The University of Ljubljana implements and promotes basic, applied and developmental research and is pursuing excellence and the highest quality as well as the highest ethical criteria in all scientific fields and art. In these areas of national identity the University of Ljubljana specifically develops and promotes Slovenian scientific and professional terminology.
Based on its own, Slovenian, and foreign research, the University of Ljubljana (UL) educates critical thinking top scientists, artists and professionals qualified for leading sustainable development, taking into account the tradition of the European Enlightenment and Humanism and with regard to human rights. Special attention is dedicated to developing talents.

The UL encourages interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary study, exchanges results of achievements in science and art with other universities and scientific research institutions, thus contributing to the Slovenian and world knowledge treasury as well contributing to the transfer of these achievements among the students and other users.

The UL cooperates with organizations from economy and service in public and private sector, with state organizations, local communities, and civil society. With this cooperation accelerates the use of own research and educational achievements and contributes to the social development. With active
responses to events in the environment represents the critical conscience of the society.


The University of Ljubljana builds and strengthens the academic union of professors, researchers, students and other associates and aims at the university enforcement at home and in the world. The research, education, professional and public activities, as well as the relations between the community members are based on the:

  • academic excellence and the highest possible quality,
  • academic freedom of the academic and other staff and students, especially the freedom of creativity,
  • autonomy in relation to the state, political parties, corporations and religious communities,
  • humanism and human rights including equal possibilities and solidarity,
  • ethical and responsible attitude towards the world.


Every day, we pursue the University of Ljubljana's vision to become an increasingly recognisable, internationally open and excellent research university that continuously and creatively contributes to the quality of life.