knowledge of one of the most important parts of Constitutional law – Human Rights. In addition to theoretical knowledge, they will obtain practitioners’ perspective (case law ECHR) of contemporary human rights violations, which will open their critical awareness and perception of ongoing European situation.
Students will be able to recognize and understand the role and importance of employees' behaviour, will be able to structure, maintain, control and predict employee's behaviour in contemporary organizations. They will know and be able to manage interconnecting action agents, affected organizational behaviour in contemporary organizations. They will have ability to use knowledge and skills of organizational behaviour in contemporary organizations. Students will learn active and critical evaluation and to reflect events of organizational behaviour in contemporary organization and gain critical evaluation skills and experiences of organizational behaviour in contemporary organization.
Student will know how to: manage process, execute process simulations, is capable to suggest improvements and collaborate in a team for the process improvement
Students will understand project management issues: goals, models, project organisation, planning and supervising of project performance, be able to use PRINCE project model at the management of whole investment project life-cycle and be capable of taking governance or management role in an investment project. Students will be able to judge project results in term of their meaning and interprets influence of the data modification on the effects of calculations and of transparent project presentation, their goals and conditions for their achievement to the end users.
Students will acquire more detailed and profound knowledge in the field of EU crisis and its implication on constitutional rights as well as vice versa (interdependence). They will understand consequences of crisis in different fields of EU.
The course is intended for smaller number of participants so it will be convenient for employment of more active methods of students’ involvement. The main goal is the motivation of each student to choose the area of research which is suited to her/his interests and to deepen the knowledge on this particular segment of the wide topic of US and American politics. Discussing her/his project with other members of the group will enable her/him to realize strong and weak points of the project and make necessary corrections. In such a procedure she/he will gain methodological knowledge and understanding of the particular segment or policy making in the area of US .This will enable her/him to apply such a procedure also in analyses of the other countries, policies or problem solving in general.
Phone: +386 1 425 74 14
Continuation of the subject Design 4 and simultaneous preparation for the diploma. A demanding project task is devised by the mentor and student according to the studio's focus.
Upgrading of knowledge about various architectural representation techniques with state-of-the-art results of studies about processes of spatial cognition and interpretation and considerations about their usefulness in the process of architectural and urban design.
Technology of building utilities for ensuring adequate living and working environments by sparing use of energy and minimal effect of the building on the environment, heating systems, sanitary fittings, intelligent fittings and control systems, etc.
One-week intensive fieldwork tied to a real task or architectural theme. Guided by a tutor, students working in small groups produce a project (anticipated cooperation with the local community).
One-week intensive fieldwork tied to a real task or architectural theme. Guided by a tutor, students working in small groups produce a project (anticipated cooperation with the local community).
One-week intensive fieldwork tied to a real task or architectural theme. Guided by a tutor, students working in small groups produce a project (anticipated cooperation with the local community).
The virtual space theory. Expressions ‘virtual’ and ‘virtual space’. Architectural content in the pictorial arts.
The subject continues from Design 1. In year 2 the student has to complete a project for a larger multi-floor building with more complex programme (concrete structure), layout and dimensioning, building technology and utilities design. The selected mentor guides the student's work in cooperation with lecturers of technical subjects. The project is completed with a public presentation and exhibiton.
The subject continues from Design 2. In year 3 the student has to undertake a project for a large building in the urban environment, with a more complex mixed-use programme (demanding structure): project definition, modular project arrangement, structural layout and dimensioning, building technology, utilities design, fire safety considerations. The selected mentor guides the student's work in coopertion with lecturers of technical subjects. The project is completed with a public presentation and exhibition.
Upgraded subject Design from previous years. A demanding project task is devised by the mentor and student according to the studio's focus. The selected mentor guides the student's work in cooperation with lecturers of technical subject. The project is completed with a public presentation and exhibition.
The course is divided into two units:
a) American literature: The course touches upon selected events in the history of the United States of America and focuses on the following periods and authors: American history to 1620; Native American Literature: Pima Stories of the Beginning of the World; Early American History and Literature 1620-1820; Thomas Jefferson, American History and Literature, 1820-1865; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Edgar Allan Poe; Walt Whitman; Herman Melville; Emily Dickinson; American History and Literature 1865-1914; Mark Twain, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser, Native American Chants and Songs, American History and Literature Between the Wars 1914-1945, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Eugene O'Neill, e. e. cummings, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, American History and Literature since 1945, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Kurt Vonnegut, Toni Morrison. The lectures include reading of selected passages or works.
b) American society and culture: An overview of US geography; selected chapters from US history; minorities and immigration; US political system; US legal system; US economy; education; religion; US media; arts, sports and leisure.
The course is divided into two units:
a) British literature: The course touches upon selected events in the history of Britain and focuses on the following periods and authors: Old English Literature (Caedmon, Bede, Beowulf), Middle English Period (Geoffrey Chaucer), Elizabethan and Jacobean drama (Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare); The Metaphysical Poets; John Milton; Restoration drama (William Congreve); English Classicism (Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding); English Romantic Poets (Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats); selected novels of the early 19th century (Austen, Scott); The Victorian Novel (Dickens, Thackeray, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy); Victorian poetry and drama (Tennyson, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Arnold, Hopkins).
b) British society and culture: Britain and Britishness, stereotypes; the nations of Britain (Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, England), English identity; 20th century history; post-colonialism and multicultural Britain; the political system: parliament, the electoral system, government, the monarchy; and judicial system, the legal profession, the police; education: values, the educational system, the curriculum, university; religion, the Church of England, world religions; the media, sport and the arts; home, family, social differences, daily life, leisure, food and drink.
The course is divided into the following three units:
a) English grammar 1: Students gain familiarity with the rules of grammatical construction and the relationships between the constituents of a sentence. The course focuses on three levels of description: phrase structure, clause structure and sentence structure. The importance of grammatical structure in translation is highlighted.
b) English phonetics for translators and interpreters: The students gain familiarity with the fundamentals of English phonetics/phonology, the standard pronunciation of English (RP), the features of the English vowels and consonants, as well as the prosodic features of the English language.
c) English language practice: Speaking: pairwork, group discussion. Reading: working with original texts, comprehension exercises. Listening: working with audio texts, comprehension exercise. Writing: exploring the process of writing. The focus is on general and specialised vocabulary building, collocations, idioms, phrasal verbs etc., identification of Sloven translation equivalents and a contrastive approach.
The course is divided into the following two units:
a) English grammar 3: Students will gain familiarity with the noun phrase and its constituents. The course will focus on the morphology of the noun, modifiers in the noun phrase and article usage.
Special emphasis will be given to the relationship between the structure, meaning and function. Students will be encouraged to compare grammatical elements of English and Slovene and to consider the different ways of expressing certain elements of English grammar.
b) English language practice 2: Speaking: pairwork, group discussion. Reading: working with original texts, comprehension exercises. Listening: working with audio texts, comprehension exercise. Writing: exploring the process of writing. The focus is on general and specialised vocabulary building, collocations, idioms, phrasal verbs etc., identification of Sloven translation equivalents and a contrastive approach.
The student acquires knowledge of the key accomplishments of ethnomusicology through time and across the world, the position of Slovenia in the context of European and global thnomusicology as well as the characteristics and links between field work and research work in an office.
The student acquires knowledge of the history, theory and reception of the discussed music genres in their cultural context, thus developing the ability of critical evaluation of music and critical observation of the role of music in society.
Students are acquainted with basic theoretical terms and practical applications of handling a man at work within the field of psychology of work. Students are introduced with explanatory and tehnical theories and gain basic diagnostic and interventional skills, professional and research competences in the field of osychology of work.
The student is familiar with the complexity of Slovene music in the European context and the placement of actual ethnical and popular-music practices in the context of the entire image of musical life. The student gains knowledge of geographical and time turning points and understands them with regard to their diverse criteria (genre features, functionality, gender, age, ideological differences etc.). Emphasis is given on research traditions and modern scientific approaches in dealing with ethnical and popularmusic practices.
Students gain familiarity with the verb phrase in more detail. The course focuses on the basic concepts connected with the verb phrase, such as mood, tense and aspect as well as on reported speech, conditionals and modal verbs. Special emphasis is given to the relationship between the structure, meaning and function. Students are encouraged to compare grammatical categories of English and Slovene and to consider the different ways of expressing selected elements of English grammar in Slovene.
Students gain familiarity with those parts of speech which have not yet been discussed in English I, II and III (pronouns, adjectives and adverbs) as well as with the structure of the prepositional phrase. Furthermore, the course focuses on topics such as non-finite verbal forms, passive voice and word order. Special emphasis is given to the relationship between the structure, meaning and function. Students are encouraged to compare grammatical categories of English and Slovene and to consider the different ways of expressing selected elements of English grammar in Slovene.
The course is divided into two units.
a) (Post)Colonial literatures in English: This course focuses on prose, poetry, and drama in the English language produced by Irish, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, Caribbean, Indian and African writers. Included amongst our topics of study will be works by familiar names like Jonathan Smith, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Catherine Mansfield, John McRae, Andrew Barton Paterson, E. M. Forster, George Orwell, Rabindranath Tagore, and Chinua Achebe. But our attention will focus also on contemporary writers who have won critical and popular attention, writers such as Seamus Heaney, A. M. Klein, Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Patrick White, Les Murray, Fleur Adcock, Keri Hulme, Anita Desai, Salman Rushdie, Jean Rhys, Louise Bennett, Derek Walcott, V. S. Naipaul, Wole Soyinka, Buchi Emecheta, Ben Okri, Doris Lessing, Nadine Gordimer, and J. M. Coetzee. We will consider these writers and their work in light of present-day cultural concerns in particular the place of the specific use of the English language and post-colonialism.
b) Postcolonial societies and cultures: This course includes introduction; an overview of the English-speaking postcolonial world; the political system; linguistic situation and ethnic groups about Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, India, South Africa, the Caribbean, postcolonial Africa, postcolonial Asia, Malta, Gibraltar, Cyprus and the Pacific.
Phone: +386 1 4768 628
Phone: +386 1 479 81 19
The Computational Complexity and Heuristic Programming course first presents theoretical knowledge about the algorithmic complexity, teaches students to analyze programs. Student will learn that some of practically interesting problems are too difficult for today's computers.
The aim of the course is to offer practical knowledge about algorithm analysis and present standard and novel heuristic methods, so that a student facing a new difficult problem is able to decide which approach to use and can solve it using one of the optimization libraries.
Practical part is in the form of programming assignments, solving problems, and web quizzes. Assistant is available for consultations.
In the Intelligent Systems course, students shall learn some of the most useful techniques. A robot or an agent has to reason about an unknown environment. It has to search through different possibilities. It has to analyse data obtained from different sensors. It has to learn from its successes and failures. Techniques which enable such intelligent behaviour are often based on the ideas that stem from nature, such as neural networks and evolutionary learning, but use also the discoveries from statistics, modelling, decision theory, natural language processing, and cognitive modelling. The focus of the course is to prepare students for practical use of theoretical knowledge and application of learned techniques in practical scientific and business problems.
This course will cover in depth the mathematics and basic techniques of computer vision which are widely used in a broad spectrum of modern applications. If you have ever wondered what kind of methods devices like Google glasses, Robotic vehicles, Panorama stitching, Photo editing software, etc., use, this course will address that curiosity and more. At the end of this course, the student is expected to have a grasp in the following topics: Basic image processing techniques, Image derivatives and edges, Model fitting, Local descriptors, Stereo vision, Subspace methods for recognition, Object detection, Object recognition and Basics of motion.
The course will cover recent research on the structure and analysis of such large social and information networks and on models and algorithms that abstract their basic properties. Class will explore how to practically analyze large scale network data and how to reason about it through models for network structure and evolution. This course is based on the course CS224W offered by Stanford University. The course starts on September 22nd and lasts for ten weeks (not including the breaks). We will precisely follow the CS224W schedule, material, coursework, grading policy etc.
The course describes the structure and techniques of the modern compilers for translating programming languages into executable code. Lectures follow the phases of the modern compilers: lexical analysis, syntax analysis, abstract syntax trees, semantic analysis, activation records, intermediate code, basic blocks, instruction selection, liveness analysis, and register allocation.
The course is very practically oriented with the emphasis on the hands-on experience. The solutions will be implemented and integrated on real robotic platforms using the Robot Operating System, ROS. We will work with mobile robots, which we built from the robot vacuum cleaner iRobot Roomba, the RGBD camera Kinect and other electronic parts. The robots will have to autonomously solve complex tasks, such as the delivery task described above. And of course, to make the development of such robots even more interesting and challenging, the robots developed by the groups of students will compete between themselves in a real robot competition. Let the best robot win!
Phone: +386 1 589 24 00
In this course, students will learn about reasons for international trade, gains from free trade in the classic theory of international trade, gains from free trade in the neo-classic theory of international trade, gains from free trade in "new trade theories" and economic arguments for departing from free trade. They will gain knowledge about patterns of trade liberalisation, WTO and economic integration and of global world economy.
This course offers students knowledge about business communication and communication skills. They will learn about forms of business communication, cross-cultural communication and business etiquette.
In this course students will learn about definition and methodological approach for studying business environment of firms, methodology for analysing external environment of firms, competitiveness of locations, macroeconomic environment, microeconomic policy for competitiveness and technological environment. The course offers knowledge in competitiveness, organisation of markets in relationships between companies, international business environment, financial system, organization of a society, politics and economy, stakeholders and socialy and environmentaly responsive management and internal environment.
Students will learn that the consumer is a key to market success, study about consumers as individuals, buyers as decision makers, external influences in consumer behavior and consumer behavior, marketing and society.
The subject includes: contractual obligations; non-contractual obligations; mechanisms for protecting obligations rights; dispute resolution; market contracts (sell, agency, distribution,....); work contracts (working c., building c.,...); entrepreneurial contracts (company, leasing,...) and financial contracts (lending, factoring,....).
The course introduces the role of corporate finance, the goal of the firm, stakeholders, time value of money, valuation of stocks and bonds, risk and return, the CAPM. Capital budgeting: cash flow estimation, cost of capital, risk, financial decisions: capital structure, leverage, payout policy, long-term financing decisions: common stock, long-term debt, lease and preferred stock financing, working capital: working capital policy and financing, cash cycle, cash and marketable securities, inventory, accounts receivable, accounts payable, short-term financing.
The subject includes: drivers for diversity management (demographic changes in developed world, other forces to extend one’s work life: increasing labor demand, the changing nature of work, financing retirement and the cost of social support programs, mass migrations and open labour market, gender diversity at workplace); drivers for diversity management on organizational level (am drivers on organizational level, gender issues, issues arising out of managing culturally diverse workforce); the am model: a systemic aproach towards older employees (changing mental models, human resource management in the light of older employees, knowledge management and succession management, health management (prevention and cure), managing working environment for employees of all ages, managing different generations at workplace); resolving gender issues at workplace (examples and effects of good practice (SLO, EU), integrated approach towards diversity management – the best practice); HRM in the light of culturally diverse workforce (making (cultural) diversity work, organizational communication regarding workplace diversity and inclusion)).
This course consists of chapters in History and evolution of the EU, International trade and the theory of comparative advantages, Microeconomic tools of economic integrations, Economic integration and preferential liberalisation, Effects of economic integration, Institutions and EU law; Principles of decision making in the EU, Criteria for the EU membership;
Slovenian accession to the EU, History of the EMU, European monetary union (EMU), Fiscal policy of the EU, Financial Framework of the EU, EU regional policy and funds
and Current Slovenian economic problems and its position in the EU.
In this course students will gain knowledge in globalization, basics of international trade theory and glob. Students will understand and learn appreciation of glob, about future of glob, institutional framework of glob. Couse will cover global patterns of inequality, poverty, and economic development levels, multilateral trade liberalization and economic glob, economic glob. specifics, glob. of international flows, glob. and labour markets, economic glob. and development gaps. It will include and overview of potential national development strategy models, Slovenia in the global economy, some glob. challenges for small economies, Slovenia as the EU member, glob. and financial and economic crisis after 2008 and specifics of glob. in the EU.
This course covers the definitions of globalization, patterns, major issues, evolution of the global economy. Students will learn about globalization and its patterns, globalization in connection to services, inequality/poverty, convergence, growth and social implications of globalisation.
Students will gain knowledge of analytical approaches, such as market, Pest, C and other analysis/methods. The focus of the course is the understanding of diffent levels and approaches of internationalization to Chinese market and Chinese international qrowth. The course also elaborates on entrance strategies and modes of internationalization on MNC/SMEs levels and introduce the institiutional view of Chinese international business development. The last part of the course is dedicated to marketing issues and specifics of consumer behaviour, focusing also on cultural issues and cross-cultural management.
After the course International Marketing, students will have knowledge about global and local marketing challenges and trends, analytical approach to marketing: PEST analysis, international marketing research, international marketing information system, development of an international marketing strategy: market selection and entry mode, the concept of a marketing mix, standardization vs. adaptation in international marketing, cultural and ethical issues in marketing, including negotiations and regional aspects: marketing specifics in EU, South-eastern, ex-socialist, Asian and other markets.
In the course students will learn about business process, phases in the business process, business process resources, assets and liabilities in an organization, theoretical aspects of production and their relation to business practice in companies and other organizations, costs and their different classifications, pricing in organizations, performance of organizations and investments.
The course covers scientific definition of tourism, basic terminology in tourism,
factors effecting tourism development, tourism market: demand, supply, prices and elasticity of tourist demand, tourism economy: its structure and development, tourism statistics, tourism development: worldwide, EU and in Slovenia, economic importance of tourism, basic issues of tourism policy and tourism organization structure and case studies.
Students will conquer knowledge management and organizational learning – basic concepts and definitions, styles of learning and expertiential learning, authentic leadership and learning organization, taxonomy of Intelligence Theories, managent of the talented human resources in the learning organization intercultural comparison of the knowledge management and organizational learning systems. Through case studies with guests from business practice student will gain knowledge about management and learning organization.
This course offers knowledge in fundamentals of management, functions of planning, organizing , leading and controlling. Students will learn through case studies of organizations in practice and role-modelling and trends recognition and trend-setting in contemporary management practice.
In this course students will study about channel design, segmentation for marketing channel design: service outputs, supply-side channel analysis, gap analysis, channel power, channel conflicts and coordination, channel implementation, retailing, e-channels and franchising, wholesaling, logistics and supply chain management, vertical integration and strategic alliances and legal constraints on marketing channel policies.
Studens will acquire marketing communications and integrated marketing communications process, advertising as a marketing communication tool and other tools of marketing communication, evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of marketing communication
and marketing communications at the inter-organizational and international markets.
In Mathematics for Business and Economics students will gain knowledge about sets, relations, mappings, sequences and series, functions of one variable, functions of two and more variables, linear algebra, mathematics of finance and probability calculus.
This course offers knowledge about theory of demand and supply, theory of individual behavior, individual and market demand, production, costs, perfect competition, the firm in the economic theory, monopoly, monopolistically competitive markets, oligopoly and cartel, labor markets and capital markets and land markets.
In Operations Management students will learn about strategic role of operations, layout of facilities, operations planning and control system, forecasting, facilities decisions, aggregate planning, master production scheduling, independent demand inventory, materials requirements planning, shop floor scheduling and control and managing quality.
The aim of this course is for students to understand the users as the key factor of market success, to know the impact of psychological factors on users' behaviour, to get familiar with the decision making process, to know the impact of external factors on users' behaviour, to present the meaning of consumption and consumer care and to get familiar with topics such as consumption and protection of users.
The course describes marketing in the modern firm and main marketing concepts, customer value, satisfaction and loyalty, strategic marketing process and plan, challenges and adaptations of marketing in the 21st century, the marketing environment, the marketing research, forecasting and measuring demand, consumer behavior, target marketing - segmentation, targeting and positioning, product, service and other entities, product/entity life cycle and development of new products/entities, brands, price, marketing channels and marketing communications.
When completed this course, students will have knowledge in data sources and data collection, survey methods, descriptive statistics, probability and discrete distributions, normal distributions and Sampling distributions, confidence intervals, testing hypotheses about a population, testing differences in means and variances, analysis of variance, chi-square test, correlation and simple linear regression, multiple regression, regression model building and time series.
The course covers the following topics: introduction to strategic management, analysis of a company's general and industry environment, analysis of a company's resources, capabilities and knowledge, forecasting in a company, holistic (comprehensive) analysis, mission, vision and strategic objectives, corporate strategies, business strategies, functional strategies, strategy evaluation and choice, strategy implementation, strategic control and organization of strategic management.
