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The academic bachelor study programme Biology provides basic natural science subjects which are essential in understanding all areas of biology: biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, systematics, developmental biology, physiology, ecology, neuroethology and evolution.
In addition to classical pedagogical approaches, the programme also includes several additional methods of study that will orient a student towards studying regularly, and emphasise the need for lifelong learning, interdisciplinary and practical issues, project work and group work.
Due to the programm broad scheme, graduates will have employment opportunities in various areas – research laboratories, administrative institutions (ministries, inspectorates, various institutes and municipalities), national and landscape parks, botanical and zoological gardens, museums, and national and international non-governmental organizations.
The main aim of the programme Biotechnology is to provide complete undergraduate education in the field of biotechnology. Basic knowledge of natural science, together with its application in specialized biotechnological contexts, will provide the education required to meet the demands of the most up-to-date technologies and the skills needed in various professions, and will enable a student to continue his/her studies in master study programmes.
Biotechnologists who have completed the academic bachelor study programme will be qualified for critical judgement of relevant biotechnological topics and will have the knowledge and skills needed independently to carry out both traditional and modern biotechnological procedures in agriculture, food science, pharmacy, health care and environmental protection.
The academic bachelor study programme Microbiology opens and encourages understanding of the living world, microbial processes and organisms invisible to the human eye and essential for life on our planet.
The programme offers basic natural science knowledge and specialized knowledge of microbial physiology, genetics, taxonomy, biotechnology, ecology, virology, immunology and the role of microbes in medicine.
The basic aims of the study programme are to provide complete undergraduate education in the field of microbiology, which will enable graduates of this programme to use classical and modern methods in microbiology and to make independent decisions in microbiology related themes, and successfully participate and communicate with other profiles in natural science.
The academic bachelor study programme Biochemistry is a programme providing for a sound knowledge base in all major fields of biochemistry and molecular biology, sufficient knowledge in biochemistry informatics, mathematics, and physics, and generals skills for laboratory work and practical skills for independent routine and research work in biochemistry laboratories.
With this level of knowledge and skill,s candidates should be able to continue studies on master programmes in biochemistry, chemistry, biotechnology, biomedicine and other life sciences.
The academic bachelor study programme Chemistry provides sound and broad knowledge in all main areas of chemistry, supported by solid knowledge of mathematics and physics, supplemented with basic knowledge in biochemistry and chemical engineering.
Tthe graduates acquire basic knowledge in computer science and bioinformatic, practical skills for laboratory work to be able to work individually or in teams in chemical laboratories, general transferable skills, high standard of knowledge, competencies and study skill necessary for further autonomous study.
Graduates acquire competencies for employment in any working environment, including positions in chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
The professional bachelor study programme Computer and information science is aimed principally at those with an interest in learning to solve practical problems in computer and information science.
The programme is comparable to international standards, taking into account the rapid development of computer science and new knowledge. In addition to providing fundamental knowledge of subjects necessary for future engineers, the study programmes enable students to tailor their studies according to their own wishes, motivations and strengths, always taking into account the various possibilities of professional specialisation. This is helped by the compulsory nine-week work assignment, which acquaints students with the needs of the commercial and public sectors and enables them once they become employed to be productively involved in the work of their selected company.
The study programme accordingly provides future engineers with a sufficient professional basis, once they have completed this professional course of study, to be able to keep abreast of technical changes and continue their careers successfully at home as well as at an international level.
First cycle university study programme Computer and information science provides future engineers with a sufficient professional basis to be able to keep abreast of technological changes and successfully continue their career at home as well as on an international level. It prepares students for responsible individual professional work in all areas that demand well-educated computer professionals.
The study programme consists of core courses that are the same for all students in the first year of the study. From the second year, the programme allows choosing elective courses based on different interests, motivations and professional specializations. In the second year the students can choose among three possible elective courses, and in the third year students choose one from five different four-course modules that consist of thematic specializations: · Informatics · Software · Computer Systems and Networks · Artificial Intelligence · Media Technologies
The program also allows choosing of softer-knowledge general elective courses. It concludes with submitting a diploma thesis, and it provides a solid base for continuing study on the master level.
The professional bachelor study programme Practical mathematics is designed to train and educate professionals capable of application of their mathematical knowledge in the working process in communications and information technology, technology, logistics, and elsewhere.
Graduates of the professional study programme can find employment in the information technology sector of the economy (computer programmers, IT developers, system administrators, and customer support employees), the technology and logistic sector, statistical companies at survey planning and statistical data analysis, financial institutions at information technology and mathematical support, the public sector, and elsewhere.
The aim of the program Techniques of measurement in physics is education of qualified specialists who are able to use the acquired physical and technical knowledge in the working process of technological, measurement, diagnostic and computer-modelling sector of the economy and elsewhere.
The program is practically oriented and intended for training of specialists in research and industrial laboratories as well as in other institutions that rely on high-tech equipment.
The academic bachelor study programme Financial mathematics is accredited to create experts capable of solving hard mathematical problems arising in the banking and insurance sector, in trading activities of stock exchanges and brokerage firms, and in management of pension and health funds.
Graduates of this study program also acquire enough theoretical knowledge to be able to proceed to the master study programme Financial mathematics. Graduates should possess basic knowledge of mathematics, economics and finance, as well as informatics, and should be able to solve non-deterministic problems with the help of probability theory and statistics, solve deterministic problems with the help of optimisation methods and operations research, compute approximate solutions with the help of numerical methods, and use computers to solve problems and present results.
Graduates of the academic bachelor study programme Financial Mathematics can find employment in banks and insurance companies, stock exchanges and brokerage firms, pension and health benefits companies, both the public sector and agencies as well as in the private sector, for example the logistic sector (optimisation).
The academic bachelor study programme Mathematics is designed to qualify students for solving hard mathematical problems arising in industry, in the public sector and in sciences.
At the same time, graduates of the programme are equipped with the core knowledge necessary for studies in the second cycle.
Mathematics is the link between natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and computer sciences. Therefore, any graduate of Mathematics should be able to model a practical problem mathematically, qualitatively analyse the obtained mathematical problems, conceive algorithms to solve them, implement those algorithms using appropriate programming tools, analyse and present the results.
Graduates are eligible for employment in the technology and logistic sector of the economy, banks and insurance companies, research and planning institutions, technology parks and the public sector.
The main goal of the bachelor study program Physics is to educate an expert capable of solving problems occurring in investigations of natural phenomena in a broad sense, and in the narrower sense in the study of properties and structure of matter as well as physical properties of materials. Becoming acquainted with modern technologies and information systems is the key ingredient.
The orientation in astronomy offers experience in a variety of problems encountered in studies of physical phenomena in space. The orientation in physics education is intended for students who wish to obtain a solid knowledge of fundamental physics and acquire the skill of communicating scientific results to a general audience.
The orientation in meteorology is designed to equip students with capablility of solving problems in basic physics of atmospheric phenomena and to understand the fundamentals of their mathematical description in weather and climate models as well as geophysics and interdisciplinary areas.
Graduates of the undergraduate academic bachelor study programme Geology obtain fundamental knowledge from all fields of geology. They also get a solid base in elementary natural sciences and mathematics. Students obtain basic knowledge from scientific areas related to geology and required for practical geological work and interaction with related areas of expertise.
With select elective subjects students further extend their knowledge in the areas of interest, targeting specific narrower topics in geology. During the study, students will get familiar with traditional principles, and upgrade them with the latest discoveries; all this in a modern educational environment and using modern technology.
Special attention is paid to practical training, especially field work. By working in groups, undertaking project work and solving problems, students will learn to work in teams, give public talks and manage the projects. Students will test thetheoretical knowledge by exercises concerning real-life scenarios; this will facilitate thetransition to the practical work after the finished studies.
At the same time, students will learn a sufficient amount of engineering contents, which enable development of abstract thinking, and to successfully continue their studies in different second-level programs.
degree programme will be provided in English if the required number of students enrol in the programme - 15
Bachelor and Single-cycle master degree programme 2019/2020
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The interdisciplinary academic bachelor study programme Administrative informatics, provided by the Faculty of Administration and the Faculty of Computer and Information Science provides students with diverse, interdisciplinary knowledge in administration and information science.
With such diverse knowledge, students should have the necessary competencies for an in-depth understanding of administration, governance, and management processes, their critical analysis, and development of information solutions that present a foundation for their better implementation.
