University of Primorska Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies
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UP FAMNIT offers undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes in various fields, i.e. mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and biotechnical sciences.

The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is applied in all study programmes. Thus, the study programmes offer the possibility of selecting courses (elective courses). Students can choose from courses either within the chosen study programme or in other study programmes offered by other university members or other higher education institutions in Slovenia and abroad.

The study process is based on modern teaching methods. It is carried out in different forms, such as lectures, seminars, exercises (field work, laboratories), tutorials and independent study, the great part of them supported with information and communication technology. The teaching and learning processes are based on proactive methods in order to stimulate students to critically evaluate their acquired knowledge and skills.

The Faculty focuses on the integration of education and research and the inclusion of students in research activities of the Faculty and research centre Andrej Marušič Institute, also the member of the University of Primorska.

In the academic year 2016/17 the Faculty offers eight undergraduate, seven Master’s and three Doctoral study programmes. At undergraduate level (first Bologna cycle) the Faculty offers academic study programmes, which last three years (180 ECTS-credits), and enable graduates to start working or continue their studies in Master’s study programmes (second Bologna cycle). The postgraduate level (second and third cycle) offers Master’s (two years, i.e. 120 ECTS-credits) and doctoral (three years, i.e. 180 ECTS-credits) study programmes.

From 1 October 2017 (academic year 2017/18) the Master's study programme Sustainable Built Environments will be implemented at UP FAMNIT (the merging process of the Faculty of Built Environment into UP FAMNIT is completed).

From 1 October 2017 (academic year 2017/18) the study programmes Applied Kinesiology (undergraduate, Master's and doctoral) will be offered at the University of Primorska, Faculty of Health Sciences.

The Senate of the Faculty has appointed a coordinator for each study programme. The coordinators are in charge for the coordination and overseeing the implementation of the study programmes.

Data for the Academic Year 2016/17

  • Study programmes: 18 (8 undergraduate and 10 postgraduate) 
  • Students: 760 (558 undergraduate and 202 postgraduate) 
  • International students: 91 (62 undergraduate and 29 postgraduate)
  • Graduates (till 30.9.2016): 441 (362 undergraduate and 79 postgraduate)