The Law of Business Organisations and Business Law includes topics such as arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), company law, intellectual property rights, introduction to the law of obligation, contracts for the sale of goods, consumer protection and commercial paper.
After this course, students will know the basic management functions, will be able to manage various providers in the tourism sector, will know the future of tourism management. The course also includes illustrative examples from practice.
This course offers knwledge of running business in the information era, e-business models (B2B, B2C, virtual organizatons), e-strategy (Supply Chain Management, Customer Relation Management, Product lifecycle Management), standards in e-business and IS support, mobile business, legal and ethical aspects of E-business and e-government.
Students will learn about the Entrepreneurial perspective: the nature and importance of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship. The course includes the following topics: the individual entrepreneur, innovations and entrepreneurial opportunities, from the opportunity to the business plan: Developing solutions, prototyping, understanding your customer, market analysis. Business models, marketing plan, operations and R&D plan, organizational plan, assessment of risk. financial plan, funding of the new and young ventures, institutional support for entrepreneurship, legal aspects of setting up a business, entrepreneurial growth and harvesting.
After this course, the students will have knowledge about financial reports for different information users, role of accounting information for external users, regulative framework of financial reporting in Slovenia and the European Union, annual report, accounting measurement of income, assets and liabilities, financial statements, introduction to management accounting and managerial decision making, relevant accounting categories for decision making, cost volume profit analysis, full cost estimation, budgeting and control and short term and long term decisions evaluation.
Global Business Communications includes topics such as: the basics of business communication, persuasive communication: Psychological and social elements of communication, positive consequences of global environment, persuasive communication using different assertiveness techniques, cross-cultural communication, Business Etiquette, business negotiations, virtual meetings and effective cross-cultural communication.
The course Global Finance offers knowledge about concept of global finances, balance of payments, exchange rates and foreign exchange markets, international parity conditions, international monetary system, specific risks in international finance and management of these risks(exchange rate risk, country risk), instruments for financing international market and international capital flows (public and private).
The aim of this course is to teach students about the demand and supply side, organisation, the health care market, its efficency and the role of Government in health care.
The purpuse of this course is to illustrate the whole history of economy since the beginning. The course includes topics such as: methodological aspects of the history of economic thought, the beginnings of economic thought, mercantilism, early classical authors, classical political economy, socialist economic thought, Marginalist revolution and the rise of neoclassical economics, institutionalism, theories of the business cycle, Keynesian revolution in economic theory, theories of imperfect competition, neoclassical synthesis, monetarism and the theory of rational expectations, New Keynesian and Post-Keynesian economics and new neoclassical synthesis.
This course covers the following topics: definition and goals of Human Resource Management, HR analytics and planning, job analysis and design, recruitment, selection & placement, training & development, performance management, employee relations, compensation - base pay, compensation - pay for performance, retention and downsizing, legal issues in employment relationship, international Human Resource Management, ethical issues in HRM and HR trends & challenges.
This course covers the following topics: business informatics and business competitiveness, information technology, business information systems, operational information systems, business intelligence solutions, e-business, business informatization, information resources management and information resources security.
The aim of the course is to familiraze students with effective decision-making in business and tools for business analysis and decision support
(Data analysis (Excel), Decision trees, Optimization, OLAP, Data mining, Data visualization, Reporting tools).
This course covers the following topics: international business environment and its analysis, globalization and internationalization of firms, economic integrations and regional influences on international business, triggers and motives of doing international business, tariffs, trade barriers and trade flows, market entry modes and ways of doing business, risk and financing in international business, culture and international business, negotiations in international business, transportation, logistics and international supply chains and ethics and future challanges in international business.
This course will cover the following topics: Management operations particularities and organization of companies in international space, offensive and creative business strategies and policies, functional and process aspects of multinational operations, fast growing methods of international business, development entry strategies of companies for international markets, culture and ethics in the international business environment and expected development of multi-national management operations.
The course covers the following topics: statistical measurement, secondary data sources, primary data collection, data preparation and visualisation, relative numbers: structures, relative numbers: coefficients, relative numbers: simple indices, ranking and frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, relative numbers: aggregate indices and measures of variability and concentration.
In IT Projects students will learn about IT project management, project life cycle, project initiation, project planning, project executing, project controlling, project closing and agile method Scrum.
In this course students will learn about basic economic institutions, macroeconomic processes and national income accounting, macroeconomic model of full employment, Three markets, AS/AD model, general equilibrium, macroeconomic model of unemployment, Keynesian model, IS/LM model, disequilibrium, money and banking system, fiscal system and politics, international markets, exchange rate mechanisms, economic problems and EU: economic growth and productivity, business cycles, unemployment, inflation, economic policy. Tolls and instruments and use economic reasoning.
The course covers the following topics: analysis of the current marketing situation, customer needs and buying processes, strengths and weaknesses of the current marketing mix elements, analyzing competitors, SWOT analysis, setting marketing objectives for each product/service, formulating positioning strategy for each product/service, required marketing programmes - the marketing mix, resources, timing and responsibilities and monitoring the marketing plan's implementation.
In this course students will gain knowledge about the role of marketing research and an overview of the marketing research process, defining the marketing research problem and developing an approach, research design formulation, basic research designs, exploratory research design, descriptive research design, Causal research design, measurement and scaling, questionnaire design, sampling, data collection, analysis and reporting, data preparation, basic data analysis, hypotheses testing, correlation and regression, report preparation and presentation and ethics in marketing research.
The course is designed to provide students with an overview of the fundamental theoretical frameworks of behavior within organizations and to acquaint them with the latest research in the field. It includes theoretical, empirical and applications issues examined from individual, interpersonal, group and organizational perspectives. An emphasis throughout the course is given to the practical application of managing within organizations. Basic objectives include:
Students will be presented with contemporary business challenges related to own and others' behavior in the workplace and identify proactive solutions to solve them.
This course includes topics such as principles of accounting, principles of bookkeeping, accounting for basic economic categories, financial statements and financial statement analysis.
In this course, students will get to know the basics of C#.Net programming, data types and data access, decisions and loops, object-oriented programming, ASP-MVC, adding a Controller, a View, and a Model.
The aim of this course is to experience team work. It includes project planning, team leadership, project control and project closure.
The aim of this course is to offer knowledge about planning sales promotions programs, selecting consumer-promotion tools, trade-promotion tools and sales force promotion tools, designing and executing sales promotion programs, integrating sales promotion with other marketing communications tools, evaluating sales promotion effectiveness and efficiency and legal and ethical issues in sales promotion.
After this course, students will have knowledge about services in the modern economy, understanding Service Processes, customer contact with a service company, service from the customers viewpoint, productivity and quality as the main challenge for a service company, managing relationships and building customer loyalty, complaint handling and service recovery, service positioning and new service development, core service and supplementary services, designing service delivery, price and other costs of services, marketing communication and integrating marketing with other management functions.
The course brings together societal marketing topics such as socially responsible marketing, nonprofit marketing and social marketing. The students gain insights into the social role of marketing and acquire know-how related to the use of marketing in solving social problems.
In this course students will learn about tourism system and its environment, environmental elasticity of tourism demand, sustainable tourism, other concepts of environmentally friendlier tourism, local inhabitants and sustainable tourism development and case studies.
In this course students will study about public goods, political economy, the health system, social security system, income redistribution, the personal income tax, the corporate income tax, deficit finance, taxes on consumption and wealth, tax harmonisation in the EU and EU Budget.
This course covers brief survey of Slovenian political history, the independent Slovenia and the South-Eastern Europe, the present political system, the economic structure, the main problems of the transition, privatisation, the reformed system of social security, health-care, education, the ethnic situation, the role of religion The harmonization with the European Acquis communautaire and the necessary changes in Slovenia, the national defence and NATO and Slovenian emigrants in the world.
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The course explores the role of mathematics and physics in contemporary society, presents selected research methods and recent achievements in different fields of mathematics and physics (for instance, graph theory, algebra, seismology, particle physics, etc.) and discusses public reports about these achievements.Then an overview of tools for communication and circulation of scientific ideas and discoveries by means of traditional (radio, TV, press) and new media is provided (world wide web, e-mail, scientific blogs and forums, movies, video recordings and video conferences, social networks, group collaboration tools, etc.).
Further, the students are provided with an introduction to different means of promotion and raising public awareness about the importance of scientific achievements in mathematics and physics. The students will be able to follow public presentations and lectures for different target audiences, workshops, debates, group experiments, competitions, contests, exhibitions, theatrical shows, artistic projects, concerts, and artistic sculptures. They will learn to adapt content to different target audiences, for example preschool, primary, secondary school youth, educated public, and general public. The students will also develop their understanding of the relation between a popularized and wide acceptable versus a scholarly and in-depth approach. They will be provided with the presentation of selected successful examples from home and international practice, such as mathematical or physical exhibitions, museums, festivals, traditional and specific situational projects (The Chain Experiment, Project MARS, world year of Physics, International year of Astronomy, Mathematics of Planet Earth, etc.).
This course provides students with the basic knowledge about the counselling which can be defined as special communication with the child, a youngster and their parents. The aim of counselling is to solve the problems which hinder the relations which are important for the child/youngster and his/her development and social integration. The following themes will be discussed: dealing with different issues in education – emotional, behavioural, and learning problems within classroom. The integrative model of counselling will be presented and within this model the systemic view and themes, for example the importance of relations, the process of counselling (contact, problem solving, integration of changes, evaluation, participation and co-creation in counselling, individual and group counselling setting). The students will also learn to deal with cultural and other problems in counselling, and how to deal with organizational and ethical issues. Competences of a counsellor will also be discussed.
Student will be able to integrate creative movement with the learning and teaching process as an active learning method. Through theoretical lectures and practical workshops,they will create and build various connections between physical experiences and the curriculum.
This promotes holistic and collaborative learning, imagination, and creativity.
As a result, students will know how to use different movement activities when teaching language, mathematics, science, social science and arts in kindergarten/school.
A vital condition for effective language learning refers to language learning skills. It is for this reason that students first learn different learning styles and intelligences, discover their own idiosyncratic features and then become aware of the strategies for acquiring, recalling and using vocabulary and grammatical structures and other language and in-tercultural information. Simultaneously, they upgrade their language skills and relate to teaching children through content. The Students develop their meta-cognitive techniques for organising, addressing and assessing their own learning, affective strategies for creating positive emotions and attitudes, social strategies for cooperating with other students in the learning process, cognitive strategies for linking new information with the existing ones and memory and compensation strategies to be able to analyze and classify. Simultaneously, they develop their vocabulary and acquire the fundamental skills of public presentation.
Students get acquainted with the basic principles of the English phonology, and learning and teaching strategies of English pronunciation for young learners. Students get to know the main characteristics of the individual sounds in English and their production in speech (pronunciation and activities for learning and teaching the pronunciation of consonants, vowels, and consonant/vowel clusters), phonemic transcript and its use in the classroom, the characteristics of syllables, word stress and sentence stress. Students improve their pronunciation of English sounds, especially those that are different from their native language ones. They compare English sounds to their native ones and learn how to correct pupils’ and their own mistakes.
Students develop the four language skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) with the use of various learning strategies, they broaden their vocabulary, become more aware of the language system and acquire public speaking skills. They read and listen to authentic texts and develop creativity by changing the texts or writing their own ones. They set learning aims, follow their own progress, and evaluate and assess their own work.
Students get acquainted with the content of international exams (e.g. CAE, IELTS) and develop strategies for taking international language exams.
The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge about basic geographical characteristics of Slovenia and comparing them with home countries of participating exchange students. The course will focus on the natural- and socio-geographical characteristics,environmental issues, school systems, ethnic identity, literature, music etc.
The course offers an overview of main perspectives on human mind and related views on knowledge creation and learning. It aims at revealing the connections between brain, experience and learning to future teachers and lecturers. In collaborative setting the course guides students through the following themes:
What is neuroeducation? How does the brain learn?
The module aims to provide students with knowledge about the importance of outdoor play and learning for children. The students will be able to use didactic approaches to the management of children when learning about different ecosystems, like forest, meadow, pond and stream, organize and deal with safety at outdoor activities with preschool and primary school children. They will be familiar with animal farming and cultivation of
plants in the kindergarten and in the school. The students will be able to use the method of learning about animals through direct experiences and teaching approaches which enable students to learn about the characteristics of living organisms and their needs.
Students will learn about the biological, psychological, sociological, historical, and cultural aspects of eating habits, and other factors that influence the human diet. They will be able to use their knowledge and understanding of human nutrition in health related fields; analyse the composition and quality of various foods and diets; analyse the nutritional habits of different groups of people; explain the risk factors of an unhealthy diet; make nutrition plans for children and adults. They will be able to cook typical cuisines of certain European countries, and will be able to select and implement appropriate methods while teaching about nutrition.
Students will develop all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) in meaningful context and through the following topics:
This course provides students with the basic knowledge about the traumatic and critical situations in the child’s life. The main themes of the course refer to the definition of traumatic events, crisis and different classifications of trauma, the characteristics of captivity situations causing the development of a prolonged trauma, and the consequences of the traumatic (sets) of events and the phases of recovery. The students will discuss the social construct of a concept of a victim and examine the use of its implications in contrast to the concept of survivors. They will also learn to identify, handle and respond to the selected traumatic events that pedagogues can face in educational processes when working with children and youngsters: natural and traffic accidents, suicide, death (in the family), (sexual) violence and abuse. Furthermore, the students will discuss the role and the meaning of pedagogues, such as preschool teachers, teachers, special pedagogues, social pedagogues etc. Supporting children and youngsters who cope with traumatic events and crisis. Another topic which will be explored refers to the meaning and methods of supporting parents whose children and youngsters recover from trauma.
The prerequisite for effective foreign language learning is to learn how to learn a foreign language, therefore the students first get familiar with different learning styles and multiple intelligences, they find out their own
learning styles, and afterwards they become aware of strategies for vocabulary acquisition, memorising and use of vocabulary and language
structures as well as other linguistic and intercultural information. Simultaneously, they develop their language skills and acquire skills
for working with preschool children. They develop metacognitive techniques for organising, guiding and evaluating their own learning, they develop effective strategies for creating positive emotions and relationships, they develop social strategies for cooperating with other students in the learning process and cognitive strategies for connecting new information with the existing one as well as for their analysing and classification, they develop memory and compensation strategies and at the same time they expand their vocabulary in English, become aware of the language system andacquire basic skills of public speaking.
The students read, listen, watch, write, analyze and evaluate texts related to the Primary School curriculum with the main emphasis on the texts which refer to the instruction in the first and second triad of the primary school. The students acquire, notice and use the terms that are characteristic of the texts and teaching materials in English language of the following school subjects/areas: Mathematics, Human and Natural Sciences, Sport, Arts, Music etc. The students use different kinds of texts, for example, teaching materials, textbooks, journal articles, newspaper articles, audio and video recordings etc. Furthermore, they acquire and use a selected set of academic vocabulary typical of abstracts in journal articles.
The Students will be able to be open to and reflective about varied expressions of art and culture, use knowledge and basic skills of the art education, recognize and describe basic trends, directions and techniques of different art fields (music, fine arts, dance, theatre, film), notice the diversity and resemblance in the art of different countries in Europe, motivate pupils to be interested in arts and provoke their creativity, develop aesthetic sensitivity of pupils, support pupils’ self-expression through arts, use teaching and learning methods in and through the art (learning by doing), and adjust an individual approach in art education.
The Students will be able to use science concepts, models and theories which are important for explaining and reasoning about sustainable development, plan and carry out research, record the results in various forms and explain them by using appropriate terminology, explain the relationship between the natural environment and the historical heritage of the region/country, justify the need for a rational human and social satisfaction as a condition for sustainable development, discuss the technological possibilities and consequences for sustainable development, be familiar with different types of hazards in contemporary society which are results of human activities, and transform some parts of the content into teaching units.
The student will be able to explain analyses and present historical background of some essential mathematical concepts, and describe discoveries of mathematicians by demonstrating them with examples.
The Students will be able to describe a part of the mathematical learning landscape including the thresholds of the guest country; describe differences and similarities between the landscape of his own country and that of the guest country; build some learning materials, contexts and context problems to allow primary school pupils to obtain the respective landmarks/thresholds; develop a series of lessons to allow his pupils to obtain a landmark in the mathematical landscape; distinguish the three levels in the learning process: informal, semi-formal and formal.
The student will be able to demonstrate problem-solving skills for finding the strategy by: formulating a problem, comprehending a problem, finding patterns, identifying knowledge needed for solving problems, making conjectures, generalizing, choosing appropriate representation of a problem, proving, and accompanying children in horizontal and vertical mathematization.
The student will be able to achieve/mobilize knowledge of pedagogical terminology and apply terminology properly in various contexts, present and explain the characteristics of selected European educational systems, and refer to the historical and sociocultural context of their creation and transformation, distinguish and evaluate elements of didactic/teaching situations and to extract critical points which influence the effectiveness of teaching – and then apply changes in his plans to increase the effectiveness of the teaching and facilitate the learning process, make a critical analysis of teaching situations, its project/plan, operation and effects (pre-reflection, reflection in action, reflection over action) and cooperate in team work.
The Students recognize adequate language learning opportunities, such as cross-curricular approaches, CLIL, ICT, community learning. etc. The Students are able to mobilize linguistic and intercultural competences adequately in the educational context, act in a multilingual and multicultural classroom, select and develop adequate plurilingual and multicultural materials and activities, encourage and support children’s language learning strategies, use the knowledge about European language policies for fostering plurilingual education in his professional environment, make use of European tools and networks and link them with their own school contexts (initiating and participating in national and international partnerships, using ICT in language education). The students are able to reflect on the value of languages and cultures in the diverse European context, reflect on the development of his own and others’ linguistic and cultural identities and reflect on the language development processes in plurilingual contexts.
The module aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of sociological and philosophical backgrounds of educational theories and practices in Europe and the contextual differences in a number of European countries. This will support them in setting up a pedagogical discourse and to relate it with cultural traditions and political developments. As a result students will be able to deal in a professional way with equity, diversity and communalities in the field of education.
This course provides students with the basic knowledge about information and communication technology (ICT) in education, and provides an overview of certain ICT aspects used for teaching and learning. They will become familiar with the selection, design, and production process of ICT-supported learning materials; as well as with ICT-based tools used in assessments and evaluations. Another important area in the course are ICT-supported tools for communication, distance collaboration studying, and access to various informational services and resources. Students are also taught about social, ethical, health, and legal aspects when using ICT in education. The course is particularly focused on the use of ICT technology in the field of special needs education. Students will become familiar with standard and customized supporting ICT for various types of special needs.
This course enables participants to increase their knowledge and understanding of the educational role of museums and heritage sites, as environments for informal, open and voluntary learning; to be able to interpret museum objects, to create appropriate experience for museum visitors, and give an overall context to museum exhibitions; to establish
partnerships with individuals, organizations, and institutions (schools, universities) for the purpose of educational work in museums; and to critically analyze pedagogical practice in museums. The course also includes visits to museums and galleries, and gives international students the unique opportunity to learn not only about learning and teaching in museums, but also about the heritage of Slovenian art, history and culture.
Oral communication in a foreign language is one of the main goals of learning a foreign language.
In this course the students will learn about the main differences between written and spoken English, and about the characteristics of a variety of speech acts (monologue, interview), as well as about the types of speech acts (questioning, thanking, making excuses, proposing, etc.). By analysing video recordings of native speakers they will get acquainted with the importance of body language and the use of communication strategies, e.g. how to get involved in a conversation, how to change the topic of conversation, how to use fillers in a language, how to communicate with insufficient knowledge of the language, and the like.
Through various activities such as information gaps, communication games, role-plays, simulations, and discussions they will develop the above mentioned communication strategies and at the same time practise their speaking skills in English.
Students will learn about the characteristics of successful presentations, e.g. planning with regard to the target audience, topics and the time of presentation, use of visual aids and multimedia, and the like.
Some of the students' speech acts will be videotaped for better self-reflection and group analysis.
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Basics of information systems (information, data and knowledge, data sources). Structure of data, information and knowledge (basic and complex data types, metadata, tabular format, relationships, data model). Data storage (databases, data servers, data warehouses). Using, maintaining data, and managing data. Queries (query language, text search, search multimedia content, keywords, datamining). Protecting data. Tools for working with data (direct connection, connection interfaces, remote access, client/server ). Three tier architecture (web, active server applications, web services).
Definition of multimedia and properties of multimedia elements. Properties of analogue and digital forms of multimedia elements, and the reasons for digitalization. Compression and most relevant multimedia formats. Architecture and features of multimedia systems such as IPTV, mobile TV and broadcasting. Basic multimedia services. The importance and characteristics of user interfaces (hardware user interfaces, software user interfaces) and interactivity. Multimedia content protection systems and their integration. Procedures for the production and processing of multimedia content. Platforms for development of multimedia services.
