The University of Ljubljana is the oldest and largest higher education and scientific research institution in Slovenia. The university was founded in 1919. It has approximately 38,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs approximately 6,000 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and three arts academies. The University of Ljubljana is renowned for its quality social and natural sciences and technical study programmes, structured in accordance with the Bologna Declaration. Its projects keep pace with the latest developments in the areas of arts, sciences and technology at home and abroad.
In response to shortages of STEM skilled people in Slovenia, the University of Ljubljana is involved in a range of outreach activities. These include: