The academic staff and researchers at UP FAMNIT are organised into five departments. The departments collaborate closely with the University of Primorska, Andrej Marušič Institute (UP IAM) in research work.
A department organises and conducts educational and scientific research, coordinates with other disciplines within the Faculty, and cooperates with related units in other higher education and research institutions and with other entities. A department is responsible for the quality of the undergraduate, master's and doctoral studies programmes, and for the professional development of members of the department.
Related or similar courses, at all levels, are taught in the same department.
A department is run by the Head of the department, who is appointed by the Faculty Senate at the department's proposal.