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The purpose of the course is to provide a student with a basic knowledge in the field of the Civil Medical Law. The students will gain special knowledge on topics of medical ethics, rights of personality and human rights and liberties and also on the relevant questions in Civil and Tort Law. The above stated will contribute to formation of special skills and abilities of understanding and judging of the concrete medical-law cases in practice.
This course will deal with legal relations between life partners and between parents and children. The relations will be considered in the light of European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and other legal documents which lay down a minimum standard for the national family law regulation. Special attention will be paid to the influence of these documents on family law systems of the countries of the European Community. In the end of the course students will be able to use basic research methodological instruments and also to analyse case-law of national judicial bodies and of the European Court of Human Rights.
The course will focus on analysis of judicial decisions relating to human rights. Students will be expected to read and compare US, German, French, South African judicial decisions of highest courts. Themes: right to life (death penalty, abortion, terrorism), right to freedom of expression (hate speech, subversive speech, obscenity), equality (minority rights, socio-economic rights, religion, same sex marriage). The aim is to learn the anglo-american method of studying law and learn from the comparative approach. Students will be encouraged to contribute with their knowledge of Slovenian constitutional and human rights law.
The purpose of the course is to provide a student with a profound knowledge in the field of the Diplomatic and Consular Law as one of the legal sub-disciplines of public international law. In order to upgrade the theoretical knowledge students develop the ability to resolve the concrete practical issues by analyzing the relevant treaty provisions and case-law of the International Court of Justice and other international judicial bodies and tribunals.
The purpose of the course is to provide a student with a profound knowledge in the field of protection of human rights at national and international level (in the framework of the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the European Union). In order to upgrade the theoretical knowledge students develop the ability to resolve concrete practical issues by analyzing relevant treaty provisions and caselaw of the European Court of Human Rights and strengthen basic skills for preparing applications to the European Court of Human Rights.
The course gives foreign students some basic information on activities of the international organizations and the EU in the field of social security law, as well as the legal regulation of social security in distinctive countries.
The course gives the foreign students basic information on international labour law and selected universal and regional labour standards.
The main goal of the course is to give students a broad overview of the key issues and of the main steps in the mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring process. The role and motives of the various participants in a transaction are discussed: buyers and sellers, boards of directors, executives, advisors, financial institutions and regulators. In addition, the course is covering some more advanced and legally more complex topics: LBOs, MBOs, privatization transactions, corporate bankruptcy and bank restructuring.
The students will be encouraged to learn the most important Latin legal terms and their modern transliterations. They will get acquainted with the basic structure of Roman law and with the way it influenced modern law. They will be taught how to solve concrete cases related to different areas of Roman law.
The course gives the foreign students some basic information on historical development of political units on present Slovenian territory as well as the most typical lines of development of the law in force in the same territory.
The goal of the subject is to understand the foundations of English legal terminology with adequate understanding of the main body of legal terminology, as well as concepts of the constitutional, civil, penal, international and European laws. This shall provide the ability to use and correctly understand different legal acts and scientific texts in English, familiarity with the fundamental aspects and terminological differences in key relevant legal orders (the European Union, Great Britain and USA) and the ability to translate and compose legal texts in English.
The purpose of the course is to provide a student with a profound knowledge in the field of Constitutional Law of the European Union. In order to upgrade the theoretical knowledge students develop the ability to resolve the concrete practical issues by analyzing relevant treaties, constitutional provisions and the caselaw of the European Court of Justice.
The purpose of the course is to provide a student with a profound knowledge in the field of the international criminal law. In order to upgrade the theoretical knowledge students develop the ability to resolve the concrete practical issues by analyzing the relevant statutory and customary law as well as case-law of the international tribunals.
The purpose of the course is to provide students with an overview of the regulation of equality and discrimination. To this end, the course focuses on the conceptual and theoretical aspects of the protection against discrimination and the promotion of equality through law. By using a thematic approach, the course illuminates the key issues in discrimination law in general, while at the same time providing a detailed account of the specific legal context by referring to the legal framework of EU non-discrimination law and the prohibition of discrimination under the ECHR.
The purpose of the course is to enroll the students in an in-depth analysis of judicial proceedings taking place in Luxembourg at the Court of Justice of the EU as well as of relevant national court proceedings in which EU law is applied. Direct actions filed with the Court, the General Court and the EU Civil Service Tribunal, as well as indirect judicial review via the preliminary rulings procedure will be assessed. The evolution of relevant provisions of primary and secondary legislation as well as seminal case-law will be analyzed.
This course provides a basic insight into the law and economics of the WTO. We begin with a presentation of basic rationales for/against the processes of globalization and liberalization. An examination of institutional framework is followed by an in-depth analysis of main WTO principles and a case-study oriented research of the regulation of trade in goods and services. Particular attention is paid to the dispute settlement system. The course deals with the notion of the modern lex mercatoria and several contracts, as well.
The purpose of the course is to give a student a profound knowledge in the field of law of the sea as one of the legal sub-disciplines of international law. In order to upgrade the theoretical knowledge students develop the ability to resolve the concrete practical issues by analyzing the relevant treaty provisions and the case-law of the International Court of Justice as well as other international judicial bodies and tribunals.
The purpose of the course is to provide a student with a detailed understanding of legal regulation of public services in EU Law. In order to upgrade the theoretical knowledge students are expected to develop the ability to solve the concrete practical issues by analyzing the relevant treaty provisions, EU legislation and case law dealing with public services (“services of general economic interest”).
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Formulation of problems in modelling: theory of modelling, discrete and continuous models; physical models and input parameters; mathematical models; building simulation tools; testing, stability, optimisation and sensitivity of simulations; examples.
Organisational structures; production activities; business functions; organisation of the production function; preparing work; production; support activities; economising with the means of work.
Acquiring knowledge about laws on thermodynamics that are fundamental for engineers in materials and metallurgy science to understand physical and chemical processes occurring in materials and their production technologies. Students understand thermodynamic laws, fundamentals of thermodynamics in liquid and solid solutions, chemical and phase equilibria in materials, fundamentals of kinetics and electrochemistry. Theory is combined with lots of mathematical examples illustrating the processes occurring in materials.
The goal of the subject is the study of: practical preparation of referential material; basic 3D modelling techniques from polygons to splines; sculpturing; scene setting; textures and materials; basic mapping principles; light, illumination and shadows in 3D space; local and global illumination systems; virtual camera; rendering techniques and settings.
Approach to the karst geology; the model of “pure karst”; Geological parameters for karstification; chemical parameters for karstification; hydrogeological parameters for karstification; basics of speleogenesis; surface karst forms; other (application).
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The outline of the course follows this structure: •Cultural anthropology as a subdiscipline/subfield of anthropology: culture as a subject of anthropological study; relations between cultural anthropology, social anthropology and physical anthropology. •History of cultural anthropology: anthropological study of culture in 19th century; cultural anthropology in 20th century; present developments. •Concept of culture in anthropology: Tylor`s understanding and definition of culture; other most significant anthropological understandings and definitions of culture; relation between culture and society; culture as Symbolic order; cultural universals. •Transmission of culture, i.e. inculturation: basic characteristics of the process; phases of inculturation process; inculturation agencies. •Inculturation in cross-cultural perspective: inculturation in non-European societies; inculturation in Western societies since the end of 19th century till present (self-directed, other–directed and narcissistic socialization).
Every society needs its “Other” to establish itself: Islam has historically played a major role of the “Other” for Europe. From the Battle of Poitiers in 8th century, when the Frankish troops prevented Muslim army to enter the lands to the west of the Pyrenees, and from the call made by Pope Urban II in the 11th century to the various feudal and regional identities to recognize themselves in what was called "Christendom" and that means medieval Europe as a larger community, the confrontation of Christian and Islamic traditions powered the processes of European identity formation.
The course is based on the knowledge acquired in several other courses (International Relations, International Law, International Economic Relations) and introduces students to research into selected contemporary issues in the international community. Different contemporary topics are selected each year and accordingly also seminars. The topics often comprise problems pertaining to international relations in general, international political economy, foreign policy of individual states, to ethnic conflicts and international attempts to manage such conflicts, regionalization, European integration, recent developments in human rights, relations with neighbors, self-determination of nations, small states etc. Students are required to prepare in advance and to participate actively in class discussions, as well to attend various events outside of the faculty.
The course analyses the European Union as an actor in international relations through its diplomatic activity. The main issues presented in the course are the functions and characteristics of the EU diplomacy. Parallel with different characteristics the course covers also the informal behaviour within the EU institutions.
In the course students are encouraged to exploit the opportunities of modern technologies to do business. New and innovative business models that can be used in an eServices environment are studied. There is a specific focus on preparing and understanding the Internet environment and its implications for conducting business. Students are exposed to the opportunities provided by different approaches and practical experiences. Prerequisites: basic knowledge of ICT and some economics.
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The purpose of this course is to help students understand the basics of international trade and the effects of various international economic policies on domestic and world welfare. The course will highlight sources of comparative advantage, gains and losses from trade, the impact of trade on economic growth, and effects of trade policy interventions such as tariffs, quotas, voluntary export restraints and export subsidies. International agreements on regional trade liberalization (such as the EU and NAFTA) and on multilateral trade liberalization (e.g., the WTO) will be also discussed. Prerequisite: principles of economics or permission of the department. The study of international economics will be divided into two parts: 1. Theory of International Trade. In the first section of the course we will trace the historical development of international trade theory from Adam Smith to today in an attempt to understand why nations trade, how they trade, how and why trade patterns shift, and which macroeconomic and microeconomic effects trade has on an economy. 2. International Trade Policy. The second section of the course examines issues relating to policies that nations adopt to regulate international trade. We will examine the arguments for and against regulating trade and the tools and institutions of trade policy. A special emphasis will be placed on current trade issues and the problems of economic integration.
The course will provide students with a basic theoretical grounding and the skills for a critical analysis of still and moving images. The course focuses on popular practices of still and moving image production, ranging from family photography to amateur documentary films and professional photojournalism. The course focuses as much on the images as such as it does on the social significance of visual culture practices, contributing thus to the development of student`s visual literacy. The first part of the course will provide an overview of key theoretical positions and methodological approaches to the study of photographs, prints and films ranging from semiotics to content analysis as well as the theory of visual perception that will supply the necessary grounding for image interpretation. In the second part of the course, students will address the social uses of images in public and private life, institutional and political aspects of the use of visuals for persuasive purposes, with a particular emphasis on the historical context of their use. The students will write short seminar paper and two tests based on basic readings.
Initially an overview of the emergence of the paradigm of new social movements after 1968 and its transformation into global social movements is presented to students. They encounter phenomena of social movements that are important motor of social and political evolution. They are taught about the change of paradigm of social movements in the passage from modern forms of social and political organization (in the frame of nation state and fordism) to postmodern forms (in supranational and postfordist frame). After such theoretical insight students deal with practices of existing global social movements in different contexts and on different continents.
The course addresses the issues of development in Third World countries and their relationship with developed countries. Special attention is paid to internal development problems, whereby the specific characteristics of the social and economic environment in these countries are analyzed. Since international aspects crucially affect economic development, issues like international trade, aid and investment are also discussed. The outline of the course follows this structure: Definition and content of development economics. Historical overview of global economic development. Theories and strategies of development.. Development problems and issues: domestic/internal aspects:
Development problems and issues: international/external aspects:
The academic aim of the course is to introduce recent debates and approaches to globalization processes. In doing so, the definitions, histories, measurements, chronologies and explanations of globalization will be discussed; an assessment of the implications of globalization processes for governance will be given; and the impact of globalization processes on the changing role of the state will be critically assessed. At the end of the course students should be able to evaluate contending accounts of globalization, the role of the state and the evolving concept of governance.
The purpose and objective of the course is to make students learn with legal regulation of shareholders` legal position in a public limited company (joint stock company, stock corporation) in a systematic and comprehensive way and with the basic knowledge of securities` law (shares bonds, options derivatives, other financial instruments, stock exchanges, brokers and brokerage companies, investment companies and fonds, inside dealings, conflict of interests etc). Contents:
Public limited company: formation, capital relations (increase and decrease of capital, own shares, dividends and profit distribution); corporate governance (companies` bodies,composition, duties and liabilities, exercise of voting rights, shareholders` minority rights); mergers, divisions, acquisitions, take overs, integrated companies, concerns and holdings; termination of the public limited company (licquidation, settlement and bankrupcy procedures).
Securities and financial instruments: definition and classification, legal nature of securities and financial instruments; shares and bonds, investment coupons, options, derivatives; dematerialization of shares (book entry form).
Institutions of financial instruments' market: stock exchanges, brokerage firms, investment companies and mutual fonds, banks and inssurance companies.
This course will provide students with a dynamic perspective on crisis management, like understanding the reasons behind the crisis and its prevention approaches, instead of the financial perspective of the economic techniques in turnaround management. The theoretical introduction will give students an overview of different topics in management and organizations and will be followed by the discussion of several topics in order to understand how and why organizations meet the crisis situations. The key idea behind this course is to acquaint students with the relationship between organizations and their environment, where we can look for the rationale behind the crisis and for the opportunities to overcome these situations. How? The answers depend on the key management concepts used in today's corporations and the interaction between the organization and its environment. Based on the case studies we will be able to understand, how different understanding of organizations and its embeddedness leads to different strategies in overcoming crisis situations. We will look at the key management trends and link the theory with the various managerial methods proposed by the bestselling management books reviewed in class. This course will also include visiting professors and experts in the field of crisis management.
In the theoretical part of the course students get acquainted with the definitions of security crisis, crisis management, contemporary security surroundings, complexity of crisis and concepts of complex crisis management, crisis coordination, crisis response networks, and with crisis management systems at the national and international levels. In the practical part of the course students get familiar with selected cases of security-political crisis (e.g. Cuban crisis, 9/11 terrorist attack and alike), selected national crisis management systems, systems of crisis management at the international level (NATO, EU, OSCE, UN and alike), and their activities in solving selected international crisis. Special emphasis is given to strategic and operational horizontal coordination of system mechanisms and crisis management activities within national state (e. g. intelligence services, police, military, civil defence, rescue and protection, diplomacy and alike) and at the international level (between international organizations). Study visits to relevant institutions and guest lecturers are envisaged. Short crisis response simulation game is planned, as well.
Frankfurt critical theory of society (Adorno, Benjamin, Marcuse) has, in the tradition of Western Marxism and romantic anti-capitalism, focused attention on the analysis both emancipative and repressive potentials of culture. They preferred works of art which has been in pre-modern social formation characterized by "aura" with its cult function. This was lost with the advent of modern means of technological reproduction (press, photography, film, internet) which required the use of procedures that have exploited the fragmentation of experience, i. e. installation and collage. From such artistic innovations of modernism born techniques became, in times of the development of mass communication after World War II, an integral part of the collective life worlds in the multicultural capitalism. Here elite and mass forms of cultural practices act in the context of commodity fetishism. Supposedly eliminated auratic feature of artworks that returns to the commodified cult in musical, entertainer and pop stars as a revenge, is analyzed including the iconography of Hollywood celebrity system and authors like trademarks. As every period needs that tradition is ripped from conformism (Benjamin), our analysis does not deny utopian impulses of the Frankfurt School, but reflects them in the light of contemporary possibilities to maintain emancipating "no-identity".
The foreign policy course deals with theoretical frameworks of the study of foreign policy as a phenomenon, an International Relations Theory and especially a Foreign Policy Analysis approach and their application to case or and comparative studies. After the term foreign policy is conceptualized, attention is given to: the external and internal environment of foreign policy (Realpolitik vs. Innerpolitik), and the opportunities and constraints the two represent, especially for small states in the international community. Students will also master the foreign policy process (the formulation, decision-making and implementation of foreign policy). The second part of the course deals with an empirical analysis of the foreign policy content (values and goals) and foreign policy strategy (use of instruments) of states, as selected by students and presented at seminars.
Students will be acquainted with theoretical and practical developments and acquisition of citizenship. At the beginning of the class different theoretical and methodological approaches will be examined with the aim to develop a critical apparatus for studying citizenship, i.e. to deconstruct any linear, teleological and substantial notions of citizenship. With such a discovery of citizenship as a contested category, students shall research and reflect upon historical and contemporary acquisition of citizenship on the crossroads between citizenship practices and institutionalized citizenship. In this process some crucial issues regarding citizenship in today’s era of globalization will be addressed. Namely, the crisis of the nation-state and national citizenship, the crisis of the social state and social citizenship, the destabilization of the public-private binarism.
This course addresses the necessary shift from the practice of looking at different marketing communication tools separately or in isolation towards an integrated approach to understanding marketing communications, which is known as a much more elaborated approach. The latter requires that one develops the insight into existing customer segments, chooses the segments of potential customers and develops the communication plan, based on which the selected segments can be effectively reached by using a comprehensive set of marketing communication tools. Effective integrated communication campaigns call for creative solutions and the development of a comprehensive communication plan, which helps us determine how effective is communication campaign as a whole and how the specific communication tools contribute to its success.
The course’s main purpose is to provide students with the theoretical and practical aspects of International Organization in general and international organizations in particular. The course includes topics such as: History of International Organization; Theories of International Organization; Anatomy of International Organizations; The United Nations and the United Nations’ System; Analyses of the Main Regional Organizations in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Southeast Asia; Discussion of Selected Issue-areas and their Management by International Institutions; and The Role of Non-Governmental Institutions. The course typically includes the simulation of an “event” which is designed to encourage interactive, problem-based learning. An example of such an event: a simulation of the decision-making process in an international organization. Subject to funding and organizational constraints, an excursion to an international organization could become part of the course.
This course aims to explore the legal and policy dimensions of the EU action in the field of environment, taking into account and highlighting close interactions between its internal and external dimensions. International, EU and national perspectives will be employed to study environmental governance. Thus, on the one hand, the module will trace how global commitments influence the development of EU environmental law and policy and how this is further trickled down to the national level, and on the other hand, attention will be drawn to the ways in which the EU (and its Member States) seek to influence the global environmental regimes. At the same time, the EU’s internal policy-making will be studied; from the EU’s competences in environmental matters broadly defined and instruments that the EU avails of to pursue the objectives.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge about internet, its uses, potencials, role in society and online communications. The course includes topics such as: internetnet cultures, conceptual and technical basis of internet technologies: The meaning of internet culture for understanding internet and its potentials, key actors, technological breakthroughs, internet and web as socio-technical systems: evolution of sociality of the internet and web, from web 1.0 to web 3.0, the concept of technical code and social affordances, internet and lifeworld: the domain of influence of internet technologies, understanding lifeworld components, understanding wider social circumstances of late/post modernity, the role of internet on the level of relationships, communication and community: key theories of computer-mediated communication, early studies of the impact of internet on community and social capital, online communities and social network sites, new forms of sociability, internet technologies and users: participation, conceptualization of user, identity,a nonimity, privacy and selected topics in social aspects of internet technologies, which are adopted to the current issues and availability of guest speakers.
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The course addresses various aspects of the so-called Third World, so the students will be able to critically relativize the concept, its causes and, above all, its political and economic role. The first part focuses on a theoretical examination of several key concepts, inter alia, the Third World, (under)development, progress, growth, democracy, epistemicide, human rights, (neo)colonialism, post-development. The guiding thesis is, that the Third World is a result of (neo)colonial discourse, therefore territorial approach towards the Third World is insufficient. The students will be exposed we to a wide range of theories and approaches, with the post-development as a key one. In the second part, the course will focus on several aspects of the Third World, where contemporary problems and breakthroughs within particular regions will be analyzed. Considering the complexity of the topics addressed, this part will also highlight methodological and epistemological problems.
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The course will cover the following topics: biomass definition, classification microorganism on energy source. C source, N source and P source, energy sources for microbial growth on secondary substrates – cases, substrates and components for primary in secondary products generation, substrates distribution on composition and provenience, definition of SCP, SCF terms, microbial proteins, mushrooms - Agaricus, Pleurotus, Lentinus. Methylotrophic microorganisms, algae, starters culture for production, secondary metabolites, type of secondary metabolism, production ergot alkaloids- needs in purpose , organisms, metabolism, bioprocess, definition of antibiotic and other biological active compounds, antibiotics classification, production - - needs in purpose , organisms, metabolism, bioprocess Activity and function of antibiotic, lantibiotics, bacteriocins, toxicological studies., antibiotics - direct - indirect synthesis – precursor. Metabolic inhibition, enzyme inhibitors, imunosupresors, anticancer drugs. Antibiotics of new generation, hybrids, polysynthetic, resistance issue, antibiotic –feed batch bioprocess, downstram process, yield and production improvement, organism improvment, classic, cloning, vaccine, hormones: definition, classification, production.
The following topics will be presented: nutrition through centuries, definitions, food and food ingredients exerting functional properties, gut microbiota, modern diseases and functional foods and assesment of functionality.
Study of structure, function and development of insects. Skeleton, cuticle and sclerotisation, differentiations of cuticle, colors. Muscles, organization of muscles, properties of flight muscles. Digestive tract and adjusted glands. Circulation system and hemolymph. Excretory system and physiology of excretion. Respiratory system. Nerve system and receptors. Hormonal regulation, metabolism and development. Reproduction, gonads, development of eggs and sperm, fertilization, embrionic development, larval development. Life cycles of insects. Applicative entomology. Laboratory practice consist of detailed observation of structure and anatomy of insects, especially in connection with function, that students can't acquire during other classes. Class visit one another institution working in the field of entomology.
Introduction to ornithology – importance, research fields, social research aspects (e.g. citizen science), influence of ornithological knowledge on society and science development
History of ornithology and historical ornithological themes
Migration and circadian and annual cycles
Bioacoustics of birds and territoriality
Mating strategies and breeding systems
Breeding biology (egg, types of bird nestlings, breeding strategies, reproductive success, habitat selection)
Population dynamics – natality, mortality, limitations
Biogeography of birds – distribution patterns, endemism, hybird zones, structure and dynamics of bird assemblages
Ecology of birds – ecological guilds, interspecific interactions, ecosystem role of birds, bioindicators
Avian conservation – threats, population trends, extinctions, documents of nature conservation related to birds, ornithologically important areas (EBA, IBA) and Natura 2000, examples from Slovenia
Ornithological methodology – methods of bird study, fundamentals of field and laboratory work, museum techniques, bird trapping and individual marking of birds (ringing, telemetry), population survey and population estrimations, calculating population trends
Reception and perception; Molecular mechanisms for reception of olfactory and gustatory stimulus.
Analysis: Methods and tests in sensory analysis. Repeatability, accuracy and sensity of sensory methods. Psychological mistakes.
Assessors: Selection, types of recruitment (internal and external). The advantages and disadvantages of internal and external panel. Types of screening tests. Augesia and anosmia.
Odor and taste: Definition. Cellular mechanism of perception. Analysis. After taste, after odor. Old age influence on chemosensory perception.
Aroma: Definition. Perception. Analysis of food aroma. Off-flavor and taint in food: problems of detection and evaluation. Sensory and chemical analysis (GC) of aroma.
Electronic-nose and electronic-tongue: Principe of operation and applications. The major type of instruments. The role of electronic-nose and electronic tongue in ensuring and checking of food quality.
Texture: Definition. Texture as a parameter of food quality. Psychological basis of perception of texture. Sensory analysis of texture.
Color: Perception. Importance in food quality. Evaluation.
Sensory active components in food.
Methods of evaluating the results of sensory analysis. Selection of statistical methods and procedures.
Elected chapters from physiology and anatomy of mammals with emphasis on domestic animals. Basic structure and characteristics of mammalian body (chemical composition, growth and development, embryonic development, basic biochemical processes in the body). Structure and function of central and peripheral nervous system. Structure and function of sensory organs. Muscles and locomotor apparatus (structure and function o skeletal and smooth muscles). Structure and function of cardiovascular system (heart, blood vessels, blood circulation, substance exchange). Composition and function of blood and immune system. Respiration (anatomy of respiratory organs, respiratory physiology). Digestion and metabolism (structure of digestive tract, function of digestive tract, digestion of different substances, metabolism of different substances). Thermoregulation (regulation of constant body temperature). Excretory system (structure and function of excretory system (kidneys, urethras, bladder; regulatory system)). Endocrine system (structure and function of endocrine organs, hormone action). Reproduction (structure and function of reproductive organs, spermatogenesis and oogenesis, estrus cycle, physiology of pregnancy, physiology of lactation).
Advanced microscopy techniques for visualization of biological samples with ligh and electron microscopy; revealing life microstructures with microscopy: from organisms, to cells and biomolecules; diversity of life microstructures; light and electron microscopy in botany and zoology; microscopy of viruses; cryotechniques and immunolabelling; advanced microscopy in cell physiology; morphological digital drawing techniques, Image analysis and processing.
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Students will know and evaluate legal and illegal means of administrative process conduct and the correct understanding of process institutes and process protection in the procedure of the exercise of rights and the imposing of obligations before administrative bodies and courts. By that they will be able to resolve the most complicated procedural problems and related interdisciplinary problem in administrative affairs.
They will be capable to lead most demanding administrative systems and subsystems of executive powers. Additionally, they will be able to demonstrate consulting work in profession, specifically in AL. They will acquire methodological knowledge on professional and scientific research. They will be qualified to develop better solutions at regulating and executing the administrative procedures when in the role of policy makers or decision-makers. They will understand and contribute to APL development beyond national and discipline borders.
The student will be capable to identify and define the organizational problem, which occurs at a specific workplace, in public administration. He will be able to critically analyze, and by using an appropriate comparative approach to effectively handle organizational problem. The student will acquire all of the material and mainly full of knowledge, allowing him to work independently.
Graduates will gain required theoretical and analytical knowledge, as well as conceptual and research instrumentary for independent or team salvation of the most complex development and research problems in the field of e-government.
With in-depth analysis of selected fields they will also gain in-depth expert knowledge for work in those fields.
Student will be able to understand the practical situations by using the acquired knowledge and to identify new and more and more complex cognitions in the subject field.
Students will primarily deepen theoretical knowledge of the nature and types of integration processes. They will develop independent use of knowledge in the EU, notably the institutions and substantive law. This knowledge will allow a high degree of originality in the design proposals, and build upon the existing knowledge gained at undergraduate level. Using this knowledge will be able to integrate this knowledge with other similar areas, pass it on and with his help to solve a study in the research field.
Student will acquire an advanced knowledge about the role and the situation of the regional levels in European integration process, European institutions, with emphasis on the EU institutions, changes in the functioning of the enlarged EU, regional policy, EU structural funds and Cohesion Fund, current issues of the Slovenian regionalization, political and fiscal decentralization, cross-border integration and participation of local communities etc. The student will be capable of complex study, linking his/her knowledge and understanding, and will also be able to transfer knowledge to others. He/she will be able to scientifically handle of particular scientific issue/problem and is qualified to continue further independent study and professional development.
Students will be acquainted with the importance of investment project evaluation and be able to implement project evaluation methods efficiently, understand special issues of project management in public sector and be able to plan and execute stakeholders interests reconciliation, be capable of prioritisation of investment projects, be able of project goals risk estimation and their minimisation, be capable of taking governance or management role in an investment project and judge the project results in term of their meaning for different stakeholders.
Student will be able to understand the functional administration system on state and local level emphasizing the process of deregulation and good governance, understand the possible methods, mechanisms, models, cases and impacts of regulation policies and their individual elements, e.g. regulatory impact assessment, will be able to understand the relationships between state, supranational powers (holders of policy and officials), economy subjects, civil society and public service users, to reflect the wholeness of the implementation of administrative processes and their placement in public policy processes at country level and regional or transnational local authorities, to analyze individual cases or control policies, to apply the obtained knowledge in creating general acts or other regulatory measures and monitoring regulators, to actively participate in public administration functioning as different stakeholders and to get a theoretical insight into administrative-economic-political methods, research and evaluation in social studies.
Students will become acquainted and understand in depth role and development of TPL in society and constitutionally adequate interpretation of procedural issues and protection in tax procedures on national and the EU level. By that they will be able to resolve the most complicated tax procedural problems to carry out counselling and operative work in this field. They will become qualified to develop better solutions at regulating and executing the tax procedures within public policies. Additionally, they will be able to do multidisciplinary research in profession and science.
Student will be able to understand and evaluate developments in tax system inside EU framework, to interpret EJC decisions in the field of taxation and to collect and interpret data important for decision making, together with proposals for improvements and upgrades
Students gain familiarity with the conventions of written and spoken discourse in English with regard to form, function, purpose and target audience. The course focuses on rhetorical conventions and features of specific genres. Students gain familiarity with the structure of various genres, the language used in specific genres, and compare reading/listening and writing/speaking positions. Students apply the concepts introduced to the production of texts.
The course focuses on everyday genres.
Extension of the goals of scholarly involvement, which usually ends up with broadening and deepening of knowledge, towards creative use of the acquired knowledge, understanding and skills in improving circumstances in various socio-cultural contexts. Consideration of situations in a range from intercultural misunderstandings, censorships and wars to global-scale refugee crises and healing with music. Learning about the types of ethnomusicological interventions and achievements within the growing field of applied ethnomusicology.
Students gain familiarity with the conventions of written and spoken discourse in English with regard to form, function, purpose and target audience. The course focuses on rhetorical conventions and features of specific genres. Students gain familiarity with the structure of various genres, the language used in specific genres, and compare reading/listening and writing/speaking positions. Students apply the concepts introduced to the production of texts. The course focuses on specialised genres.
The three selected themes are: Music in context of a geographical area (continent, region, country), Music of minority communities (with emphasis on one or more minorities), and Music and conflict (e.g. war, in global terms and within selected spatial and temporal eterminants). It is possible to combine any of these themes and also tocreate new ones in concordance with students' interests.
The student gains knowledge of selected key topics from the history of popular music through history, the historical circumstances of popular music, the genres and aesthetic characteristics of popular music as well as the theoretical and methodological topics of the popular music research.
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Students will learn, both theoretically and through practical examples, how to use approximation and randomization techniques to solve practical yet intractable computational problems.
The course introduces techniques and procedures for analysis of biomedical signals and images like: cardiology signals (electrocardiogram - ECG), neurophysiology signals (electromyogram - EMG, electroencephalogram - EEG), medical images (computed tomography – CT images) with the emphasis on problems of biomedical researches. We will recognize how we can automatically, non-invasive and punctually, within 24-hour electrocardiogram signals, detect heart beats, classify them, and detect transient ischaemic disease, which is one of the most terrible heart diseases; and if we do not discover it punctually, it may lead to heart infarct. We will see how we can, using some non-linear signal processing techniques, analyze electromyograms recorded from the abdomen of a pregnant women, early during pregnancy (23 rd week), estimate, or try to predict, danger of pre-term birth. We will recognize techniques of analyzing electroencephalographic signals, which are recorded from the head of a person, with the aim of human-computer interaction, without using classic input devices. We will also recognize techniques of analysis of 3-dimensional tomographic images with the aim of extraction and visualization of anatomic structures of human body organs.
The topics cover: representation of international standardized databases of signal samples (MIT/BIH DB, LTST DB, TPEHG DB, EEGMMI DS, BCI DB, CTIMG DB), techniques of feature extraction from signals and images (band-pass filters, morphological algorithms, principal components, Karhunen-Loeve transform, sample entropy, contour extraction), noise extraction, techniques of visualization of diagnostic and morphology feature-vector time series, and anatomic structures, analysis of feature-vector time series, spectral analysis, modelling, event detection, clustering, classifications, as well as metrics, techniques and protocols to evaluate performance and robustness of biomedical computer systems.
Computer scientists seek inspiration for solving current problems from various sources. Many times, they find it in nature, as through evolution living organisms have discovered simple and elegant solutions to common problems. A number of known algorithms uses biomimicry. For example, there is an algorithm that in order to find the shortest path to a destination copies the approach of ants, and an algorithm that in order for a fast wireless network setup emulates the flocking of birds. The goal of the course is to present to students the use of the emulation of nature’s timetested patterns and strategies in order to create products, processes, computer systems and algorithms. Besides the specific knowledge, the students will gain an insight into the theoretical background by means of which they will be able to adapt more easily to the fast changes in current computer and information science. The acquired competences are transferrable as most of the covered topics are applicable to a wide variety of applications.
The goal of this course is that students with engineering (and also other) backgrounds acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in this domain for studio production, software development (engineering), or creative applications like multimedia, video, simulations, virtual reality and computer gaming. After the introduction and historical overview, physics basics will be given, followed by mathematical themes (from Fourier analysis and synthesis to Gabor's acoustical quantum). Next come physiological facts, i.e., psychoacoustics and hearing perception as it is constituted in the brain. In the core of the course computing and networking themes will be covered: analog and digital signals and their conversions, quantization noise, bandwidth, dynamic range, amplification, attenuation and filtering, distortion, sound recording, etc. This will be followed by computer sound generation principles (synthesis, sampling), sound acquiring and recording devices (microphones, samplers and direct-to-dics recording). In the second part the protocols and formats in this domain will be covered: MIDI, IEC-60958 (AES / EBU), S/PDIF, AC-3, WAV, MP3, and synchronization mechanisms MTC and SMPTE for video and movies production. Next come program standards (APIs) like VST / Steinberg and DirectX / MS, and streaming media enabling protocols like RTP, RTCP and RTSP. Digital audio workstations ranging from professional ones (like Cubase / Steinberg and Sonar / Twelve Tone Systems) to quality open source solutions (like Rosegarden) will be covered as well. The last topic will be sound synthesis theory and optionally sound visualization or computer based sound creation.
Information/Computer Security describes all preventiv measures, procedures and means to ensure access to Information Systems and their contents in order to prevent their unauthorized use. Cryptography provides maximum security while at the same time preserves the flexibility of digital media. It forms the foundation of Information Society (objectives: privacy, data integrity, digital authentication/signatures, digital cash, and other cryptographic protocols; it covers Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Finances, Policy, Defense, etc.). In this course will cover the some basic of Symmetric Cryptography, Public-key cryptography (Asymmetric Cryptography) and Computer and Information Security.
Students will begin with a question what signals are and what mathematical tools are needed to describe them. For signal processing we need discrete systems which transform signals into different forms. Students will learn about the most common types of such systems and about methods that give their parameters. Students will see how the filters are designed, how the spectrum of a signal is computed, and how a signal that is hidden in the noise can be extracted. Since the speed of computation is extremely important we will search for fast algorithms that allow real time implementations. In the laboratory we will, in addition to the standard computers, use special signal processors on which your solutions to the problems can be tested. Among the problems there are synthesis of string instruments, removal of undesirable echoes, location of the acoustics source in space, speech recognition, and speaker identification.
The goal of the subject is to present to the students advanced concepts and methods in the domain of e‐teaching /e‐learning and distance education from the viewpoint of information/communication technologies supporting such education.
In the Programming course students will study functional programming in programming languages ML and Racket. They will talk about: language typing, lexical and dynamic scopes, function closures, and also develop an interpreter for a custom programming language. The goal will be to gain deeper understanding of programming languages' and mastery of programming.
The course relies mostly on computer vision, as most biometrics technologies are based on it. Students interested in cutting edge technology, much of which is still in a research stage, are the intended target for the course. The lectures introduce the approaches and explain their operation. At tutorial the knowledge is applied to practical problems in Matlab and open source tools.
Information systems security and privacy is one among key focuses in contemporary information systems, ranging from business environments, public environments to private environments, and even to the level of states security. Students will get a knowledge (theoretical and practically applicable) about security and privacy provisioning ranging from ordinary information systems to internet of things and cloud computing. The goal of the course is to provide students with appropriate knowledge to a such extent that they will be able to pursue careers as developers, system administrators, managers (like chief security officers) and consultants.
The course is intended for students in computer science. No prior knowledge in molecular biology is required. We will introduce essential concepts from molecular biology and genetics as these are required to understand associated computational tools. We will learn about sequence alignment, hidden Markov models, clustering, phylogenetic analysis, statistical testing and some machine learning. The course will be practical, and will include up to eight homeworks on analysis of real mlecular biology data. Students are expected to have background in essential probability, statistics, and programming. We will use Python as a programming language.
The goal of the course is to present the teoretical basics and basic priciples of machine learning methods, basic machine learning algorithms and their usage in practice for knowledge discovery from data and for learning classification and regression models. Students will apply the theoretical knowledge on real world problems from science and economy.
Overview of course contents: What is learning and relation between learning and intelligence, ML basics, Advanced attribute evaluation measures, Advanced methods for estimating performance of ML, Advanced visualization methods, Combining ML algorithms, Bayesian learning, Calibration of probabilities, Explanation of individual predictions, Numerical ML methods, Artificial neural networks: RBF, Deep NN, Unsupervised learning: clustering, Association rules, Estimating the reliability of individual predictions, Text mining, Matrix factorization, Arcehtypal analysis, ML as data compression, active learning, user porfiling and recommendation systems, ILP, Introduction to learning theory.
Computer science is closely related to mathematics and a thorough knowledge of the mathematical basics is a prerequisite for understanding the technical content in the study of computer science and informatics. The purpose of the course Mathematics 2 is to deepen the knowledge and understanding of mathematical basics of linear algebra (vector spaces and linear transformations) and analysis (series, functions of several variables and vector analysis).
The course will include selected advanced topics in motion perception using computer vision. Concrete topics will change each year according to trends in this fast developing field in computer science and industry. Potential topics will include:Overview of the field motion estimation and applications.Optical flow estimation using least-squares.Variational optical flow estimation.Parametric template tracking using Lucas-Kanade.Histogram-based tracking using Mean ShiftTracking as stochastic optimization using cross entropy.Recursive Bayes filter for online state estimation. Tracking by Kalman filter.Tracking by particle filters.Tracking deformable objects by constelation models.Methodologies of tracker comparison. Tracking by classification.Long-term tracking by detection.
The course will drop comparison sort and make some assumptions to sort in linear time. Standard toolbox includes algorithms from computational geometry and use of linear programming and hash functions. When exact methods do not work, local search, heuristic problem solving and biologically inspired methods can be a solution. Knowing what tool (algorithm) to use in which circumstances is also essential, so one has to compare different algorithms.
The students who haven’t learnt enough of algorithms in their first degree study will be offered additional contents as a self-study at the beginning of the semester.
Practical part is in the form of programming assignments, solving problems, and web quizzes. Assistant is available for consultations. The grade of practical work is a joint grade of three assignments, which have to be finished on time and graded with at least 50% of points. The precondition for passing practical work is achieving at least 50% of points in web quizzes.
The final course grade consists of practical work grade (50%) and written exam (50%), in both parts one has to achieve at least 50% of points. Oral exam is optional.
This course offers problem solving and search:
review of problem solving techniques; advanced heuristic search techniques, space efficient techniques, real-time search, means-ends planning: robot planning, task planning and scheduling, means-ends planning, partial order planning, planning graphs and GRAPHPLAN, machine learning: review of basic methods (Bayes and naive Bayes classifier, learning of trees and rules, handling noise, pruning of trees and rules); MDL principle; Support Vector Machines; evaluating success of learning and comparing learning algorithms; learnability and theoretical limits for learning, other paradigms of machine learning:
inductive logic programming, reinforcement learning, constructive learning and discovering new concepts with functional decomposition, reasoning with uncertainty:
reasoning and learning in Bayesian networks, construction of networks and causality, qualitative reasoning and modelling: qualitative and quantitative modelling, modelling without numbers, qualitative simulation of dynamic systems and genetic algorithms, genetic programming and other problem-solving paradigms.
This course is about computer hardware. We will not deal with processors and RAM, which you presumably already know from previous courses, but rather with "the rest". The input/output or peripheral devices are the most visible part of any computer system, however, they are not really part of the computer in the strict sense. They are connected to the computer in order to extend its functionality. Through many of them humans can communicate with the computer. These include input devices such as keyboard, mouse, scanner, output devices, such as video adapter, monitor, sound card, speakers, and data storage devices such as hard drives, USB flash drives, CD, DVD, Blu- ray, magnetic tapes, etc.
Closely connected with the peripheral devices are also certain types of computer buses used for connecting these devices, for example. PCI and USB. As computer buses are examples of electric transmission lines, we will look at the basic characteristics thereof, for example, phenomena such as reflections and crosstalk. We will also mention some of the older standards, for example, RS-232. We will review certain cases of drivers, i.e., programs that allow communication with peripheral devices, on an ARM-Cortex microcontroller.
Probably one of the biggest charms of computer science is, that it appears so frequntly connected to other disciplines. Digital forensics is yet another of this areas. It is a branch of forensic science, which deals with acquisition and analysis of data related to digital equipment. The later are often connected to computer crime. The course is split into two parts. In the first one we will look into basics of digital forensics that need to be respected when performing forensic activity, that its outcomes are acceptable in the court of law. In the second, larger part, we will look at various operating systems and communication technologies. In detail, we will look at various technological procedures that are necessary to make collected data admissible in a court of law.
Student duties consists of assignments (quizes), two lab assignments where they simulate a criminal investigation, and an essay where they meet the most contemporary research in the area.
Do not be scared by the mathematics word in the title. Discrete mathematics is the region of mathematics planet that works best with computers. In mathematics we are often satisfied with a single solution to the problem, in computer science this is almost never the case. Among all possible solutions we shall look for the one that can be rewritten as an efficient algorithm (or, not equivalent, can be efficiently rewritten as an algorithm).
Mostly we shall work on problems in graph theory. Let me pin out a pair of problems that we shall keep running into: graph coloring and the problem of disjoint paths. In general, graph coloring problems are hard (in the theoretical sense). Yet if we only consider a subclass of graphs, planar graphs for example, even graph coloring problems become easy enough to work on. The problem of disjoint paths can be generalized into several directions, directed or undirected graphs, vertex- or edge- disjoint, separate terminals or not, looking for bottlenecks, maximizing flows.
Most of the problems we shall work with will become easy on a restricted set of graphs having the property, that a small collection of cops can catch a fast robber, which will lead us to the land of graph decompositions.
Finally we shall dig into a collection of problems from computational geometry: segment intersections, polygon triangulations, Voronoi diagrams and Delaunay triangulations.
The students are required to have sufficient knowledge in the area of algorithms and data structures and have a command on time and space complexity of algorithms.
Student work includes weekly homework assignments and a final exam.
The course will first introduce the field of network analysis and highlight the differences between classical graph theory and modern network science. In the main part of the course, the students will learn about fundamental concepts and techniques for the analysis of real-world networks including node centralities and equivalence, graphlet counting, blockmodeling, community detection, role discovery, link prediction, network modeling and visualization. The last part of the course will be devoted to selected practical applications of network analysis in fraud detection, software engineering, information science and other.
The objective of the course is to present a broad spectrum of network analysis concepts and techniques, clarify their theoretical foundations and demonstrate their practical applicability. The topics covered were carefully selected thus to be suitable for a wide range of students and to serve as an introduction to more advanced network analysis courses like Selected Topics in Computer and Information Science: Social and Information Network Analysis (ASI).
The high-level goal of the course is to enable students to develop radio transceiver systems for advanced wireless applications entirely in software.
The course consists of three parts:
Programming languages will be C/C++ and Python.
Computational topology is a relatively new, but lively field somewhere between computer science and mathematics. On the mathematical side it is closely connected to topology. Topology is a somewhat loose form of geometry, where sizes, distances, angles and other numerical measures are not really important. Instead, objects are described using qualitative measures like the number of connected pieces, the number of holes of different shapes and of tunnels. Because of this, topological methods have turned out as useful in several problems where too high precision is unnecessary or even bad. Topological approaches and methods are used for example for analyzing big data sets, for modelling networks, reconstructing objects from samples, in robot motion planning, distributing tasks among processors, and so on.
The course will have a strong emphasis on student projects. Several typical problems suitable for a topological approach will be described. Through solving these problems, the basic topological concepts, structures and algorithms will be introduced, and tested on real data.
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The purpose of the course is to introduce the main accounting concepts, overview the main accounting categories, introduce cost management and the importance of strategic management accounting in the contemporary company. Traditional as well as contemporary accounting principles are discussed and best practices are presented.
The aim of this course is to present the following topics: macroeconomic model of aggregated supply and demand, determining the level and growth of prices, as well as the scope of production, newer economic growth models with implications for growth policies, realistic business cycles, consumption, investment and unemployment, inflation and monetary policy, budget deficit and fiscal policy and coordination of economic policies within the EU.
This course covers the following topics: expected utility and risk aversion, mean-variance analysis, CAPM, arbitrage, and linear factor models, consumption-savings decision and state pricing, multiperiod discrete-time model of consumption and portfolio choice, multiperiod market equilibrium, asset pricing in continous time and aditional topics in asset pricing.
The course 'Business environment' studies transactional (task, industry) environment and contextual (broader social) environment. Answers to the following questions are always in need: how we define competitiveness of countries, how capitalisms and states compete, what is the future of state, how is economic crisis affecting global economy, how are labor markets adapting, what is the influence of technology developments, how we organize innovation, what is the role of supporting systems (e.g. healthcare, pensions, education,...), what is the role of elites and the meaning of corporate social responsibility (including business ethics).
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the methods and tools for business decision making. Business aspects and practical application are emphasized.
The aim of the course is to develop knowledge of economic systems. To thoroughly understand the characteristics of different fundamental economic systems in a market economy, state-controlled economy, and mixed economy, to thoroughly understand the terms of market economy and state regulation, market failures and government intervention failures, comparison of the fundamental institutional systems of the USA, EU, Japan, and China.
Comparison of business systems and special aspects within organizations, values, and the way business is conducted in the USA, EU, and Asian economies and to develop the skill of applying theory in decision-making in business and economics in a modern world.
Aim of the course is to gain in-depth knowledge of the course Corporate finance 1. Knowledge is than extended to upper level classic and financial business themes.
The main objective of the course is to broaden and deepen the understanding and knowledge of the students about those economic policies of the EU that have direct and / indirect impact on activities of economic and other institutions on the intenral market of the EU. Based on this course, students will be able to understand the practical operation and theoretical logic of key EU economic policies. They will also be able to understand the division of responsibilities between the member states and the EU in determining the concept, implementation and monitoring the effects of EU economic policies.
This course covers the following topics: economic roles of government and rationale for public sector, Public sector: definition, size and institutions, public sector efficiency and auditing, new public management, public procurement in the EU and public private partnerships.
The course objective is to upgrade the knowledge of financial economics and econometrics into study of some popular methods of empirical research in finance.
The course covers the following topics: predictability of Stock Returns, Market Efficiency, international Portfolio Diversification, Performance Measures, Empirical evidence on CAPM and APT, Applications of Linear Factor Models, Valuation Models and Asset Returns, Stock Price Volatility, Optimization under Risk-parity, olatility and Market Microstructure, Event studies and Fixed income instruments and Term Structure of Interest Rates.
The aims of this course are to introduce to students environmental issues in tourism and the basics of environmental policy in the field of tourism, to provide background knowledge for ecological (and economic) behavior of individual entities of tourism industry: both at national and the enterprise level of operation and to emphasize the economic dimension.
The goal of this course is to inform the students not only about International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the Slovenian Accounting Standards (SAS), but about the requirements supervisory authorities (such as Bank of Slovenia, Insurance Supervision Agency and the Agency for the Securities Market) impose on banks, insurance companies, mutual funds and other financial institutions, too.
The aims of this course are upgrading of the knowledge about financial institutions, as it was covered in other courses. Students are expected to become familiar with different types of risks important for financial intermediaries (e.g. interest rate risk, credit risk,…). The emphasis is on the risk aspects, that are more important from the point of view of financial intermediaries.
The objective of the course is to explore the theoretical foundations of modern financial analysis and their practical use. The core of the course is counstructed around the EdwardsBell-Ohlson model, in particular the Residual Income Model and the Abnormal Earnings Growth Model and their separation into the operating and financing parts. We use several practical examples (updated regularly) to meet this objective. We explore several important areas of financial analysis as we go along: properties of financial analysts and their forecasts (bias, accuracy) and some properties of the financial reporting process (e.g., the influence of accounting conservatism, earnings management, etc.)
The purpuses of this course are: presentation and comparative analysis of main theoretical streams in the history of economic thought, evolution of economic theory is presented within a broader context of political and economic history, the main emphasis of the course is on the relation between past developments in economic analysis and contemporary controversies in economic theory and policy.
The aim of this course is to increase your understanding of people-related processes as well as to apply techniques and tools which contribute to building a modern firm’s competitive advantage through people. The main objectives of this course are to:
The aim of this course is to introduce students to modern methods of management of information resources. Present the trends in information technology and highlight the most promising areas of IT implementation. Make students ready to guide the development of information systems in the company to be in line with company business plans and on the other hand also to participate in the business planning so that the opportunities offered by the rapid development of IT are used.
The purpose of the course is to familiarise students with the characteristics of the firm’s external (i.e. economic environment, government and institutions) and internal environments (interactions with various firm constituencies).
The aim of this course is to familirize students with basic terms, economic importance, Slovenian and foreign product characteristic, analysis of Slovenian,, European and world market, application of actuarial methods, investements and coinsurance and reinsurance.
This course emphasises a synthesis of economic theory, decision sciences and various fields of business administration studies. It examines how they interact with each other as a firm attempts to reach optimal managerial decisions in the face of constraints. How managerial decisions are actually made in the real world is given a special emphasis. The course will increase decision-making effectiveness by expanding and sharpening the analytical framework used by managers to make decisions.
This course emphasizes the synthesis of economic theory, decision sciences, and the various fields of business administration studies. It examines how they interact with one another as the firm attempts to reach optimal managerial decisions in the face of constraints. A special emphasis will be made on how managerial decisions are actually made in the real world. The course will increase the effectiveness of decision making by expanding and sharpening the analytical framework used by managers to make decisions.
This course emphasizes the synthesis of economic theory, decision sciences, and the various fields of business administration studies. It examines how they interact with one another as the firm attempts to reach optimal managerial decisions in the face of constraints. A special emphasis will be made on how managerial decisions are actually made in the real world. The course will increase the effectiveness of decision making by expanding and sharpening the analytical framework used by managers to make decisions.
Students will be able to apply economic principles to managerial decision making. They will learn to consider the influence of economic forces in making decisions and in understanding the consequences of those decisions. In any problem-solving challenge, the decision-maker must balance the usefulness of the solution (for example, the power and credibility of insight) with the tractability of the approach (that is, the analysis must be completed within time and resource constraints).
The aim of this course is in mastering frameworks and tools for analysis of local, regional and global customers/stakeholders and the competence of applying these to marketing and sales, developing communication competences for managing marketing and sales in the context of diverse stakeholder groups operating in the multi-cultural global environment and understanding the various stages of customer purchasing and decision-making behavior and responses in culturally, socially and economically diverse markets.
The course is designed to give the knowledge and skills relevant to strategic marketing decision-making. Therefore, our main objective is to provide a deeper understanding of the issues that encompass the nature and scope of strategic marketing in the international business environment, focusing on the complexity of customers and competitors, product and service development and integration of marketing in all areas of business decision-making (e.g. from investigating product-market opportunities, discovering consumer needs, analysing competitors, determining competitive advantage, forecasting the results of strategies, allocating resources and predicting environmental changes so as to be proactive in the marketplace). The course is integrated with the Business Data Analysis course which covers methodologies and data analysis. A framework for developing a marketing strategy will be presented and applied in various situations throughout the course.
The aim of this course is for students to develop marketing knowledge about market/regional diversity (local,regional, global perspective), gain competence of understanding and developing market strategies, gain competence and knowledge of cultural and other diversity of markets and their influence on marketing strategy development (entrance, m.mix etc.)on regional level, develop competence of team work, presentation, competence of analyis, synthesis, problem solution and develop critical thinking.
The aim of this course is for students to get acquainted with the advanced microeconomics and to provide students with the knowledge about the topics that are necessary for other disciplines which are related to the advanced level microeconomics.
Synthetically present the theory of monetary economics and monetary policy based on Neo-Keynesian models of nominal and real rigidities in economy.
Familiarize graduate students with the advanced methodological tools. First, the basic canonic transcription of the closed economy model will be derived, followed by its amplification to the open economy, and finally the basic empiric applications and potential model expansions. The basic emphasis will be on the new approach to studying monetary policy, which achieves price stability though the control of interest rates following the Neo-Wicksellian approach.
Students learn the basic methods for solving linear stochastic forward-looking models using Dynare.
In the empirical part of the course we introduce vector autoregressions as one of the basic tools of macroeconomic analysis. The methodology is extended to panel framework. The econometric methods are applied to current macroeconomic issues. In econometric analysis we make use of JMulTi and Stata.
The purpuse of this course is to extend and deepen knowledge of statistical methods of multivariate analysis, to know the statistical software applied usage and to develop the ability to use statistical methodologies for the analysis of economic phenomena.
Introduction to mathematical concepts and methods needed to pursue economic analysis, in particular, to optimization methods.
The course deals with the role of managers in learning organisations, the planning function, organising function, leading function, the management of misbehaviour and workplace ethics.
This course includes topics such as: events, probability, conditional probability, independence, andom variables and their distributions, joint distributions, conditional distributions, independence, expectation and conditional expectation, approximation of distributions, central limit theorem, martingals and some topics from statistics: sampling, standard error, confidence intervals,
statistical models, parameters, estimation, estimation techniques, asymptotic properties, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, linear regression and its generalizations and logit and probit models.
The course requires active analysis of a specific case (case study) in the field of public sector. The case will be chosen in co-operation between the professor and student. For the analysis of the specific case the student will synthesise all previously acquired knowledge from other general courses, courses of the module and elective courses. The student will first have to define the problem. Then he will describe the broader framework related to the problem, read the relevant theoretical and empirical literature and finally find the solution for the given case. The problem (case) could be general, i.e. related to the operation and performance of the public sector in general, or specific, i.e. related to the public sector institution or the enterprise. The student elaborates the solution to the problem in the project work, which is also presented orally in the class.
The subject includes: introduction, theory and practice of measurement in business studies, survey research, observation studies, experimental studies, research case studies, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, introduction to multivariate analysis, interdependence statistical methods, dependence statistical methods and other methods.
This course includes the following topics: raandom variables, financial losses and risk management, measuring, modelling and managing market risk, measuring, modelling and managing credit risk, measuring, modelling and managing liquidity risk, measuring, modelling and managing operational risk, integrated approach to risk management and extreme events and stres-tests.
Stochastic processes: Morkov chains in discrete and continuous time, Poisson process, Brownian motion, Markov processes, martingales.
Stochastic modelling: loss distributions, aggregate loss distributions, models of risk, risk process, credibility theory, reinsurance, stochastic reserving methods.
Risk management in insurance industry. Measuring and modelling of risk: VaR, simulation. Measuring, modelling and managing credit risk.
Difference equations, univariate time series models, vector autoregression, cointegrated vector autoregression. Simultaneous equations regressions model.
This course includes the following topics: team definition and team taxonomy, team organization: Team composition and teamwork context, team development and stages of team maturity, team characteristics, processes and emerging states: cognitive, affective and behavioral aspects, organizational and system embeddedness of contemporary teams, management of multi-team systems, featured teams: Virtual teams, Top management teams, New venture teams, emergence and team outcomes (performance) and characteristics of high performance teams.
The aims of this course are to know the importance of a holistic tourist offer that is formed in a tourist destination, to know the definitions and typology of tourist destinations, to know the subjects and factors active in tourist destinations, to know the methodology and design systems of tourist destinations, to know the organization and management of tourist destinations, to know the marketing of tourist destinations, to know the monitoring of competitiveness of tourist destinations and to know the examples of tourist destination managtouement.
Aims of the course are to repeat and upgrade the knowledge on tourism gained in the undergraduate studies, to learn about the importance of tourism for the global, national and regional economy, and to learn about the functioning of tourism market and the economic function of tourism, to acquaint students with theoretical concepts and their critiques, to acquaint with basic theoretical approaches to assessing the economic impacts of tourism and to train students to apply theoretical knowledge on practical cases.
This course covers the following topics: the process and challenges of globalization, different types of the generic MNC in line with the traditional Bartlett and Ghoshal typology of managerial mentalities of internationally active organizations, different strategies and strategic focuses of internationally active organizations in various types of markets, different organizational structures of internationally active organizations and link them to managerial implications, key management and leadership issues connected with internationally active organizations and importance of social and cultural contexts connected to internationally active organizations.
The aim of the course is to give a rigorous advanced treatment of the international trade issues. The course will be based on rigorous formal treatment of classic and most recent theories of international trade and capital mobility. A special focus will be given to empirical testing of recent trade theories
This course presents an integrative view of B2B marketing and supply chain management. The course is designed to give knowledge and skills relevant to (marketing) manager in a global supply chain. Therefore our main objective is to provide a deeper understanding of the issues that encompass the nature and scope of a global supply chain management and B2B marketing. First part of the course is devoted to understanding of B2B markets, customers, relationships and networks. We will look at B2B market analysis and marketing strategy development with a particular focus on managing marketing processes and product offerings. We will develop a framework for defining the strategic objectives of a firm and for integrating those objectives into the design and development process for products and processes. We learn the contemporary approach to defining, designing, and developing new products or services and processes. Our discussion will encompass the use of architectures to define the technical structures of products, and in particular the use of modular architectures as the foundation of new product design and development processes and strategies. Furthermore we will gain an insight into the peculiarities of B2B marketing and service design through a real-life case study presentation and the group work assignment.
Last but not least, we will learn from the experience of others through several real-life case studies brought by representatives of innovative companies operating on B2B markets and pursuing modularity and creating value through innovation and design.
The second part of the course is about effective supply chain management, which is one of the key determinants of success in such a global environment and it has become the focus of attention of senior management in the industry today. This part of the course considers management of a supply chain in a global environment from a managerial perspective. The focus is on analysis, management and improvement of global supply chain processes. After the first module that introduces the key concepts related to asset management in supply chains, the course is divided into four related modules, namely, Coordination and Collaboration, Configuration, Customization and Commonality and Context and Change. Several important developments including Sustainability, Emerging Economies, Prognostic Supply Chains, Build-to-Order, Collaborative Forecasting, Delayed Differentiation, Outsourcing and Off-shoring, Total Visibility and RFID Technology will be discussed. The course will focus on both traditional supply chain concepts and how they need to be adapted in a global context. Analytical and simulation approaches utilized in industry will also be introduced.
The purpose of the course is to develop an understanding of some key issues in bank management and financial sector regulation. To accomplish this objective, the course starts out with a background discussion on the structure of banks and their regulatory environment. The financial sector crisis that emerged in 2007 has put the spotlight much on the latter. Following this, the course focuses on key management issues in banking. In particular, we focus on bank lending and credit risk management,
interest rate risk management, the role of bank capital and strategic management issues.
The course includes the following topics: investor behavior and anomalies in financial markets, review of modern portfolio theory and market anomalies, limits to arbitrage, prospect theory, behavioral biases, anchoring and mental accounting, equity-premium puzzle, predictability of stock returns, behavioral corporate finance, review of corporate finance policies based on neoclassical corporate finance theory, irrational investors and rational managers, rational investors and irrational managers and implications for corporate financing, investments and other firm policies.
The course includes the following topics: introduction to Big Data, Big Data architecture, types of data analytics, descriptive analytics technologies, predictive analytics technologies: data mining & tetxt mining, Big Data Storage and Processing Technology: Hadoop, network analysis and data integration, cleansing and transformation.
This course includes the following topics: the communication process, persuasive communication: Psychological and social elements of communication, communicating with coworkers (different tricky situations), persuasive communication using different assertiveness techniques, cross-cultural communication, business etiquett
business negotiations, communication within group of co-workers and effective presentations: Public speaking and presentations.
Objective of this course is to give the students knowledge about different contemporary approaches to business process management. The focus is on the business aspects and practical application.
This course covers the following topics: short history of Central Asia, overview of Central Asian economies: key economic indicators, competitiveness and key challenges, business environments of Central Asian markets: similarities and differences, Central Asia and the world economy: foreign trade and FDIs, cultural differences, similarities and specifics of Central-Asian countries and cross-cultural comparisons with western culture, Central Asia’s business culture, etiquette and negotiations, marketing and consumers in Central Asia, sustainable development and key challenges and project presentations.
Aims of this course are to analyze the role of modern industrial policy for entrepreneurship, understand the relationship between industrial policy and company strategy, understand the role of interest groups and to develop the skill of managing relationships of companies with the state and vice versa.
The aims of this course are for students to develop interdisciplinary knowledge of consumer behavior, to develop an understanding of basic theoretical foundations, concepts and research findings and capabilities to apply them to solving marketing and social problems, develop competences for teamwork , for analytical, critical and creative thinking in applying theoretical and empirical insights, extend the knowledge of Marketing principles and built the foundation for latter studies of marketing strategy, to get competence in searching for and using relevant consumer behavior literature in identifying and solving research problems and competence in mutlimedia communication.
The aim of this course is mastering a conceptual framework and tools for analysis of local, regional and global consumers and the competence of applying these to marketing in hypercomeptitive global environments, understanding of pre- and post-purchase consumer behavior in culturally, socially and economically diverse markets and competence for marketing planning and implementation in the context of diverse stakeholders operating in the multi-cultural and global environment.