Programme graduates will be able to develop and maintain comprehensive information solutions, both the information systems as well as the necessary hardware and software. The study programme will thus train modern experts in the field of administrative information science, capable of pursuing a career in public administration, public sector, or enterprise sector at home or anywhere in the European Union.
The basic goal of the programme is to offer students a greater selection of content provided by the faculties. Mobility of students who will be able to participate in different academic environment, will ensure a higher quality of study, as both faculties endeavour to provide as high a quality of the study programme as possible.
With mobility and joint work of students and teachers of partner faculties, the joint study programme introduces an interdisciplinary dimension, thus increasing the value of results of the pedagogic and research and development work, and enhancing graduate employability.
The aim of the interdisciplinary programme of Computer Science and Mathematics is to provide training in the theoretical foundations of computer science and the related modern branches of discrete mathematics and computing.
Graduates acquire a wide range of knowledge in the basics of computer and information science, enabling them to understand and later on develop new achievements in this area. Furthermore, this study programme continues to produce highly-qualified experts who are trained to work with new technologies yet to be developed, whilst continuing and expanding research and discoveries in computer science and computer mathematics.
Graduates also have a good grasp of background knowledge and can work in new interdisciplinary fields where they can apply their expertise both in theoretical computer science and the relevant mathematical support fields, such as certain disciplines of biotechnology (e.g. genetics and bioinformatics), biomedical sciences, theoretical chemistry and so on.
The main aim of the master study program Biotechnology is to satisfy the need for the most up-to-date technologies and knowledge for various fields of biotechnology. The program offers two orientations: System biotechnology and General biotechnology.
Graduates will be able to continue their studies in doctoral programs and, because of their broad education, will have various employment possibilities in the fields of education, research and development (universities, institutes), in the field of marketing and service activities (large, medium and small biotechnology companies, commodity markets, economic interest associations, insurance companies etc.), in the public sector (EU administration, ministries, agencies, funds, chambers, control and certification organisations, consumer protection organisations etc.) and self-employment (independent businessperson, advisor, independent assessor).
The master study programme Microbiology is planned and designed in such a way that it enables continuation of bachelor study of natural and biotechnical science.
The study offers basic knowledge from genetics, molecular biology and the biochemistry of microorganisms and a range of applicative microbiological knowledge, which a student can deepen in the context of sanitary medical microbiology, microbial biotechnology and microbial ecology. The basic aims are to educate professionals with in-depth knowledge about the influence and functioning of micro-organisms in the environment, biotechnological production and people.
Within the framework of a master project, the students are confronted with independendent research work. Graduates have the possibility of continuing research in doctoral studies.
The master study programme Molecular and functional biology is designed to provide braod spectrum of biological knowledge with great aplicability in business sector.
Aquired competences in biochemistry, molecular genetics, immunology and physiology enable employment in various branches. Some special courses (Biomolecules in industry) are included in the programme because this knowledge is required in industry (biotechnology) and will play important role in near future. High portion of practical training in form of laboratory practical, seminars and in course of master thesis prepares graduates for autonomous and responsible work.
The master study programme Biochemistry is designed to qualify professionals for further academic advancement based on the knowledge acquired through undergraduate and master’s level studies, and to provide profound knowledge and skills in biochemistry to qualify for professional positions as biochemists in pharmaceutical, chemical and other biochemistry related industries and the public sector, and to acquire such a standard of knowledge and competencies to continue studies in doctoral study programmes.
The master study programme Chemistry is designed to upgrade knowledge and understanding of chemistry to be able to develop original ideas in research work, to qualify professionals assuming positions as chemists in chemical and chemistry-related industries and public services, to acquire high standards of knowledge and skills for further academic advancement.
The master study programme Computer and information science is composed of two tracks: . Computer and information science . Data science
The program enables graduates of first-level computer and information science programs to deepen and expand their knowledge and tools acquired at the first level. It is also interesting for graduates of other professions who wish to upgrade their knowledge with practical and theoretical knowledge of computer and information science.
The Computer and information science track offers future masters the knowledge and skills to be able to keep up with developments and technological changes, and engage in development and scientific work. The course provides in-depth orientation and professional specialization through elective modules covering the main branches of computer and information science.
Data Science is a selective track for students with a good knowledge of mathematics, computer science and/or applied statistics. The course has a demanding curriculum that equips students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to become leading experts, researchers or pedagogues in the field of data science.
Employment opportunities for graduates of this program are exceptional in both Slovenia and the world. Graduates can find employment practically in all branches of the market and non-profit sector, as computer technology and data science in today's society are indispensable.
The master study programme Financial mathematics is designed for students wishing to work in the financial industry.
In addition to courses in probability, statistics and financial mathematics, students also take some courses at the Faculty of Economics and some pure mathematics courses.
Graduates of this programme can take active part in planning and development in financial institutions and financial departments of large companies or engage in scientific research at economic research institutions. They can find employment in major banks, insurance companies, stock brokerage companies, investment firms, pension companies, health benefits companies, public sector and public agencies, logistic sector (optimisation), economic research institutes and universities.
To enroll, a bachelor degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, financial mathematics or a related field is required.
The master study programme Mathematics is intended for students with an interest in pure mathematics, for those who wish to pursue a PhD degree in mathematics, and for those who want maximum flexibility in the selection of courses.
Graduates of this programme can take active part in planning, engineering and development in professional environment, or engage in scientific research in mathematics, theoretical computer science or theoretical mechanics.
They can find employment in research and development companies (or their branches) using mathematical modelling, software development companies, mathematical or mathematics related research institutions, and universities in general. To enroll, a bachelor degree in mathematics or a related field is required.
The main objective of the Medical physics master study program is to train of experts in the field of medical physics who will participate in technologically most complex research and treatment in medicine, perform control of said research, play a key role with their expert advice, supervision, purchasing and introduction of cutting-edge medical technology.
The program trains specialists who will work on further integration of physical sciences in biomedical sciences, particularly in the field of general diagnostics and cancer treatment, as well as engage in interdisciplinary research in the fields of medical physics, biophysics and biomedical sciences.
After completing the program, students are able to critically evaluate new science and comparability of new technologies for transfer into clinical practice.
The aim of the Physics master study program is to educate researchers and specialists with the advanced knowledge of physics and the knowledge of physical laws of nature with the ability for critical thinking and a critical approach to solving a wide range of tasks and problems.
The different orientations offer a rough specialization, which is, because of a small number of obligatory courses, quite flexible and allows the student to combine several branches of physics.
The program also allows the students of non-physics programs, especially technical and natural science programs, to deepen their knowledge of physical principles and laws related to their specialization. The program is based on mastering theoretical foundations and their application in connection with practical work.
Graduates of the master study programme Geology can upgrade basic knowledge in all fields of geology.
Depending on personal interests, students specialise by choosing specialist modules of study (Regional Geology and Paleontology, Applied Geology, Geoenvironment and Geomaterials); in the context of optional courses within the module, students can intensify further specific knowledge of selected narrow areas of geological disciplines or interdisciplinary approaches.
The ultimate objective of the study programme is to train experts able to solve problems in the field of basic research of the majority of geological sciences as well as work in the field of applications and solving interdisciplinary problems. Graduates are able to independently solve complex and highly specialised problems and tasks in selected fields of geology.
All graduates of the academic bachelor study programmes (or programmes of same or higher level elsewhere) are eligible for the admission to the master study programme Applied statistics, regardless of their field of study.
The programme comprises six study modules: Biostatistics, Social sience statistics, Economic Statistics, Business statistics, Technical statistics, Official statistics, and Mathematical statistics. The first three semesters take the form of lectures and laboratory practice, while the fourth semester is intended for the work on a master’s thesis under the guidance of the selected supervisor.
The interdisciplinary master study program Computer science and mathematics admitts graduates of bachelor study programmes (or equivalent) in mathematics, computer science or related field.
This programme is designed for students with a strong interest in computer science. Its goals comprise the qualification for the development and usage of new information technologies, for research in the fields of mathematics and theoretical computer science, and the capability of rapid acquisition of new knowledge from the field of computer and information science and the related field of mathematics.
The need for application of computer technology is growing everywhere, and therefore graduates of this program can find employment in all branches of business and the public sector.
In case international students are enrolled, the lecturers and students settle the language for the lectures. International students and mentors communicate in English or in another agreed foreign language.
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Interdisciplinary doctoral programme in BIOMEDICINE