The course analyses the relationship between a principal and agent with a prime focus on informational problems in the context of finance and actuarial science. After the overview of microeconomics foundations students are equiped with main concepts of Contract theory. Even though Contract theory in general builds on complex mathematical tools, the course uses simple mathematical models to illustrate real problems in finance, banking and actuarial science. In doing so, the course develops economic intuition and connects it with the mathematical framework.
Students will learn how to use quantiative tools in corporate valuation. They will also learn different methods (approaches) used in valuation and specific issues related to the methods.
The knowledge is applicable in the area of financial analysis and corporate valuation (analysts' forecasting, valuation for M&As, valuation for IPOs, valuation for corporate restructuring, etc.)
In the last decade corruption became an extremely important issue in development economics. Corruption is recognized as a major obstacle to the economic development as well as to making effective use of development aid in many undeveloped countries. Moreover, corruption is considered as a factor that negatively affects economic growth in developed countries .
The course intends to examine the reasons for corruption occurrence and its social, political and economic consequences. The course has three objectives. First, to consider a theoretical framework, forms and consequences of corruption for economic development. Secondly, to study domestic and foreign corrupt cases in order to examine specific forms of corruption and the difficulty in identifying phenomena and in obtaining and analyzing data. And thirdly, to examine best practices in detecting and preventing corruption worldwide.
The course covers the following topics: the aspects and the process of creativity, psychological and sociological approaches to creativity, creativity at the individual, group, and organizational levels, the importance and the results of creativity at work, creativity and Innovation, creativity and Entrepreneurship, creativity in project management and context and factors of creativity.
Course goals are: understanding and appreciating the differences and commonalities in interpersonal and business communications across various cultures, subcultures, universal systems and specific regions/nations as they relate to the changing global business environment, improving interpersonal and group communication effectiveness across cultures by examining verbal and non-verbal thought and communication patterns, applying cross-cultural communication knowledge paradigms in order to capitalize on globalization of world markets, master the art of business protocol and develop multicultural management and marketing skills, applying major concepts and principles of inter-cultural knowledge and communication by developing and completing various in- and out-of class assignments, including a comprehensive analysis of one cultural group of their choice, identifying and utilize a variety of literature sources to further broaden understanding and improve personal and professional skills in culturally diverse environments, development of critical and creative thinking skills free of bias and stereotypes for problem solving and decision-making in culturally diverse business environments.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is a contemporary business practice designed to put an enterprise into closer touch with its customers in order to learn more about them on an individual level and, on this basis, deliver greater value to each of them. It includes a set of approaches to understand the principles of acquisition, retention and growth of the value of consumer base, and influence customer behaviour via establishing meaningful communication with each customer. If implemented properly, CRM may become an invaluable source of sustainable competitive advantage, creating higher value for the customers, as well higher profits for the firm. Hence, CRM is much more than software or technology solution that helps track data and information about customers to enable better customer service. It is a business philosophy that has to permeate the entire organisation in order to produce results.
In this course the students will understand customer-cantered marketing approaches. They will get acquainted with methods and technics related to different types of CRM (strategic, operational and analytical) which, together with information technology, enable generating marketing intelligence and lead to effective and efficient management of relationship with customers.
The course covers the following topics: functioning of the financial markets and their volatility, risks, underlying and derivative financial instruments, options as the basis of the derivatives, option's evaluations, other derivatives and their evaluation, derivatives' strategies and how to use derivatives in real life.
The course introduces the student to basic econometric models used in applied economic analysis. A formal treatment of the models is complemented with empirical applications in exercise classes. At the end of the course the student is prepared to study econometrics at an advanced masters level.
Aims of this course are theoretical and analytical instruments to understand and to analyse the growth processes and to read a relevant literature and a combination of subjects of economic growth and economic development.
The purpose of the course is to prepare the future managers for successful introduction of risk management into the strategic management function within the company. The course develops the methodology of risk management across several different risks that are present within various institutions (companies, banks, insurance companies, investment funds, and pension funds). The goal of the course is to equip the students for comprehensive evaluation of these risks in both the qualitative and quantitative way.
The subject includes: definition of public policy, economic theory, property rights and public policy, the public policy process, the role of shareholders in the public policy process, models of local government and public policy, selected topics in public policy (social policy, health care policy, educational policy) in eu and around the world, public policy and environmental policy, the economy and the environment, resources, environment and economic development, common property resources and public goods, valuing the environment, national income and environmental accounting, modelling economic and ecological systems, population, agriculture, food and the environment, energy and resources, (non)renewable resources, ecosystem management: forest and water systems, pollution: impacts and policy responses, global environmental problems.
Aims of the course are to introduce to students environmental issues in tourism and the basics of environmental policy in the field of tourism, to provide background knowledge for ecological (and economic) behavior of individual entities of tourism industry: both at national and the enterprise level of operation and to emphasize the economic dimension.
Aims of this course are to introduce to students the issue of environmental management in tourism and let them know the basics of this concept, to provide the basic premises for the introduction of environmental management into tourist companies. The emphasis of the subject is on the product concept or environmental management from the perspective of individual touristic companies/suppliers. The subject covers in a lesser degree the destination aspects as a whole.
This course will help students understand principles and practical applications of financial economic principles, that apply to various fields of finance – from corporate finance, to investments, risk management and asset and derivatives pricing.
This course covers the following topics: introduction to Game theory, antagonistic and nonantagonistic games, N-Person games, Game-Playing Programs and Differential Games.
The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with the functioning of multinational firms, their specifics and their impact on competitors and host-country characteristics, comprehend the rigorous mathematical models of multinational firms in the context of trade models and to analyze the role multinational firms play in the age of globalization.
This course covers the following topics: Human Resource Management and firm performance, people as a source of comeptitiveness, strategic human resource management, effectiveness and efficiency of HR function, staffing, HR planning, identifying competencies for high performance, recruitment, selection, job orientation, performance management, performance management model and performnance evaluation and feedback.
Companies’ competitive advantage can rise from different factors, such as size and availability of resources. But it is a common belief that innovations play a crucial role in companies’ long-term survival and success. In the last decades the environment became more turbulent and unpredictable. The sense of urgency for innovation is further increased because of factors such as globalization, quick development of technology which constantly reduces information costs, liberalization and deregulation of markets, demographic changes, shortened product life cycles, rising customer expectations and changes in their values. The new business reality demands continuous innovations, adoption and creation of new products and services to be internationally competitive.
The subject includes: international financial environment (balance of payment, exchange rates, international monetary system); foreign exchange markets and international parity conditions (foreign exchange markets and their characteristics, international parity conditions); specific risks in international finance and their management (foreign exchange risks, political risks); international sources of equity capital (direct foreign investments, portfolio equity investments); international sources of debt capital (loans, bonds).
Aims of this course are to develop knowledge about different concepts, modes and evaluations of competitiveness at firm, industry and country level, to develop competences of competition and comparative advantages analysis at different levels of measurement, to develop competences of critical thinking and creative upgrading of existing models and concepts of competitiveness, to develop knowledge about relations between competititveness and firm performance in international markets, to develop competences and skills of team work, individual research work and presentations and to develop competences of data collection and usage of existing sources, analytical tools and methods of reserach (seminar/project work).
The main objective of the course is to give participants a focused overview of international finance issues at the global level. The course is designed to combine both a practical and theoretical approaches to global finance. It will put participants of the course on the position of an investment analyst. The mathematical context of the course will be kept to a minimum, with the main focus being on institutional aspects as well as on practical application.
After the course, participants will be able to:
Aims of this course are to deepen knowledge of the course participants in the area of international finance, to acquint course participants with (i) new concepts and theories in the area of international finance, (ii) basic problems and current trends in this area and to provide course participants with the tools for using theoretical knowledge in the area of international finance for addessing practical problems in this area.
This course intends to examine the issues referred to preparation of Financial Statements in the context of publicly held firms. The main aim of the course is to provide to students competences on the preparation and presentation of a Financial statement IFRS compliant.
The objective of the course is to make students aware of the people-related challenges arising from the internationalization of business, and teach them HRM strategies, policies and practices, which multinational companies (MNCs) pursue to effectively address these issues.
Upon completion of the course the students will be able to:
The course also facilitates cross-cultural sensitivity, systemic thinking, context screening, and ethical behavior in international setting.
Aims of this course are to understand the complexity of the international business environment, to learn how to analyze international markets and industries, to understand the specifics of international marketing vis-à-vis domestic marketing, to get familiar with the issue of standardization and adaptation of marketing tools in international marketing, to understand how cross-cultural challenges impact international marketing decisions and to learn about key international marketing issues based on practical examples and case studies of foreign and Slovene companies
Also develop competence of:
Security valuation and management of investment strategies are major themes present throughout the course. The course will give us an insight into the functioning of capital markets and security valuation analysis (equity, fixed income and derivatives). We will also try to develop a practical understanding of some of the most important financial instruments and markets. To achieve this we are going to start an MBA mutual fund where students will be responsible for designing and managing the fund.
In recent time IT project management becomes one of the most interested fields.
IT projects represent expensive investments for the company.
IT projects include high level of risk, which may cause money and time losses for the customer.
Students will be acquainted with IT project management that enable successful management and completion of projects.
The main objective of this course is to create successful future project managers.
The subject includes: the macroeconomics of labour market (labour demand and labour supply, the neoclasical synthesis, the reappraisal of keynes, institutional approach to labour market analysis); human capital theory (labour as asset); employment relations; the economics of labour market regulation (the interaction between law and economics: neoclassical vs new institutional perspectives on labour market regulation, state and market: efficiency vs equity, the role of unions in regulation); unemployment and labour market flexibility (theories of unemployment, flexibility and/or security, »flexicurity« as the benchmark model, the european employment strategy); segmentation of labour market (discrimation by age and sex, youth unemployment); migration.
The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of applied corporate finance strategy focusing upon company valuation, and mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and long-term financing.
The principles of general insurance, product types, data requirements and verification, Pricing bases for general insurance contracts, tariff systems, methods of determining the value of the insurance liabilities of a general business insurer and the value of the assets, claim reserving, modelling the uncertainty in claim frequency and amount, methods of analysing the experience of a general business insurer for the purposes of determining pricing and valuation assumptions and identifying the main sources of profit and loss. Principles of investment for general business insurers’ assets, regulation and accounting for general insurance.
The course examines business processes within the context of supply chain management by combining analytical techniques and giving relevant managerial insights. The course deals with the following topics: the process view of an organisation, process flow analysis, managing variability in processes, inventory management, co-ordinated product and supply chain design, the value of information and supply chain co-ordination.
The subject includes: public provision of social goods, public choice theory, optimal taxation taxes (personal income tax, value added tax, corporate income tax, expenditure tax, property taxes), social protection systems, income redistribution, budget deficit and public debt.
The main objective is to present public finance issues at a more advanced level. In particular, this means a rigorous presentation of the theory of optimal taxation and to present some theoretical features of the personal income tax, corporate income tax, VAT and the expenditure tax.
Further, to present some theoretical features related to private insurance and social insurance. To present efficiency and equity issues in social protection systems.
To present some theoretical foundations for the analysis of income redistribution.
To present the 2001 GFS methodology and its definitions of public finance categories.
The subject includes: introduction to management, public sector reforms, public management (hierarchy, network and clan-control), governance-state and market- new borderlines, new public management (case studies and best practices) modernisation trajectories and reforms, public governance – legitimacy and accountability, quality and performance management.
This course covers the following topics: investor behavior and anomalies in financial markets, behavioral corporate finance, behavioral finance and financial professionals and debiasing and behavioral investing.
The students will obtain the knowledge and skills for modern econometric analysis. They will be able to apply this knowledge to the investigation of economic processes, and also understand the econometric methods, approaches, ideas, results and conclusions met in the majority of economic and business books and articles. The students will understand essential differences between time series, cross-section data and panel data, and the specific econometric problems met when working with these types of data. The students should get the skills for construction and development of multiple regression models. The considered methods and models will be mastered practically on real economic data bases with modern econometric software.
Key objectives and competences of the course are thus the following:
The course deals with the following topics: demand analysis, consumer behaviour and individual demand, supply: production and cost, market structures, competitive markets: competitive firm: profit maximisation in the short run and the long run, the competitive firm’s long - run supply curve, the competitive market long - run supply curve, contestable markets, the efficiency of the comeptitive markets and market power: monopoly, natural monopoly and regulation.
The aim of this course is to prepare student for individual and group research work to support his/her (a) master thesis preparation process and (b) informed decision-making process in practice.
The aim of this course is to prepare student for individual and group research work in the field of tourism and leisure; both theoretically and practically by (a) raising quantitative literacy of students and (b) introducing modern data media along with the latest methodological, analytical and IT tools.
Aims of this course are to develop students’ ability to identify, assess and manage the risks that are inherent in international business transactions, to reinforce students’ capacities of strategic analysis and application in an international context and to develop students’ general research ability and their practical skills needed for argumentation, discussion, presentation and negotiation.
The aim of the course is to teach students how to use and critically evaluate concepts in the field of strategic management, link the acquired knowledge with current practical problems (leading to the preparation of a high-quality practical project) and enable them to undertake further professional work in the strategic management field.
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge about the relationship between strategic management and corporate governance, the theories about the sources of competitive advantage, the theory of growth strategies, the theory of retrenchment strategies, the role of environmental strategies and corporate social responsibility, selected topics on strategy implementation and strategic control, and the process of strategic management in non-profit organizations, to teach students how to use and critically evaluate the literature in the field of strategic management, link the acquired knowledge with current practical problems and enable them for further professional and research work in the field of strategic management and to help students actually understand the discussed theoretical concepts, methodological tools and practical examples, so that they can better implement them in practice and become, with some additional work experience, top experts in the field of strategic management.
The main objective is to present the development of tax harmonization in the EU, both in the field of indirect and direct taxation.
Further, to analyse the role of the ECJ in this harmonization process.
Additionally, to present the harmonization process in the social field.
This course is designed to introduce the field of technology management and familiarize the students with the main concepts of technology management, types of innovation and the marketing side of technology management. The course is aimed to provide and in-depth understanding of the emerging academic field of technology management, and its link to other organizational fields, especially marketing, innovation management and entrepreneurship. Technology management is a multifaceted field that demands for integration of strategic management, marketing, economics of innovation, management, entrepreneurship, research policy and sociology of technology. This course integrates the above mentioned perspectives in order to provide an understanding and awareness among future technology managers about the opportunities, challenges and threats exposed by the advances in technology.
In terms of competences, it builds the awareness of the role of technology and innovation in all aspects of an organization. It positions the issues of technology management at the core of organizational competitive advantage building, and provides the tools and perspectives for better integration of technology management with other organizational processes.
This course will provide students with the knowledge about some of the most important issues form the corporate finance theory (capital structure, sources of funding, capital budgeting, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, and some organizational aspects (i.e. diversified companies versus non-diversified)); empirical findings will provide additional insights into the validity of the discussed theories.
This course covers the following topics: difference equations, univariate time series, vector autoregressive and error correction models, uses of multiple time series models and microeconometrics.
The course deals with the following topics: the importance of tourism in EU, position of tourism in the organizational structure of EU, competances of EU in the field of tourism, directives-solutions of EU in the field of tourism, programme priorities and activities in tourism, information sources in the field of tourism, tourism policy in the EU and activities of Slovenia in the field of tourism in EU.
The aim of the course is understanding how the law affects tourist trade is absolutely essential to ensure students entering the profession with effective managing knowledge to deal with the myriad legal implications tourist businesses are subject to. To be successful in a tourist business career, students must have knowledge of the laws most commonly affecting undertakings, and the ability to apply these laws in business situations. The aim of this course is to get students acquainted with the main legal concepts, features, comparative perceptions and to equip them with skills ensuring their correct decisions, while at the same time enabling them to readily identify when an expert advice is required.
Hospitality and tourism products and their consumers are significantly different from other goods and services. This course examines these variances and their implications to tourism marketing strategy and applications. The objectives of the course are to:
The aims of this course are to revise and upgrade knowledge in the field of tourism from under graduate study level, get familiar with the concept and illustrations of tourism policy, develop of format and instruments of the tourism policy and its power, develop capabilities for shaping and practical employment of the tourism policy instruments on the cases from practice, with respect of the limitations from broader environment and qualify students to use theoretical knowledge on practical examples.
Description of financial instruments, discrete models, replication strategies, the pricing theorem, binomial model, europena options, americal options, exotic options, stochastic integration, Ito lemma, stochastic differential equation. Stochastic interest rate models: discrete models, interest rate derivatives. Empirical asset pricing models.
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The module is dedicated to students who have acquired C1 level of the English language during their first cycle studies and are training for teaching English on the early level during their second cycle studies.
The following topics are discussed at the module The Didactics of Teaching English on the Early Level I:
Students get to know and define terms of linguistic and intercultural awareness and get acquainted with the research results in Europe and elsewhere in this field, e.g. positive effects of developing linguistic awareness with young learners, possibilities for opening towards linguistic and cultural variety, raising pupils’ motivation for foreign language learning, impediments and accelerators of language acquisition etc. Students discover main characteristics of some English speaking countries and other European countries and compare them to the characteristics of Slovenia and the Slovene language. They compare them in a scientific and methodologically appropriate way.
Furthermore, students get acquainted with materials for linguistic and intercultural awareness appropriate for primary level pupils and they try to create similar materials, including English, Slovene and other languages students might know or are interested in. Students find out similarities and differences between languages included in materials and thus develop metalinguistic competence and competence of learning any language as well as susceptibility for linguistic and cultural variety and developing tolerance towards otherness.
Module is dedicated to the group of students who have successfully finished the Didactics of Teaching English on the Early Level I. The module is continuation of its preceding module and contains the following content areas:
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This course covers introduction to artificial intelligent systems: artificial perception, artificial intelligence, soft computing, machine learning, autonomous agents, and ambient intelligence, intelligent problem solving: problem decomposition and reduction, graph representation of problems, and graph search - exhaustive and heuristic search algorithms., expert systems: expert system components and human interfaces, procedural and declarative knowledge, and reasoning process, knowledge representation: production rules, fuzzy production rules, and representation based on the Petri nets and inference: forward and backward chaining, fuzzy inference, and probabilistic inference.
In Autonomus mobile systems, students will learn about autonomous mobile systems and definition of the agent concept, categorization of such systems regarding their properties such as: autonomy, mobility, different agent performance, systems structures, driving mechanism, goals, sensing and interactions with environment and areas of applicability, agents architecture and some examples of construction, multi-agent systems (MAS) as a subfield of artificial intelligence, introduction of principles for complex systems construction using agents as basic entities and possible areas of applications, classification based on different properties and capabilities and properties and disadvantages of such system usage.
The course includes the following topics: spectrums, ranges, electrical dimensions, technologies, plan of attack, RF systems: WLAN, GSM, GPS, Sensors, RF Biomedical systems, research equipmnet (NMR), common RF modules, short introduction to theory basics: waves, lines, abstract models, S and X parameters, imedance and admitance matrices, ABCD matrix, Smith chart, tunning, modelling, CAD tools, RF simulations and RF measurements.
Course covers the aims of computer vision, the origins of computer vision, and related fields and computer vision trends and application domains.
In this course the following topics will be introduced: design of new products, innovation process, product development cycle, technology market development phases, new product design approaches, cost analyses, electrical, mechanical, thermal and product design requirements, amortization period and safe disposal the device, economic aspects of the construction and operation of electronic devices, basics of reliability theory of electronic systems, probability distribution functions, environmental influences, Arhhenious plot, part stress analysis prediction, reliability databases, redundancy basics and fault tolerant design.
Students will gain knowledge about basics of hydrodynamics, water flow in pipes and channels, basics of turbo machines, design and operating characteristics of turbines, turbine control, dams and barriers, hydraulic hydroelectric schemes, types of hydroelectric power plants regarding accumulation, water heights and flow, and mode of operation, basics of thermodynamics, combustion processes and steam boilers, process efficiency, characteristics of steam and gas turbines, problems of emissions and impact to the environment, systems to reduce emissions of thermal power plants and fundamentals of nuclear reactions.
Interdisciplinary project encourages co-creation of students, companies, institutions and universities (it follows the approach established within Demola framework and similar initiatives). Companies or institutions propose real problems, which are being solved by multidisciplinary teams of 3-5 students, working under supervision of companies or institutions and professors. The aim of the project is to generally solve the project problem and, if feasible, prepare a working prototype.
The course concentrates on humans and their needs for light. With the help of selected chapters it shows the effects of light on humans and how we can use these effects in connection with lighting and modern light sources to improve our lives. Today lighting should not only enable our vision but should also stimulate our entire organism. Beside that lighting should be energy-efficient and have minimal negative impacts on our environment.
Experimental basis and principles of quantum mechanics. Some simple examples described by using the methods of quantum mechanics. Hydrogen atom and other atoms. The basis of statistical thermodynamics. Electron gas. Self-assembly of molecules. Electrons in metals. Electric current in metals. Energy bands in crystals. Semiconductors. Dielectric properties of solids, liquids and gases. Magnetic properties of materials. Superconductivity. The basis of mechanics of continuous media and hydrodynamics. Plasma physics, kinetic and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) description of plasmas.
System analysis classification, algorithm division, signal analysis (excitation and disturbance signals), the area of use. Least squares method, regression method, bias and consistency of estimates. Dynamical model parameter estimation, model parameterisation, extended least squares method, instrumental variables method, recursive versions of least squares, the adaptation for time varying systems – weighted least squares and exponential forgetting, the influence of unknown steady states, numerical problems. Identification of non-parametric models.
The objective of the course Biomechanics is to familiarize students with fundamental laws of mechanics and to present how these can be applied to understanding and analyzing the living systems. In the perspectives of transferring solutions from the nature the knowledge on biomechanics is fundamental in development of robotic systems, artificial organs, biomaterials, rehabilitation products, simulation models, and intelligent devices for exercise in rehabilitation and sport.
Definition of human-robot interaction problem; Human factors: perception, motor skills, social aspect of interaction, safety; Haptic robots: kinematics, dynamics, collision detection, collision force rendering, control and stability analysis; Teleoperation systems: architectures, force and position scaling, control, virtual fixtures, micro/nano manipulation; Soft robots based on variable impedance actuators; Medical robotics: surgical robotics, robot-supported diagnostics, micro-robots in the human body, nanorobors at the cell level; Rehabilitation and assistive robotics: motor rehabilitation, exoskeletons, robotic prosthetics.
Man-machine communication, Human perception and information processing, Properties of terminal equipment. Operation of terminal equipment: input technologies and related techniques, sensors and biometrics, visual interfaces, audio interfaces, haptic interfaces, multimedia interfaces, embedded systems, mobile devices. The design of human-machine interaction: visual interaction, verbal interaction, multi-modal and mobile interaction, interaction and the Web, virtual environments. Design, development and evaluation of user interfaces by taking into account the specific limitations of different terminals and providing the best user experience. Specific user interfaces and interaction styles.
Introduction to Biometric Systems: identifiable biometric characteristics (physiological, behavioural), system components and phases of system operation (enrolment, verification, identification).
Acquisition of Physiological (face, fingerprint, iris, hand palms and geometry) and Behavioural (voice, mimic, handwriting, and gait) Characteristics: contact and noncontact measurement, frequently used sensors. Testing the quality and genuineness of acquired data.
Design of Uni-modal and Multi-modal Biometric Systems: sources of biometric information, levels and methods of biometric information fusion. Comparison of uni- and multi-modal systems.
Basic network concepts (connections, hierarchies, network elements, terminals, connection orientation). Network architectures (access, aggregation, core, service subsystems). Broadband networks and services. Broadband networks and technologies (xDSL, FTTx, DOCSIS, wireless, mobile). Packet switch architecutres. Ethernet network (VLAN, STP, MSTP, EtherChanel) and operator services (MetroEthernet, 802.1ad, 802.1ah). TCP/IP protocol stack (addressing, DHCP, NAT, ARP, applications, tools). Fundamentals of routing. Advanced routing algorithms and mechanisms. Network protocol IPv6. Multicast. Network security. Professional networks.
Basics statistic methods (variance analysis, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of experimental results). Algorithm and numerical analysis (algorithm, numerical errors and analysis of numerical errors). Graph theory (description, operations on graphs, basic graph algorithms, the properties of graphs). The finite fields (definition, arithmetic, polynomials over a finite field, equations over finite fields, examples of linear codes). Introduction to operational research and optimization. Optimization task (formulation of solutions, cost function). Linear programming and integer programming (simplex method, traveling salesman and a backpack). Network analysis.
Identification of problems in the area of electric power systems.
The collection of data about problems and possible solutions in the literature: library collections, databases on Internet, and at the relevant business entities.
The selection of methods to solve problems.
Determination of the necessary steps to solve the problems.
Verifying the possible solutions with the use of acquired knowledge, computer codes and other tools.
Preparation and oral presentation of a written report on the work done.
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The objective of the course is to make the student familiar with the theory of turbo engines (TE) and connect it with knowledge about the dynamics of fluids in TE. The student learns about the mechanisms of energy transformations and their efficiency. Presented are the basic types of TE and corresponding specific flow phenomena in engines’ flow tracts, such as water, vapour and gas turbines and pumps, fans and turbo chargers. The student is acquainted with the methodology of modern research work for the purpose of TE design and for the analysis of engine characteristics on integral and differential scale. Acquired is knowledge necessary for the selection of TE and for installation in energy and process systems. Acquired is also knowledge, necessary for the analysis of the functioning of energy installations. The student is acquainted with methods for the assessment of the efficiency of energy conversions in TE.
Presented is the role of TE in carbon-free societies, integration of TE in energy policies in European countries and their role in broad terms. The presence of TE in Slovene machine manufacturing is also extensively presented.
In determining the manufacturing phases, a special focus in placed on plannig and selecting the right technology to manufacture a product and on optimising the manufacturing parameters, while at the same time also considering the product quality assurance. An indispensable part of product manufacturing in also the NC-programming phase. The student learns about all the leadership
blocks of the CAM protocol. The student finally present their knowledge in the form of a seminar, demonstrating the use of a CAM-system on a certain product.
The objective of the Joining technology course is to acquire fundamental knowledge about joining procedures, joining technologies and all other measures to be taken prior to welding, during it and after it if we are to get a high quality joint. The course involves presentation of joints, standards, energy sources, properties of liquid metals. Arc welding in various protective mediums, covered electrode welding, tubular cored electrode welding, powder welding, active and neutral gas-protected welding, plasma welding, high energy density welding, such as laser welding and electron beam welding, stud welding, magnetically controlled arc welding. Flame welding and other flame techniques. Electro slag welding. Mechanical energy welding, welding with varying energies. Electro resistance welding, soldering, brazing and high temperature gas protected and vacuum soldering. Mechanical joining with riveting, self-riveting, framing, edging, sink riveting. Metalisation with a flame, plasma, arc and laser, metalisation in cold conditions and high speed metalisation. Gluing metal materials. Weldability, thermal cutting of materials.
Target planning systems and systems for the control of production and services. Traditional and modern organisational structures of enterprises, with an emphasis on planning and control of production and service processes. Presentation methods of production and service processes (symbolic schemes, icon displays, Gantt charts, grid diagrams).
Realistic throughput time of an operation and order as a basis for realistic planning and control of production and services. Planning the production programme (planning the offer date and destocking date). Planning the need, situation and supply for the execution of the production programme. Capacity planning (steps of throughput scheduling of capacities, planning capacity occupancy, planning the schedule orders execution). Organiser and time frame of the execution of production and service orders. Lifting and control of production and service orders. Methodology for the control of production and service orders (designing work orders, work documents, launching and dispatching work orders, collecting data on the execution of work orders, operational actions).
Production and services control systems (MRP-II, control board, KAIZEN system, synchronic production system, sleek production system with the emphasis on the value flow analysis). Computer-assisted planning and control of production and services.
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Structure of the bacterial cell, metabolism, reproduction of bacteria, bacterial genetics, naming, classification and dissemination of microbes. Normal bacterial flora, diagnostics of bacterial infections, collection and transport of samples for bacteriological examination. Disinfection and sterilization, antibiotics and chemotherapeutics, use of antibiotics, mechanisms of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, current problems of bacterial resistance, antibiogram. General characteristics of viruses, viral replication, viral genetics and origin of viruses, direct and indirect testing for viruses, molecular proofing of viruses, pathogenesis of viral infections, viral oncogenesis, natural antiviral resistance and antiviral immune response, chemotherapy of viral diseases. Characteristics of fungi and molds, dimorphism, inducers of dermatomycoses, dermatophytes. Inducers of subcutaneous and systemic fungal infections. Characteristics of human and animal parasites with emphasis on diagnostic procedures. Natural resistance, complement system, the immune system, antigens, antibodies, T-cell receptor and MHC molecules, lymphocyte activation, tolerance, regulation of immune response, immune response to microbial infections, infections due to compromised immunity, immunosuppression, microbiological and immunological diagnostics in organ transplantation, vaccines and routine vaccination programs, a historical outline of microbiology
The human genome, its regulation and expression. Polymorphisms and mutations. Genetic diseases and defects. Basic methods of genomics. The investigation of polymorphisms and mutations in DNA. The use of genomic methods in direct and indirect molecular diagnostics. Methods for examination of gene expressions. Basics of functional genomics and systemic biology. Basic approaches of bioinformatics. Modern analysis of proteins and their interactions. Classification of data of metabolic and signal pathways, the search for crucial regulators for a new diagnostics or development of new drugs with new molecular targets. Post-genomic molecular diagnostics, personal (personalized) medicine, the prospects of genetic treatment. Ethical aspects. Clinical biochemistry as a part of laboratory diagnostics (historical development of clinical chemistry , clinical chemistry in Slovenia and abroad; the organization of the profession, institutions, human resources, ethics). Review of chemical and biochemical parameters, overview of biological samples, non-analytical factors (biological rhythms, collection of samples, transportation, therapy), analytical factors (reagents, conditions, analyses, interferences), quality control, units, analytical specificity, analytical sensitivity. Analyzers and automation, management and organization of work. Quality assurance throughout the entire process of laboratory diagnostics, from preparing the patient for collection of biological samples, collection of samples, sending material to the laboratory and acquaintance with processes in the laboratory. Interpretation of results of laboratory reports. The student will learn the interpretation of numeric results, he will get familiar with the concept of referential values and with the concept of diagnostic sensitivity and diagnostic specificity.
General pharmacology: Definition of pharmacology, its relationship to other disciplines, drugs and drug target molecules, mechanisms of drug action, concentration – effect relationship analysis, drug receptors, pharmacokinetic processes and the fate of drugs in the organism, pharmacokinetic parameters, non-clinical drug testing. Basics of toxicology: Mechanisms of toxic effects of exogenous substances, toxicokinetics.
Specialties of anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive organs, pregnancy and labour with special emphasis on disease processes in this area. Physiology of menstrual cycle. Abnormalities in development of the reproductive system, irregularities in menstrual cycle, gynecological endocrinopathies, different periods of hormonal activity. Reproductive organs injuries, inflammation of reproductive organs, benign and malignant tumors of reproductive organs, static disorders, etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, patient’s symptoms and signs. Diagnostic procedures, treatments and interdisciplinary treatment. Physiology of pregnancy, infertility, types of treatment and treatment options for infertility. Legal and ethical aspects of reproductive medicine. Reproduction health, treatment with hormones, contraception. Physiology of pregnancy, the normal course of pregnancy and types of control, mandatory pregnancy examinations, monitoring of foetus development, normal childbirth and postpartum period. Non-invasive imaging tests, clinical monitoring of normal and pathological pregnancy. Pathological pregnancy, etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, patient’s signs and symptoms. Diagnostic procedures, types of treatment and interdisciplinary treatment. Adaptation of a newborn, prematurely born child. Physiology of lactation and lactation disorders, benign and malignant breast diseases; etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, patient’s symptoms and signs. Diagnostic procedures, types of treatment and interdisciplinary treatment.
Practice in the reception clinic, practice in internal medicine departments, practice in internal medicine ambulatory clinic, monitoring functional diagnostics and evaluating laboratory reports, writing records of ambulatory patients, writing records of hospitalized patients, treatment planning, participation at consilium, duty service in internal medicine departments, review of patients at ward meetings and seminars.
Characteristics of facial, oral and neck anatomy which are associated with congenital abnormalities, injuries, infections, tumors, degenerative diseases and acquired facial irregularities, pre-prosthetic needs of treatment, temporomandibular joint diseases and dental and parodontal tissue dependent pathology. The student gets familiar with etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical picture, diagnostics and interdisciplinary treatment of maxillofacial and oral diseases.
Symptoms and signs of particular categories of mental disorders. Classification and diagnostic procedure. Mental disorders in neurological and other somatic diseases. Treatment: psychopharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. Rehabilitation and preventive measures.
The subject is substantially divided into modules: Musculoskeletal system diseases, injuries of the musculoskeletal system, diseases and injuries of arms, locomotor physical medicine and rehabilitation. This section encompasses the topographical anatomy of the musculoskeletal system, physical and physiological basics of musculoskeletal system kinematics, descriptions of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries, ways of determining musculoskeletal diseases and injuries, treatment and rehabilitation methods for diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal systems, instruction for determining the final state (disability) after the disease or injury of the musculoskeletal system and methods for preventing injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
Functional units of the nervous system, symptoms and signs of nervous system diseases, classification of neurological diseases, ways to neurological diagnoses, emergency situations in neurology, chronic neurological diseases, borderline areas between neurology and psychiatry, infectious diseases which have an effect on the nervous system, operable neural diseases, neurological complications of diseases of other systems, treatment of neurological diseases and of pain (pharmacological and other treatments). Rehabilitation in neurology.
Specialties of anatomy and physiology of eyes, ocular appendages and orbit with special emphasis on disease processes in this area. Physiology of vision and ocular movements. Congenital abnormalities, injuries, inflammations, eye tumors and tumors of the orbit and paranasal sinuses. Epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, patient’s signs and symptoms. Diagnostic procedures in determining mentioned pathological conditions, possibilities and efficiency of treatment. Interdisciplinary cooperation.
Special features of the anatomy and physiology of ear, nasal organ, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx and neck with special emphasis on disease processes in this area. Physiology of hearing, equlibrium, smell and taste. Congenital abnormalities, injuries, inflammations, tumors of the ear, nose and paranasal sinuses, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx and neck. Epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, patient’s signs and symptoms of ORL disease Diagnostic procedures in the determination of mentioned pathological conditions, treatment options and efficiency of treatment. Interdisciplinary cooperation.
General pathology: Cell injury and cell adaptation, inflammation, regeneration and reparation, circulation disorders, immunopathology, neoplasia, genetically conditioned and pediatric diseases, infectious diseases, nutritional and environmental diseases. The most common pathologic processes will be presented with microscopic preparations. Special pathology: Cardiovascular pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, respiratory pathology, urological and nephrological pathology, pathology of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, pathology of the central and peripheral nervous system; gynaecological pathology and breast pathology; pathology of the locomotory apparatus and hematopathology. The most common pathological entities will be presented with macroscopic preparations.
The subject deals with pathophysiology of the following diseases and processes: Pathophysiology and medicine as a science. Changes in body temperature. Starvation. Adiposity. Diabetes mellitus. Hypoglycaemia. Thyroid diseases. Inherited metabolic disorders. Electrical injuries. Burns. Radiation sickness. Disorders of homeostasis. Cell death and diseases. Action of toxins. Inflammation. Response to stress. Free radicals and disease. Carcinogenesis and cancer cell properties. Aging. Changes in the composition of body fluids. Dehydration. Acidosis, alkalosis. Disorders of calcium and phosphorus metabolism. Renal failure and renal function tests. Diseases of adrenal gland. Anemias. Disorders in blood clotting. Thrombosis. Changes in plasma proteins. Disorders of external respiration. Disorders of internal respiration and mitochondrial disorders. Hypoxias and cyanosis. Disorders due to changes in air pressure. Coughs. Dyspnoea. Asthma and obstructive pulmonary diseases. Pneumothorax. Respiratory distress. Bleeding and shock. Hypertension. Hypotension. Cardiac failure. Cardiac dysrhythmias. Heart valve diseases and cardiac shunts. Edemas. Atherosclerosis and plasma lipid disorders. Risks of transfusion. Ischemic necrosis of skeletal muscles. Liver diseases and liver tests. Biochemical disturbances in alcoholism. Peptic ulcer disease. Eating and digestion disorders. Neuromuscular disorders. Organophosphate poisoning. Disorders of consciousness. Pathophysiology of locomotion and paralysis. Pathophysiology of addictions. Pathological pain. Headache. Increased intracranial pressure. Disorders of basal ganglia. Psychotic disorders. Psychosomatic disorders. Dementia. Stroke.
The following specialties are included in this subject: family medicine and occupational medicine. The subject contents are therefore divided into two parts, each part lasts six weeks. Student trainee guided by supervisor will be introduced to professional practice in the ambulatory care units of both specialties. Part of training activities is organized for small groups of students.
Practice in admission departments, practice in the emergency department, practice in check up departments, assistance at large surgeries, outpatients' surgery, writing of medical records for inpatients and outpatients, treatment planning, participation at consilliary meetings, being on duty in emergency departments, review of patients at ward meetings and at multimedia conferences.
The following specialties are included in this subject: Internal medicine (nephrology, nuclear medicine), surgery (urology), imaging diagnostics. Detailed contents: Epidemiology of kidney and urinary tract diseases, pathophysiology, pathomorphology, genetics of kidney and urinary tract diseases; symptoms and signs of kidney and urinary tract diseases; etiology of kidney and urinary tract diseases (congenital abnormalities, hereditary factors, infections, degenerative changes, injuries, cancer); prevention of kidney and urinary tract diseases; diagnostic procedures for kidney and urinary tract diseases; principles of laboratory medicine; acute diseases of kidneys and urinary tract (infections, ischemia, vasculopathy); chronic diseases of kidneys and urinary tract (degenerative, malignant); emergency situations in kidney and urinary tract diseases (acute renal failure); kidney and urinary tract disease treatment (non-pharmacological, pharmacological, rehabilitation); principles of diagnostics and treatment in an immunocompromised patient; guiding the patient before and after transplantation; principles of radiological diagnostics, interventional radiology procedures.
The student will become acquainted with the following contents: Tumor biology (carcinogenesis, genetics, immunology), epidemiology (cancer epidemiology, risk factors, cancer registries), screening methods and early diagnostics, general principles of oncology (levels of oncology health care, TNM classification, multidisciplinarity, approach to the patient and ethics, statistical methods in oncology), oncological pathology, oncological cytology, laboratory diagnostics (hematological, biochemical, tumor markers, molecular diagnostics), imaging in oncology (x-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, PET), radiotherapy (teleradiotherapy, brachyradiotherapy, radiobiology, radiophysics), oncological surgery, systemic therapy, supportive and palliative treatment, clinical images of the most common tumors, emergency situations in cancer diseases, complications of cancer diseases, pain relief treatment. The student will get familiar with epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical images, complications, differential diagnostics and gradual diagnostics of blood diseases and diseases of blood forming organs and with interdisciplinary cooperation in this area.
The following specialties are included in this subject: Internal medicine (cardiology, hypertensiology, vascular diseases, intensive-care internal medicine), surgery (cardiovascular surgery), imaging diagnostics, (clinical) pharmacology. Contents include: Epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases, pathophysiology and pathomorphology of cardiovascular diseases, symptoms and signs of cardiovascular diseases, causes of cardiovascular diseases (genetic factors, congenital abnormalities, degenerative changes, infections, injuries, etc.), diagnostic procedures, acute diseases of the cardiovascular system, chronic diseases of the cardiovascular system, urgent conditions in cardiovascular diseases, treatment of cardiovascular diseases (non-pharmacological, pharmacological, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty – PTA, stenting, surgical treatment), rehabilitation, prevention of cardiovascular diseases (primary, secondary), principles of treatment after transplantation.
Renewal of basic CPR procedures, additional CPR procedures, use of the tools. Defibrillation, the establishment of venous channels, respiratory path care, acute strokes, acute coronary syndromes, dysrhythmias, use of an automatic defibrillator, reanimation medicine, shock, respiratory distress. Introductory lecture, first aid and emergency medical help (legal and ethical aspects, mechanisms of injuring), loss of consciousness, approach to the injured or suddenly ill, establishment of respiration, establishment of blood circulation (automated external defibrillator use), use of video records (emergency medical care), sequence of operations, bleeding, polytrauma and traumatic shock, urgent situations in internal medicine 1 and 2, acute poisoning, pediatric emergencies, emergencies in neurology, head and brain injuries, emergencies in ophthalmology, facial and dental injuries, spine and spinal cord injuries, chest injuries, abdominal injuries, wounds, procedures with amputated body parts, comprehensive treatment of burn injuries, injuries due to cold, injuries of bones and joints 1 and 2, rescue in the mountains and in other hard to reach places, organ donation and transplantation activity, reporting bad news.
The student becomes familiar with basics of classical forensic medicine from the mechanisms of natural and violent death to the signs of death. He acquires knowledge about the basics of identification, injury mechanisms and their forensic medical characteristics. He becomes acquainted with physical and gun-shot injuries, suffocations, the basics of forensic toxicology and hematology. He gets familiar with legislation (both health and criminal), with the basics of expert work with special emphasis on assessing body injuries. At the lectures he gets familiar with emergency situations, which may indicate criminal and indemnifying responsibility. He upgrades his knowledge of moral, ethical and deontological principles regarding the work of physician. The student integrates the knowledge of all preclinical and the majority of clinical subjects, consolidates his knowledge about shock, acquires the basics of physician's work in emergency medicine, he becomes familiar with physician's tasks in the case of infanticide as well as with medical error and iatrogenic injuries. He acquires knowledge about interdisciplinary cooperation in forensic medicine.
The student will become familiar with epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical picture, complications, differential diagnostics, gradual diagnostics of these diseases and with interdisciplinary cooperation. He will get familiar with the most common causes of the acute abdomen and he knows the methods of treatment. He will become acquainted with the basic principles of the surgical treatment of benign and malignant gastrointestinal tract diseases. Students become familiar with the influence of concomitant diseases on the perioperative management, with procedures to improve the patient's general condition prior to surgical procedure, with general, regional and combined anaesthesia, with prevention and management of major complications, and with pain management and resuscitation. The student gets familiar with the principles of radiological diagnostics and interventional radiology.
The following specialties are included in this subject: Internal medicine (rheumatology, allergology), surgery (thoracic), microbiology and immunology (clinical immunology). The subject is substantially divided into modules: Rheumatic diseases, allergology, clinical immunology, other immune-dependent diseases. Detailed contents: Epidemiology of rheumatic and allergic diseases; pathophysiology, pathomorphology, genetics of rheumatic and allergic diseases; symptoms and signs of rheumatic and allergic diseases; etiology of rheumatic and allergic diseases (congenital abnormalities, hereditary factors, infections, degenerative changes); prevention of rheumatic and allergic diseases; diagnostic procedures of rheumatic and allergic diseases; principles of laboratory medicine in rheumatic and allergic diseases; acute rheumatic and allergic diseases; chronic rheumatic and allergic diseases; emergency situations in rheumatic and allergic diseases (anaphylaxis, temporal arteritis and other systemic vasculitides, septic arthritides); treatment of rheumatic and allergic diseases (non-pharmacological, pharmacological, rehabilitation); principles of diagnostics and treatment of an immunocompromised patient, guiding the patient before and after transplantation.
Epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical, imaging, laboratory and microbiological diagnostics of diseases which are caused by microbes. The following contents will be presented: infections by organ systems, systemic infections, approaches to a patient with the most common symptoms, infections among people with impaired immunity, infections in all age groups, nosocomial infections, important zoonoses and tropical diseases. The clinical approach to the treatment with antimicrobial drugs, mechanisms of microbial resistance to antimicrobial drugs, methods of detection of microbial resistance.
The following specialties are included in this subject: Internal medicine (endocrinology, nuclear medicine), surgery (thoracic). Detailed contents: Epidemiology of endocrine diseases, pathophysiology, pathomorphology, genetics of endocrine diseases, symptoms and signs of endocrine diseases, etiology of endocrine diseases (congenital abnormalities, hereditary factors, infections, degenerative changes, injuries, cancer), prevention of endocrine diseases, diagnostic procedures in endocrine disorders, principles of laboratory medicine in endocrinology, acute and chronic endocrine diseases, complications on other organs in endocrine diseases, emergency situations in endocrine disorders, treatment of endocrine diseases (non-pharmacological, pharmacological, surgical, rehabilitation), principles of imaging diagnostics in endocrine diseases.
Pediatric propedeutics, general pediatrics, social pediatrics, preventive and dispensary treatment of children, adolescents and young adults, normal growth and development, neonatology, pediatric cardiology, pediatric haematology and oncology, pediatric neurology, pediatric nephrology, pediatric pulmonology, pediatric infectology, pediatric immunology and rheumatology, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric endocrinology, diabetology and metabolic diseases, clinical genetics, pediatric intensive therapy, pediatric surgery and anesthesiology, pediatric psychiatry, pediatric nutritional sciences, pediatric imaging diagnostics, laboratory diagnostics, the psychology of a child, adolescent and young adult person and the ethics in pediatrics. Knowledge about comprehensive treatment of a pediatric patient and his family, knowledge about etiology, pathophysiology, patohistology, treatments, including the treatment with the use of medical technologies, monitoring and reintegration into original environment.
Pediatric propedeutics, general pediatrics, social pediatrics, preventive and dispensary treatment of children, adolescents and young adults, normal growth and development, neonatology, pediatric cardiology, pediatric haematology and oncology, pediatric neurology, pediatric nephrology, pediatric pulmonology, pediatric infectology, pediatric immunology and rheumatology, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric endocrinology, diabetology and metabolic diseases, clinical genetics, pediatric intensive therapy, pediatric surgery, pediatric psychiatry, pediatric nutritional sciences, pediatric imaging diagnostics, laboratory diagnostics, the psychology of a child, adolescent and young adult person and the ethics in pediatrics. Knowledge about comprehensive treatment of a pediatric patient and his family, knowledge about etiology, pathophysiology, patohistology, treatments, including the treatment with the use of medical technologies, monitoring and reintegration into original environment.
The following specialties are included in this subject: Internal medicine (pulmonology), surgery (thoracic), microbiology, imaging diagnostics. Detailed contents: Epidemiology of respiratory diseases, pathophysiology, pathomorphology, genetics of respiratory diseases; signs and symptoms of respiratory diseases; etiology of respiratory diseases (congenital abnormalities, hereditary factors, infections, degenerative changes, injuries, cancer), prevention of respiratory diseases, diagnostic procedures for respiratory diseases, principles of laboratory diagnostics; acute respiratory diseases (infections, including tuberculosis, ischemia, vasculopathy), chronic respiratory diseases (degenerative, malignant), emergency situations in respiratory diseases (respiratory failure, bleeding, asphyxia); treatment of respiratory diseases (non-pharmacological, pharmacological, rehabilitation); principles of diagnostics; treatment of pulmonary complications of an immunocompromised patient, guiding the patient before and after lung transplantation; principles of radiological diagnostics, interventional radiology procedures.
In the subject, topographic anatomy, physiology and histology of the skin will be resumed. Skin diseases and venereal diseases, the possibilities to state the diagnosis of skin and venereal diseases and the ways of the treatment of skin and venereal diseases, instructions for determining the final state (disability) after the skin and venereal disease and methods for preventing injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system and skin and venereal diseases will be presented.
Review of drugs by pharmacodynamic groups: The mechanism of action and drug effects, indications and contraindications, pharmacokinetic properties, dosing and clinical use of drugs, poisonings with certain drugs. Toxicology: Intoxications with different poisons from the environment and their treatment.
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Aluminium is, after iron, the second most useful metal technically speaking. The properties of aluminium and its alloys like: small specific density, high strength, an advantageous relationship between strength and specific density, electrical and thermical conductivity, excellent formability, corrosion resistance and simple and cheap recycling – enable its application in all technically important sectors like: transport, building, construction, machinery, electrical, packaging and consumer durable objects. Because of the increasing use and the constant improvements to the properties and manufacturing processes, there appears, like with iron, the need for deeper treatment of the topics in the research of aluminium as an independent subject. In the framework of this course, students will obtain knowledge about properties of aluminium materials in detail and about the processes from production to finalisation and application. Post-graduate bachelors of this field will have the possibility to gain employment in firms producing and working aluminium, in foundries in the metal-working industry and in scientific institutions.
In-depth upgrading of photography in the direction of artistic expression; artistic analysis of artistic photography; modern photographic techniques; larger photographic formats; studio photography; still-life photography; creativity and aesthetics of photography.
The subject includes physical-chemical treatment of solid surface functionality; classification of surface modification processes of fibre-forming polymers, physical methods; chemical methods; importance of modification for individual types of fibres; review of analytical methods for determining the properties of modified fibre surfaces.
Structure, design and development of high-performance fibres; methods and systems of designing high-performance fibres: carbon, ceramic and nano fibres; fibres for extremely demanding technologies; fibres with special sensory properties; properties of high-performance fibres and their uses.
This course will provide students with the knowledge about structure and properties of single, twisted and effective yarns, woven and knitted fabrics, knitwear and non-wovens; processes in the production of single, twisted and effective yarns, woven and knitted fabrics, knitwear and non-woven textiles; planning woven and knitted fabrics, planning knitwear.
This course will provide students with the knowledge about biology (reproduction, nutrition); ecology (organisation and way of life); biomineralisation and fossilisation; morphology and taxonomy of individual groups; evolution of the main groups in time and space; microfossils as indicators of palaeo-ecological changes; microfacies; use of biostatistics in micropalaeontology; importance and use of microfossils in the stratigraphy, sedimentology, palaeoecology and petroleum geology.
This course will provide students with the knowledge about glass (history - archaeological glass, production technology); the classification of raw materials, product classification; water glass; glaze, enamel; fire resistant material (sharing, use, production); acidic, alkaline, special; mineralogical, chemical and physical properties; fire resistant insulation material (raw materials, production technology, product quality); designed materials, fibrous materials; ceramic materials (raw material quality, manufacturing technology, classification and product quality); mineralogical, chemical and physical properties; construction ceramics, household ceramics, porcelain; grinding materials (use value, production); natural and artificial; cement clinker and cement (raw materials, production, product quality); mineralogical, chemical and physical properties; concrete, hydration, calcium silicate hydrates; hydraulic and air binder; pigments; archaeological plasters; secondary raw materials - anthropogenic, amorphous and mineral materials (division, composition, use value); fly ash, slag, silica fume.
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The course covers topics: basis of conflicts: definitions of war and of (armed) conflicts, institutions that study the conflicts, databases on conflicts, world conflicts overview, tools for conflict analysis: 4 objective dimensions, SIDA manual, DFID manual, comparative conflict analysis, early warning and response, analysis on micro-level, conflict transformation, post-conflict reconstruction, costs of armed conflicts, refugee camps, wartime deviations (war rape) and cases of armed and political conflicts.
The course analyses the relationship between the individual and society through one of the central motifs and locations of contemporary visual culture - the city. It connects studies of visual culture with theories of identity (both personal and collective) on the trajectory premodern-modern-postmodern culture, whose constitutive "location" is precisely the city or metropolis. The course analyses communication aspects of visual practices as well as practices of the visualisation of the city in three spheres - the political (public sphere), cultural (institutions) and economic (commercialisation). The course brings together a historical overview of urban visual culture (films, posters, advertising), a critical-analytical understanding of specific visual consumption practices (flânerie), and contemporary mediatizing practices (photographic blogs, amateur video production, street art etc.).
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Identification of contemporary development problems and their detailed examination. Contemporary development theories and their implementation in national development strategies. International development cooperation: main policy trends,challenges, financial flows regulated at the international level,policy objectives and effectiveness of cooperation (Paris declaration). Analysis and assessment of development goals, especially Sustainable Development Goals (Post 2015 Agenda). New actors in the field of development cooperation.
The course introduces students to the fundamental issues of social responsibility that are raised today in the business world and beyond. These are issues related to unfair globalization, exploitation of workers in the third world, environmental degradation and ethical business norms etc. The course presents the methods of enlightened management through the principle of "linked prosperity" and provides answers to the issues of social responsibility. The course is interdisciplinary and combines the insights from organizational theory, marketing and communication theory, sociology and economics. It is based on the emerging stakeholder theory, which is a part of the modern understanding of how business functions. The course also takes into the account a broader social context and offers solutions to overcome the bare logic of profit. It addresses the social responsibility of organizations from the contemporary socially-integrated marketing and communications perspectives. The main focus is on the role marketing and corporate communications play in the realm of social responsibility with the emphasis on how to maintain legitimacy and reputation in the eyes of different stakeholders.
Students develop cross cultural negotiating skills by simulations, case methods and viewing videos of practical negotiations in order to be able to jump over cross-cultural barriers in international negotiations by taking into account different cultural samples, regions, group and individual countries as well as other cultural differences occurring along the lines of profession, gender, etc.
The Geopolitics course tackles practical analysis as well as theories for predicting the presence and/or use of political power over a particular territory. It is therefore essential to learn the theory underpinning this research discipline, its historical development and evolution, understand the characteristics of individual schools and their geopolitical concepts, become familiar with these concepts and be able to apply them to the past and present while taking into account geographical, cultural, and temporal differences. Geopolitics as a course seeks to build a theoretical and practical base that will allow the student to understand geopolitically significant events due to their acquired knowledge that geostrategic interests represent the materialization of geopolitics of an individual actor such as a state or a transnational institution. To facilitate this process and apply the knowledge to real life situations, the course will also present and analyze some of the geo-strategic documents and national strategies of superpowers. The course is structured in the following chapters: - Definition of geopolitics and of some related concepts - The relationship between geopolitics, geostrategy and the National Strategy - The evolution of geopolitics, geopolitical schools and analysis of geopolitical concepts - Modern theory of geopolitics and the geopolitical core elements of the matrix - Geopolitics of global governance - Regionalization, geopolitics (regional geopolitical concepts) - Economics of geopolitics
The following key approaches, developments and empirical analyses of the key areas of information society will be systematically addressed: Conceptualisation of the information society; - The context and role of the indicators and indexes for monitoring the information society; - benchmarking and monitoring, time distance, international comparisons; - diffusion of new technologies and adoption patterns; - policy aspects and (inter)national strategies. Writing the project proposal on the topic of one of the key fields of studying the information society (e-inclusion, digital inequalities, digital literacy, e-administration, e-democracy, e-health, e-work, e-learning; business services - B2C: e-shopping, e-banking, e-pharmacy, e-automotive, e-real estate, e-media and B2B: e-commerce, e-marketplaces…): - types of co-financed national and EU projects, funding schemes; - online sources of information; - partner search and partner roles; - following the call for proposals, typical structure of the project proposal, terminology; - planning the writing process (timeline, division of work, templates); - drafting the abstract (one-page proposal, 5 key questions); - implementation plan (management and consortium structure; WBS, Gantt diagram, work packages, activities, milestones, deliverables); - impacts (usefulness of results for different stakeholders, direct and indirect impacts); - evaluation (process, criteria, most common reasons for refusals).
Information-communication technology has become technological base and one of the crucial (critical) technologies by which the majority of societal subsystems are more and more depended. Long ago it stretched over the national security theory and practice framework. Therefore it is crucial to understand threats, risks and security mechanisms related to use of information-communication technology (ICT). But ICT did not affect just national security; it determines also human and international security. That is why ICT as security issue can be understood just with contemporary security theory, where national (state), international, human (individual) and information images of security have to be analysed. As very important topics also the relations between public and private sphere on the field of information security will be discussed. The main topics of the subject: information security and national security system; the impact of ICT on the security of individuals (citizens), private sector (corporate information security), national and international security; strategic and doctrinal concepts: (strategic) information warfare, network and cyberwar, digital war, information operations; case studies of state information policies; information technology and terrorism.
The course Journalism and the Internet provides a theoretical toolkit for examining journalism-technology relationship which historically grounds newswork, journalism's roles in the society and prevailing meanings of news in the processes of political life. The course contextualizes the theoretical knowledge when analyzing articulations between journalism as practice and internet as a technological framework which are importantly defined by the processes of late-modern society of the last two decades. The course reconsiders implications of these conceptual dynamics through the prisms of blurring boundaries between journalism and non-journalism, transformed power relations between journalists and the audience, reorganization of work of editors, journalists and other staffers in contemporary newsrooms, and many competing societal roles of journalism. Furthermore, the course provides students with conceptual knowledge about communication characteristics on the internet and a practical knowhow on methods and ways of interconnecting different semiological types, such as text, audio, video, photography and graphics, in the phases of the communication process.
The course provides an overview of contemporary theorisations on political communities and constitution of (political) subject.
New technologies as a research tool: storage, search and usage of secondary online data, bibliographic data, primary data collection (using internet and mobile networks), ethical issues of online data collection.
Students will be exposed to the main political theories, where they will address, inter alia, conception of political theories, (dis)advantages of particular theories, circumstances in which particular theories developed.
The course stems from understanding the functioning of the EU as a sui generis actor in international relations, understood as a political system and as a supranational international organization; i.e. the course is based on intensive review of the institutional framework of the EU political process. To enable understanding and explaining of the latter, the course provides mastering of major theories of European political integration (theories of international regionalism and concretely theories of European integration) and theories of economic integration.
Major topics covered within the course: the fundamental principles of project management, organizational aspects of project management, components of the project life cycle (development of project management techniques from the start, management and design to completion and analysis, while we also address some weaknesses in project management / organizational, management costs, risk management, ...) work in groups and teams, information resources and tools, practical.
The main substantive highlights of the course: policy analysis in the narrow sense; analysis of institutions, actors and norms in agenda-setting processes, policy-making, its implementation, and evaluation with regard to cultural, sectoral and thematic variations; values and ethical dilemmas in the policy process from the point of view of the founder of "policy analysis" (Lasswell), and in the light of previous experiences in different parts of the world, and critical discussions on how to address ethical dilemmas of "policy analysts".
The course offers an insight into characteristics and dilemmas faced by particular models of representation. The concept of modern representation and dilemmas of representation in the postmodern era are debated while taking into account current debates on democracy. In this context, dilemmas of representation of the executive and public administration in the context of European integration processes are debated, while taking into account postnational and multi-level elements of governance.
The course focuses on practical application of methods and approaches needed for the Master Thesis disposition and similar research papers.
The history of the concept, critical description of the changes in the prevailing environmental paradigms, the basic social and historical constructions of sustainable development, three-level approach to sustainable development. Analyse of practical objections, illustrating the social hypocrisy that accompanies practical implemetation of the concept, analyzis of its mobilisation potential. options for operative and legitimate practical application
The content covered by the course is split into several parts. First (smallest) part is introduction to (or refreshment) of statistical software package R. Second part consists of refreshment of selected statistical methods through their use in the R software package. In the third part one or more new methods from statistics and data analysis will be covered (simulations, structural equation models,..).
The theoretical part of this course is focused on the definition of terrorism and related problems, terrorist goals, forms of terrorism and its causes. The intention is to show the complexity of terrorism as a tool for achieving political goals. Additionally, the concepts of state terrorism and unconventional (nuclear, chemical, biological and radiological) terrorism will be addressed. The empirical part of this course will address case studies of many terrorist groups and their modus operandi (attacks or foiled attacks).
Analysis of the interplay of gender and work helps in understanding of differences in forms of work (paid and unpaid work), activities (masculinised/feminised) and spheres of life (private/public). The main topics: re-conceptualisation of the concept of work, gendered organisational culture, sexuality, work and organizations, gendered division of paid and unpaid work, gender and organisational power, gender occupational segregation, gender pay gap, globalization of feminised work, feminised emotional and care work, reconciliation of work and life, trends in gendered division of work and employment in Slovenia, EU and world.
The course discusses communication processes in contemporary societies of globalism and multiculturalism. International communication is analysed from the perspective of various theories, specifically critical political economy, world system theory and development theory. The focus is on meanings of international communication in the context of diffusion of international and transnational actors and on analysis of the impact on decision-making structures. The course studies communication in its relation to the question of cultural autonomy and the generations of human rights. In studying intercultural communication the course explores relations between majority and minority cultures and analyses variations of mono- and multiculturalisms both theoretically and empirically in intercultural social relations.
The course is dealing with political subjectivities. The concept of political subjectivities was developed in the French (post)structuralist thought by Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari. The course outlines various forms of political subjectivities (individualisation, femininity, masculinity, religious, regional, and colonial subjectivation, autonomy, etc) in the context of the political. The course connects theoretical topics with contemporary issues like army, body, sex, race, gendercide, and development policies.
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Spring semester in the 6th Academic year for Equine Sports Medicine and 4., 5. 6th Academic year for Health Care of Small ruminants
The subject is divided into lots: sheep and goat rearing conditions (housing, nutrition, behaviour); clinical examination of small ruminants (individual and herd); infectious diseases; parasitic diseases; metabolic and other diseases; neonatal disease; herd health of sheep and goats; obtaining appropriate samples for the purpose of disease diagnosis and selection of diagnostic tests.
The syllabus is defined to discuss: performance evaluation; physiological model of the equine athlete; adaptation to exercise – fit athlete; adaptation to exercise – non fit athlete; diet of the equine athlete; medical problems arising from exercise; therapy of the equine athlete and
performance enhancing drugs.
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